Get the tone
Our track features two distinct sounds, one with the echo unit and one with natural spring reverb. Like many of their tracks, the specific makes and models that Hank used can be the subject of many hotly disputed arguments amongst aficionados. That said, this was the band’s ‘Burns’ era so Hank would have used his Burns Marvin and possibly a Watkins Copicat. There’s little point in trying to recreate the echo unit’s unique series of repeats exactly, but you can get reasonably close with a tape echo emulator with the first head set to 84ms and the second to 168ms and 50% feedback. This essentially gives the rough impression of repeating sextuplet 16th rhythms. Also the majority of the track (apart from just before the final reprise of the intro at bar 65) features the distinctly warmer Burns tone. Amp is Vox AC30 all the way, so dial in a British style valve sound with plenty of reverb. It also sounds like a compressor was used to reduce the attack of the melody line, so use one at your discretion.