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An electric guitar lesson on how to play “Rebel Rebel.” by David Bowie.
We got some very sad and shocking news this week that David Bowie, one of the great singer/songwriters of our time had passed away. He was a unique individual and a true artist. He will be missed, but his music will live forever…
I’ve been meaning to do this song for a long time but just haven’t gotten around to it. Now seems like an appropriate time…
It’s a killer lick that Bowie came up with here. I always thought that it was Mick Ronson’s contribution to the song, but in doing some digging I found out that DB played all the guitar parts on Diamond Dogs, including this tune.
I had a lot of fun making the demo for this song. I hope you enjoy the video.
I get a lot of questions about my sound so here’s what I’m using:
My amp is an Egnater Renegade head. I am using a Two Notes Torpedo Live. It’s a load box and a speaker emulator so I’m not running the Marshall 1960b speaker cabinet anymore. It enables you to crank up your tube amp but use headphones, or just listen at low volume through your monitors, so I can be rocking out and getting a great sound without bothering people around me. So far I like it!
I use a TC Electronics Nova System through the loop for effects. I also have a BB preamp which I essentially never use anymore, and sometimes (rarely) a Boss CS-3 compressor. The reverb is from the amp. My wah is a Dunlop MC404 CAE Dual Inductor, REALLY great pedal! I also use a Polytune tuner which is fantastic.
I use Elixir strings nanoweb 10-46. These are the best strings I’ve ever used. They last 5 times longer than uncoated strings and always sound great.
My guitar is a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. I have Suhr Aldrich pickups on it. I have them coil split, but for this video they were in full humbucker mode.
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