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    Dick Dale Done Dick Died

    Yes, the king of surf guitar who used telephone wires for guitar stings has passed away. He was 81

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    Dude was still playing right up until the end. Not bad at all for an 80 year old man. Enjoy the beaches in Paradise Dick.

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    Saw him play about 20 years ago. It was pretty damn loud too. Great show. Bought a "I'm A Dick Head" T-Shirt.
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    RIP, Dick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Dude was still playing right up until the end. Not bad at all for an 80 year old man. Enjoy the beaches in Paradise Dick.


    Jeez spot the Yoko Ono...wonder if she'll continue performing onstage without him?

    Lots of news articles on this citing him as a big influence on Eddie Van Halen, maybe because of the tremolo picking?

    I bought a couple of his albums back in the day when I jumped on the Pulp Fiction bandwagon.

    Who am I to criticize but his left hand is surprisingly loose, but hey it worked.
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    Still hard to imagine someone playing a guitar with strings upside down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by private parts View Post
    Still hard to imagine someone playing a guitar with strings upside down.
    Dick Dale wasn't a classically trained musician. He had a good ear and could play several instruments by ear. He probably couldn't read one note of music. So when you are playing like that it doesn't matter if the strings are upside down or not. You aren't going off of written music you are going of sound. Now put yourself back into the late 50's and early 60's when electric guitars were new and you hear surf guitar. It probably was like us hearing Eruption for the first time.

    I probably have read almost every EVH interview out there. Never heard Ed ever say he was influenced by Dick Dale or surf guitar. Ed has said many times his influence was Eric Clapton. Dick was a pioneer. He was the first to use big amplifiers because he kept blowing amps up, Leo Fender came out with bigger amps. The Dual Showman was specifically built for Dick Dale and he ran a tube reverb into it pushing cabs with 15 inch JBL speakers. I heard Dick live playing through that old rig and it was loud as hell in the small venue I saw him in.



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    Interesting to note Dick Dale helped Fender develop the Rhoads electric piano. Dick was also a piano and trumpet player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    Interesting to note Dick Dale helped Fender develop the Rhoads electric piano. Dick was also a piano and trumpet player.
    Did he blow into the big end?

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    Love how he speaks in 3rd person like George Costanza. "Dick Dale broke the sound barrier" said Dick Dale. Hahaha
    Nice interview.


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    Quote Originally Posted by private parts View Post
    Did he blow into the big end?
    I don't think he had big enough lips to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by private parts View Post
    Love how he speaks in 3rd person like George Costanza. "Dick Dale broke the sound barrier" said Dick Dale. Hahaha
    Nice interview.

    He was a different duck. He was friends of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and would go snowboarding up in Sun Valley, Idaho where they lived I grew up in the Sun Valley area and a friend of mine ran into Dick in the lift line and he was going on and on how he no longer surfs because he doesn't want to catch a disease from all the position in the water and this and that. My friend said he was a bit off his nut but nice.

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    Dick Dale tells how to stick it to "The Man". Nowadays everyone wants to suck The Man's cock. What can you say. Dale had that rock and roll attitude that is so missing today.

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