Johnny Marr – The Messenger

Showcasing Johnny Marr’s use of Nashville Tuning on the title cut from his solo debut, released in 2013.

You can read more about this tuning here. I’m using these string gauges:

E (26)
A (17)
D (13)
G (08)
B (14)
E (11)

I’ve transcribed the version that he’s played live and you can hear it on Adrenalin Baby (2015), an album of live recordings from the Playland tour.

I also wrote a blog post for this one.


For the audio, I’m using my Silvertone 1449 into a DAW using the Overloud TH3 plugin. Tubescreamer, then boss-style Chorus into a compressor plus delay & reverb. Amp is AC-30-style with Fender Twin 2×12 cabinet.

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