Kill er Queen
Sheer mic placement
Pl ayer Br ian May
Al bum Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
We could have so many great individual Brian May tones but his solo tone here is so instantly Bri we keep coming back to it. But with a heavily modified Red Special and equally hot-rodded AC30, can we all get it? A Voxy combo is certainly a good place to start but you’ll need
to up your gain and mid with a single coil. Some of the character here is also provided by the room mic that was in the studio – so is there a pedal for that? Yes, it’s your delay. But keep it short with no feedback to simulate that sound hitting the mic with each millisecond simulating around a foot between cab and mic.
king of toneKillerqueen’s solo is one of Brian May’s favourites