#1
well Ive seen a few times that paranoid is quite an easy song, trying to learn it now but cant seem to make it sound right. what sort of amp settings would you use for it. and always seem to get some fret buz when playin the first riff with the 12h14's whats my prob.

cheers
#3
Thick, fuzzy, treble-less gain would do it.
Humbuckers are an almost certain must.

Jayke
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#4
Quote by JaykeSucks
Thick, fuzzy, treble-less gain would do it.
Humbuckers are an almost certain must.

Jayke



ummm, not treble-less....
Tony Iommi was known to use a treble booster to push his Hiwatt amps.

essentially any tone you like will do though. if you're not trying to match the recording and just trying to get it to sound good. are you hammering on accurately without bending the strings? are you keeping your other (unplayed) strings under control, or are you getting a lot of extra noise from them? are you trying to play it faster than you are capable?

slow the riff down until it's totally clean, then it won't matter what your amp setting is, it will sound fine on a clean channel if you wanted to play it that way.

that's a general rule for any riff, if you're having difficulty with it, it's not your amp settings, your guitar (as long as your guitar is set up decently), or that you need to go buy a certain pedal to get a sound.
you just need to prctice it until it sounds clean.
#5
Iommi plays it several different ways. And Ive seen Iommi use a p90 guitar to do it. Its generally played with all down strokes. But look at how randy rhodes does it to. The solo tone is done with a ring modulator a pricey effect.