Watch the Next Door Neighbor online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Play in the Style of Billy Gibbons
So, what to write here while you listen to the solo performance? That's often the question I have while coming up with text for these particular examples. :-) So since I can't think of anything really exciting to say about the performance, because it's all about the actual performance, I'll talk a little bit about pick ups. I am a big fan of the PAF-style humbucker pickup found in traditional Les Pauls. Of course, we all are, but we don't have a few thousand dollars to seek out a set of originals. There are many excellent PAF-style pickups available on the market all varying widely in cost! I am a long time DiMarzio endorser and a user. The pickups you were hearing the Michael Tuttle-made guitar I am playing are called the Masters. The set I have in there are actually prototypes that I got a chance to try out prior to them being released. The other pickup that I love by DiMarzio is the 36th Anniversary PAF that I was also fortunate enough to be a beta tester for. How does this happen? Well, my good friend Steve Blucher designed those pickups.