Texas Tone Recipes
Stevie Ray Vaughan
"Say What!" Intro
Performed by Wolf Marshall
Guitar: 1996 Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan
Effects: Ibanez TS-808 overdrive pedal and then a
Dunlop Crybaby wah-wah pedal and a Dunlop Rotovibe.
The signal then was split R and L with a Boss digital delay
stomp box (no effect, just signal separation).
Amps: The R side was sent to a 1967 Fender Super
Reverb Amp and the signal here was buffered with a PMP Buff IV pre-amp to drive the long
The L side went straight into a Soldano SLO-100 head with the
SRV mod and a 1970 Marshall 4x12 speaker cabinet.
1. This was one of the most involved signal paths on
the SRV recording. And one you must actively play. In "Say What!" you really are
playing the effect in this song. The guitar licks in the intro and first four choruses
make use of the talking wah technique, created by moving the pedal in time with a
It helps to sing the lines and move the pedal in time with
your vocalizing. I used both a Dunlop original Crybaby(GCB-95) as well as
their newer "high-intensity" Crybaby model (CB-535 Multi-Wah). The latter
has an adjustable gain boost pot
(0 -11db) that allows you to change the shaping of the note
and add more emphasis to the tone changes in the pedal throw
i.e. more treble when its floored, more bass when
2. In addition to the wah-wahs, a Dunlop Rotovibe
pedal was used for the Leslie effect at a faster speed.
Note that the distortion comes first, before the wah and
before the Rotovibe.
The resulting processed signal is then split and sent to
Fender SRV Strat into TS-808: (OD 1:00, T&L
12:00) and Crybaby wah pedal.
Rotovibe: Leslie effect = Red mode. Intensity
Position the pedal throw so that it is almost all the way
Next send the signal through a DDL or similar effect to
split into two paths.
Guitar R and L.
Here are the basic amp settings.
R: Super Reverb: V5-T7-M5-B6-R3 & L:
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