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Article: 36023 of alt.guitar.amps
From: mbaier1–(at)– (Karl LaFong)
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Subject: Re: Buddy Guy for Victoria
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 07:28:33 GMT
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Duncan Markley wrote:

>Oh Christ, Joe. You take a Buddy Guy guitar with Texas Specials and a 25dB Clapton
>boost on full and plug it into ANYTHING and see if it doesn’t hum.

>Every time I’ve seen him on TV, his buzz is always present. It’s the guitar.

For the record, Buddy sets his amps as follows….
Bright V 12, Normal V 12, Treble 12, Bass 1, Middle 1, Presence 12. I
don’t know exactly what his pickups are, but they HOT baby!
It’s amazing he doesn’t blow the amp up everytime he plugs in.


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