Episode #6 of Guitar Search Saturdays ventures into a popular used guitar shop called Found Sound. Found Sound has loads of great gear including vintage amplifiers, pedals, and guitars. If you’re into second hand guitars, this place is an absolute gold mine.
This first episode of guitar search Saturdays takes place in a second hand shop in Melbourne Australia called Cash Converters. This is a new series of videos where I head into random guitar shops, second hand shops, pawn shops, and more taking a look at what guitar goodies we can find. You can find a mix of cheaper gear as well as more expensive guitars in Cash Converters. It really depends on how lucky you are on the particular day. On this day, I found an amplifier I ended up buying a few days later.
Week 6 in the Mustang Monday series is based on the live Jonny Lang tones from 1997. His tone is gritty, dirty, and simply awesome. Great tone and his controlled yet somewhat erratic style lead playing with great attack really makes the guitar sing. He was 16 years old when this video was shot and some consider this some of his best tone of all time. I like his new tone as well with the modified Deluxe Reverb amplifiers but that said, whatever he has in this clip, I’ve tried to emulate to the best of my ability.
I am using my solid body Fender 52 Telecaster with Joe Barden pickups for this model as I don’t have a Telecaster like Jonny Lang’s one in this clip and it sounds pretty sweet. Back the volume down and it cleans up, turn it up and it gets nasty! That coupled with an overdrive pedal as well to kick in more gain and volume and this patch sings for blues guitarists.
I really love this tone and it should work great for most type of guitars. Feel free to modify based on your particular guitar. Like I mentioned I have Joe Barden pickups in my Telecaster and they are fatter and thicker sounding that regular single coils so feel free to do a little tweaking to get it the way you want it.
I hope you enjoy this patch. You can download it from the Fender Fuse software by typing in “intheblues” or “Mustang Monday”. Or you can download it from the web here.