Saturday, May 17, 2014

Synyster Gates: "There are a few songs like "Hail to the King" that came from writing. That whole section was built around..."

Synyster Gates was interviewed by Ultimate Guitar, here's an excerpt:

Can you describe your approach to soloing?
On this last record it kind of changed for me. I kinda jammed a little bit more because I wanted more feel. I was listening to a few different players like Eddie and some blues guys. A lot of Robben Ford and Allan Holdsworth and I would sit and jam to the track. Because I usually write the majority of solos in the studio. There are a few songs like "Hail to the King" that came from writing. That whole section was built around the idea for a solo. But for the most part it all gets written in the studio because I like to let the amp and the surroundings and the really good tones you get out of a studio inspire me. Unless you've got a really strong idea that says, "F--k all that" and then you let that type of thing inspire you. 

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