Blues Lick #52: Freddie King
Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues
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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 both pickups, with the bridge volume on 10 and the neck volume on about 7.
'Exact settings' even if you have the same amp and guitar will probably not sound exactly the same... because I liked the sound of both pickups, I needed to boost the treble on the amp a bit and roll off some bass. My settings (to use as a starting point): Volume 6, Treble 8, Bass 7, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.
I used a very small amount of gain on the yellow (left) side of my Analogman King of Tone pedal. Just needed a little push, was quite subtle. Volume 1', Tone 12' and Gain about 2' (clock face settings).
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