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This double stop lick comes from the virtuosic Jimmy Bryant. It comes from his solo over a tune called "The Night Rider" released in 1954 on the Speed West Jimmy Bryant record Two Guitars Country Style. The tune, like a lot of the Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant tunes, is based on rhythm changes and is in the key of B flat. This is a super creative way to walk through rhythm changes with double stops. You also have to keep in mind that Jimmy Bryant was the first guy to endorse a Broadcaster. So it’s also the first time you’re really hearing creative use of double stops on what came to be the telecaster. This early sophisticated double stop lick is an important one.