#1
i have a small question about the 'opening' solo in "Paradise City" by Guns n Roses,
which is also played later in the song

the riff starts out like this:

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e----------------------------------------------------------------------------

(i made that sloppily i hope its good enough)

on that 15th, Slash gets a really interesting tone,
its sort-of like a screech, and i really like it

I know im supposed to make the riffs personalized, but i really want to try and mimic that sound

its probably really obvious and i just cant notice....any help here?
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#2
I dunno really, when I play it, I get that sound. I bend it a tiny tiny tiny bit, which tends to help. I think it just gets that sound naturally, being on such a high fret. Then again, I could just be really lucky and my guitar is doing something strange when I hit that note, and there's some other way you're supposed to do it.


VV Edit: I really don't think it's a pinch harmonic. I can't do those things to save my life, and I can nail that sound when I play that solo.
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#3
Pinch harmonic.
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#4
sounds like an artificial/pinch harmonic, pretty easy once you get the hang of them, just look in the lessons section of UG on how to do them.
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#5
When i play it i bend it up just a little and get that sound. The bend just kind of comes naturally to me. Try and see.
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#6
It really sounds like the same note, except an octave higher, which can mainly only be done with an pinch harmonic, or a natural harmonic, but there seems to be no natural harmonics on the 15th fret. Slash uses really thick strings which are easier to pull off harmonics, and it seems logical that he would put on there.

All it needs is high gain, treble and practice.
Gear List:
'97 Gibson Explorer w/ Duncan SH-4 and SH-2
Fender Jazz Bass 'Crafted in Japan'
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Vox AD30VT w/ VFS2
Roland Cube 30 Bass
Modded "St. Louis" Wah
Dunlop .88 Tortex picks
#7
Quote by wolfy808
It really sounds like the same note, except an octave higher, which can mainly only be done with an pinch harmonic, or a natural harmonic, but there seems to be no natural harmonics on the 15th fret. Slash uses really thick strings which are easier to pull off harmonics, and it seems logical that he would put on there.

All it needs is high gain, treble and practice.


Slash uses either 11s or 10s, not really thick in either case.