I’m a huge fan of Los Lobos, and in particular one of their two main leaders, David Hidalgo. Great voice and a great guitarist. There’s a tune off their 2006 release The Town and The City called The Road to Gila Bend where Hidalgo’s guitar is treated in way I would like to understand. Here’s the tune:
The effect is most noticeable during the solo in the middle of the song (around 2:30) and during the outro. Really good example is at 4:10. It sounds maybe as if it’s got some radical compression on it, such that the attack of each individual note is muted but then comes up in volume – I know it’s a poor description, not exactly sure how to describe it.
Anyone recognize how this might be done? Thanks!