Blues Lick #41: B.B. King
Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues
Very cool BB lick this one, quite an unusual phrase but tasty once you got your fingers around it! It's based around an Amin7 arpeggio and finished on the root note with the classic BB vibrato!
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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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