#1
How do you actually play that rift? I have looked at lots of tabs and none actually explain it. Like the one on UG says

x
x
x

I dont know if that means don't play or what?
#2
1) It's 'Riff'
2) Those are muted notes, you cover all the strings so that you don't get any tone but just a kind of clunky sound, give it a go.
#3
isnt it? p.s i think the x's indicate ghost notes maybe?
E
B
G
D
A-4-4-X-X-4-4-X-X-X-X-X-X
E-2-2-X-X-2-2-X-X-X-X-X-X
#4
Quote by dimeybag
isnt it? p.s i think the x's indicate ghost notes maybe?
E
B
G
D
A-4-4-X-X-4-4-X-X-X-X-X-X
E-2-2-X-X-2-2-X-X-X-X-X-X


You're part way correct there, it's just that ghost notes are indicated with parenthesis e.g. (2) and are a dictation that you should play the note quieter, what you are thinking of (which are used in the song) are what are called 'muted' or 'dead' notes.
#5
you must be a noob right? no offence
Gear:
Squire Hot Rails Stratocaster
Dean MXL (for Sale)
Marshall DFX 100 Amp
Digitech Death Metal Distortion Pedal
Vox Wah
Korg AX3G

Soloist Build!!
#6
Quote by Multiplayerjon
you must be a noob right? no offence

How was that useful at all?


Yeah, they're ghost notes, you mute them.
Quote by jxljxl
Fais wins at life


The obscenely young leader of the Laney Cult


Member of the EHX Guild
#7
As everyone said you have your hands over the frets not holding them down but stopping them from vibrating. It gives you his noise, for me it's kinda hard cause I can never make it sound like the guitarist I play for. It annoys me...