#1
i'm absolutely obsessed over srv's tones, what kind of amp/guitar settings does he use to achieve his "pride and joy" tone, or his slightly edgier "texas flood" tone?
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#3
fender bassman, strat in the neck/mid position, tubescreamer, vox wah
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#4
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fender bassman, strat in the neck/mid position, tubescreamer, vox wah


didnt he use two tube screamers into each other?

and he used a univibe pedal too, it wasnt like the wah one though, this was one like a floorboard thing.

they had his stuff on display at the GC in Hollywood a couple months ago, i forget exactly what was down on the ground where his pedals were.

wish i would have taken a picture.
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#5
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didnt he use two tube screamers into each other?

and he used a univibe pedal too, it wasnt like the wah one though, this was one like a floorboard thing.

they had his stuff on display at the GC in Hollywood a couple months ago, i forget exactly what was down on the ground where his pedals were.

wish i would have taken a picture.


youre probably right. he also used overwound pups which i forgot to mention. thats a key component of that "texas blues" sound.
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#6
well Fender Strat for the guitar, the more battered up the better, overwound singlecoils for the pickups (I heard Lindy Farlins are good, Bareknuckle Irish Tours too, and there are the regular Fender Texas Specials) and as heavey gauge of strings as you can take.
Amps were mainly Fender Bassmans, Fender Vibroverb, Fender Twin Reverns, and some other Fenders too but he did have some Marshalls and some of those legendary $10000 Dumbles.
Effects were 2 Tubescreamers (one for a boost and the other for more dirt), a Vox wah wah pedal (or possibly even 2 of them ), a Fuzz Face, a Univibe and a Tychobrahe Octavia too I believe? (mainly for the Hendrix covers )
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#7
i would say get

fender stratocaster with texas specials
fender 65 deluxe reverb reiusse
ibanez ts 808
or
maxon od 808
heavy ass strings

that should put you in the ballpark for SRV's tone
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#9
which amp settings did he use?
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#10
a nice amount of mids, maybe a bit less treble to counter all the brightness. But really, its not in the amp settings, its in his fingers like allready mentioned
#11
Strat
Tubescreamer
Treble boost
wah
bassman
Sometimes a rotating Leslie speaker (Cold Shot is one example)

The legend is SRV always used .13's, not so. He changed to .11's for live playing.
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#12
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Not necessarily heavy enough, he used strings all the way up to 16s! He also has an upside down (lefty) vibrato bar on Number One which gives a different sound to traditional vibrato units (ie, with the bar on top). And, lastly, he used five springs in the back of his Strat, with the screws on the anchor plate tightened all the way up to the body. All that, plus all the other stuff mentioned.

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The legend is SRV always used .13's, not so. He changed to .11's for live playing.


Only later in his career 'coz he was damaging hands and fingers because of the effort he had to put into bends, vibrato etc.
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#13
Your realy never goig to get tone just like him, because most of its in the hands and fingers, but his rig also had a rotating organ speaker for a unique vibrato, wich are very rare. You can get all the same gear and it will have that texas blues tone, but as long as your playing through it its not going to have SRV texas blues tone, its going to have your texas blues tone.
#15
Heavy strings, the bigger the better(he went as far as an 18-74 set )
All the other stuff mentioned will help, but most of his tone was in his fingers and technique(raking muted strigs, muting the strings, how hard he picked, etc.)