Stevie Ray Vaughan – 1985

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A detailed gear diagram of Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1985 stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his guitar rig.

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Interview Date:

Circa 2000

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GuitarGeek Notes:

Stevie's rig diagram is based on numerous emails and phone interviews with long-time guitar tech, Cesar Diaz.

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    Adam Cooper's award winning GuitarGeek rig illustrations have appeared in GuitarPlayer, Total Guitar UK, Guitarist, Alternative Press, History of Marshall Amplifiers, Roland/Boss User Guides, Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini & Paul Gilbert Airplane Flanger Instruction Manuals, Swervedriver's "Juggernaut Rides" CD as well as the longest running monthly column in Guitar World Magazine's history: Vulgar Display of Power. Before launching GuitarGeek.Com, Adam published the highly respected music zine, Whirlpool, which was distributed worldwide via major record store chains. As a guitarist and songwriter, he formed the band Alison's Halo which released two critically acclaimed records and secured coveted slots with bands like The Verve, Ultra Vivid Scene, Curve, Jimmy Eat World, Of Montreal, Butterfly Child, The Apples In Stereo, Gin Blossoms, The Boo Radleys, Stereophonics, Medicine, Lovesliescrushing, Bailter Space and many others.


    1. tincad4 says:

      Here is a cool interview with Stevie’s guirar tech René Martinez
      He says Stevie’s high e sting was an 11 (GHS 1300) Low Tune set

    2. Demon says:

      There’s a BIG mistake I see on this Rig Sheet; SRV’s “Charlie” was a Non-Trem Stratocaster, it’s what my father refers to as a “Stop-Tail Stratocaster”. Charlie was fixed bridge

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