I see no problem in that, even if you're trying to get a vintage'ish sound.Quite on the contrary actually: If it hadn't been for cheap hi-res sound cards, I could never have afforded to experiment and record as much as I have.
Still, live I don't see why there should be any difference, if you set your amp right.Recording: Nowadays most recording take place in the digital domain (Remember that the microphone itself, will always be analogue).Sure, the reverbs sound great, but when you're playing live only use an echo (I use a digital one - the Boss DD-3.) or else the sound will get too muddy for rockabilly when you use both an echo and the reverb.This would be a great reason to buy the book :-) HOWEVER!
That’s not the sole reason why it's a great book :-( Many writers have contributed and all the important artists have been covered. The weird thing about the book is that's it's actually a good read for both beginners and old-timers like me. This book is also full of great pics and anecdotes, but you should really check it out for yourself! Here's a link to it on Amazon: Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History I never heard anything better than a Fender if we're talking about the big manufacturers.The sound was very Many Rockabilly guitarists play a '59 Fender Bassman (or similar) - vintage or reissue. I found a way to get around that and always have the same "Bassman-sound" no matter what volume I'm playing at...I often get asked how I set the Sans Amp GT2 pedal to get a vintage sound.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.There are many other suitable echo units/pedals out there and some of them are better than my DD-3.