#1
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for suggestions on how to get the tone SRV does in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRNhFZkTXAs

the solo tone starting at 2:50

Any suggestions or ideas? I'm really curious as to what pedal he actually uses for the solo. It's such a great tone.

I have a crate palomino v32 with a gibson les paul studio and a big muff to work with. I also have a squier strat which I think would be more suitable for this song/tone.

Thanks
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#3
the V32 will be okay. but you NEED to have a strat
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#4
A guitarists tone is at least 1/2 from his fingers imo. A fender amp and a tubescreamer would get you closer.
For you, I'd use your strat, put your muff away, and use slight tube saturation. Or use the muff but with low gain.

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#6
so you guys think a strat without any pedals through the v32 would be decent? My brother has a MIM strat so maybe I'll just borrow that and see how it sounds.
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'50s National Archtop
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Tele
Squier Affinity Strat
Gibson Melody Maker
Vox AC-15
50s Stella Parlor Acoustic

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I was there
#7
I have the same amp, and with some careful adjusting and a decent strat getting a SRV tone will be possible with it. I personally like the natural overdrive the amp gets with the volume at about 1-2 O'clock.
#8
Fender Vibroverb 1x15 and/or
Fender Super Reverb 4x10

stacked tube screamers

strat with vintage sounding pickups
#9
You don't absolutely need a strat for srv tone. I had a seymour duncan sh-5 wired in parallel in the neck position of my LP and with some thick strings and an understanding of Stevie's attack I was able to very effectively mimic his tone, right down to the hollow hendrixy lead stuff a la "Couldn't stand the weather". I became what one guy called "the only stevie ray clone on earth with a Les Paul.". In retrospect, not really a title I wanted, which is why I moved on, taste and style-wise. I can still bring the Texas Flood when the mood strikes, though.
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#11
If you really want to go high end, you could get a Bludotone High Plains Drifter and that with a Soldano SLO (with the SRV mod), Vibroverb, and Super Reverb. Run a pair of Tube Screamers, a Univibe, and a Wah through that (with a vintage strat strung with heavy strings, of course) and you should be in SRV territory.
#12
Strat -> Palomino. Turn down your mids, turn your bass up, turn your treble up but not as much as the bass. Give it a little reverb. Set the volume to slight breakup. Turn the master up a bit to let it breathe and play through your neck pickup mostly.

It's not really that hard of a tone to get, the trouble is that tone is really in your fingers and that no matter how hard you try you're never going to sound like him.
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#13
I thought SRV used a Dumble SSS... and yet, I see no mention of one anywhere in this thread.

But yes, Strat + two tubescreamers + Fender-like amp.
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He used various amps. Fenders were the most common, he also had a Dumble Steel String Singer, and the occasional Marshall.
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#16
Yeah and now every baby-boomer blues nut and his brother is taking out 2nd mortgages on their houses to own a dumble, convinced it'll make them sound like something other than a generic white bloozer. My my, how the late night doth bring forth the azzhole in me.
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#17
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First time i hear that, you sure? I thought he was loyal to Fender...
the amp behind him in the video is a Dumble SSS
#18
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Yeah and now every baby-boomer blues nut and his brother is taking out 2nd mortgages on their houses to own a dumble, convinced it'll make them sound like something other than a generic white bloozer. My my, how the late night doth bring forth the azzhole in me.

I thought there were only a few hundred Dumbles ever made?

Probably why Ceriatone does good business with the clones.
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#19
Yeah there were supposedly around 300, but that doesn't mean a few don't change hands here and there every year. A local tube amp convention boasted an authentic dumble up for auction and the starting bid was 15 grand. I don't suppose it went for much more than that since everyone's bank accounts were probably ravaged from the RV and woodworking conventions.
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#20
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#21
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Yeah and now every baby-boomer blues nut and his brother is taking out 2nd mortgages on their houses to own a dumble, convinced it'll make them sound like something other than a generic white bloozer.



Haha, :John Mayer: cough cough

But yeah, I heard he used some Fender Vibroverbs, Twin Reverbs, and Super Reverbs in addition to his Dumbles.