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Any Albert Collins fans in here?



Robert Cray said Albert Collins was his favorite guitarist. I got to see Robert Cray in concert, but never saw Albert Collins. I love the way he plays that Telecaster. For you gear heads, that's a specially built Tele with a custom humbucker pick-up in the neck position and a Fender single coil in the bridge position. He played through a Fender Quad Reverb (essentially a Twin Reverb amp with 4 twelve inch speakers)

Another big part of his tone was that he picked with his fingers, and tuned UP a 1/2 step to F and used a capo (so he could play in E).

The master of the telecaster

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Kingwood Tiger
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re: Any Albert Collins fans in here?


Love some Albert....man was awesome.

One of the best shows I saw with him was the Austin City Limits episode he had
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L.A.
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re: Any Albert Collins fans in here?


I love that song!

Btw, in that video you linked that Reese Wynans, SRV's old keyboard player, on the organ.



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Fat Man
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I went through a phase where I was listening to Sirius 72 (the Blues channel). Every once in a while I song would come on that I really liked. I'd look down to see the who the artist was .. inevitably it was Albert Collins.

that's all I got.






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MaximumTiger
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I ain't drunk. I'm just drinkin'.





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