Blues Lick #11: T-Bone Walker
Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues
This lick was made famous by Chuck Berry, but he stole it from T-Bone!! It's all over the place in T-Bone's solos, and there are many variations too - very influential lick!
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Getting The Sound
For this lick I'm using a Gibson 335 guitar (1969) into a Fender Super Champ (old valve one from 1983 designed by Rivera, not the current model) recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone.
To get the sound I used the neck pickup with the volume rolled off a little to keep the sound clean, and also the tone rolled back a little (between 8/9) just to fatten the sound a little.
'Exact settings' even if you have the same amp and guitar will probably not sound exactly the same... I kept the amp pretty clean nothing exciting. My settings (to use as a starting point): Volume 6, Treble 6, Bass 7, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.
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