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Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

Tony Hicks played many dif­fer­ent gui­tars dur­ing the early years of The Hol­lies, but his con­sis­tent favourite was a Gibson ES-345. While th­ese are hum­bucker-equipped, that elu­sive 60s sound can be achieved on any gui­tar as long as you re­mem­ber one im­por­tant rule: keep your preamp gain low! Back in those days there were no mas­ter vol­umes; valve amps had to be played loud to achieve their ‘sweet spot’.

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