Get The Tone
Freddie King was heavily associated with Gibson guitars; a Les Paul Goldtop with P90s in the early days, then cherry ES-345 or 355. Takin’ Care Of Business was probably recorded on the Les Paul, plugged straight into a loud Fender valve amp. Freddie favoured the biggest Fenders available at the time and was often pictured with a Dual Showman. The amp was set with the volume and treble turned up full, and bass and middle on 0. To get the tone with your rig, select a crunchy tone with plenty of bite. Use the bridge pickup or bridge and neck pickups together and go for a minimal overdrive setting - just enough to provide some sustain is the key here.