Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Jim Root
SLIPKNOT’S JIM ROOT PERFORMS “SARCASTROPHE” FROM ‘.5: THE GRAY CHAPTER’
Musician, songwriter, 6'6" riff god, master of lead and rhythm playing... he's Stuperbee, #4, James Donald; a man who goes by many names, but we all know him as Jim Root.
Clean octave intros, single-string riffing and trills, speedy tremolo picking, Drop A heaviness, oh my! Jim Root takes us into his garage to show us all how it's done. FRET12 presents a video play-through of Slipknot's smashingly-heavy "Sarcastrophe."
(ProTip: if you want to nail that clean tone, you'll need an EHX Holy Grail reverb, a Maxon Rotary Phaser and MXR Carbon Copy delay.)
If you want a deeper, behind-the-scenes look at how .5: The Gray Chapter came to be, check out our exclusive "The Sound & the Story" recording.