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.I then use the Sans Amp GT2 pedal that can emulate the old Bassman as an insert between the amp and the guitar. The pedal can also emulate a lot of other legendary amps quite good, but so far I never used that.Echo: When you play your Fender Amp, don't use the built in Reverb that some of them have.
Recording: Nowadays most recording take place in the digital domain (Remember that the microphone itself, will always be analogue).
A great new book on Rockabilly has just been released.
I've contributed with my article on Burlison/Martin and some info on the European rockabilly scene and its bands.
Here's a page with photos of some actual recording sheets (for "Anyhow" among others) where you can see how the Sans Amp was set. The Sans Amp GT2 pedal was made to be used as a line-in effect between a guitar and a mixer (hence the name; "Sans Amp" which means "Without amp").
I play through my 1968 Fender Showman which has a very clean sound at all volumes. I never did care much for the sound of line-in recordings of guitar though and that's why I only use it as a "normal" pedal between my guitars and my amp.