That time I asked Carlos Santana how he gets his guitar tone

By Steve Newton

One of the biggest thrills of my life as a rock journalist came when I interviewed Carlos Santana in August of 2011.

His guitar sound has just entranced me ever since I first heard “Black Magic Woman” as a kid.

So of course I had to ask him where he gets his tone from.

Have a listen:

 

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