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What would you consider the ultimate set-up for a Blues man?
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#2
Fender 65 Twin Reverb
Gibson ES 335
Fender Standard American Stratocaster
TS808 Tubescreamer
RMC Picture Wah

Eb tuning and 11/12 gauge strings of course
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Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
Fender 65 Twin Reverb
Gibson ES 335
Fender Standard American Stratocaster
TS808 Tubescreamer
RMC Picture Wah

Eb tuning and 11/12 gauge strings of course



I creamed myself half way through the list.
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#5
Or, if you're feelin' the really dirty stuff, grab yoself an ole broken twelve string.
Edit: And, of course, beer bottle/can slide.
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Squier Affinity Strat (Purple)
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Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
Fender 65 Twin Reverb
Gibson ES 335
Fender Standard American Stratocaster
TS808 Tubescreamer
RMC Picture Wah

Eb tuning and 11/12 gauge strings of course



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#7
A real blues man would use:
1) Telecaster
2) Big River/Marine Band Harmonica
3) Danelectro Commando for blues harp (If you do not know this amp, you do not really know blues harp)
4) fender original spring reverb

That's it fo rme... no wah or pedal and etc.
#8
Fender '57 Tweed Twin Amp
Fender '57 Vintage Stratocaster
Fender '57 Coil Cables

yea. that's old school right there.
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#9
a line 6 spider 3 or marshall MG would be perfect for your blues. because once your done playing it, youll be depressed and kill yourself
#10
Fender 65 twin reverb
Fender USA vintage 62 strat
Ibanez Ts-808
Vox V847 wah
heavy strings
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"The Blues are a simple music and I'm a simple man. But the Blues aren't a science, the Blues can't be broken down like a mathematics. The Blues are a mystery, and mysteries are never as simple as they look" - BB King
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Gibson Les Paul
Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster
Marshall Bluesbreaker
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#12
Fender strat
60's Fender amp
Dumble ODS or clone
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#13
50s Strat
Marshall Bluesbreaker
Beer bottle
Bleeding fingers
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#14
Fender Strat, preferably from the 50s
Gibson Les Paul, once again preferably from that period
Marshall Bluesbreaker
Dallas rangemaster (an original)

maybe a wah too, but it has to be an old vox mccoy, or the Fulltone Clyde Mccoy deluxe/RMC Picture.
#15
A good overdrive pedal
A wah
And a boost..
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Ibanez Tube Screamer (TS-9)
Digitech Hot Head
MXR Phase 90
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#16
Quote by Ace Frehley
A good overdrive pedal
A wah
And a boost..


No guitar, no amp?
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Squier Affinity
Marshall MG
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Fender MIM Standard Strat
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Digitech Bad Monkey
Electro Harmonix Big Muff
Ernie Ball VP Junior 250k
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
#18
^ Explain? The MG doesn't do a very good bluesy tone...

Anyway, it's impossible to say what the perfect blues gear would be because there are so many different bluesy tones. Some might prefer the sort of tone Clapton got with a Bluesbreaker and Les Paul, others might prefer the kind of sound you can get with a Strat and Bassman. It's all really down to personal preference.
#19
Quote by culkid
a line 6 spider 3 or marshall MG would be perfect for your blues. because once your done playing it, youll be depressed and kill yourself

How sad. Blues isn't about depression or shit
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Quote by mr_hankey
No guitar, no amp?


I only recommended the pedals
My pedals:
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah GCB-95
Ibanez Tube Screamer (TS-9)
Digitech Hot Head
MXR Phase 90
Digitech DigiDelay
#21
Quote by dsubstanceuk
Exactly. Blues can be happy as well. Listen to "Scuttle Buttin'".


Now there's a song I havn't played in a while.

Time to record that methinks
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YES, AWESOME. Please do.

I've always wanted to learn that, but I suck at playing the E-Minor pentatonic when open strings are involved. O_O


Practice practice practice

I can't remember the solos for the life of me
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Can you record the main riff though please?


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I'll learn the solos again though. Give me a while
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Ok Ok Ok, I'll just do some impro over the parts i cant remember. Now lets stop spamming this thread up
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Quote by rockinfreak386
What would you consider the ultimate set-up for a Blues man?

65 twin reverb
tricked out strat
mi crunch box
clyde wah
butler tube driver
barber burn unit
eh wiggler
barber eq
boomerang chorus delay
#26
Quote by Gabel
Gibson Les Paul
Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster
Marshall Bluesbreaker

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#27
lol thats weird that you would say that red strat, i would think considering your avatar you're more of a twin reverb + strat guy rather than preferring the marshall blues tone
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#28
Quote by ryanh09
lol thats weird that you would say that red strat, i would think considering your avatar you're more of a twin reverb + strat guy rather than preferring the marshall blues tone

i like both tones a lot, but at the moment i'm digging the Marshall blues tone most
#29
hmm.

my dream blues setup would be something like:

Fender '62 strat
Gibson '69 ES335
Marshall Bluesbreaker
Fender Vibroverb
Ibanez AFS75/Fender Strat Plus > Fulltone Deja' Vibe > Keeley TS808 MOD+ > Fulltone OCD > VanAmps SoleMate > Metro JTM45
#30
I play mostly blues with my rig, which consists of a Mesa/Boogie Mark IV, a modded PRS Standard 24, and an American Deluxe Tele. No effects. 10 gauge strings. Not exactly "traditional," but who cares. The only thing I'd really like to add to my setup is a Fender Twin Reverb.
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#31
Fender '50s or '60s Strat for the guitar
Fender Evil Twin OR Marshall Bluesbreaker for the amp
TS808 Tubescreamer
Wah (I've only ever played a crybaby, I don't know much about the Vox, so I can't say which)
12 Gauge DR Pure Blues Strings

That would do it for me
"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne
#32
Too many options to list for Blues gear. Denthul had it right, and so did everyone else, including the humorous suggestion of an MG. Blues is so much about feeling that you can play it on anything, that's the beauty of the genre.
In truth though I might not enjoy it so much I could play convincing blues on an MG. I have played blues on a lot of worse amps (yes they are out there.)
#33
Don't forget about the most important element of playing the blues.

HAVING the blues.

Edit: Good lord, a close friend of mine just told me how excited he is about getting his new amp, how he's never heard a sweeter blues tone in his life. I ask what amp he's getting, and of course he answers "Marshall MG, dude! The full stack!"

Of course, he won't listen to reason.
#34
Quote by Denthúl
^ Explain? The MG doesn't do a very good bluesy tone...

Anyway, it's impossible to say what the perfect blues gear would be because there are so many different bluesy tones. Some might prefer the sort of tone Clapton got with a Bluesbreaker and Les Paul, others might prefer the kind of sound you can get with a Strat and Bassman. It's all really down to personal preference.



when did clapton use a les paul? i've only seen him play sgs and strats

but i think how you play the blues more important then what you play it with
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Quote by wannabebassist2
when did clapton use a les paul? i've only seen him play sgs and strats

but i think how you play the blues more important then what you play it with


Clapton used an LP on the Bluesbreakers album, I'm pretty sure.
"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne
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Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
Fender 65 Twin Reverb
Gibson ES 335
Fender Standard American Stratocaster
TS808 Tubescreamer
RMC Picture Wah

Eb tuning and 11/12 gauge strings of course


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I would actually say a Clapton Signature 335 and an American Deluxe.


And the amp is great, but if we are talking best ever, I would say a Two-Rock.
#37
Gibson ES 335
Fender '52 RI Tele

Budda Superdrive 18 w/ Marshall 1960 TV (greenbacks) <---better than anything Marshall is producing these days
Fender '65 RI Twin Reverb

RMC Picture Wah
Fulltone OCD
Analogman Sunface
Analogman BeanoBoost
MXR 10 Band Eq
RetroSonic Phaser
TREX Replica

Wait...this setup looks familiar
#39
Quote by GD_GC
Fender Evil Twin


Cool.

Robben Ford gets the most amazing sound out of those things. He gets the usual 'Robben Ford' tone, with Dumble and everything.
#40
Fender 65 Twin Reverb
72' Tele Deluxe
Gibson ES-335
Maxon 808
Classic Crybaby
Ibanez Jem 777BK, Carvin DC727, Fender MIM Strat
Mesa Boogie DC5
Xotic BB Preamp, Ts9, BBE GS, Boss DD-6
Weber Mass
Morley Bad Horsie 2
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