A lesson on how to play “Run to You” by Bryan Adams on guitar.
“Run to You” was released as the debut single from the album “Reckless” on October 18th, 1984. Hard to believe it’s been almost 30 years!
The songwriting on Reckless was excellent with most tracks being co-written by Jim Vallance who added a lot of strength to the tunes. Most of the guitars are played by Keith Scott, a highly under rated guitarist, he seems to play just the right notes and always “serves” the song.
This lesson covers all the rhythm and lead guitar parts as well as ideas on how to get a decent sound.
The parts are not complex, but they are played really well and sound excellent. Good luck learning the tune, it’s not too tough and it’s fun to play.
I get a lot of questions about my tone 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 ( just the amp on this solo) 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 which are coil split. I use Elixir 10-46 strings.
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