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RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:23:55 AM »
Sadly, I heard that Dick Dale has passed.....I had the opportunity to meet him a couple of times over the years and always enjoyed jabbering and talking guitars and music.  I had him sign my Fender Strat back in the late 90's and I'll always treasure it....one of the first things I always play when I pick it up and start noodling is the intro to Miserlou.   

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Will definitely be playing some of his tunes tonight....Volume to the sweet spot (~7.5) and Reverb to 10 on the Deluxe Reverb.

RIP Dick.....and Thank You for all the great music: Miserlou, Surf Beat, Nitro, The Wedge, Esperanza, to name just a few.
 

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 10:03:31 AM »
That's a perfect surf tune guitar setup WhatsSUP. I know he'd been battling cancer for a while, but still touring to the end. RIP Dick Dale.

 

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 10:35:27 AM »
Was looking forward to his return this summer in Asbury Park, what an icon!

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 10:47:25 AM »
Was looking forward to his return this summer in Asbury Park, what an icon!

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 11:01:13 AM »
He'll make a good addition to that jam band in the sky... but our loss.  RIP
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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 12:27:22 PM »
Sadly, I heard that Dick Dale has passed.....I had the opportunity to meet him a couple of times over the years and always enjoyed jabbering and talking guitars and music.  I had him sign my Fender Strat back in the late 90's and I'll always treasure it....one of the first things I always play when I pick it up and start noodling is the intro to Miserlou.   

:(

Will definitely be playing some of his tunes tonight....Volume to the sweet spot (~7.5) and Reverb to 10 on the Deluxe Reverb.

RIP Dick.....and Thank You for all the great music: Miserlou, Surf Beat, Nitro, The Wedge, Esperanza, to name just a few.

What is the tweedy looking guy sitting on your Deluxe?

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 12:49:35 PM »
Thanks TD.

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- Homebuit 1953 Tweed Deluxe (5E3 circuitry)
- 1965 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 01:43:24 PM »
Thanks TD.

Admin: Gear in the pic is:

- All Original 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
- Homebuit 1953 Tweed Deluxe (5E3 circuitry)
- 1965 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster

You have excellent gear!

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 02:18:12 PM »
Thanks TD.

Admin: Gear in the pic is:

- All Original 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
- Homebuit 1953 Tweed Deluxe (5E3 circuitry)
- 1965 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster


You have excellent gear!

Beautiful all around.  Post up some pics of the rest of the herd :).   We may just need an instrument porn thread in honor of the late great Dick Dale.

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Re: RIP King of the Surf Guitar: Dick Dale
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 04:34:18 PM »
Yeah, he's slowed down a lot in recent years and I know he was sick but sum bitch,  I hope to be riffing like this the I'm 80!!!!  F-in A - Gonna miss him.



and when he was 57 (my current age) 



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