WET SAND [1/3] INTRO & VERSES by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Difficulty: Blue
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Follow these links to go to Part 2 and Part 3 of this lesson. Find a lesson on Wet Sand's solo here.

 

Really on a Chili Peppers vibe at the moment, John Frusciante is a real genius and it's a lot of fun learning his parts, often very clever - but he plays for the song and that makes him even better!

Basic Rhythm

D . . . D . . U . U D . . U D U
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

Bridge Rhythm

D . . . D . . U . U D . D . . U . U D . D . . U . U D . D . . .
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

Chorus Rhythm

D . . . D . . U D U D . D . . . D . D . . . D . . U D . D . D .
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  

 

 

Guitar
For this song I'm using by Suhr Classic, basically a hot rod Strat, using the neck pickup, all knobs on 10. I suspect the original recording might have been played on a Gretsch style guitar, least that what it sounds like to my ear.

Amp
For the amp I'm using a Kemper Profiler and a M Britt profile of a Fender Deluxe amp. The EQ was pretty flat but there was a little mid boost. The key for getting the sound close was the amount of gain, it's clean but not super clean, it needs a very slight crunchy edge so you'll have to experiment with your amp and explore the gain amount, it should be low, but how low will completely depend on your amp.

Effects
There were no effects used in the lesson excpet for a little reverb (built into the Kemper), but the 2nd Verse on the original recording has a heavy Rotary effect, I suspect it's a Rotosphere pedal but could well be a proper Leslie cabinet being used.

ORIGINAL SONG

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