Un der The Bridge

Above the neck

Total Guitar - - BLACK PEAKS -

Pl ayer John Fr­us­ciante Al­bum Blood Su­gar Sex Magik (1991)

Aclas­sic that was born back to front with An­thony Kiedis’s lyrics in­spir­ing Fr­us­ciante’s parts. The in­tro, if you’re do­ing it with­out a capo like John, re­quires a lot of awk­ward stretches and bar­ring for young hands, and his use of thumb in his chord shapes in the song be­comes vi­tal to nail­ing this one – it’s go­ing to take time and ef­fort. But at least the tone is eas­ier to dial in. You need to be us­ing high gain but on the clean chan­nel to add enough of the nec­es­sary light dis­tor­tion chime to this. The fast at­tack on the com­pres­sor is also im­por­tant for that. We’ve also in­cluded the cho­rus used (pos­si­bly a BOSS CE-1 but un­con­firmed by Fr­us­ciante) in the sec­ond half of the song.

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