Get The Tone

Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Prog -

In the early days of King’s X, Ta­bor’s gui­tar sound was a closely guarded se­cret. He played a rare Fen­der Strat model called the Elite, which was only in pro­duc­tion be­tween 1983 and 1984, fea­tur­ing ac­tive mid-boost cir­cuitry. In an at­tempt to keep his sig­na­ture sound from be­ing dis­cov­ered, he swapped lo­gos on his amps so the source of his tone re­mained a mys­tery. It was years later, be­fore he fi­nally re­vealed that he was ac­tu­ally us­ing a solid-state Gibson amp for the band’s first four al­bums. For an ap­prox­i­ma­tion of Ta­bor’s sound, I’d rec­om­mend us­ing a sin­gle-coil gui­tar with just enough gain on your amp to give the sus­tain you need.

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