I'm playing along to the middle section of "Metallica - Master of Puppets", including the solos. I lost my tremolo bar for the Floyd Rose system a long time ago, so I have to use pinch harmonics and bends instead of natural harmonics and dives/pulls during the solo.
I have received many comments about the first part of the interlude being played "too high". People making such comments don't realize that this part is a dual guitar harmony. James and Kirk each play a separate melody (one high and one low) to produce a very nice harmony. On the studio album, the high part of the harmony is much lower in the mix, hence the reason it sounds a bit strange when I play it in this video. However, if you listen to any live version of the song you will clearly hear this. If you still don't believe me, I have cut out a small audio clip of their performance with the SF orchestra and isolated Kirk's harmony part. Check out the link and hear it for yourself:
(Note: They have tuned down for this performance--it's not in E standard)
Audio was directly recorded to my computer using output from a Line 6 POD. Guitar is an ESP KH-2. Enjoy!
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