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Ain't That Lovin' You Baby: Gear & Tone


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The song was originally recorded with two guitars, but here I've arranged a composite for one electric guitar. This traditional blues tune is performed in the key of 'F' with the capo on the 1st fret and using open 'E', 'A', and 'B7' chord shapes, but for this lesson we'll play it in the key of 'E' using the same three chords and no capo.

A small tube amp was likely used on the original recording to get that warm clean boxy tone with a little breakup. Use a clean tone with EQ set like this: Bass at 12 o'clock, Mid at 11 o'clock, and Treble at 1 o'clock. These settings should get you pretty close to the desired tones using whatever amp you have. Use an electric with the neck position pickup. The Guitar Tricks Blues Courses have lots of lessons to get you up to speed on blues forms, rhythms, and playing styles.