Stevie Ray Vaughan is perhaps one of the most influential players within the guitar playing community. His talent is undeniable. And while most of his sounds are created from those abilities, the gear he owned did help shape that sound. First, Vaughan was known for his affinity for the Ibanez Tube Screamer. He used every one of them: as they upgraded, so did he, starting from the TS808 all the way to the TS10.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Pedalboards
From this Premiere Guitar article, we know that SRV’s earlier effects came from the Tube Screamer as well as two Vox Wahs. He later added the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face, Tycobrache Octavia (and Roger Mayer Octavias before them) as well as a Univibe.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Early Years Pedalboard
This first pedalboard seems to be in the early years era described above: Tube Screamer and a Vox Wah.
|Pedal||TS9 Tube Screamer||V845 Classic Wah-Wah Pedal||Loop Selector|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Discontinued|
Stevie Ray Vaughan Later Years “Fuzz” Pedalboard
The Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face was the most notable addition to his board in later years.
|Pedal||Octavia Rocket||Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face||Loop Selector||TS10 Tube Screamer||V845 Classic Wah-Wah Pedal||Octavia|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Discontinued||Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer||Available New|
Stevie Ray Vaughan Tube Screamer Settings
We get some insight into SRV’s Tube Screamer settings from the Seymour Duncan forums yet again.
I’ve got my Tele with the Jerry Donahue pickup plugged into both TS-9’s and straight into my Deluxe Reverb on about 4. Both TS-9’s “ON” is a cool tone but a little over the top and I’ve been just comparing them to each other one at a time. I have the level dimed on both of them and the tone at about 11 to 1 oclock, just depending. Then I bring up the drive to about 9 or 10 oclock…and maybe bring down the level a little if needed. Even with these modded TS-9’s, that’s, roughly, my favorite setting. It’s like a clean boost but gives ton’s of sustain and allows pinch harmonics to really take off.
|Drive : 9:00 – 10:00 Tone : 11:00 – 1:00 Level : In relation to drive for even sound|
Stevie Ray Vaughan Pedalboard Sources