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Offline Strandwolf

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Single Cut Dynamics
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2008, 11:25:47 PM »
I never saw SRV play, though he came through my town a number of times before I got my act together, and by the time I did he was gone for keeps. I have seen many a vid, and read up though.... He did indeed tune down a half step to E flat as a general practice (in otherwise standard tuning), and used a .013 high E string with commensurate guages up the line. Until the final segment of his abbreviated career, when he went a bit lighter to save his calluses for ripping apart. They did split open, leaving blood on the fretboard. He'd patch up his fingertips with crazy glue...the show must go on. The heavy strings were utilized in his quite successful quest for his sought after tone. He used different guitars during performances, and some may have been tuned 'up' and/or strung light.

Here's a list of his main instruments:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRV_guitars

Guess what? He becomes eligible for admittance into that rnr hall of fame in Cleveland this year. The odds of him being awarded entrance? Oh, about 110%.
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