LES PAUL LICKS & MORE
Thanks for the brilliant 50 Les Paul Licks feature. Richard Barrett did an amazing job of nailing so many different styles and ability levels. How he managed it I haven’t a clue, but it was certainly impressive. I seem to remember a similar feature on strat licks a while back. Is this something you intend to roll out to other guitar styles? If so, how about Telecaster (James Burton, Muddy Waters, Albert Lee, Jim Mullen, Stones); Gretsch (rock and roll, rockabilly, The Beatles, Chet Atkins, etc); Jazzmaster and Jaguar (grunge, indie, surf and so on); Rickenbacker (Beatles again, The Who, Jam, Byrds); ES Thinlines (BB and Freddie King, Chuck Berry, Cream, The Beatles yet again)? I’m sure there are others but this lot should keep you going for a while. Of course, then you could do amps – Marshall, Fender, Vox, Boogie – and even effects like fuzz, chorus, wah-wah etc. Food for thought?
Richard did indeed do a fabulous job on the feature – as he always does. And yes, we have indeed been thinking along those lines for further articles. However, you forgot to mention the Gibson SG (AC/DC, Cream, Beatles, Who, Doors, etc), Explorer/Firebird/ Flying V (U2, Roxy Music, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Hendrix), and perhaps an archtop like the ES-175 (Steve Howe, Joe Pass and so many more). Obviously these aren’t features that we could run every issue – more like two or three every 12 months - so there’s enough there to keep us going for a few years I reckon! All suggestions for features welcome, as always!