Get the tone
Throughout The Who’s early years Pete Townshend played Rickenbacker guitars almost exclusively. As he explained in an interview with Sound International magazine, “I liked the look of it, I think because The Beatles were using them. I stayed with Rickenbackers for a long time and then I started to use Fenders.” Live pete also used Gibson SG Specials and Les Paul Deluxes. Ampwise at this time Pete was using a Fender Bassman head through two Marshall 4x12 cabs. The settings above will provide an authentic lead tone; to clean up your tone for rhythm work simply back off your guitar’s volume pot just as Pete would have done.