Ask Zac Episode 7 - Bobby Womack R&B Telecaster Master

April 17, 2020

Bobby Womack was an underrated master of R&B Guitar, who influenced many, and wrote the book and/or popularized much of what is considered the R&B guitar vernacular. From his use of sixths, sliding fifths, and double-stops, he helped stamp out a much-copied style of guitar. I walk through his time with the Valentinos, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and his own two first solo records cut in Memphis at American Studios. He was also one of the cats that helped make the Telecaster the defacto R&B guitar.

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Gear for this video

1967 Telecaster - D'Addario XL120+ 95-44 strings

1967 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker


Vintage MXR Script logo Dyna Comp

Boss TR-2 Tremolo

Boss Volume Pedal

Boss DD-2 Delay

Boss TU-12H Tuner

Truetone CS6 for power

George L's cables