“Most of his career T-Bone used an ES-5, which was wired out of phase. I don’t know if it was on purpose or not, but out of phrase they have a bright shimmering tone. So if you’re out-of-phase you’ll have a similar tone. http://archive.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/Tone-Tips/duke-robillard-610/more
In early '56, after the massive success of "Blue Suede Shoes", Carl Perkins purchased an $800 blonde Gibson ES-5 maple-top with three P-90 pickups with separate tone and volume controls for each. He also got himself one of the hand built EchoSonic amps from Ray Butts out of Cairo, Illinois for $250 down and $250 on delivery. Carl Perkins' Gibson ES-5 is currently on display at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. Quote taken from: http://www.the-jime.dk/Rockabilly_Guitar/Carl_Perkins_Guitars_and_Amps.htmmore
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