Learn me this brian setzer trick !

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by samdevos, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. samdevos

    samdevos Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2009
    I want to learn htis trick , and i have tried it for long time but i cant seem to decode it :(

    Trick starts at 0:18

    If someone could tab this out excately how he's play this little whammy section .

    i know its a brian setzer trick and he explain it in that lesson video long time ago but i didn't understand it neither

  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Sounds like he plays an arpeggiated chord and is pushing the bar down before he hits each note and brings the bar up, mimicking a slide effect.
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  3. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    The chord is divided in 3 parts with wammy bar between parts :
    E,A bass <wammy> Beeewooog
    D, G middle <wammy> Deewooong
    B, E trebly <wammy> Teeee...

    That's it...
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  4. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    Sep 4, 2009
    And the chord is.. ..
  5. samdevos

    samdevos Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Its a D9 chord , but he can play it without his whammy aswell , look at this vid : ( one on my fav rock this town versions)

    starting 45:57
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  6. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Like j.s.c. explained. Gotta play it with a lot of feeling for the correct timing:

    string only two notes, wobble immediately, string the other notes (while damping the unstrung notes a bit), wobble immediately and so on.

    Here you can hear it played by Brian himself, one of my favourite Setzer solos:


    I prefer playin this vibrated chord frettin' only two strings at once, but that's just me.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
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  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    like the guys above said plus..... hehe you have to be real fast and accurate with your bigsby - an advanced trick for sure :)
  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    You can do it by playing the double stop/chord fragment, then quickly sliding down one fret and back up. With single notes you can do a pull off/ hammer on.
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  9. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    He comes to life when he straps on the Gretsch around 21:35
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  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    FWIW.. at the risk of repeating myself and this does happen..I own his black guild he's playing in this show at 28:14. It was actually given to me as a gift. I dont know if you remember Nick from the HoodooVoodoolounge but he was the benevolent one. :)

    Attached Files:

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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  12. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    What is the fingering for this 9th chord??? I can't figure it out (I feel stupid)... I don't play 9th chords with all 6 strings... Screen Shot 2019-10-15 at 7.58.48 AM.png I can't find a diagram that matches his (apparent) hand position- looks like he's got the root (D) with the index finger at the 10th fret... AND if he's using all 6 strings... I can't find a diagram for that...?
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  13. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  15. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Not a D9, according to chorderator:

    Screen Shot 2019-10-15 at 1.02.45 PM.png
    but... if I understand the "trick" right (explained above).. it requires all 6 strings being fingered, with the bigsby use, 2 at a time:


    ...altho in Brian's lesson video, he's hitting that chord FOUR times...
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
  16. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Looks like a 9 chord with an assumed root, like the T-bone chord.
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  17. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I saw Setzer on a video explaining it, he said it's a 9th chord and he called it 'seasick' IIRC
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  18. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    X 9 10 9 10 x = D9. Stormy Monday voicing

    Same chord could be an Am6 or an F#m7b5
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