Get The Tone

Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Blues -

At this stage in King’s ca­reer, Lu­cille was a Wine Red ES-355, and for this show, she was plugged di­rectly into a cranked ‘sil­ver­face’ 2x12 Fender Twin. We’re af­ter quite a hot sound by BB’s stan­dards, so dial up a moder­ate drive and se­lect both pick­ups if you have a two-hum­bucker gui­tar, then bal­ance the tone with the two vol­umes. If you’re us­ing sin­gle-coils, boost bass and mid and cut some high end. But, as much of King’s sound comes from his ex­pres­sion and note choice, feel free to use what­ever you’ve got.

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