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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Guns n' Roses "Sweet Child Of Mine" Isolated Lead Guitar Track

Continuing with our isolated guitar themed Fridays, here's the lead guitar tracks from Guns n' Roses breakout hit "Sweet Child Of Mine." Here are some things to listen for:

1. Slash's distorted guitar intro line, as well as the interlude and solo, has a nice big medium length stereo reverb on it with not a lot of predelay.

2. In the verse, Slash's rhythm part goes from clean and dry to chorused. The sounds are considerably smaller than the intro/chorus/interlude/solo distorted part.

3. The second chorus at 3:10 is beefed up by distorted rhythm parts that are doubled and panned left and right, where they both play a different fill when it returns to the I chord.

4. The first part of the guitar solo sounds like it was written as it's very lyrical, while the second half Slash just burns on the wah.

5. Great guitar sound and performance!


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Anonymous said...

And the very last note of the solo where he, according to the Tab book, bends the neck.

Brave man doing that on a Les Paul, but then there's no whammy bar! He paid the price though; did it one time too many and cracked the neck.

heina said...

FWIW, the track linked is not the original recording, but rather a sound alike done [very well] by Wavegroup for the Guitar Hero II video game. I know the team that worked on this, and they were absolutely passionate about getting tone and sound just right, and the performance is solid. But it's not the original. You can compare it with the sound alike from the GH2 game, but also Slash's playing grooves and syncopates in a different way than this player. Too bad. I'd love to hear the real track.


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