Limp Bizkit Style

by Cosmin Lupu

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  • Hey there good folks of GMC!

    What do a red cap, face paint, rap and metal have in common? They are elements found in the nu-metal act, known world wide as Limp Bizkit and this lesson is an homage to them!

    First of all, a few words on them:

    "Limp Bizkit[/b] is an American nu metal band which consists of Fred Durst (vocals), Wes Borland (guitars), Sam Rivers (bass), John Otto (drums) and DJ Lethal (turntables, keyboards and sampling) Their work is marked by Durst's abrasive, angry lyrics and Borland's sonic experimentation and elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint, masks and uniforms, as well as the band's elaborate live shows. The band has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards and have sold around 40 million records worldwide." - Wikipedia

    After going through this lesson you will have made one step forward for your skills in:

    - riffing
    - tapping
    - behind the nut bending
    - octave bending
    - using sound effects
    - clean picking
    - emulating Wes Borland's guitar playing style

    Here are the tech specs:

    Homework included: See Part 7 for an assignment based on using sound effects over one of the parts in this lesson!

    Tempo: 110 BPM

    Scale: C minor.F major

    Tuning: Drop C - C G C F A D

    Time signature: 4/4

    Tone settings:

    - Riff: AMT SS20 Lead Channel, having the Bass at 11 O'clock, the Mids at 10 and the Highs at 3 O'clock, while the gain is somewhere around 1 O'clock.
    - Clean: AMT SS20 Clean Channel, having the Bass at 11 O'clock, the Mids at 9 and the Highs at 12 O'clock, while the gain is somewhere around 2 O'clock.


    - DAW added reverb over the Part 3 and 5 sections (Variverb pluggin)
    - DAW added delay over the clean Part 3 sections (EcoX pluggin)
    - Suhr Shiba Drive for boosting the tone in the riff sections

    Guitar: PRS Paul Allender (Bridge position for the riff and neck position for the clean tones

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