Joe Bonamassa sound check: backstage tips

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Issue 249 September 24, 2015

Dan Erlewine visits backstage with the great blues guitarist, Joe Bonamassa and his highly experienced tech, Mike Hickey. Joe talks guitars with Dan, and Mike shares two guitar setup tips.

About the guitars in this video: Joe talks about his 1959 Les Paul named “Snakebite,” and Mike restrings the original “Lucy,” the Flying V Dan built for Albert King in 1972.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Joe Bonamassa talks about playing-in a guitar that’s been refretted
  • Mike Hickey’s quick restringing method
  • Mike talks about top-wrapping the tailpiece on Joe’s “Snakebite” Les Paul
  • Dan measures the action on Joe’s guitars

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