sodderboy

Dick Dale, RIP
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:34:32 AM »
I didn't want to step on pucho's toes here, but I guess he's busy and didn't get the text. . .
NYT
Mike


EmRR

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 11:19:23 AM »
Caught him roughly 20 years ago, great show.  RIP. 
Best,

Doug Williams
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JohnRoberts

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 11:52:25 AM »
 I had one west coast friend say this was fake news (a couple days ago, and he later removed his post).

It seems real enough.  RIP

JR
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scott2000

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 12:10:24 PM »
RIP

rackmonkey

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 07:40:31 AM »
Saw him every chance I got. As recently as 2 or 3 years ago when he came through Dallas. Still had the energy.  But it was sad that  he had to keep touring to cover his medical bills.

RIP one of the greats.

BT
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fazer

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 09:41:45 AM »
The guy had energy and drive at 80.  He’s taken it to the next level .  Gold Strats with blonde fender showman’s are in the Galaxy Now.   Just can’t be contained on this planet anymore.   RIP???? I don’t think so.

midwayfair

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 02:31:19 PM »
I'm Jon. Myself's music and things I make: jonpattonmusic.com. My band: www.midwayfair.org. [Disclaimer: PCBs of guitar pedals I've designed are sold by Madbean, 1776 Effects, and JMK PCBs.]

pucho812

Re: Dick Dale, RIP
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 05:12:11 PM »
I didn't want to step on pucho's toes here, but I guess he's busy and didn't get the text. . .
NYT
Mike

it's all good when you do it Mike...
RIP dick dale.

Quote
Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

Leo Fender gave the Fender Stratocaster along with a Fender Amp to Dale and told him to beat it to death and tell him what he thought of it. Dale took the guitar and started to beat it to death, and he blew up Leo Fender's amp and blew out the speaker. Dale proceeded to blow up forty nine amps and speakers; they would actually catch on fire. Leo would say, 'Dick, why do you have to play so loud?' Dale would explain that he wanted to create the sound of Gene Krupa the famous jazz drummer that created the sounds of the native dancers in the jungles along with the roar of mother nature's creature's and the roar of the ocean.

Leo Fender kept giving Dale amps and Dale kept blowing them up! Till one night Leo and his right hand man Freddy T. went down to the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in Balboa, California and stood in the middle of Four Thousand screaming dancing Dick Dale fans and said to Freddy, I now know what Dick Dale is trying to tell me. Back to the drawing board. A special 85 watt output transformer was made that peaked 100 watts when dale would pump up the volume of his amp, this transformer would create the sounds along with Dale's style of playing, the kind of sounds that Dale dreamed of. BUT! they now needed a speaker that would handle the power and not burn up from the volume that would come from Dale's guitar.

Leo, Freddy and Dale went to the James B. Lansing speaker company, and they explained that they wanted a fifteen inch speaker built to their specifications. That speaker would soon be known as the 15'' JBL -D130 speaker. It made the complete package for Dale to play through and was named the Single Showman Amp. When Dale plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the new Showman Amp and speaker cabinet, Dale became the first creature on earth to jump from the volume scale of a modest quiet guitar player on a scale of 4 to blasting up through the volume scale to TEN! That is when Dale became the "Father of Heavy Metal" as quoted from Guitar Player Magazine. Dale broke through the electronic barrier limitations of that era!

Dale still wanted to go further, and as the crowds increased, Dale's volume increased, but he still wanted a bigger punch with thickness in the sound so that it would pulsate into the audience and leave them breathless. The JBL-D130 was doing its job until Dale froze it in the frame that held the speaker, the speaker cone would twist from the heavy playing from Dale and it would soon twist and stop to fluctuate back n forth.

Leo, Freddy and Dale went back to the JBL speaker company and told them to rubberize the front ridge of the speaker allowing it to push forward and backward from the signal of Dale's guitar without cocking and twisting. The new updated version was called the JBL D-130F; the F stood for Fender.

Leo, Freddy and Dale designed a speaker cabinet and in which they installed 2 -15''-JBL-D130F's. This caused Leo Fender to have to create a new and more powerful output transformer, they would call it the Dick Dale Transformer and it was made by the Triad Company.

This became the 100 watt output transformer that would actually peak 180 watts. Nothing like this had ever been done before in the world of guitars and amplifiers. This became known as the Dual-Showman Piggy Back Amp. This is why Dick Dale is called the Father of all the power Players in the world!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 05:18:15 PM by pucho812 »
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