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Guitar Techniques - - LESSON: R&B -

Mar­riott played mostly Gretsch gui­tars in the Small Faces days. He favoured semi-acous­tic mod­els like the 1620 and Coun­try Gen­tle­man, both of which were equipped with hum­buck­ing pick­ups as stan­dard. How­ever this doesn’t mean that you won’t get close with sin­gle-coils. Re­mem­ber, gui­tar sounds were very tre­bly dur­ing the early 60s, so se­lect your neck pickup, turn your tone con­trol up full, and dial in plenty of tre­ble on your amp. To re­duce dis­tor­tion for rhythm parts, sim­ply roll off your gui­tar’s vol­ume con­trol un­til the amp 'cleans up'.

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