Hey everyone, been researching chicken picken Telecaster country guitar tone. Wanted to share my insights and hear yours and your suggestions. Found that this combination of guitars and effects produces a nice chicken pickin tone.
fender telecaster> Keeley Compressor (attack and clipping all the way up!)> Keeley modded BD2 mod (very light gain setting, tone at 2 oclock)> MXR Carbon Copy delay (set to give a slapback delay, or 1 single repetition of delay)> Fender Twin Reverb 65 reissue (volume 4, treble 5, mid 5, bass 4)
this setting was inspired by Brent Mason because he uses fender amps. I think that Brad Paisley uses a little more treble and midrange in his tone (but, he also uses a different kind of amp - Dr. Z Z Wreck (I think maybe a setting more like volume - LOUD, treble 7, mid 7, bass 5 or 4)
the basic formula is the same though
telecaster> compressor> light overdrive (or boost)> slapback delay> tube amp (tuned higher on the treble side)
there are.... if you pardon the pun, many ways to skin a chicken!LOL! On that note here are some other interesting amp settings that I have heard about for country tele.
Johnny Hiland - tube amp with treble 4, mid 8.5, bass 8
Doug Seven - fender twin with treble 3, mid 8, bass 5
Danny Gatton/ Stevie Ray Vaughn/ Albert Lee - fender "Magic 6" setting volume 6, treble 6, mid 3, bass 2, bright switch ON
as with anything, some of this information may be innacurate, so I would LOVE your feedback or any information that you might have about this style because I am REALLY trying to learn how to get a great chicken pickin sound!!!