Western Swing Soloing Hacks - Ask Zac 161

April 17, 2020

One of my Patreon supporters started playing with a new group, and they wanted to add some Western Swing numbers and he wanted some pointers for playing in that style. I thought this would be the perfect topic for a video. Here, I share some do's and don'ts along with harmonic & tonal concepts for sounding legit when performing Western Swing.

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Gear used:2023 Headstrong Lil' King with 12" Eminence GA-SC64 speaker


1957 Fender Esquire with a 1954 neck pickup, and original bridge pickup. Restoration and Aging on the Body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Refret by Nick at Glaser Instruments. Both pickups were rewound by Ron Ellis. Pickguard design by Jay & Kristi Smith of Juicebox Designs.



Strings: D'Addario NYXL 95-44


Pick:Blue Chip TPR 35

Effects: Jrocket Archer Ikon with NOS diods from Chad C.


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