Continual Moments of Guitar Geek
I’ve got a few musician friends who liked this particular section of the video from The Ellington in Lynchburg, Va., so I decided to make it a separate YouTube post and share some guitar geek info. I love that stuff!
I will find any excuse to take a guitar completely apart and replace pickups, wiring, switches, tone-pots, caps, etc. If there is a soldering gun nearby, nothing is safe. I’m always searching for that “perfect” sound, which doesn’t exist. It’s all about the journey and, of course, context.
So here’s the rundown of my guitar rig for this show at that particular moment: The guitar is my old Joe Glaser/Fender Strat with vintage-style Lindy Fralin Pickups in the neck and middle positions. There’s a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucker in the bridge that is selectable: single coil or humbucker. From there, the only processing in the chain is an original TS-808 Tube Screamer and a vintage Vox wah. I may have a bit of delay in there for depth as well. The amp is an early production, all tube, hand-wired Fender Vibro-King. I usually set the volume around 7 or so. This particular solo emanated from the neck pickup. Enjoy!