Watch Joe Satriani Play “Surfing with the Alien” on a Strat Copy at a Fan’s Home

Ever wanted rock-solid evidence that a player's tone is in their fingers? Look no further.
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If you've ever needed more evidence that the majority of a guitar player's "sound" is in their fingers, you definitely should check out the video above.

The background on how this actually came to happen is a little unclear. However, in the video, which was uploaded to a YouTube channel called TheMexican1  Joe Satriani, who appears to be in a fan's home, performs “Surfing with the Alien” (from his 1987 album of the same name) - not with his usual Ibanez JS series guitar, Marshall amp and signature effects, but with a $100 Pignose Strat copy, a Peavey Backstage 30 practice amp and a Digitech RP200 multi-effect unit.

Minus a few dive bombs and the “Satch Scream," the virtuoso provides a pretty much note-perfect rendition of his instrumental classic.

Of course, it might not have been as easy as it looked or sounded. Near the end of the clip, Joe says, “That was a little painful on this guitar."