help with srv techique

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  1. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    hows does he do those 3 string type bends when he's playing in the "albert king box" like 3:34 of Texas flood?
     
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    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    i'm suprised...there are no srv wanabee's here....... j/k :roll
     
  3. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    no one knows? someone has to.

    3 minutes and 43 seconds into texas flood you hear him doing a crap load of them.
     
  4. bobgoblin

    bobgoblin Supporting Member

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    I dunno, I know how to do them, its difficult to explain. With my ring finger I let the high E get caught (for lack of a better word) on my callus. Then I "bend" the E until I feel the B (and G) string(s) in close proximity. After that, its a question of hand strength and a good ear.
     
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    That's it.

    BTW, this is the only lick I play at music stores, complete with faces and windmill arm. Imagine hearing "wreeeeeeeng wraang wreeeeeeng wreeeeeeeeng" when I'm on my 14th guitar and 5th amp - it crushes souls.
     
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    it's not 3 strings, it's 2. the real trick is bending the e string up to the b string, then grabbing the b string and continue the full bend. this way the e string is bent a little more than the b string. very dissonant, very fat. if you tell anyone where you got this information i'll have to hunt you down and beat you to death with a napkin.
     
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    Lots of 80's metal did that obnoxious, type bends back in the day too. 'specially George Lynch.
     
  9. AnthonyStauffer

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    Hi Rich,
    I have a lesson covering this technique, but for the sake of keeping self-promotion out of the forums, please email me directly if you're interested in finding out more. anthony (at) steviesnacks (dot) com.

    Thanks,
    Anthony
     
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    Obnoxious? :stir
     
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    Yeah, or rude sounding, it's like slapping the listener in the face with the dissonance/noise. I love those bends. Funny, how when we were learning, we tried to make our bends NOT sound like that, and then after you can play, you want that sound!
     
  12. dspblues

    dspblues Silver Supporting Member

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    Buy the SRV @ the El Mocombo video. Watch him do it for yourself. Best way to learn how to play like him if you ask me.

    + 1 on Anthony at www.Steviesnacks.com. Hell of a nice guy too.
     
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    For me at was at 3:34, but are you sure that isn't more whammy than bend?
     
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    It is bent up and then wammied, if you ask me. Not sure though....I am going to go look at the El Mocambo version.

    I do it the same way, and usually by accident..as in "hey I have the B here too...let's do some of those crazy SRV bends!"

    Mike

    On Edit...purely bent, just saw him do it in the video.
     
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    WOW on the edit....I'll have to go dig out the El M too...amazing!!
     
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    dspblues Silver Supporting Member

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    He did it the same as the guy he "borrowed" most of his Blues licks from but right handed instead of left handed...Albert was left handed...
     
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    That video is just simply amazing. Nothing else I can say. SRV is just the master. That part at which he's playing the guitar facing his arse is awsome. How does he do it?! He plays so well in that position- better than most in the 'normal' position! lol. Thanks for posting it, Warren- def. one of my very favourite videos of SR!
     
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    :agree
     

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