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Joe Satriani Plays “Surfing With The Alien” with a Strat Copy and Practice Amp at a Fan’s Home

 

If you ever needed any more proof that the majority of a guitar players ‘sound’ is in their fingers then definitely check out the video clip below.

Uploaded to YouTube channel TheMexican1, Joe Satriani performs “Surfing With The Alien” (from his 1987 album of the same name), not with his signature combination of Ibanez and Marshall but instead, using a Pignose brand Stratocaster copy and a Peavey Backstage 30 practice amp.

Minus a couple of dive-bombs and the “Satch Scream”, Joe gives a pretty much note-for-note rendition of the track using the starter guitar. However, it maybe wasn’t quite as easy as it looked with Joe commenting right at the end of the clip, “That was a little painful on this guitar”.

 

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13 Comments on Joe Satriani Plays “Surfing With The Alien” with a Strat Copy and Practice Amp at a Fan’s Home

  1. Strats, You have to fight them.

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  2. Not denying that of course its how you play but hes using an effect to boost up the sound of the amp pretty obviously.

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  3. Not denying that its how you play but hes obviously using an effect to boost up the sound in that amp. Effects will change the sound in a completely different way which makes it not sound like the amp is a piece of crap. I’ve done this on a $40 Marshall mini amp and the effects bring out the power a lot. But using just regular distortion would change how differently we would hear the song.

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  4. The guitar is probably still wondering what the heck was happening!

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  5. That guitar is probably still wondering what the just happened to it!

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  6. invisible unknown // January 30, 2016 at 5:28 am // Reply

    anyone who has anything negative to say about this is a world class asshat its just satch being satch and having a little fun

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  7. That poor guitar doesn’t know what the hell just happened to it.

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  8. Satch is an utter legend and a really good sport, I love the guy he is my all time favourite guitarist. Strats are harder to play but they are all about tone they are more visceral than modern guitars. That POS he had didn’t stop him though lol.

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  9. More proof that tone is in the hands

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  10. Genius of course. Anyone that thinks anything else is jealous . Jealous they are not as good, successful or as rich

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