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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by VintageRocker, Jan 29, 2020.
Ran across this rare photo
That was Deke...he said that.
What pickup is he running?
Looks like the neck pickup, I think. I read somewhere that he played Teles at one point. He probably had some gibsons too.
(1) It's not often you see a Dumble amp and a Peavey side-by-side.
(B) Where are the mail box letters?
(III) Texans sure do dress funny.
Oh David, you don't know the half of it. You gotta come visit!
He learned to play on a tele his brother gave him with “Jimbo” scratched in the back. Sold recently at auction, I believe
I've been there many times, I live in a state which borders Texas.
Ok, I thought you might be from the other side of the pond based on the avatar info.
sounds exactly like stevie ray Vaughan.
Maybe I should have listed "St. Pancreas" instead...
somewhere on youtube, there is a short black and white video of Stevie playing what is probably the "Jimbo" tele. I think it was in a documentary type film about Antone's, or something like that. he is definitely very young in it.
in that video, Stevie is playing really, really aggressively but you can see/hear that he hasn't quite "arrived" at his style yet. it's a really cool glimpse of a monster in the making.
I saw it once and have never been able to find it again.
Y'all think them are funny clothes?
Most of the (few) videos that I have seen with SRV playing a Telecaster have been when he is sitting in. Often enough those videos are Fabulous Thunderbirds shows. I don't recall seeing a video of "just an SRV show" where he plays a Tele. The Jimbo videos may be be an exception as I do think I have seen that long ago.
Of course, we all know that During SRV's peak time, the Stratocaster was peaking in popularity...recall that Stratmania was the official name for the trend; coined by Guitar Player magazine at that time. Telecasters were much more in the backseat.
I would bet if he were alive today he would be playing many other models of guitars and be less exclusive to a Stratocaster. In fact, with the current popularity of Telecasters, I can easily envision him playing one.
BTW, I would lay big money that he used a Tube Screamer when playing the Teles...the TS pedal was as big a part of his sound as the Strat!
I am not intending to be critical of SRV at all. I think he was an amazing and deeply influential guitar player for so many players, including myself. It is a tragedy that his life was so short.. and yet he was such a profound influence on so many.
Here is a good article about his non-strats.