LES PAUL LICKS & MORE

Guitar Techniques - - TalkBack -

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?

Dan Wat­son

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!

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