Sleepwalk

I’ve probably played this song 10,000 times. I’m sure it’s etched into the minds of everyone in this house. I’ve worked out different ways of playing it and I can pretty much play it with my eyes shut *unless* you put me in front of a video camera. So that’s what I spent my time doing tonight while my wife and kids are out at the Hurricanes game. For some reason I freeze up in front of the camera. Anyway….. This take was the best of the bunch tonight. I built the amp, a tweed Fender Deluxe clone and the reverb unit, a clone of a Fender 6G15. The guitar is a Gretsch DuoJet and I run it through a Klon KTR and a tc electronic delay setup as a slapback echo. It’s only a few minutes long and worth watching for the blooper I put in at the end of the video.

Got Gretsch?

 

My G6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville & G6128TCG Duo Jet

My G6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville & G6128TCG Duo Jet

 

As I’ve gotten older I find myself moving away from the standard Gibson and Fender guitars to Gretsch guitars. I wish I had discovered these years ago, especially the DuoJet. I’ve never played a guitar that felt so right in my hands before. It’s been one of the nicer things about growing older.