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Friday, 5 February 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan aka SRV

Name: Stevie Ray Vaughan also known as SRV.
Born/Died: 3rd October, 1954 – 27th August, 1990.
Profile: An American guitarist, singer and songwriter.

History: In 1971, Vaughan made his first studio recording, with a high school band called A Cast of Thousands. In late 1972, he joined a rock band called Krackerjack, but quit a few months later when the lead singer decided that the band should wear theatrical makeup on stage. In March 1973, SRV joined the Nightcrawlers and a year later, he found a battered 1963 Fender Stratocaster at a music store in Austin. It would remain as his favorite guitar for the rest of his life.

In late December 1974, SRV joined a popular Austin band Paul Ray & the Cobras, Three years later, Vaughan left the Cobras and formed Triple Threat Revenue and renamed the band to Double Trouble.

Influences: Jazz guitarists Kenny Burrell and Jimi Handrix.

Axology: Fender Stratocaster with a '59 body and a '61 neck. Fender Vibroverb and 150-watt Dumbles; Ibanez Tube Screamer.

He is considered to be one of the most important and influential electric guitarists in the history of rock and blues music scene. In 2003, ROLLING STONE magazine ranked SRV #7 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and CLASSIC ROCK Magazine ranked him #3 in their list of the 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes in 2007. SRV's sound and playing style, drew comparisons to Jimi Hendrix. Vaughan covered several Hendrix tunes, such as "Little Wing," "Voodoo Child" and "Third Stone from the Sun."

In 1992, Fender Musical Instruments Co. released the SRV signature series Strat (which Vaughan had helped design), in 2004, Fender also released a limited edition exact replica of "Number One" and in November 2007, Fender released a second tribute to SRV, an exact replica of his second beloved guitar: Lenny. This guitar was given to him by his wife Lenora ("Lenny") on his 26th birthday and Vaughan was very fond of it. According to Fender, the original Lenny was a 1965 Strat that he saw in the window of a pawn shop that he was unable to afford.

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