#35: Robben: Fancy Blue

Difficulty: Blue
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Super cool Mixolydian style lick this week from Mr Ford. We're still in an A Blues but notice that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th notes make a Bmin arpeggio but put chord tones either side and it sounds great. Great lick!

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Getting The Sound

For this lick I'm using a Fender Telecaster guitar (1966) into a Fender Super Champ (old valve one from 1983 designed by Rivera, not the current model) recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone.

Robben more commonly uses Gibson guitars with humbuckers but well, my tele was feeling unloved and hadn't made it into this blues series so I thought I'd give her a run with the Robben licks! ;)

Guitar Settings
To get the sound I used the bridge pickup, with the volume and tone on full.

Amp Settings
'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 7, Bass 8, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.

Pedal Settings
To try and get close to Robbens tone I use a Hermida "Zen Drive" pedal with the following settings: Vol 10', Gain 2', Tone 1', Voice 12' (clock settings).

Blues Licks

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