Get the tone
Bucky is a long-time Benedetto endorsee, while John has a signature Moll custom 7-string. The modern electric ‘jazz’ tone is surprisingly bright, so while flatwounds, archtop hollow-body and a super-clean amp are the order of the day, there is no need to turn the treble down on either guitar or amp. Both Bucky and John favour picking very close to and sometimes over the edge of the neck and both switch between pick and fingerstyle. I plugged my Benedetto Bravo straight into the desk with just a little reverb and panned John’s parts left and Bucky right.