#1
Long story short, I need to play the freebird solo by lynyrd skynyrd and make it sound at least somewhat decent pretty fast. I know the first thing I need is a slide. My first question is, what slide would be best for this song? I think a chrome or maybe bronze would be best, but I am really not sure. Also, I know that the peavey amp they use in the real song has an effect on their sound. What I am wondering is, would getting some kind of effects processor that can simulate the peavey be good enough? A third question related to that second question, are there any effects that they use in the song outside of distortion? And what kind of distortion is it they use exactly? I am hoping there is an effects processor out there that can simulate the amp and effects they use all in one for me.

My current setup: Standard (Mexican) Fat Strat w/ Fender Frontman 25R (25 watts)

Thanks for your help.
#3
No the solo has no slide, and sorry I don't know about the effects, though I would think an amp and overdrive pedal would do it, your amp isn't the best for freebird though (look who's talking, me, the dude with the Spider II).
#4
I was so sure he used a slide because when I watched a video it looked like there was something on Rossington's finger. A friend of mine just pointed me to an article on guitar.about.com that says "Rossington used a glass Coricidin bottle on his middle finger for a slide, an idea he got from Duane Allman. "

So it seems a glass slide is what I would need.

As for the effects, you are probably right it is just an overdrive pedal, I think I need to look into an effects processor that could model the Peavey though?
#5
Ok maybe we should clarify, are you talking about the solo in the first half of the song (with the vocals), or the insane, this-is-what-made-Skynyrd-legendary second half. The first half of the song does have a slide, but the second doesn't. Maybe that clears things up a little.
#6
Yeah that does help explain, I am talking about the second half. I just assumed from the article there is a slide in both parts.
#7
No slide on the outro, at least not on the main guitar part. Don't worry about effects, just overdrive your amp and play it - yust make sure there's not too much distortion. At times there's a lot going on, it could be effects but it's most likely just multiple guitar parts. There's a bit of compression on there to give that slight "sponginess" to the sound, same goes for the rhythm gitar but that's about it.
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