How can I get the guitar sound on "Freebird"?

by Adam

Hi, I'm planning on performing the free bird solo at my upcoming school talent show and I was wondering if you could recommend a specific amp which is good for getting loud hammer ons and that can create a sound similar to the original song. Thanks.

ANSWER

Gary Rossington used a Gibson SG with stock pickups on the slide solos for Free Bird. He also put a nail under the strings near the nut to raise the action and tuned the "B" string down to "G". He used a glass Coricidin bottle for a slide.

His amp was Peavey Mace heads and Cabs ,no effects just guitar and amp. He set the Bridge pickup volume to 5 or 6 for rhythym,and left the neck pickup volume at full for leads.

Lynne

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