Twang, a unique guitar sound that has shaped Surf-Rock, Rockabilly and the so-called Spaghetti-Western genre during the sixties. Due to its rediscovery, Twang is up-to-date, more than ever - just listen to Tarantino‘s movies.
The distinctive sound of Twang is mainly produced by hitting the lower strings of a single-coil-equipped clean electric or baritone guitar with a plectrum near the bridge. This specific tone is harmonically rich and sustaining and often modulated in pitch by string-bending or the use of the guitar‘s vibrato arm. Authentic sound reproduction relies on using clean Fender valve-amplification with audible spring reverb and a tape delay as additional ingredients...
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