Before The Beatles, There Was The Ventures

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I thought, when I learned to play "Pipeline", I arrived.

     
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    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.
     
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    In my last cover band, we played "Walk Don't Run", "Pipeline" and "Wipeout"

    The people went nuts.:applause:
     
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    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.
     
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    That was an all-star lineup. Carl Perkins, Peter Frampton, but who was the dude with the Flying V?
     
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    I like Ventures :yesway:
     
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    But who were before the Ventures? :confused:


    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!
     
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    Heavy metal guitarirists keep your grubby hands off.
    It's well known surf rock was the grandfather of punk.
    Go find your own niche :)
     
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    I so wanna danelectro. Not that expensive either, but I think there's 2 geetaars I have my eye on first
     
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    Masonite & lipstick.

    I have a Danelectro Baratone.

    Nice and different.

    You need:fever:



    Not a Dano Baratone but you get the idea............

     
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    Mine (Baratone)...............

    danelectrou2baratoneblack.jpg


    Hers............


    danelectrou2aquaburst.jpg


    Hers.................


    danelectrou3bluegreensparkle.jpg
     
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    The Ventures make tunes like out of a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack. Always reminds me of James Bond and movie themes when I hear them.
     
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    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%.
     
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    Soundtrack for..................

     
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    Duane Eddy was the original Riff Maestro.
    In the U.K. we had The Shadows.
     
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