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Jimmie Vaughan?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by midwestfisherma, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:12 AM.

  1. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Strat-O-Master

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    Nov 27, 2011
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  2. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

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    way out there
    He's playing through a Leslie rotating speaker cabinet, or a knock-off of one. His brother used a Fender Vibratone.
    There are simulators out there, the Uni-Vibe was actually the first Leslie emulation pedal, designed for keyboards.
     
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  3. dueducs

    dueducs Strat-O-Master

    An octave and a chorus (or a Leslie cab) perhaps.
     

  4. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah, you can get pretty close to that a few ways I'd think. Some light OD with a Univibe type pedal into a reverb. If you don't have a vibe pedal you can use something like a phase 90 with the speed up. I think Dueducs may be onto it with some parts using an octave pedal for the short licks sections like around 3:08. Also seems like he is using the 2 and 4 switch positions to me. Just tried it out here and with little fiddling got it sounding pretty close.

    YMMV :)
     
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  5. dueducs

    dueducs Strat-O-Master

    Jimmy and Stevie both used this tone on the Family Style release.
     
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  6. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That opening riff.. I kept tripping on it and falling into playing the old Nazareth tunes lines.. :eek::D

     
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    • By being Jimmy Vaughn.
     
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  8. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    That brings up memories I had long forgotten. When in my first band as kids the bassist's dad had one of these for his organ.
    Had to nick it ! Just couldn't help plugging my guitar in it.
    Boy that thing was huge! And heavy!
    That JV piece here is one kick ass number innit?!
     
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  9. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In the days of the T-Birds, Jimmie had the best guitar tone in the world. I usually don't approve of such sweeping generalisations, but this is Jimmie Vaughan! Just an awesome player in a scarily awesome band.

    I'm so glad that I had the sense to make time (& find the money!) so that I nearly always saw the T-Birds when they came over here in the early 1980s - sometimes twice a year. They blew me away the first time I saw them, & every time since. And then Jimmie left.....

    I wish I could say such enthusiastic stuff about Jimmie's playing & tone since he went solo, but I'm afraid I can't. His tone is thin & scratchy, we don't get that room-filling rhythm guitar sound that defined him, & he seems reluctant to use a plectrum. It's very disappointing.

    :(
     
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  10. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

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    Seeing Jimmie Vaughan and the T-Birds touring behind their first album (I’d never heard of them - they were touring as the opening act for Doug Sahm) absolutely turned my head around about what great guitar playing sounded like. I was into fast-lick guitar heros before that. And never since...

    -Ray
     

  11. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just the hit this reverb junkie needed this morning :0)

    Thanks for posting !
     
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  12. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Here's Jimmy open carrying in Burbank ...lol


     
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  13. Eddie H

    Eddie H Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm just curious what kind of genes are running through that family. Talk about amazing musical talent in their genetics.
     
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  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hmmmm, were TV studios that dangerous in 1987? o_O

    Who is the keyboard player? I've seen Al Copley (from Roomful) join them at a gig in London, but that doesn't look like him.
     

  15. hamfisted

    hamfisted Strat-Talker

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    Sep 19, 2014
    Texas
    A six shooter on his hip and spurs! that IS tuff enuff!
     
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  16. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Strat-O-Master

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    Nov 27, 2011
    MI
    LOL...touche' :)
     
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  17. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Strat-O-Master

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    Nov 27, 2011
    MI
    Sounds like a good excuse for me to buy some new pedals! :)
     
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  18. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Strat-O-Master

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    Nov 27, 2011
    MI
    I agree, his tone now is very very different. It's kind of an acquired taste now. But he's still Jimmie Vaughan! :)

    Here's something a little different and cool.

     
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  19. dante1963

    dante1963 Strat-Talker

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    One other thing I *think* Jimmie was doing during this period was running a stereo rig with one amp set very wet (loads of reverb and/or tremelo), and the other completely dry.

    Killer tone.

    The first time I saw him live was in the very early '90s right after he'd released Strange Pleasures (still one of my favorite albums), and he was astounding. Incredibly cool.
     

  20. Scottz

    Scottz Strat-Talk Member

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    He's pretty nice guy too. Back in the 80's my brother and I caught the Tbirds show at the county fair. Wasn't much of a crowd so we got up near the stage and we were discussing his playing. Jimmie noticed us and walked right up in front of us, holding is guitar up close so we could get a good look at what he was playing.
     
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