Saturday, 19 November 2011

Ron Thal: The Examiner interview

Examiner: You played on the Chinese Democracy record, but for these live shows, you end up playing a lot of solos written by both Slash and Buckethead. Can you talk to me about the differences between their styles and how you play them?

Bumblefoot: Well the stuff on Chinese by Slash was gone by then, he was out for a good couple of years. So all the guitar parts, there’s Buckethead’s parts, there was Robin Fink’s parts, and then when I joined, I wrote a bunch of new parts, I had a fretless guitar and I added all these fretless guitar parts to the album, and most of what I play are the things I wrote for the songs and played on the album. And then any of the crazy stuff that Bucket did, I take that stuff, while the other guys will do some of Robin’s melodies or Bucket’s more melodic parts. I have a doublenecked guitar, where I’m basically switching from one to the other during the songs

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