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Dick Dale

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by butterknucket, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. butterknucket

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  2. greco

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    RIP Mr. Dale

    Thank you for the music.

    June 2018
     
  3. Mooh

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    This sucks. He was a genuine original. May he Rest In Peace.
     
  4. Jimmy The Gent

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    I started to listen to him after Pulp Fiction. Great guitarist plus, he was a lefty. Made him doubly cool. RIP.
     
  5. mhammer

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    He was 81, which, Keith Richards aside, is a pretty good stretch for a rock guitarist. I hadn't realized his familial heritage was Lebanese, which probably accounts for "Misirlou". I seem to recall reading in Guitar Player or somewhere that, in addition to the obvious Strat, a Dual Showman was important to his sound. In fact, this site - The Father of Surf: 7 Essential Dick Dale Facts - states that the Dual Showman was essentially his idea, that Leo Fender turned into a product.

    Man oh man did he use heavy strings! .16-.60! No bending on that puppy!
     
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    The Father of surf !!! RIP and thank you
     
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    I'd like to think Hendrix was waiting for him at the gate.

     
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    Sad to hear. RIP
     
  10. Sneaky

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    Think of all the eardrums he destroyed. :D He sure had his own style. Much respect here.
     
  11. Boogieman

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    I had read a Dick Dale interview where he referred to the heavy strings his "bridge cables".

    R.I.P. Dick Dale
     
  12. mawmow

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    Geee ! "The already legendary Dick Dale died..." RIP Mr Dale.
     
  13. leftysg

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    And he played with the string order reversed which made him doubly doubly cool. Not too many of us play that way. RIP.
     
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  14. mister.zed

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    Thanks for pointing that out! When I watched the video above, I assumed there was another guitarist off screen because he was fretting the top strings and that wasn't matching what I was hearing! Very cool.
     

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