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Sweet Tone

BUDDY GUY HAD JUST MADE ONE OF THE swampiest, hippest, and sonically adventurous blues albums of the year when he graced our August 2001 cover.
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BUDDY GUY HAD JUST MADE ONE OF THE swampiest, hippest, and sonically adventurous blues albums of the year when he graced our August 2001 cover. Sweet Tea was a real mindblower, placing Guy at the service of Northern Mississippi-style blues for the first time in his career—as well as songs he had never played before—and he responded with some absolutely ferocious performances. Here is a high-cost/lowcost comparison of some of the gear Guy brought to the Sweet Tea sessions. (All prices are street.)

POSH

GUITARS

Fender Artist Series Buddy Guy Stratocaster ($2,019), Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS ($3,699)

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AMP

Fender Cyber Twin SE ($1,299)

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EFFECTS

Ibanez TS808HW Hand-Wired Tube Screamer ($349), Dunlop BG-95 Buddy Guy wah ($169), Maxon PT999 Phase Tone ($150)

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gp1210_Posh_TubeScreamer
gp1210_Posh_BuddyWah

STRINGS

Ernie Ball Slinky, gauged .013-.062 ($4.59)

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PICKS

Dunlop Rounded Triangle ($3.99; six pack)

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TOTAL

$7,693.58

POOR

GUITARS

Fender Buddy Guy Polka Dot Stratocaster ($869), Epiphone Limited Edition 1956 Les Paul goldtop ($399)

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gp1210_Poor_EpipGoldtop

AMP

Fender G-DEC 3 ($399; 30-watt 1x10)

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EFFECTS

Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer ($99), Dunlop Original Cry Baby ($69), Visual Sound GarageTone Oil Can Phaser ($59)

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gp1210_Poor_IbanezTS
gp1210_Poor_DunlopWah

STRINGS

Same ($4.59)

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PICKS

Same ($3.99; six pack)

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TOTAL

$1,902.58

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