Ex­amp le 9 Ste­vie Ray Vaughan

Guitar Techniques - - Play: Strat Licks -

Ste­vie Ray Vaughan’s No. 1, a vin­tage Strat made up of gen­uine parts of dif­fer­ing ages, helped pop­u­larise the beaten-up, heavy-relic look. Some of the tweaks Ste­vie made to his Stra­to­cast­ers in­cluded fit­ting bass frets, us­ing ex­tremely heavy- gauge strings, fit­ting a Hen­drix-in­spired left-handed vi­brato unit and down­tun­ing to Eb; all of which supercharged his tone at source, and in­spired an army of im­i­ta­tors.

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