Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns 'N' Roses [CHORUS RIFF]
This Chorus riff seems to get brushed over a lot but you can't play the song through without it! It is a little tricky but nothing compared to the main solo - so get it under your fingers :)
Watch The Video Guitar Lesson
Watch The Original Video Clip
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 (this lesson)
5 - Second Solo
6 - The Main Solo - Part 1
7 - The Main Solo - Part 2 (only on the web site, not found on YouTube!)
Getting the Sound
1979 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - neck pickup!
Kemper Profiler running Top Jimi's AFD 100 profile.
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!
Just a little reverb from the Stymon Big Sky.