The rising country star reveals which legendary picker recently built her a "Mary Kaye" Strat clone, as well as why she started painting guitars.

Ell runs her guitars into a Shure ULXD4Q quad-channel digital wireless system. From there, the signal hits a Dunlop 535Q wah, a J. Rockett Audio Archer Ikon, an Ernie Ball VP Jr volume pedal, an Xotic BB Preamp, an MXR Digital Reverb, a Dunlop EP103 Echoplex Delay, and a Boss DD-7 Digital Delay. A Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus provides the juice, while D’Addario’s Custom Series and American Stage Instrument Cables hold it all together.

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There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.

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  • Explain how chords are generated from scales.
  • Create unusual harmonies, chord progressions, bass lines, and melodies using the blues scale.
  • Demonstrate how music theory and musical intuition can coalesce to create unique sounds from traditional materials.
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