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    Who was the first guitarist with "singing" overdrive?

    When does the SINGING lead tone emerge?

    Is there any credible singing lead tone before Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton of any real note?

    I don't mean buzzy distortion or growling guitar like Link Wray and others but gain used for a more singing lead tone (like early Beck and Clapton did for example)

    Who were the first guys to do this and preferably do it well?


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    Gee thanks.

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