Re: VINTAGE SOUND-What is it??
Well, the thread title say's vintage "sound".
To have that, you have to play that.
If vintage "tone" is what you want, that's a whole different thing.
A good example, IMO...I watched Greenday's Storyteller yesterday, and BJ Armstrong's "tone" is vintage all the way. P-90 LP Jr and (from what I can dig up on the WWW), a Marshall 100W Superlead...also, a JMP MK-II and a few other later model Marshalls. That amp info may be outdated now though.
Anyway, although he has fabulous, raw, vintage "tone", his playing, writing, and singing style is definately more along the lines of what I'd call "modern"....including nearly NO soloing. And what soloing there is, is pretty much straight line stuff...more or less part of the riff or echoing of the melody, or whatever. You know today's style.
So, bottom line...vintage "tone" can be bought. Vintage "sound" is harder to come by.