Video: How to Get the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" Guitar Tone

Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (1968). Photo by: Larry Ellis/Stringer, Getty Images.

The Rolling Stones were no strangers to unconventional recording techniques and experimentation. Their discography is filled with examples of creative tones and unique sounds.

Today, we're zeroing in on a particular sound—that gritty, lo-fi acoustic guitar sound you can hear on tracks like "Gimme Shelter," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and of course, "Street Fighting Man"—and the actual toys the band used to achieve it. Check out the full video above to get the inside scoop on that special sound and to watch our little studio recreation.

If you're still looking for more Stones inspiration, check out or "Potent Pairings: The Sound of the Rolling Stones" video for some recommendations on key pedals that can help you recreate the band's most famous tones.

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