The Guitars of Linkin Park


YouTube Cover of the Week (6/17): Pushing Me Away/Tab Updates

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Just about wrapped up with Hybrid Theory now, as I re-recorded Pushing Me Away this week:

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More tab updates as well:

-Robot Boy: Redid this one as one guitar part instead of two.

-Burning in the Skies: Added another guitar track for a feedback thing that appears in a couple spots.

-The Messenger: Made small strumming pattern changes in a few spots.

-Iridescent: Added another guitar track and split the main riff into two parts, also deleted one guitar track as the rhythm parts aren't triple-tracked in the last chorus like I thought they were (so the total number of guitar tracks actually didn't change, one new one just replaced one that got deleted).

-Too Late: Made some small notation changes in terms of notes that are held across multiple staves.

I'm currently working on a bunch of minor tab updates regarding formatting inconsistencies (tedious stuff like spacing, inconsistent capitalization of notation stuff, etc.), but also making more siginifcant changes when I discover they're needed. Once I'm satisfied with that, I'm going to start work on LPU 15. I'm recording some more videos this week too!


YouTube Cover of the Week (6/10): The Messenger/Tab Updates

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that I have a decent acoustic guitar and the means of making it sound decent on a recording (thanks to my TC Electronic BodyRez pedal), I decided to play The Messenger for this week's cover. As I mention in the video description, this is a little different than my usual cover format, as I actually used the Rock Band multitracks and took the original guitar track out of the mix and replaced it with mine:

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In addition, I've also made a big update to my tabs for the Post Traumatic album! The affected songs are as follows:

-Nothing Makes Sense Anymore: The last chorus/outro is different from what I had originally.

-Promises I Can't Keep: The lead guitar does a downward slide at the end of both sections it plays.

-Hold It Together: Minor update, fixed a mistake where I copy/pasted a part in a spot that it didn't belong.

-Ghosts: Completely redid this one. There are no octave guitars like I originally thought, however there's a guitar with an EBow that appears in one spot, as well as a recurring line of natural harmonics that appears in a large portion of the song.

-Make It Up As I Go: Guitar 1 plays a syncopated, palm-muted part under the second verse that I missed originally. Adding this to the tab also necessitated double-spacing everything else.

-Lift Off: Downsized from five guitar tracks to four. Guitars 3 and 4 also play a different part from what I originally thought.

-Running from My Shadow: Lots of changes to this one. Guitar count increased from 9 to 10, as there's a guitar in the second verse (Guitar 4) that I didn't notice before. Guitar 1 also doesn't play in the second verse, Guitar 5's part is significantly different from what I had before, and the majority of the outro is played by Guitars 7 and 8, rather than the lead part and chords being split up like I had before. Guitars 9 and 10 only play the descending pull-off part at the end of every other line of the outro.

-World's On Fire: Added a new tab for this one, as there's some guitar in the last chorus that I didn't notice before.

-Can't Hear You Now: Same thing as Hold It Together, just fixed a copy-paste mistake.

I've built up a pretty big backlog of tab updates that I need to do, so I'll be getting to those ASAP. I've still got one more song filmed for next week, and I'm planning on having more ready by the following week so I can continue with my weekly schedule.


YouTube Cover of the Week (6/3): By Myself/Other Updates

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys! Finally getting around to posting some new video content again. I recorded 3 songs the other day, and here's the first of them, which is a re-recording of By Myself (with the palm-muted parts played correctly this time):

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I've also updated a lot of stuff on the website too:

-Tabs: I updated my tab for Victimized, there's a lot more layered stuff going on in that song than I initially realized (the recently-leaked "concert stems" helped me figure this out).

-Guitars: In the Misc. section, I posted one new guitar, a D'Angelico hollowbody that Matt Harris started playing midway through the Post Traumatic tour. I also added a much better photo of his red Telecaster.

-Other: I did a pretty big revamp of the About/Contact page and removed a lot of irrelevant info (I'm making more of a conscious effort to keep my LP-related projects a separate entity from my other musical projects and not cross-link between the two as much as I used to, so the stuff about my bands and stuff like that all got removed).

As I said, I have two more songs recorded already, so there will be further updates for at least the next couple weekends, and I plan to keep recording more regularly after that as well. Sorry about going nearly a year without uploading anything, I know it's annoying that I've done it several times over the history of my channel, but I'm trying to not let it happen again.


7/25: Recent YouTube Videos/Tab Updates/Site Update

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (1)

In news that should surprise NO ONE at this point...I've been bad at keeping things up to date lately! First of all, I've covered a couple more songs on YouTube that I've failed to mention up to this point. First up is Given Up (check out the bridge on Guitar 1 in particular - I'm pretty sure I nailed that bent pinch harmonic/octave combination better than anybody else has ever done it up to this point!):

And second, I decided to cover One More Light on the one-year anniversary of Chester's death...this one was tough to get through, but I think I did it justice:

I know I'm still behind on my upload schedule, and I'm not sure if I'll realistically be able to catch up - It's becoming increasingly clear that as I continue to adjust to the amount of time I have to devote to being a dad, even getting one song done a week is an unreasonable expectation in some cases. This is frustrating to me, as I know my YouTube channel is never going to regain anything close to the popularity it once had if I don't post more regularly, but I'm doing what I can. I'd also be lying if I said it wasn't disappointing/discouraging to spend 2-3 days recording/editing audio and video for something I really put a lot of work into, only for the resulting video to get fewer than 250 views, when my channel averaged several THOUSAND views per video at its peak. I'm honestly only continuing to upload videos at this point because I have a goal of posting a definitive, accurate version of every song in the LP catalog, or at least on the 7 main albums, and I'd be mad at myself if I quit. I'm doing this for me and me alone at this point, because it seems like very few other people care anymore. We'll see how long I decide to keep going if nothing changes.

...Anyway, on a more positive note, I recently updated two tabs: One More Light (nothing major, just changed the positioning of the last chord at the end of each chorus), and By Myself (I discovered that the first chord in the main riff is actually a tritone interval instead of a regular powerchord - I had been playing this song wrong for over 15 years!).

Also, a guitar update! I discovered that Brad's old sunburst PRS Custom 24 is the same one that Phoenix has had at his home studio since 2005. I updated both Brad's page and the Misc. Guitars page to reflect this. Also, Phoenix was recently photographed with a unique Fernandes ZO-3 guitar, which I've added to the Misc. Guitars page.

I should have updated versions of Forgotten and By Myself on my YouTube channel soon. After that, it'll be back to working on some more Minutes to Midnight stuff.


Youtube Cover of the Week (7/2): Wake + Tab Updates

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys, sorry for skipping over doing Forgotten last weekend like I planned. I did two very frustrating days of attempting to record it, and things just weren't coming out to my liking. Usually not a hard song for me, so I guess I was just "off" for whatever reason. I'll get that one done ASAP. Anyway, rather than pushing everything else back by a week, I just skipped ahead to my next planned video, Wake. I've done this one before, but I've re-recorded half of it on my Strat, while the other half was also re-recorded with improved tone from my previous take:

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My next several uploads (save for getting Forgotten done) will be Minutes to Midnight material as well, although I'll be taking a bit of a detour on July 20th and uploading something more fitting, given the date (hard to believe it's already been a year...).

In other news, I've finished tabbing all of the songs from Post Traumatic, which you can find on the Tabs page. I also updated my tab for Wake a bit to coincide with this week's video upload. I have a few other tabs in the pipeline right now, hoping to check some stuff off the list that's taken me far too long to get around to!