An electric guitar lesson on how to play “Play Ball” by AC/DC.
From Rolling Stone:
“Play Ball,” is the the first rollicking, riff-heavy track to emerge from the Aussie hard rockers’ upcoming Rock or Bust album. The song is a straightforward, meat-and-potatoes AC/DC cut that tops out at just under three minutes.”
This is a real fun song to play. It’s not too hard in theory, but to get it down tight will take some work.
I get a lot of questions about my sound so here’s what I’m using:
My amp is an Egnater Renegade head through a Marshall 1960b cabinet. I use a TC Electronics Nova System through the loop for effects. On almost all songs I just use a digital delay, roughly 400ms, but some stuff I use tap tempo to set the delay. I also use a BB preamp on most lead tones and sometimes (rarely) a Boss CS-3 compressor. The reverb is from the amp. My wah is a Dunlop MC404 CAE Dual Inductor, REALLY great pedal! I also use a Polytune tuner which is a fantastic.
My guitar is a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. I have Suhr Aldrich pickups on it. For this tune I had the phase switch activated so the pickups are running in single coil mode.
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