Strange Noises Explaned From First Three Album Chords & Tabs
Hears a list of all the songs where tom uses weird noises and how to get them.
Rage Against the machine album
no funky stuff as such. A bit of wierdness in the last chorus overdubb with the toggle switch.
2. Killing in the name
Flanger on the intro. Over dubbed picksrapes (ramdom) in the last four times of 'now you do what they told ya' and 'fuck you...' solo: Dminor scale with whammy up 2 octaves
3. Take the power back.
intro is tremolo picking on the high strings while sliding the left hand up the guitar. Then some volume swells. Solo is just straight D minor three note per string stuff.
4. Setle for nothing
atmospheric verses are played using volumes swells and harmony of whammy up 7th.
5. Bullet in the head.
verse hit all strings with whammy up 2 octaves and use toggle switch to create rhythms, then dive-bomb with whammy bar. Next bit is harmonics at 7th fret on g-string with whammy up 2 octaves. scoop them with bar.
solo is in E with wha. firs riff is played on both e-strings with togle and wah, next is a weired decending scale then Eminor pent.
6. Take the power back.
intro: toggle switch and whammy harm. up 5th
solo: whammy sim. w/ bar and switch
7. Wake up
very beginning: volume swell on D chord
flanger during main riff.
shaft style guitar over dubbed in verse (mutting with wah)
Solo: switch with talk box (as sceen in livin' on a prayer by Bon Jovi)
Final solo rock out in Dminor with whammy up an octave
8. Fistful of steel
beginning tremolo pedle with whammy on divebomb setting (down three octaves)
verse: 9th fret on g-string rock whammy up on up octave setting
solo: slide used on all strings with switch
9. township rebellion
high noises 22nd fret on high e-string
solo harmony up octave ( I think)
final riff flange
high noises in main riff hit strings behind nut
volume swells before verse
to get tone in solo use neck pick-up on 0 tone
1. People of the sun
slide alen wrench on strings with neck pickup selected throught this song.
2. Bulls on parade
First riff down octave harmoniser
wah on second riff
verse wah forward
solo war forward rub left hand on strings and use toggle switch
down octave throught
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long delay with whammy pedle down two octaves.
make delay shorter for high notes. (delay can act as a pitch shifter)
solo: unison bends and bounce somthing rubber on the strings (very hard to do) try a pencil with an erazer on it
5. snake charmer
Solo: feed back (microphonic). don't play anything and put wah forward, mute all the strings and move the tone controle and the pedle.
6. tire me
wha and three way toggle switch where the middle selection is not conected. (so twice as fast)
plays some notes.
7. Down rodeo
blip blip blip blip ect. sound is strings being prest against the pick ups repeatedley.
verse: tone 0 on neck pick-up
togle sitch and wah. bounce a slide on the high strings
8. without a face
verse: tremolo pick harmonic on fith fret d-string
chorus wha and e chord
solo bounce pencil on strings with 'slapback' delay
9 Wind below
intro play rif into delay on infenate repeats then use the delay time to speed up and slow down. us lots of chorus
verse: chorus effect up high and whamy up an octave or two
solo: same as verse but different riffs
10 roll right
feedback durring pauses in intro
pre verse long bends with chorus effect
solo: tremolo effect
breack down: wah with tremolo picking
11. year of the boomerang
whammy up 2 octaves intro main riff
Battle of L.A.
verse: whammy harmony up 7th, wha and tremolo pick low d-string with slapback delay
solo: unplug guiar and touch metal part of guitar w/ wah
2. gurilla radio
intro tremolo harmony up 5th
main riff down octave harmony
verse wah and cleaner tone
solo up two octave and wah
3. calm like a bomb
intro up 2 octaves
solo: delay and whammy
4. mic check
verse clean tone and delay
pre solo delay and dist.
solo i) slide slide around strings with switch
ii) slide hand around strings with wah and switch
iii) dive with bar
5. sleep now in the fire
verse: harmony down 3rd
solo: feed back with whammy bar and switch
6. Born of a broken man
Verse: compresion and clean tone
Break: wah forward
7. Born as ghosts
verse. wha and whammy bar
solo i) wha and slide on strings
ii) fast switch with various harmonys
verse: whammy down tone harmony
solo: whammy similar. side around the string with trem picking
9. voice of the voiceless
verse: feedback to G and various harmonies
10. New millennium homes
verse: wah froward
Solo: bends with up 7th harmony
11. Ashes in the fall
Whammy up 2 octaves with switch in intro
Verse: delay and rock whammy back
break down, go nuts with whammy
12. War within a breath
verse. whammy up two octaves