Get the tone
When beefing up the guitar to sound big for blues, many players choose thicker strings and a light overdrive. The Ibanez Tube Screamer is a popular choice of overdrive pedal as it provides a pleasing blues tone. The examples on this month’s audio were recorded with a James Tyler SE guitar, and this was plugged into an Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Fender Blues Deville amplifier. The ideas here can be played on any type of guitar. All of the pickup selections and effects are notated alongside the relevant examples.