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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Switchy, Jan 16, 2020.
I butcher Tribute To Jerry Reed or Righteous Eric Johnson.
If I was on the bus with John 5 I'd attempt my best Steve Vai 128th notes. And fail miserably in every way. Fail to hit the notes, fail to impress Mr. 5. Mr. 5 hasn't missed a note since he was in diapers.
Anywhere else I'd throw down a row of Chuck Berry doublestops.
Lol, I play Chet's version of Chinatown, My Chinatown on shredder guitars.
There are a number of riffs I may play, but to show that I rock? I pull a slightly less popular song that rocks:
Sometimes I play a D. If I'm really feeling good, I'll put my pinky on the high E string in the 3rd fret!
That gets 'em every time.
Was just listening to Eleven this morning. Way back right after the album came out, I had just started on guitar, and only had a beat up old acoustic. A Girl Like You was one of the first "rock" licks I learned, or at least tried to learn by ear. I can't remember if someone had to show me or not, since they always tuned down half a step. I doubt I would have known that at the time. I did know how to make a "rock and roll A", though!
EDIT: I just remembered it all made sense when I saw them on SNL a few months later. I watched both Pat and Jim hit the G string with the with their middle fingers. I was like, "OK, that means they must be tuned down, for some reason..."
Ya need something you can play when you're wasted and not screw up!
snap - just trying some new daddario 12's on my Peerless hardtail, and Custard Pie was the 1st tune
I like playing the whole solo, but the sections from 2:11-2:28 and 3:09-3:37 are the parts I like to twang on.
CCR - "Born On The Bayou"
I just play Link Wray's Rumble really loud until they leave or ask me to stop. I have no interest in impressing anyone or showing off.
I know it was copied loosely() from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac's Oh Well, but it's still a great opening riff.
Can't You Hear Me Knockin open G
gets'em every time
Dang! I might have to learn that for next Christmas!
Anything from Tres Hombres. Anything.
Yes, I've done it. It may have been me that did it.
Lonely is the night, or Rock this town, Lets get it up, Communication Breakdown etc.
If I have the B bender, I leave the distortion on, roll the volume down and do the intro to You ain't going nowhere by the byrds.
As a bonus, all those songs show the depth of what a telecaster can do with a single amp setting.
I didn't wanna fess up to this one but I just pieced together a wet/dry/wet rig and have a stereo delay with a chorus on it... Those opening chords have a tone that's fun to try recreating.
Someone mentioned VH Panama. Check!
Kickstart my heart
AC/DC Beating around the bush
Depending on the crowd, something like Battery by Metallica
Van Halens Running with the Devil is a fave of mine. As well as the cool riff, its one lead solo I don’t usually screw up. I’m not much of a lead player, but if I do wanna semi impress, I rip through some of this great instrumental.
Some serious riffage here