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...Does anyone have thoughts about what it takes to rig a guitar and get a Hedges kind of sound?
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I was just thinking today about how I never have seen any mention of Michael Hedges on this site and then I see this post! He has been one of my top 5 guitar idols for about ten years. I think that I have all of his CDs and all of them in MP3 format (in case anyone would like to hear some of his stuff, email me). He pretty much never plays in standard tuning at all. That is part of his secret to his sound. One thing that helps acheive his sound is playing through a nice acoustic guitar
amp with some fat-ass bass to it. I am attaching one of my favorite cover tunes that he would often play live (I saw him 3 times, once with Michael Manring, the bass player version of Hedges). Here is All Along the Watchtower......