Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Dylan61, Jan 15, 2008.
For example, what guitar could he been using on the tune from his site:
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.
Every time I saw Otis he was playing a red 355.
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.
every time I saw it he was playing a strat
I've seen him with single cut gibsons as well... i think 137s or 175s.
A nice red Epiphone Riviera from the mid-60s through to the mid-70s, at least. Sounded good, too!
When I saw Otis at the Lone Star in NYC, he was playing an old Epiphone semi-hollow (335 style).
ES 335 http://youtube.com/watch?v=fmEwQmvZfjk
Only listening to the youtube vids, it is I think a Strat he plays on his site.
And an ES-355 here...
Of course, Mr. Rush would sound good no matter what he was playing....
Isn't this a Jag?
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.
For Sure! But I have a Vinyl copy with teh red 335 too. Go Figure!
WOW, do you perhaps have pics from it?
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...
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.
No other Strat sounds like the one he used on the Cobra sessions. That is the greatest I've ever heard.
One reason is that a lot of the Cobra sessions guitarwork is...