Who doesn’t love the sound of a good Telecaster? Played through a Divided By 13 FTR37 it is even better. Turn up the reverb and do a few surf tunes! And so we did. The arrangement is from the movie Back to the Beach where Dick Dale plays his classic tune, Pipeline, with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Dick was known for playing very loud and employing a rapid picking technique, heard here toward the end of the tune. The vibrato at the end is done by bending the neck, no whammy bar required.

Recorded on November 13, 2012 during our practice for “A Blues Yule” here is the Consultants of Swing version of Pipeline.


Bill Kirkpatrick – rhythm guitar
Carl Strempler – lead guitar
Adam Halstrom – bass
Greg Boettcher – drums
Gary Brenner – keys