#1
Why doesnt anyone mention him when they speak of great guitarist?
the guy is outragously talented

and any tips on how i can play the same type of style like any practice tips?

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#2
He's the great master of rockabilly, no doubt.

Definitely finger and hybrid picking are a must for his style. And a good knowledge of scales and modes
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#3
well you have any specifics i should learn?
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#4
I would start learning some of his songs. He has a very old-style rock sound, like Chuck Berry and such, so try learning some of his songs, too. Learn your Penatonic and Blues scales, and play alot of 12-bar blues stuff.

EDIT: Definately learn Rock This Town by Stray Cats.
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#5
im gettin a delay soon, what would be better for a sound like that, digital or analog?
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#7
alright thats what i was thinkin but i wasnt sure
ill get a boss soon then
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#8
He's the frickin' MAN!
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#9
Start learning some cats songs

There are hybrid picking exercises etc. which are useful too, but honestly, playing the songs will let you see the logic of it. Look around the internet for PDFs of lessons he's done in magazines I know he did a series in Total Guitar about a year ago). Once you get the feeling in to it, Rockabilly style will come along. That's easier to do if you just play the songs.

And get a Gretsch.
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#10
You haven't noticed the major demographic of this site have you.

Brian Setzer is a true master. There are a few of every genre or style, and he is definitely up the top of rockabilly.

What's better is the Stray Cats are coming to Perth on their final tour, so I'll be a goin to that one.
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Start learning some cats songs

There are hybrid picking exercises etc. which are useful too, but honestly, playing the songs will let you see the logic of it. Look around the internet for PDFs of lessons he's done in magazines I know he did a series in Total Guitar about a year ago). Once you get the feeling in to it, Rockabilly style will come along. That's easier to do if you just play the songs.

And get a Gretsch.
Now.

hahahaha
im too broke for a gretsch as of right now, i want a g5129 though
but for the time being im just gonna make my epi dot sound close to one
with GFS filitertron pickups and a bigsby
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#12
That name sounds familiar. Did he ever teach at National Guitar Workshop?
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That name sounds familiar. Did he ever teach at National Guitar Workshop?

i know hes done some guitar seminars and he was the guitarist/vocalist for the stray cats and the brian setzer orchestra
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You haven't noticed the major demographic of this site have you.

Brian Setzer is a true master. There are a few of every genre or style, and he is definitely up the top of rockabilly.

What's better is the Stray Cats are coming to Perth on their final tour, so I'll be a goin to that one.


They canceled their gig here cause of the drummers broken arm, did it the night before and I only found out two hours before the start.

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hahahaha
im too broke for a gretsch as of right now, i want a g5129 though
but for the time being im just gonna make my epi dot sound close to one
with GFS filitertron pickups and a bigsby


Aye, neither do I. But I don't have the filtertron or Bigsby money either!

But yeah, just play his songs, get the feeling in there and with lots of play the technical ability will come.


And you don't talk to the right UGers; he's my favourite guitarist
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#15
Setzer is a good guitar player but as far as being the greatest guitar player in rockabilly I think that's a bit of a stretch.

If you go buy some records that Cliff Gallup played on you'll see Setzer borrowed about 80% of what he does from him.

Jeff Beck made a tribute record to Cliff and pretty much played everything dead on.

I would also say Setzer is nowhere near the guitar player (and I'm pretty sure he would agree) that Chet Atkins was. Brian's fingerstyle technique is plain sloppy.

I think Carl Perkins, James Burton, Nikii Sulivan, Cliff Gallup and George Harrison all were more important to the development of the style - along with Chet, who along with Hendrix and VanHalen are pretty much the most influential of all time.

I also think the Stray Cats were much better with Earl Slick (from John Lennon) then they were with Setzer.

I like the Stray Cats and was really into Setzer around the time of Live Nude Guitars (88?) but he plays a lot of the same licks over and over again. I know there are a few of his big band records where he plays note for note some solos off the first Stray Cats record.

I think the best record he ever made was "The Knife Feels Like Justice" because it has some diversity.
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#16
He's amazing, along with the stray cats.

My dream guitar is a Gretsch
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#17
idk, i like his style better than atkins
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