Otis Rush, what guitars did he use?

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  1. Dylan61

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    I've seen pictures of him with a 335, a Strat and a Jaguar I think. That sounds like it could have been a 335 on the site but it could also have been something else. He's changed a lot.
     
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    Every time I saw Otis he was playing a red 355.
     
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    When he orignally recorded that cut for Cobra Records (late 50's) he used a strat. He spent a lot of the 70's with the red 335 for a good 335 example, check out the album "So Many Roads." But then he seemed to revert to the strat. I do not beleive he was exactly brand loyal.

    IMHO - that is a sorry version of the classic on his site. Listen to the Cobra version for the real angst and power that is missing from this one.

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    every time I saw it he was playing a strat :)
     
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    I've seen him with single cut gibsons as well... i think 137s or 175s.
     
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    A nice red Epiphone Riviera from the mid-’60s through to the mid-’70s, at least. Sounded good, too!
     
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    When I saw Otis at the Lone Star in NYC, he was playing an old Epiphone semi-hollow (335 style).
     
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    Only listening to the youtube vids, it is I think a Strat he plays on his site.

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    Isn't this a Jag?

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    I backed him up a few times around town when I was younger.

    It was that white Fender Jaguar and a Gibson or Guild amp that year or so. He also used Twins & Supers if it was provided for him.
     
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    For Sure! But I have a Vinyl copy with teh red 335 too. Go Figure! ;)
     
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    WOW, do you perhaps have pics from it?
     
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    I know what all of you are saying about the Jags and 335s -- but the original deal was a strat.

    Check out the Cobra sessions...
     
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    So I have a problem..

    It might be a ('57) Strat but you must agree that the Strats we can buy today does not come close in this sound, beside the 'its all in the fingers' etc.

    http://www.otisrush.net/

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    No other Strat sounds like the one he used on the Cobra sessions. That is the greatest I've ever heard.
     
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    One reason is that a lot of the Cobra sessions guitarwork is...
    Ike Turner
     

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