Any Dakawear/Bakelite fans out there? These vintage Callsenders are a trip. I’m planning on keeping the master unit intact, as well as one of the CS-10-S subs, and converting the other sub into an amplifier. Too bad the master has the Tele switchtip, I would have loved to put it on a guitar! 📻⚡️
Our legendary guitar solo of the day is the solo performed in "LENNY" by the legendary guitarist Mr. STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN. "Lenny" is the tenth and final track on the first Stevie Ray Vaughan album Texas Flood. The song is in 4/4 time and notated in the key of E flat major (but instruments are tuned down a half-step). It is played very slowly and freely, with Vaughan alternating between jazz-inflected chords and solo runs. The main chord featured in the song is a movable Major 6th chord in which Stevie Ray Vaughan applies moderate vibrato by use of tremolo bar. The solos incorporate both the E major scale, E minor Pentatonic scale, and E Minor Blues scale. The style is influenced by Jimi Hendrix ballads like "Little Wing" and "Angel". The song itself was written and named for his wife at the time, Lenora. Vaughan also named one of his guitars "Lenny", which he used to play this song and also "Riviera Paradise". The song was often played at live shows. The guitar was given to him by his wife and some close friends for his birthday. He said he woke up one night with the riff in his head and played it on his 'Lenny' Stratocaster. Of great importance is the subtle use of hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides throughout, which serve to provide a liquid feel to his well-articulated and melodic phrases. When playing these lines, Stevie sticks with the index and ring fingers of his fret-hand. Of note is the smooth and effortless way he moves from playing straight 16th notes to playing lines articulated in 16th-note triplets. In that blink of an eye between his incongruous appearance on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance in 1983 and his death in a freak helicopter crash in 1990, Vaughan unleashed four indispensable albums that hijacked the trajectory of modern blues guitar.
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