what are we using for that blues guitar tone
Jason E Duran
Wed Jun 5 04:35:48 EDT 1996
Fender Strat (Japanese--made way back in '90 or '91 =) ) with some
Seymour Duncan Vintage Staggereds and a set of .11 or .12's (no
particular brand) depending on what shape my fingers are in. Heavy
On the acoustic side I tend to use old Stellas with heavy guage
Black Diamond strings. For slide I use pieces of brass pipe or
old medicine bottles (which I am continually breaking) and tune to
either open G or D. No picks.
I'm also restoring an old Kay acoustic archtop (model K-11). This
particular number was made between '53 and '57. (send me a mail
if you know where I can find the original Kay parts)
My main amp is a old Fender Yale Reverb (solid state). Not known
as a blues amp but she's got a unique tone and has survived some
real punishment (including a dead drop from a second story balcony
to the pavement--try that with a tube amp.). A true road warrior.
Effects: Boss PN-2 Tremelo/Pan stompbox.
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