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therealjohnny

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I just discovered that Dick Dale used one of these; a tuner that's built into the pickguard.
New to me. I think it's pretty clever.

 

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I just discovered that Dick Dale used one of these; a tuner that's built into the pickguard.
New to me. I think it's pretty clever.

Useful idea. I think Gibson have something similar available now with pickup rings?
 

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I just discovered that Dick Dale used one of these; a tuner that's built into the pickguard.
New to me. I think it's pretty clever.

Dick enhanced his with permanent marker dickdale.jpg
 

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Must google how he had his guitar wired, interesting collection of switches
Dale’s battle-worn gold Stratocaster, nicknamed “the Beast”, was outfitted to be played loud, as it boasted massive .016-, .018- and .020-gauge unwound strings and .039-, .049- and .060-gauge wound strings that produce tremendous tension. When on stage, Dale didn’t necessarily break strings—he practically burned through them, thanks in part to the heavy picks he used. The Beast did not have any tone controls, only a master volume and a toggle that bypassed the three-way switch to activate the neck and middle pickup only.
 

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Ona surf guitar page I read that people who met him noted that the bridge was covered in the melted plastic from his picks
 

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