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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by axe4me, Apr 10, 2021.
I thought, when I learned to play "Pipeline", I arrived.
I've always liked the surf sound. I guess the Ventures and Link Wray were pioneers. I even play some surf-inspired punk on my High Flyer which is designed after the Mosrite Ventures guitar. They have their own unique sound.
In my last cover band, we played "Walk Don't Run", "Pipeline" and "Wipeout"
The people went nuts.
What's funny is, how much like surf music a lot of heavy metal sounds like if played clean. There are a number of youtube videos that explore this concept.
For a while one of my amps was a Fender Super Twin, a 180 watt TERROR of a combo amp that could play clean surf guitar tones at volumes that were difficult to comprehend. It was just nuts. Yes it was substantially louder than a cranked Superlead, full stack.
It was also the cheapest Fender amp I ever bought, the one I put the most work into to bring it back up to gigworthy condition,
and the one that sold for the largest profit when I was done, out of any amp I ever bought, refurbished, and resold.
That was an all-star lineup. Carl Perkins, Peter Frampton, but who was the dude with the Flying V?
I like Ventures
But who were before the Ventures?
Haha I remember when I first stumbled into Black Metal, I thought to myself "this is evil and heavily distorted Surf rock" reverb and all!
Heavy metal guitarirists keep your grubby hands off.
It's well known surf rock was the grandfather of punk.
Go find your own niche
I so wanna danelectro. Not that expensive either, but I think there's 2 geetaars I have my eye on first
Masonite & lipstick.
I have a Danelectro Baratone.
Nice and different.
Not a Dano Baratone but you get the idea............
The Ventures make tunes like out of a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack. Always reminds me of James Bond and movie themes when I hear them.
Wow, didn't know they had wireless rigs back then....
They must had a pretty easy time miming on TV, no singer or anything.
I've always loved the early surf stuff, that Fender sound 100%.
Duane Eddy was the original Riff Maestro.
In the U.K. we had The Shadows.