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#1
For the longest time I've tryin to get the perfect Stevie Ray Vaughan tone like the one on "Texas Flood." I've heard that he used two tubescreamers. Since one of em is expensive, let alone two, i was look at other peddles that might ive me the sound. I first came across the Dunlop Dalles Arbitar Fuzz Face, but that was too hnedrix sounding. Then I came across the Diaz Texas Squareface Fuzz, which was built for stevie by Ceaser Diaz after his fuzz faces kept dieing. The problem with this pedal is that its way out of my budget. The third pedal i came across was the Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive OD peddle. This peddle gave that classic SRV sound and at a great price. Now my quistion is: Does anyone know any peddles that will give me that SRV classic tone for under $200; and one problem is that the music store over here is about an hour away from my house so I want to know what peddles I want to try out before i go.
#3
TS808 will probably get you there.
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#4
I've tried the TS808 and it didnt seem to give me the tone exactly
#5
my boss sd1 kinda gets me there, however theres a slight drop on the bottom end when its on, might try some mods...
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#7
MJM Blues Devil would help you quite a bit.
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thats about south africa tho...which isnt poor at all.
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#8
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It's the amp and the strings, not the pedal.

If thats the case which amp did he use
#9
its PEDALS man, im sorry, but it was just killin me.
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#12
Just get a cheap pair of Tubescreamer clones, like the Behringer.
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#13
When you try the TS808 out, turn all the dials to 12 O'Clock, thats about where he had them I believe.

And it is his pedal, and it his tone.

He also used .13 strings I believe. He had Bass Frets on the Number One (read that somewhere...)

And he also used a Fender Bassman thru a 4x10 amp cranked.

I hope that helps out a bit.
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#14
yeah, I think the old Fender amps he used contributed a lot to his tone. I think he used to experiment with doubling up pedals too, like using a couple TS's and wahs together, if memory serves me. His vintage strat also probably had a hand in his tone, along with the strings he used, and of course Stevie's hands. I've heard the same thing about him using bass frets on one of his guitars too.
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#15
You will never match his tone. He said it himself:
Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. Its they way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or guitar you use.
#16
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Just get a cheap pair of Tubescreamer clones, like the Behringer.


I can't find a nice way to put this.

Stop recommending garbage. Nobody wants the cheap ass pedals you think are good. >_>
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#18
^Behringer, like Danelectro, makes decent stuff, but the casing is where they cut corners.

By the way, he mixed Dumble and Fender amps on the same track, that's a huge part of his sound.
#19
He didn't use bass frets. Fender, when they disassembled his No. 1 Strat to make the custom shop signature model, dispelled that myth.
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#20
You won't get nearly close to the tone with the pedal and an amp that's not similar to his.
Get a Fender Bassman, then a TS808, then you'll be pretty much set.
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#21
The rig I currently have has got me very close to a "classic" SRV tone. I play a MIM strat with D'addario 11's (a relatively heavy guage), through a Maxon OD-9 Tubescreamer into a '65 Reissue Fender Deluxe Reverb.

More importantly though, this rig allows me to develop my own tone too - I don't think it's a good thing to buy gear that will only replicate your hero's tone. And as many people before me have said, tone has as much to do with your playing style than anything else. Even if you played Number 1 through a couple of vintage TS-808's into a Dumble Overdrive Special, you still wouldn't sound like SRV.
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#22
you guys are all idiots! SRV played a schecter C1 Blackjack thrugh a metalmaster into a Krankensteing, GOD!
#23
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#25
I think it's far too difficult and rather pointless to try to round out a given player's sound like this. Just like the Joe Perry rig question, SRV used a HUGE variety of amps, guitar and effects, yet everything he played still sounded like SRV. Hell, he even used a telecaster for The House Is Rockin'. Fender tube amps will get you there, but even a decent mid-gain Marshall will provide the same tones. Tube Screamers are pretty much essential to thicken up the sound since you won't be using as many amps as he did. Thicker strings are essential as well...you just can't get the notes to ring like that with a set of 9 or 10 guage strings. My Hot Rod Deluxe gets me pretty close, along with my tube screamer, but if you really want to crap yourself, go down to guitar center and try out one of the Vibroverb reissues. Also, try turning the tone controls down on your guitar and tube screamer and engage your wah pedal and leave it toe down for a treble boost, that works pretty well for me.
#27
I've played one of his starts @ hard cafe's vault in london. Yet I havent found any pictures of him playing it, its a standard black strat with a massive SRV inlay around the 12th fret. Pic;


Thought I would like to share that picture with you guys
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#28
Yea the MJM Blues Devil is very SRV like. Or you can buy a vintage 808 for about $400 on evilbay.
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#29
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^Behringer, like Danelectro, makes decent stuff, but the casing is where they cut corners.



haha riiiiiiight.

to the threadstarter, are you sure you were using a ts808 tubescreamer? those are rare and usually go for $300, are you sure you werent using one of the new models?
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#30
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I've played one of his starts @ hard cafe's vault in london. Yet I havent found any pictures of him playing it, its a standard black strat with a massive SRV inlay around the 12th fret. Pic;


Thought I would like to share that picture with you guys


Been there, done that.

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See? I've got one too.
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thats about south africa tho...which isnt poor at all.
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#31
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#32
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He also used .13 strings I believe


Do you think that the .13's made any difference in his tone? He could have played on .08's and you wouldnt have noticed.. After the sound goes through all he did with it (pedals and amps)
#33
i know the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde pedal overdrive side is a clone of the ts-9 (or is it ts808?) and then theres a disortion side so if you play hard rock/metal thats good too, its 140 check it out.
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#34
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Do you think that the .13's made any difference in his tone? He could have played on .08's and you wouldnt have noticed.. After the sound goes through all he did with it (pedals and amps)


So basically what you're saying is that in the end, through the amps and pedals, 8s and 13s will have virtually the same tone?

Wow.
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thats about south africa tho...which isnt poor at all.
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#35
No string guage does make a difference, I went from 9's to 12's and the 12's give you a fuller sound when using a strat.
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#36
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Do you think that the .13's made any difference in his tone? He could have played on .08's and you wouldnt have noticed.. After the sound goes through all he did with it (pedals and amps)


Everyone else has already stated it, but Ill go ahead and say it again.

WOW.

Yes, I do believe that .13's and .08's would have differed his tone. The thicker strings resonate longer, have a higher tension (why he would downtune to D#/Eb), and they would have a fuller, more (loose definition) "bassy" sound.

To say that there is NO difference in string gauges is as stupid as saying there's no difference between using a Fender thin pick and a Dunlop Stubby pick.
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#37
You could try and steal srv's fingers if you want his exact tone.
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#38
he had REALLY strong fingers....

its in the heayvy guage strings, the 808 and the texas pickups...

id get the ts change the strings and get some texas special pickups (the fender ones are good and the guitar fetish ones are supposed to be really good too)
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#39
He didnt use Texas Specials, He got his pick-ups rewounded by Mr. Van Zandt, they were the original stock pups.
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#40
^ it doesnt matter. they are made to sound like SRV
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