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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by ThebiggestJerk, Jul 22, 2020.
Is that a fungus on the Tele upper horn? You should have that looked at.
Semi HB, probably because of BB King.
For some reason, the blues in PARTICULAR brings the Strat to mind for me. Maybe it’s hearing SRV for the first time as a kid, and then realizing Buddy Guy also played one. And Robert Cray. And Jimmie Vaughn. And Jimi Hendrix. And so many others.
I WILL say, it’s easier to sound good on a semi-hollow humbucker guitar. Fender guitars are less forgiving. But that’s what makes blues blues to me. Honesty.
Its me without my toupee.. Do have a winning smile though I think.
Same here. Funny thing, though, there’s a widely held belief that guitar wasn’t actually RJ’s, but was just used for the photo.
That’s a good answer. I do as well associate a semi-hollow with blues
Good answer. Gold star for you
Whatever you have available. Or this thing....
I voted other for the same reason. Great minds...
It has to be a Strat; simply because more blues players play them than any other guitar. If I could afford a 335, I would buy one. I love the bluesy tones you can get on that guitar. I play blues with a strat, les paul, and tele. They're all good at it, and they're all different. I hope to get a 335 in the next few years to complete my collection.
Blues is more the musician than the instrument. But equipment-wise, my personal opinion of a blues instrument is a full hollow-body electric. Semi-hollow will work, but it's just not the same.
That said, any guitar can bring the blues if the musician makes it do so. But I believe that same musician will bring it better on a hollow-body.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. : )
Ignoring the fact that you can play blues on literally anything, two specific tones immediately come to mind for me...
1 - A Stratocaster through a tube-rectified fender amp just on the edge of breakup
2 - A Les Paul through a cranked Plexi/Bluesbreaker style amp
Two different flavors of blues, both awesome.
Elmore James played a Harmony Stratotone and he had the best blues tone of all time.
My EC strat and my cheapo Les Paul Special. They both grind!
Any guitar played by a person who has lived it.
Something like an ES-125TDC, Epiphone Zephyr, or a Kay with speed bumps.