Pulling Off Gary Moore

April 12, 2007

Damn, these pull-offs sound fierce when Gary Moore plays ’em. He uses moves like this in the lead guitar meltdown that opens “End of the World” (from 1982’s Corridors of Power). Blazing down the E natural minor scale (and pulling off to each open string along the way), this angry run spans 12 frets and sounds most volcanic with a single-coil bridge pickup plugged into a screaming tube head. To get the appropriately seething sound, phrase these notes with a near-psychotic amount of rage. If you’re happy and at peace with the world, well, this just isn’t the lick for you.

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