I love "fancy" progressions like that, once I can get them memorized. What's neat is that you can play pretty simple solos over them, despite how complex they are. BB may be one of the all-time greats, but notes-wise, his leads are pretty simple.
A7, A#dim, Edim7, Gdim7, A#dim7, walking up the board on the four high strings. The latter resolving to E sounds great, and now I understand why - on an intuitive basis. The A# is not a IV yet not a V, so it's a teaser - an unexpected tone to be hung on, yet still drops like a rock back to the root, which it also includes.
And, despite always going up in pitch, in the scale it's teasing you towards the V, back down to the I, then the iii, then almost to the V again - squirm, lose your balance, and fall back to the root. Neat shit.
Yeah I put them i myself, I do al my own guitar work. REALLY EASY to put in. Only thing to remember is to wrap some tape or something round the output jack to insulate it from any shielding pain in the output jack hole otherwise it might run the battery down.
I wouldn't use EMG 81 and 85 without doing the 18V the sound difference is massive, much more flexible. I built a twin battery hatch in my control plate to make battery changes easier.
Thanks bro. Looks like you got some pretty awesome pics yourself. One of the things I like most about the pic in my sig/avatar is that in the background you can see some pics of Randy. Zakk brought those to Dime on that visit. Story is that this was the last time Zakk saw Dime. Not sure how much truth there is to that, but I can look at both of them and tell that even if this wasn't the last time they saw each other, it wasn't long after that Dime was murdered.
You're welcome BZ. I agree with you, that's all he's know for when in fact, he's much more. Believe it or not, his first is still one of my all-time favorites JJF is on there and and I like that version as well, although on the live recordings, of which I have several, he really plays some nice stuff during the breaks in that song. The new "FCA 35 An Evening With Peter Frampton" is worth it for that alone, but in reality, there's GREAT playing all over it!
To me, he's a good player to study, no matter what kind of music you might be into.