#1
did the legendary texas blues guitarist have any effects...or anything out of the ordinary other than just clean amp?
Quote by Roc8995
To be fair, you could really mess a guy up with a telecaster if you were determined to bring the plane down.
#2
He used a Ibanez TS9 as a solo booster. He also used wah (Vox) on some songs and a Leslie rotating speaker.

Other than that, try cranking a tube amp on the clean channel, heavey strings and a lot of muting for his sound.
#3
I think he used 2 tube screamers pedals, but I don`t know with which settings.
He also used heavy gauge strings.
#4
Quote by kop4
I think he used 2 tube screamers pedals, but I don`t know with which settings.
He also used heavy gauge strings.


yeah, he used two in succession
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#6
Fender strat.
Fender bassman
Fender Twin
Fender deluxe reverb
Ibanez TS808 (NOT a TS9)
Vox 846
12 or 13 gauge strings


so on a budget, You want a Strat a blues junior 2 808s a Vox 847A wah and big strings
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The end of an era
#7
Quote by Bostonrocks
Fender strat.
Fender bassman
Fender Twin
Fender deluxe reverb
Ibanez TS808 (NOT a TS9)
Vox 846
12 or 13 gauge strings


so on a budget, You want a Strat a blues junior 2 808s a Vox 847A wah and big strings


He also used supers and Vibroverbs.
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#9
dang, I was close though, close enough atleast.
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Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#10
ok ive been looking at this blues junior..can some one tell me the company of the amp?
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To be fair, you could really mess a guy up with a telecaster if you were determined to bring the plane down.
#11
Quote by narutard50
ok ive been looking at this blues junior..can some one tell me the company of the amp?


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Weber MASS Attenuator
#12
ok thanks... ill look into this...

any tube amp that can reach from srv to metallica?
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To be fair, you could really mess a guy up with a telecaster if you were determined to bring the plane down.
#13
Maybe a soldano slo
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#14
Quote by Bostonrocks
Fender strat.
Fender bassman
Fender Twin
Fender deluxe reverb
Ibanez TS808 (NOT a TS9)
Vox 846
12 or 13 gauge strings


so on a budget, You want a Strat a blues junior 2 808s a Vox 847A wah and big strings

+1. That covers it. A strat through a Fender tube amp, and some type of tube screamr pedal will get you mostly there to his tone. Don't underestimate the heavy gauge strings to get a similar vibe and sound.
#15
I found the tubescreamer isn't all that necessary. If I run my BJr at 11/12 on the master and 7/12 on the volume it gives me a pretty spot on SRV sound if I play right. The equipment is important, but don't underestimate the importance of the playing.
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#16
+ 12 quadrillion Kevin, I can't and won't ever really sound like SRV cause I don't really play like him even if I do have all his gear
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Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#17
Quote by Kevin Saale
I found the tubescreamer isn't all that necessary. If I run my BJr at 11/12 on the master and 7/12 on the volume it gives me a pretty spot on SRV sound if I play right. The equipment is important, but don't underestimate the importance of the playing.


This is extremely true. I personally run a basic setup of a Strat (.11-.54's) with a Bj and a TS808 in between, and it sounds amazing. The only thing that could probably get me closer is if I had the Fender SRV sig. Or you could probably just get away with throwing Texas Specials in. I'd add Texas Specials to the list above, since that can change how you sound for the better. Most of all you want to aim for playing like him and you'll eventually nail his tone (well, as close to nailing it as you can without being him.)
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#18


Like others have said, you still won't play like him.
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#19
Quote by Ghold125
Cranked Fender and dumble tube amps, and 2 tube screamers. And a Vox wah...

He used a Fender Vibro, a Fender Twin, a Fender Super and a Dumble SSS for the most part. Two TS, a strat and heavy strings. Buy an American voiced tube amp, crank it, use it with a strat and use em with tubescreamers and you can do a fairly good impression. On a budget, a Blues Junior and a TS9 do it very well
#20
a fender blues junior would be a good option for the price, but this is one of the few cases where pickups are very important. a twangy single coil neck pickup should do the trick. the blues junior wont be able to do metallica though, i would suggest getting a B-52 AT-112
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#21
Quote by Shiromar
This is extremely true. I personally run a basic setup of a Strat (.11-.54's) with a Bj and a TS808 in between, and it sounds amazing. The only thing that could probably get me closer is if I had the Fender SRV sig. Or you could probably just get away with throwing Texas Specials in. I'd add Texas Specials to the list above, since that can change how you sound for the better. Most of all you want to aim for playing like him and you'll eventually nail his tone (well, as close to nailing it as you can without being him.)


SRV never used texas specials, and from the ones i tried, i didnt like them at all, and i thought they sounded bad for trying to emulate stevies tone.
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#22
ok ok i know that i can't get his sound...

nobody can get guitarists' sounds without being the player themselves.......

lets imagine im on a budget and im dooing that there small time gig, where perfect tone isnt necessary
Quote by Roc8995
To be fair, you could really mess a guy up with a telecaster if you were determined to bring the plane down.
#23
Don't forget you need to use thick strings, the bigger the better i mean he used 14's at one point. He also had his action insanely high
#24
Quote by narutard50
ok ok i know that i can't get his sound...

nobody can get guitarists' sounds without being the player themselves.......

lets imagine im on a budget and im dooing that there small time gig, where perfect tone isnt necessary

MIM strat, Blues Junior, TS9, Vox V847 wah
If you REALLY want to cheap out, Squire Afiinity strat, Pro Junior, TS9, Crybaby
#25
Quote by Bostonrocks
Fender strat.
Fender bassman
Fender Twin
Fender deluxe reverb
Ibanez TS808 (NOT a TS9)
Vox 846
12 or 13 gauge strings


so on a budget, You want a Strat a blues junior 2 808s a Vox 847A wah and big strings

He used both through his career, you moron

Quote by The Clerk
Don't forget you need to use thick strings, the bigger the better i mean he used 14's at one point. He also had his action insanely high


Do you honestly think using thicker strings is going to help him that much?

Doesn't make a difference if he can't play worth a shit on 'em
10's or 11's should do the trick just fine.
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#26
Quote by mitch_33
SRV never used texas specials, and from the ones i tried, i didnt like them at all, and i thought they sounded bad for trying to emulate stevies tone.


Yeah, I know. But as far as my experiences with them they sounded pretty good through my setup.
Fender '04 Strat
MiM Sunburst with Maple Neck

Ibanez TS-808
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall JTM60
#27
Can anyone explain to me why he used two tube-screamers at once? Just curious.
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#28
^Gain staging, neither of them are cranked. It made the tone smoother. I've personally tried it with a BBE greenscreamer and an 808 clone I built and I didn't like the results, though some people swear by it.

I think Texas Specials do a good job for the SRV tone, but pretty much any low output strat style single will get you where you want.
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#29
Quote by JilaX^
He used both through his career, you moron



Yeah he even used a TS-10 later in his career.
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