#34: BB King: Maj6 End

All time classic BB style lick this one, runs down the A Minor Pentatonic but then ends on the natural 6 which would normally be associated with the Major Pentatonic or Dorian mode. One of his trademark tricks!


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.

Guitar Settings
To get the sound I used the neck pickup, with the volume rolled back a tiny bit just to help it clean up.

Amp Settings
'Exact settings' even if you have the same amp and guitar will probably not sound exactly the same... My settings (to use as a starting point): Volume 6, Treble 8, Bass 6, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.

Pedal Settings
None used.

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