Blues Lick #34: B.B. King
Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues
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!
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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 back a tiny bit just to help it clean up.
'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.
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