The first lick uses double stops and hybrid picking. The pick plays the D string while the middle and ring fingers play the double stops. I mute the D string slightly with my palm throughout this idea. The D string notes are mainly rhythmic and muting them helps the melodic double stops stand out more.
The second lick begins with two double stop pre-bends. First, hit the double stop without bending. The G string is then pre-bent up a whole step while the B string remains fretted. Finally, release the bent note back to the original pitch. Then the same idea is repeated down a whole step.
The third lick is a double time idea. This lick sounds more difficult than it actually is because of the speed. Use hybrid picking with the pick again taking the D string and the fingers taking the G and B strings. Danny Gatton uses a lot of the repetitive ideas in his playing. In a longer solo, he might repeat the first bar much longer or even move it through the chord progression.
Lick four navigates the change from V (B7) to IV (A7) using double stops and the root. I play this using the same hybrid picking as the previous licks.
The last lick is another repetitive idea that is found in Gatton’s playing. I play this lick using all alternate picking. The basic pattern for the lick uses 5 sixteenth notes between every slide. This is another difficult idea because of the speed. Like the third lick, this one can also be repeated easily. I use a simple arpeggio to end the lick.