Every­thing you need to know be­fore play­ing ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’

Total Guitar - - CLASSIC TRACK -

All the gui­tar parts fea­ture a bridge po­si­tion hum­bucker pickup with vary­ing de­grees of over­drive. For the main riff, aim for a very mild over­drive tone, al­most clean, in fact. You can use a com­pres­sor pedal to help the notes ring out (although this is op­tional). For the lead work, turn up the gain, per­haps adding some dis­tor­tion from a pedal if your amp doesn’t have enough drive. Aim for a tone with plenty of mid range and not too much bass. The feed­back at the end of the solo is helped along with a de­lay ef­fect set to re­peat on the beat with high feed­back. All the parts have plenty of re­verb.

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