Dating new fender amps
One for beginners called "How to play rockabilly guitar, and get good, fast!
" and one for intermediate players called "Intermediate Rockabilly Guitar Lessons". Go here for more rockabilly music with my rockabilly trio The Jime.
I then use the Sans Amp GT2 pedal that can emulate the old Bassman as an insert between the amp and the guitar. The pedal can also emulate a lot of other legendary amps quite good, but so far I never used that.
Echo: When you play your Fender Amp, don't use the built in Reverb that some of them have.
There are many other suitable echo units/pedals out there and some of them are better than my DD-3.
The Boss met my needs though and recreates the sound I have on our records so I looked no further.
) or else the sound will get too muddy for rockabilly when you use both an echo and the reverb.
Anyway, I AM in good company with the DD-3 as Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley) also is using one nowadays alongside with a chorus (to emulate the frequency impurity of a tape echo). I haven't tried this one myself, but the online sound samples on BOSS' website sound pretty convincing to me.
However, I'd like to mention some alternatives: Other effects : Distortion : The BOSS FBM-1. I still prefer the Sans Amp though, and I think it's more HI-FI than the BOSS (It SHOULD be actually, because it's a studio effect, which is a notch or two above a guitar pedal in sound quality).
Here's a page with photos of some actual recording sheets (for "Anyhow" among others) where you can see how the Sans Amp was set. The Sans Amp GT2 pedal was made to be used as a line-in effect between a guitar and a mixer (hence the name; "Sans Amp" which means "Without amp").
I play through my 1968 Fender Showman which has a very clean sound at all volumes. I never did care much for the sound of line-in recordings of guitar though and that's why I only use it as a "normal" pedal between my guitars and my amp.