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GMC Forum _ Bands and Guitarists _ How To Get Close To That Srv Tone Without Offending The Neighbors?

Posted by: bricktop Jan 4 2008, 12:12 AM

Well I'm curious how you can achieve a somewhat similar tone at the house without cranking up a 100 watt tube amp? smile.gif

Would you recommend a small, (5watt-15watt), all tube powered amp and an overdrive pedal,(ibanez ts-808), that would just get you in the ballpark?

What do you think would be a good way for home use at moderate levels?

Posted by: The Uncreator Jan 4 2008, 12:18 AM

My friends dad uses this, and he has a pretty wicked variety of Blues Tones, i think this runnning through any amp you could get a great SRV Tone wink.gif

Posted by: fatb0t Jan 4 2008, 03:39 AM

A lot of his tone came from his technique, he had a realllllly heavy left hand and he played a really high guage set of strings, I believe 13's.

His #1 Stratocaster might help too =)

Posted by: Milenkovic Ivan Jan 4 2008, 03:35 PM

You need an overwounded single pickups, .11 strings in D# tuning, SRV style left and right hand technique, and some bluesy amp like a vintage fender - this will get you close enough.

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