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ChristopherSchlegel
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11/21/2021 3:19 pm
Originally Posted by: Violanted

Now how would i apply this on Guitar is a different story, how can I get a typical blues sound is the guitar determining that or the amp or combination of both or the use of specific pedal effects?

[p]All of the above. And it depends on what kind of tone you are after. Which artist or song you might be trying to emulate.

If you are trying to do BB King, then you need a hollowbody with a clean tone. Albert or Freddie King, you need a Gibson with a clean tone but a little bit of breakup. SRV then you need a Strat style guitar (often using the neck pickup) with more overdrive.

The process you outlined is fine for general purposes. But it's possible to use a wide variety of guitars, pickup settings, effects & amps for blues (or most any genre).

The GT Blues course goes into some of that information. And each blues song taught on GT has a gear & tone lesson for this purpose.

Hope that helps!


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