Get the tone
To recreate the guitar sounds on the original recording several effects are required including a heavy fuzz pedal and a Digitech Whammy pedal. The piano arpeggios at the start were not originally performed on guitar, but we included them as extra study should you wish to perform the song without a keyboard player. For these arpeggios, a little bit of tremolo and the whammy pedal up the octave will help them to sound more keyboard- like. To get the sound with your set-up, simply select your bridge pickup and set your amp for a heavy, rock orientated overdrive. A fuzz pedal is a welcome addition if you have one, and will sound more industrial. The Whammy pedal is a most excellent device and players as diverse as Tom Morello, Steve Vai and indeed Matt Bellamy have made some very memorable statements with it. Set your whammy pedal or pitch shifter for a ‘one octave up’ setting, and you’re good to go.