L.A. New Orleans Saints Fan Los Angeles Member since Aug 2003 37473 posts
Any Albert Collins fans in here? (Posted on 1/6/13 at 8:25 pm)
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).
Fat Man LSU Fan Covington, Atlanta, Winston-Salem Member since Jan 2006 6410 posts
re: Any Albert Collins fans in here? (Posted on 1/7/13 at 6:43 am to L.A.)
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.