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 Various Shawn Lane Questions 
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I dont know half as much as you guys when it comes to guitar related stuff.just latley I've been listen to alot of shawn lane stuff and was wounder about a few things.

1.what setting would you put your amp too. to get a Lane'y tone?

2.what are the scales he usally uses.I hear chromatics and some long streches

3.What sort of chords did he favour.I hear eric johnson type things(more more after some good examples and Ideas

finallly heres my Lane'y ish riff

-------------------17-----------19----------Contiued in a simular pattern at
----------------------------------------------19th and 17th fretts up to the d.


Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:38 pm
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well the chords and modes are all connected to the "fucken crazy" scale. and the tone, well as far as amp adjustments, you would have to summon lane's soul by using an ancinet abadiggydough tibal leader and transplant it into yyour amp.

you should be good with that information.

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Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:45 pm
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I got me a Boss recordin unit with built in effects stuff- a patch called 'Sweet Lead' sounds just like Lane! Came across it while recording a slow kinda song, was gonna resist shredding but soon as I heard that I had to put a Shawn Lane esque freak out in it!!! If you can, get Guthrie Govan's analysis of Lane from UK publication Guitar Techniques- a great way to start examining Shawn's style.

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:59 pm
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Lane? that licks reminds me more of 'Cliffs of Dover'

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:23 pm

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yer I see what you mean I got it from Lanes cd time is the enemy.

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:43 pm
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It's is a sort of EJ tribute, I guess... I have a live version of Lane playing Time and he using a big run from Cliffs... it's pretty cool...
Lane was a big fan of pentatonic scale and using it in conjunction with wide interval stretches... Amazing stretches for litttle hands...


And play that as 16th notes at about 180-200bpm... :twisted: Scary...

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Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:51 am
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