how to play the distortion part in jerry was a racecar driver

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by azeng808, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. azeng808


    Dec 12, 2004
    I heard les was just fretboard sapping with distortion. Correct me if I am wrong
  2. I assume you mean the chorus. I have the Seas Of Cheese book, I know it's supposed to be on a 6-string, but I think it goes something like this if I re-tab it for a 4-string.
    The \ symbol means to slide down.

    a---------------------------------------- Repeat

    I think the low notes are right, but I might be off a little. The high part is definitely right, except that it's supposed to be played on a 6-string on the 12th fret. So I moved it down 5 frets on the G, those notes are strummed. Don't be suprised if it doesn't sound right, I've been working on this song on and off for almost a year and I can't get it to sound exactly right. The tone of Claypool's bass is pretty much impossible to recreate with my bass. And he played this on a fretless which is even harder.
  3. irjason

    irjason Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    You mean that chainsaw sounding part at about 1:47 before he says "Dog will hunt"? If memory serves me that is distorted tapping.