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Need Examples of Heavy Blues Strat Players/Sounds

GenoVox

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Buddy (especially latter-day stuff)
SRV
Rory
Jeff Healey
Walter
Larry Mitchell
Mason Ruffner
Jon Butcher
Chris Duarte
Eric Gales
Popa Chubby
Doyle Bramhall II
Phillip Sayce
Scott Henderson (the Blues-oriented albums)
KWS and an endless parade of other post-Stevie players

Matt Schofield is an absolutely KILLER player with incredible tone... but I wouldn't really call it "heavy"
 

Sweetfinger

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Ritchie Blackmore
Fast Eddie Clarke's work with Motorhead
Glenn Tipton's Judas Priest stuff?
 
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GenoVox

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Ritchie Blackmore
Fast Eddie Clarke's work with Motorhead
Glenn Tipton's Judas Priest stuff?
Heavy Strats? Absolutely.... great examples, too

Blues-oriented (like the OP asked for)? Umm... Not so much...

(OK, except for Blackmore on "Lazy" and maybe a couple others)
 

Mark Robinson

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Jeff Beck, “Brush with the Blues”,

I know, I know, you did no Hendrix, but the live versions of “Hear My Train a Coming” , Power to Love” and the ELL version of Voodoo Chile slight return, are IMO the gold standard, the undefeated heavyweight champions of Heavy Blues/Stratocaster involved.
 

jbear

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Scott Henderson
Mike Landau
Ken Talve
Oz Noy
Alex Machacek
Greg Howe
Not all blues all the time, but
when they go blue...it's heavy.
 

Sweetfinger

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Heavy Strats? Absolutely.... great examples, too

Blues-oriented (like the OP asked for)? Umm... Not so much...

(OK, except for Blackmore on "Lazy" and maybe a couple others)
The OP is a bit squirrelly on what he's looking for and in the big scheme of things, there's quite a bit of Blackmore's catalog that's blues based. Early Judas Priest is more bluesy than most people might think, and Clarke is very much a basic blues riffer.
What's left if you want "heavy" (whatever that means) "blues" players that aren't like Hendrix/Trower?
There's always "Wicked World" from Black Sabbath. That's a Strat.
My go-to might be Doyle Bramhall II but he's already been mentioned, and is sorta in the Hendrix/Trower area code.
There's stuff that might be a Strat, might not. Grand Funk Railroad? Who knows what you're hearing on a recording there. There's tracks peppered around the April Wine catalog that might have a Strat as the main guitar, but could just as easily be an old Special.
I know Jimmy Crespo used THE Mary Kay Stratocaster on the "Lightning Strikes" album from Aerosmith, but can you recommend someone listen through that with good conscience?

Depending on your internal definition of "heavy", I can go down the blues rabbit hole. "Powerful Stuff" and "How Do You Spell Love" by the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
The Red Devils.
Assorted Kid Ramos (though it might be a Tele or something else on anything remotely "heavy")
The 44s have some heavy blues grooves.
 

GenoVox

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Tommy Bolin is definitely a "heavy Strat" player... and frequently delved into the Blues realm, especially live
 




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