Watch the C Smooth online guitar lesson by Gil Parris from NYC Rhythm & Blues
This tune was the first song of the evening played with sax player Baron Raymonde's band. The tune is essentially a funky, slow minor blues with an interesting turnaround. I'll talk a bit about rhythm guitar textures, wah playing, doubling the melody, and some essential voicings.
Gil plays a Reverend Charger HB guitar in all of his lessons. Here's specs and contact info:
Although the obvious choice for thick rock tones, this is no one-trick pony. The bridge pickup is slightly hotter than a vintage PAF, and the neck pickup slightly cleaner. Easily covers clean to mean.
The solid wood top (not veneer or plywood) and basswood body with strategically placed tone chambers guarantee a resonant, light, and lively instrument that responds to the player's touch.
- Designed by Joe Naylor
- Strung and set-up in the USA, built in Korea
- Solid spruce top, chambered mahogany body
- Reverend humbuckers (exact same pickups used in the award winning USA models)
- Wilkinson EZ-Lock tuners
- 25.5" scale bolt-on maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius 22 frets
- Dual-action truss rod
- Graphite nut
- 3-Way pickup selector
- Custom volume control retains treble when rolled back
- Custom tone control cuts highs without killing volume
- Bass Contour control rolls off bass and re-voices pickups
- Available in Midnight Black, Metallic Red, or Flame Maple
For more information, visit www.reverendguitars.com