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#1
I am guessing you see this a lot, how do you get the intro to sound so good?
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#3
Practice, and use your neck pickup. There are a bunch of different ways of playing it, use the one most effective for you.
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The first to posts are right just practice and get it down.

Also I like to use a subtle wah when I play the intro, you could try that.
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I can play it really well I just don't know what effects are needed (i.e. distortion, wah-wah)
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#6
I'm not sure either, but when I play it I find a good amount of overdrive and the wah get it to sound good.
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I can play it really well I just don't know what effects are needed (i.e. distortion, wah-wah)


Have a look what slash uses. Use a neck humbucker, with light to moderate overdrive, hell even turn down the volume knob on your guitar just a tad.
#8
he gets a lot of bite out of his guitar. but then it's not trebly at all. it's an alnico warmth in the sound. i like it.

i use my neck pickup, tone knob at about 6, bolume up, overdrive.
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#9
Yup - there's no "effects" as such, he's just turned his amp up. Slash doesn't use loads of distortion, the character of the tone comes from him having a great amp that reacts well to the guitar and pickups he uses. The Alnico Pros are low output with a soft attack and bright yet warm tone, if you don't have a decent amp those subtleties are lost.

Oh, and he's Slash.
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Haha this is funny cause I was at work last night talking to my wife on the phone and I had my guitar on my lap and without even realizing it I was just running through the Sweet child intro without my amp on. She asked me why Slash's sounded so warm and everyone else that she heard play it sounded "plinky"

I turned my micro cube on a dialed in a little reverb, and got "better" but not enough. She said only slash should be allowed to play it cause noone else comes close.
#11
^lawl ur wife has good ears. i want someone like that

or... do they get kinda annoying when u can't play??? uh oh that's me...
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#12
Practice. It's just a little pattern out of the E blues/pentatonic (?) scale. Pick your neck pickup, and turn your tone knob down to 1-2ish.

I'm still somewhat new to the guitar, but SCOM was the first song I learned :P

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^lawl ur wife has good ears. i want someone like that

or... do they get kinda annoying when u can't play??? uh oh that's me...


Nah she doesnt mind if I play it and it sounds "pingy" I think she understands that i am not as good as slash (yet lol)

I dont understand my wifes ears, I mean she can pick out Kirk Hammet from a 10 second clip of him playing a song she never heard before. She knows if I am playing a Pantera song right or wrong. She can tell if I have a string out of tune. But she likes to listen to Nelly Furtado, and Fergie and crap like that. haha
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^dunno. but a convenient wife to have? (string out of tune) i can tell if it's more than 5hz off on a string. i got okay relative pitch. i took the test and got like 1.3hz or sumtin. but then thats BS i can't tell less than 5hz haha

i dunno. girls liking Fergie and stuff is common. i wouldn't accuse her.

i'd love a girl who digs cream
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#16
I use the neck pickup of my LP, with guitar volume at 10 and tone at 6. On the amp, bass at 7, mid at 4, treble at 7, gain at 6.5, and a bit of reverb (about 3.5 or 4). With that settings and my gear, it sounds pretty nice. And of course, practice
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#17
make sure your pressing down properly on every note, and that your fingers dont mute any of the strings that you use, start by playing it slowly, just making sure u get a clean note every time, then speed it up
#18
How do you practice it without a rhythm guitarist?It sounds really awkward when I try to learn it without any 2nd guitar.
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Practice. And try and locate a JCM800 that's been hot-rodded and play through that.
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smoothly does it, let it flow let it flow let it flow
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#21
Always use the neck pickup, and make sure you use ALL of your fingers, in the intro i use every finger at least once, and always alternate your pick. After that, practise.
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#22
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^it's D major scale.

Are you sure it's D major, because all but one of the notes are in the E minor pentatonic box at the 12th fret.

On topic, it took me awhile to get it to sound good, lightly palm muting(i mean lightly) helps the notes to stop from ringing out, and just practice.
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Are you sure it's D major, because all but one of the notes are in the E minor pentatonic box at the 12th fret.

On topic, it took me awhile to get it to sound good, lightly palm muting(i mean lightly) helps the notes to stop from ringing out, and just practice.

Yup, it's very D Major - look at the chord progression Also I'd try and get out of the habit of muting it, you really want the notes to ring out a little and muting kills them.
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#25
neck humber, overdrive to full/moderate distortion. and make sure you mute the strings once youre done playing them.
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I can play it really well I just don't know what effects are needed (i.e. distortion, wah-wah)


Answered your own question there

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How do you practice it without a rhythm guitarist?It sounds really awkward when I try to learn it without any 2nd guitar.


Ooh...Let's see...What could you do to practice along with the rhythm parts? Hmm..No...Beats me, it's absolutely impossible, I'm guessing you might need some kind of CD or MP3..And...OOOHHH! I've got it!

Play along to the track, duh.
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neck pickup and OD channel. no need of many gain, and yeah practice
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Yup, it's very D Major - look at the chord progression Also I'd try and get out of the habit of muting it, you really want the notes to ring out a little and muting kills them.

will do
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#31
a gibson les paul, good pickups, a tube screamer re-issue pedal, and a marshall half stack.

oh, and 25 years of expert playing might help.
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VV Is it really? I'm still new to identifying scales and **** :P

yes it is definitely D major. its major. not minor.
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Answered your own question there


Ooh...Let's see...What could you do to practice along with the rhythm parts? Hmm..No...Beats me, it's absolutely impossible, I'm guessing you might need some kind of CD or MP3..And...OOOHHH! I've got it!

Play along to the track, duh.

Play along with the track?It's kinda fast,I can't catch up making it sloppy
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a gibson les paul, good pickups, a tube screamer re-issue pedal, and a marshall half stack.

oh, and 25 years of expert playing might help.


Slash was a little over 20 when they recorded Appetite. 22 to be precise.
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#36
Neck Pick-up/Rhythm


Thats it...it sounds almost exactly like it (tone wise) on any guitar i've played.
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a gibson les paul, good pickups, a tube screamer re-issue pedal, and a marshall half stack.

oh, and 25 years of expert playing might help.


and are you kidding?

I could play the whole song after about 8 months or so.
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a gibson les paul, good pickups, a tube screamer re-issue pedal, and a marshall half stack.

oh, and 25 years of expert playing might help.


You do realize that the song is 20 years old, and Slash is only 42?
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