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The King of Sob-Rock!

John Mayer started his recording career with Room For Squares in 2001. The acoustic hit single Your Body Is A Wonderland launched him into the world.

This was followed up with Daughters in 2003 on the album Heavier Things.

Now firmly established as a heartthrob, John went electric in 2006 with the revered album Continuum, a trio album with Steve Jordan (drums), and legendary Pino Palladino on bass.

Along with this, the live album Try! was released the same year. Here we find the tunes Belief, Gravity, and Vultures.

In just five years, John Mayer had successfully established himself as a heavyweight singer-songwriter, as well as an acoustic and electric guitarist.

He’s been recording and touring the world ever since, releasing more hits and being named the King of Sob-Rock.

Even though his guitar laying initially was extremely influenced by Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, after years of touring and record making, John has now become a heavyweight, effectively flying the flag for great guitar playing in the modern era.

In 2023, John is returning to his acoustic roots, touring on his own with just an acoustic guitar.

After listening to a few interviews with him where he played a few tunes never recorded, the audience may be in for a proper treat. As far as I could tell, his best tunes haven’t seen the light of day, yet.

On a final note, John is now being looked up to by many guitarists for his tone, with pedal and amp geeks studying pictures of his live rig, and discussing it in forums.

Most notable is his use of Dumble amps, classic pedals like the Klon, and which version of the tube screamer pedal he favours.

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Belief chords

You can learn how to play Belief by John Mayer using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.

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Dumble Amps

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Excentric Alexander Dumble is the man behind the world’s most expensive amps that most people weren’t allowed to buy.

Played by Robben Ford and SRV, his most famous models include the Overdrive Special, Steel String Singer, and Dumbleland.

Klon Centaur

Klon Centaur pedal

The world’s most expensive pedal: The Klon Centaur has been copied by so many brands the concept itself has a name: Klones.

Find out more about this legendary pedal by watching a collection of YouTube videos about it.

Tube Screamer

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The Tube Screamer is the world’s most copied overdrive pedal. Ironically, it started out as a copy itself and wasn’t even built by Ibanez.

Check out the playlist in this article comparing all the different versions of the Tube Screamer pedal, as well as detailing its complex history.


Vultures chords

You can learn how to play Vultures by John Mayer using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.

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About me

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This article about John Meyer tunes was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

Most importantly, find out why you should learn guitar through playing tunes, not practising scales, and studying theory in isolation.


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