Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by butterknucket, Mar 17, 2019.
RIP Mr. Dale
Thank you for the music.
This sucks. He was a genuine original. May he Rest In Peace.
I started to listen to him after Pulp Fiction. Great guitarist plus, he was a lefty. Made him doubly cool. RIP.
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!
Pioneering guitarist Dick Dale dies at 81
The Father of surf !!! RIP and thank you
I'd like to think Hendrix was waiting for him at the gate.
Sad to hear. RIP
Think of all the eardrums he destroyed. He sure had his own style. Much respect here.
I had read a Dick Dale interview where he referred to the heavy strings his "bridge cables".
R.I.P. Dick Dale
Geee ! "The already legendary Dick Dale died..." RIP Mr Dale.
And he played with the string order reversed which made him doubly doubly cool. Not too many of us play that way. RIP.
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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