How to Play Stillborn by Black Label Society (Guitar Lesson)


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Nick Catanese

Stillborn

Nick Catanese teaches you how to play the radio hit "Stillborn" off Black Label Society's 4th record The Blessed Hellride.

Taught by Nick Catanese in Metal Songs With Nick Catanese seriesLength: 7:00Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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tim1tim1 replied on May 27th, 2013

nice work, awesome ending

joe herrodjoe herrod replied on March 1st, 2013

my VYPYR seems to get the tone down..modeling amp :)

dave420234dave420234 replied on December 10th, 2012

thats the one.. love it bro...

reganrawrreganrawr replied on December 10th, 2012

10 thumbs up. Thanks Nick!

caseys68caseys68 replied on December 8th, 2012

Would love to know how to get that tone!

joe herrodjoe herrod replied on March 1st, 2013

What amp u using?

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on December 8th, 2012

Hello, I mixed the sound for all of Nick's demonstrations here on JamPlay. I must admit that I used guitar rig 4 for everything. Nick recorded 2 rhythm takes and I duplicated the tracks in post for a total of 4 guitar tracks, 2 left and 2 right. Each stereo channel has 2 different amps with different gain and eq settings. I used a bright, clear but low gain amp mixed with a dark heavily distorted amp. For the bright amp I used the jcm 800 model and the dark amp was a mesa tone. Alot of the pros use multiple amps live. Look at some of the old George Lynch videos on youtube and you'll see he has 4-5 different half stacks running at the same time. Now if they could just figure out a way for us to achieve that kind of sound with one amp!

markus07markus07 replied on February 21st, 2013

The sound is awesome! Well done!

CraigMR76CraigMR76 replied on December 7th, 2012

Awesome, so many great tunes on that album!

Metal Songs With Nick Catanese

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn Black Label Society and Speed X songs from guitarist Nick Catanese.



Lesson 1

Funeral Bell

Learn this Black Label Society classic from band member Nick Catanese. This song was released on The Blessed Hellride in 2003 and features a grooving chunky main riff nicknamed "the bison riff"....

Length: 14:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Stillborn

Nick Catanese teaches you how to play the radio hit "Stillborn" off Black Label Society's 4th record The Blessed Hellride.

Length: 7:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Overlord

Learn this killer track from Black Label Society. Nick shows you how to play all of the rhythm parts to this song as well as the part of the solo that he doubles with Zakk Wylde.

Length: 22:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Suicide Messiah

Learn this monstrous metal tune from Black Label Society's Mafia album.

Length: 11:26 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Speed

Learn "Speed" from Nick Catanese's band Speed X. This song features a main riff modeled after a revving engine and a blistering solo from "The Evil Twin" himself.

Length: 14:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Flat Black

Learn how to play this killer metal tune from Nick Catanese's side project Speed X.

Length: 14:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Nick Catanese View Full Biography Nick "Evil Twin" Catanese is the rhythm/lead guitarist in Zakk Wylde's "Black Label Society". He is known for his unique ability to double Wylde's ripping solos live and in the studio.

As a member of "BLS", Nick has had the privilege to share the stage with some of the industries greatest players and legends such as: Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot, Disturbed, Marylin Manson, Drowning Pool, and Black Sabbath.

Nick appeared in the 2000 film "Rock Star" as Xander Cummings, the guitarist in Mark Wahlberg's band.

Currently, Nick is touring the world with BLS as well as his own band, Speed X.

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