Watch the Outbound Dog online guitar lesson by Bill Kirchen from 30 Hot Rod Guitar Licks You MUST Know
This lick is hybrid picked with a "dead-thumb" bass part. Although I play it with a pick, not my thumb, it's a technique associated with finger-picked country blues. Damp the low E with the meat of your palm, and hit the open low E like a drone for the majority of the song. I play this on "Home in My Hand", the flip side of "Hot Rod Lincoln", Paramount Records, 1972.