#1
What type of scales do lead guitar players use for bands like Kyuss, queens of the stone age, truckfighters, graveyard, witchcraft, the machine and stoned jesus use? Thank you.
#2
Pentatonic minor, blues, dorian - pretty inside stuff usually. There is lots of outside to be found inside depending on the notes you stress and the intervals you use.

#3
QotSA uses a "Lydian dominant #2" scale a fair bit iirc. That's Lydian with a raised second (that's actually a minor third from the root) and a minor seventh.
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#6
It's not the scales, it's how you use them. A scale is not going to make you sound like somebody. You can do a lot with just one scale. A lot of rock solos are just minor pentatonic but still they sound pretty different.

There are just 12 different notes, but still a lot of very different sounding music. This may sound a bit like a cliche, but it's not about what notes you use, it's about how you use them.

^ And that sounds like basic minor pentatonic stuff (with a couple of added notes, but it's mostly just pentatonic like most rock solos are).

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