Watch the Texas Twang Shuffle 4 online guitar lesson by David Blacker from West Coast Blues

Something often overlooked is how addicted West Coast blues players are to good tone, and for a sparse solo like this, great tone is mandatory. Don't worry so much about pedals and gadgets--few of the greats relied on them. Finding the right tone to cover gigging situations will require a lot of trial and error, but once you land on that magical sound, you will be that much farther ahead than many otherwise great pickers. Before plunking down your hard earned cash on boutique and vintage gear, check out a few online resources like thegearmall.com and
thegearpage.net.