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Motown Guitar 101

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Let's look at how to get the vibe and tone for Motown. As you'll discover, it's simple! Most of the guitars in the Motown era were plugged directly into the board with a little bit of reverb.

You can experiment with pickup selections. I like to use the bridge pickup for the backbeat guitars, and the middle pickup for the melody guitars.

Motown is a stripped-down style without a lot of flash. Just get in the groove, keep it simple, and create a sweet vibe.