Get The Tone

Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Jazz -

Ge­orge Benson is renowned for us­ing his sig­na­ture Ibanez Ge­orge Benson model gui­tar with flat­wound strings through a Poly­tone amp. To em­u­late his sound (if you don’t have a jazz gui­tar to hand), use the neck pickup on your gui­tar and roll the tone off to around 5, or take the tre­ble down on your amp. Heavy gauge strings also help to get that jazzy sound – you’ll find that Benson’s lines seem to work bet­ter with the re­sis­tance you get from heav­ier strings.

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