Get The Tone

Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Blues -

Dur­ing this era Billy’s main squeeze was a ’59 Gib­son Les Paul nick­named Pearly Gates, plus var­i­ous Fend­ers, so it’s more the way you play than what you play. We’re look­ing for a bot­tom-heavy full over­driven. A medium pow­ered amp and over­drive pedal will do the trick, as will many mod­el­ling al­ter­na­tives. Ex­per­i­ment with light palm mut­ing on the bass strings. With high gain this’ll thicken the tone and put let you ei­ther ac­cen­tu­ate this or make the tran­si­tion to­ward pinched har­mon­ics.

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