Because of the popularity of Dale's signature playing, Fender added to their inventory of guitars, the making of the Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster which seems to be a favorite amongst the Dick Dale guitar players. Among his early musical influences was his uncle. Retrieved 25 July Dale took the guitar and started to beat it to death, and he blew up Leo Fender's amp and blew out the speaker. Views Read Edit View history. Dale himself has attested on numerous occasions that the original classic surf sound is a guitar played loud, but still semi-clean, through a cranked amp with heavy use of onboard amp tremolo. Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum.
Leo Fender kept giving Dale amps and Dale kept blowing them up!
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Movie - "Escape From L. As of January 24, Dale's parent's celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, his dad is 86 and his mother is 81 years young. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dick Dale. Perhaps his most prominent endorsement would have to be for Fender Musical Instruments. He studied martial arts Kenpo karate for over 30 years.