Watch the Someday Baby Solo online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Advanced Blues Soloing

On a solo like this, the right tone is pretty important to help some of the notes really ring out and get some sustain. The key to that is overdrive, but not too much, just enough to hold those notes, which also makes it a lot more fun! The trick here is to get the bends in tune and vibrato them steadily, keeping it in tune. It's a tricky thing to do, and the bane of many guitar players existence. It requires a lot of practice and hand strength, but there is nothing worse than out of tune bends and vibrato. It can really make a good player sound amateur. Conversely, if executed properly, can make an amateur player sound more professional.