Rig Rundown: Jimmie Vaughan
See the stripped-down rig Vaughan uses to get his Texas blues-rock tones.
We caught up with Jimmie Vaughan's guitar tech, Mark Weber, to check out Vaughan's simple-yet-effective setup. Watch him take us through the rig in detail:
Vaughan travels with two MIM Jimmie Vaughan Signature Strats relic'd to look like his original guitar he played in the Thunderbirds. The guitars are stock with a V-shaped neck and Fender's Tex Mex pickups and strung up with custom gauged flatwound strings starting at 10.5 up to 50 or 52. Vaughan uses a Schubb capo so that when he plays a song in a different key, he can use fingerings from more familiar keys. For picks, he uses hotel room keys cut into different shapes.
Vaughan runs dual Grammatico Kingsville amps tweaked to his desired sound. They are run simultaneously with slightly different settings based on the room into a Voodoo Lab Amp Selector. His only pedal is a stock Boss Tremolo pedal used for "Scratch My Back."