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CS-011 • Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns 'N' Roses [SOLO 2]

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This second solo in Sweet Child O Mine is an extension of the first solo, develops the motifs and has more of Slash's classic trademark licks!

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The Series

It's such a mega song I decided to examine all the bits in a short series just on this song!

1 - The Main Riff
2 - Chords and arrangement of the whole song
3 - First Solo
4 - The Chorus Riff
5 - Second Solo (this lesson)
6 - The Main Solo - Part 1
7 - The Main Solo - Part 2 (only on the web site, not found on YouTube!)

Getting the Sound

Guitar
1979 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - neck pickup!

Amp
Kemper Profiler running Top Jimi's AFD 100 profile: TJ-AFD100AFD High 1

You want to go for a Marshall type amp for this and don't overdo the gain! Settings wise, set everything to 12 o'clock and then you probably want to take out a little mid but otherwise you just need to ride (explore) the gain to get the right amount - it'll be different on every amp so I can't say how much for your exact amp!

Effects
Just a little reverb from the Stymon Big Sky.