Get the tone

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

Ford has used a va­ri­ety of gui­tars over the years, in­clud­ing a 1958 Gibson ES335, Sakashta and Baker cus­tom builds, a 1958 Stra­to­caster, a Fen­der Es­prit Ul­tra, and a 1960 Tele­caster. For back­line, he favours Dum­ble Over­drive Spe­cial and Fen­der Su­per Re­verb amps, D’Ad­dario .010-.046 gauge strings and D’Ad­dario heavy gauge picks. To try to du­pli­cate his tone, use the neck or bridge po­si­tions on a hum­bucker equipped gui­tar and use a lightly dis­torted tube amp sound. Ul­ti­mately, though, Robben’s sound comes down to his inim­itable touch and feel.

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