STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - Telecaster solos

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  1. Mr_Martin

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    Saw this video for the first time yesterday, Tele rocks:

     
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    Woe there’s the thunderbirds!

    The one thing that really stands out to me is he still SOUNDS like STEVIE!

    That tone was in his soul!
     
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    If I’d only heard it I would not have heard a Tele I’d have assumed Strat. A borrowed guitar? Classic SRV. He looks a bit out of it and not in a healthy period.
     
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    Very interesting.

    I'm surprised by the strat-iness of the neck PU, but that bridge PU is pure tele. It seems to me like he thought it was a bit much.

    I haven't listened to SRV in at least 20 years. I actually saw him once not long before he died. I was a big fan, but when people hit the scene trying to sound exactly like him I needed to move away.

    That said, all these years later I now recognize things I copped from him that I had forgotten were SRV-ish. I tend to think of my influences as 70% Clapton, 30% everyone else, but I suspect the truth is likely closer to 40% Clapton, 30% SRV, 30% everyone else. I'd like to get the "everyone else" number up quite a bit, but it's dang hard to break those early habits.

    Also, I occasionally wear silly hats and a kimono, which may be another SRV influence.

    Not really.

    Thanks for posting that vid. I do wish it was the whole show, though that vid is perfect for quick digestion by the forum.
     
  5. marcos

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    In the hands of a master even a Tele sounds good !!!! LOL, Just kidding but dang he really was special and that Tele, just wow.
     
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    Watch closely, he missed changing pickups once .....he smacked it down and forgot it wasnt a strat. Very cool video.
     
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    I see a fender custom shop srv signature "thunderbirds" tele incoming, $20k each
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Would that be a mid-late 50s tele?
     
  10. Mr_Martin

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    SRV's first guitar was a Tele (called Jimbo):

    srv-playing-jimbo-main-768x433.jpg

    And he played some more Teles:

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    The Tele looks good on him. I would of liked to of heard him play a wider variety of guitars . I've seen pictures of him with a Les Paul but no audio. The tele sounded awesome in his hands!
     
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    That video - Cool find!
     
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    I think SRV would have sounded like SRV on just about any guitar he played . Has no one here ever played SRV licks on a Tele ? I know I have ... but yes , it's a cool video !
     
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    I had heard/read that "House Is Rockin" rhythm was an Esquire or Tele. Not sure, but it sounds plausible.
     
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    Roland Bolt-60, was my very first guitar amp and one of my big letting go of regrets... the pure sweet sound's still ringing in my ears. :(
     
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    https://reverb.com/news/stevie-ray-vaughans-jimbo-51-fender-broadcaster-sells-at-auction



    Jimbo just sold for a hefty price.

    Also, as if there’s a guitar SRV wouldn’t sound amazing on.
    He played a lot of different guitars over the years, sounded great on all of them.
    Legend has it and I wouldn’t be surprised if members of this forum could verify this was that his guitars were set up with ridiculously high action. Even too high for guys that like it high.
    Buying a fancy strat ain’t gonna make you SRV. True icon and one of a kind.
     
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    Still teles look so big with SRV... how exactly tall was he?
    I knew he was not tall rather short though (but his hands were pretty big).
     
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    5' 5"
     
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    The smoking while playing is not a good look. I had a friend in a band who tried smoking while playing guitar onstage and the smoke going into his eyes was a major nuisance.
     
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