What does the term "Texas Tone" mean to you?

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  1. Flatscan

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    I hear the term "Texas tone" bantered about quite a bit by some [including gear manufacturers].

    "Iconic" Texas artists have employed a broad array of amps (Fenders, Marshalls, Dumbles, clones thereof , etc. etc.), an array of guitars (Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, etc. etc.), and pedals.

    Appreciating this, the term seems to lack meaning.

    What does this term mean to you? Aggressive, bluesy rock?
     
  2. the tourist

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    I always imagine ZZ Top tone when people say Texas tone. Probably not what everybody imagines though!
     
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    Bob Wills influenced fish fry blues.
     
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  6. dcbc

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    When I hear it, I think of SRV playing "Testify" on the Live at El Mocambo video.

    So big hands on heavy strings on a Strat-> Tube Screamers -> modded Super Reverbs turned up loud.

     
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    Totally. SRV all the way. Thick, searing, cleanish/bluesy unbelievably delicious breakup. Asinine volume levels. Sheer goodness.
     
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    anymore i think gear marketing-speak for "makes buyers think it sounds like stevie ray without saying his name, that way his estate can't send the lawyers."
     
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    I think of Albert Collins first, then SRV
     
  11. fish78

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    So did Stevie
     
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    SRVs fat mid scoop is what I think of.
     
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    I believe it to be short hand for SRV type tones. I'm from Texas and I play a Super Reverb but I don't do SRV. I'm also tall and don't play basketball.
     
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    i'd say the same. albert was wicked. srv blended so much into his tone and style :munch
     
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    Back in the 90s in Austin, when you would walk down 6th, you'd hear a guitar player doing his best SRV from just about every bar you passed.
     
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    Marketing speak for SRV tone, but I could just as easily live with Freddie King, Johnny Winter or Smokin' Joe Kubek as a descriptor, it's like trying to define BBQ in Texas, depends on what area your in.
     

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