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Who said Stevie Ray only played Strats?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by VintageRocker, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. VintageRocker

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    Ran across this rare photo

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    That was Deke...he said that.
     
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    What pickup is he running?
     
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    Looks like the neck pickup, I think. I read somewhere that he played Teles at one point. He probably had some gibsons too.
     
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    (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.
     
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    Oh David, you don't know the half of it. You gotta come visit!:D
     
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    He learned to play on a tele his brother gave him with “Jimbo” scratched in the back. Sold recently at auction, I believe
     
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    I've been there many times, I live in a state which borders Texas.
     
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    Ok, I thought you might be from the other side of the pond based on the avatar info.
     
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    sounds exactly like stevie ray Vaughan.
     
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    Yup!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Buck
     
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