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Motorman
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Post Dick Dale!!!
Just caught Dick Dale playing at a little bar in my hometown for the 2nd time. Fuckin' ace! Dudes 74 years old and still puts on a helluva show. His son Jimmy is playing the skins for him nowadays, and he can play! The bass man had a killer, almost Geddy Lee tone, banging out chords, sounding like a fuckin piano. They were all great people.

After the show (hour and a half, SOLID. No lingering between tunes whatsoever. Not to say he didn't work the crowd!) Dick set up a little table and signed what-have-you, his son was the roadie schlepping all of Dicks giant old-school gear, and the bass man Sammy chatted people up. After Dick had left, when Sammy was telling me about his bass setup, he offered to let me in the back and HOLD THE BEAST. I've got a few pictures of me trying to play ANYTHING on this guitar, THE guitar used on EVERY album. This thing was strung up 16, 18, 20, 38, 48, 58, tuned to standard! And you thought SRV's 13s were unplayable!

All in all, it was a fantastic night. I yelled a lot, talked a lot, and learned a lot.

Respect the Dick!

Videos up in my channel! They probably suck, because I was GONE. Two Irish car bombs, a white russian, and 7 cans of black label. Fitshaced.
http://www.youtube.com/user/JerryGTRVid ... e=mhee#p/u


Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:57 pm
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Post Re: Dick Dale!!!
Sounds great, I'd LOVE to see that guy! And, OUCH, 16-strings? :lol:

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Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 am
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thanks for that story, I'm a big fan of Dick Dale
he also tunes the strings upside down, doesn't he?

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Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:13 pm
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Post Re: Dick Dale!!!
Left handed, upside down. Strung the same as a righty guitar, basically. Good lord that man has some balls in his hands.


Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:30 pm
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