04 jeff beck

Mas­ter the pitch bend magic of the quin­tes­sen­tial gui­tarist’s gui­tarist

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In the 80s Jeff Beck would make a change in his play­ing, which would give him his own unique sound – an in­stantly recog­nis­able call­ing card. By ditch­ing his pick and opt­ing to play lit­tle else other than a Fender Strat, the gui­tar hero’s gui­tar hero forged his own style. Mix­ing fin­ger­style, whammy bar-tinged melodies, a sprin­kling of har­mon­ics, an al­ready im­pres­sive legato tech­nique and, for the fi­nal touch, vol­ume swells, Beck cre­ates some

You’ve got to hand it to the Fender Strat , be­cause there are songs in [that guita r]. It’s a tool of great in­spi­ra­tion and tor­ture at the sam e tim e be­cause it ’s for­ever sitti ng there chal­lengi ng you to find some­thing else in it , but it is there if you re­ally search. It does re­spond to touch and the tonal vari­a­tion is un­lim­ited, es­pe­cia lly wit h the whammy ba r. I have it set up so it be­comes al­most like a peda l st eel. My Strat is an­other arm, it ’s part of me. It doesn’t feel like a guita r at all. It’s an im ple­ment, which is my voice jeff beck

of the most ex­pres­sive sounds. We’re fo­cus­ing on his whammy bar phras­ing. Dial in an over­drive tone with plenty of sus­tain and make sure to play fin­ger­style.

beck ’n’ callJeff Beck found his own sound when he started play­ing a Strat

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