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Pl ayer Matt Bell amy
Al bum Or igin Of Symm etry (2001)
Long before he donned the rave shades, Matt Bellamy was a master of unusual guitar textures, and this neoclassical earworm is a fine example. Z.vex’s bonkers Fuzz Factory is the key to the opening tone: its germanium transistors can be teased into self-oscillation, which provides
the initial squeals, before Bellamy launches into the heavily-driven riff, likely channelled via one of his signature Manson guitars, many of which have since been fitted with the pedal. For the rest of the track, running a subtle slow phase before your drive pedals will help to capture the sense of movement that pervades throughout the track.