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Electric Wizard Guitar Lesson w/ TAB – Dopethrone – B Standard Tuning

January 22, 2020

in today’s video we’re gonna be breaking
down dopethrone by electric wizard and we’re starting right now yo what’s up
guys Steve Reis here again from does it doom where we feature weekly guitar
lessons and gear demos in the stoner doom and sludge metal genre so if that’s
your type of thing please like this video subscribe to the channel and ring
that notification bell for more weekly doom content now for this lesson your
guitars going to need to be tuned to B standard I’m running the set of 11 to 52
strings some Ernie Ball Burley Slinkys if you’re into that I’m going to throw a
link down in the description you can check them out on the original recording
the guitars were tuned to A sharp but we’re gonna do with how they’ve done it
live for the past several years which is in be standard for this lesson we’re
gonna be getting all of our dirt from this behringer SF 300 super fuzz which
is a clone of the boss FZ2 hyper fuzz that just used on the original dope
throne recording so if you’re curious about that tone that pedals 25 bucks I’m
gonna throw a link down in the description you can check it out right
now I’m gonna zoom in and do a quick demo then we’re gonna come back and
break it down riff by riff all right so as I mentioned in the
introduction your guitars gonna need to be tuned to B standard and the songs
will be played in the key of B minor now the original recording the guitars
were tuned to B flat or A sharp and the song was played in B flat or A sharp
minor but we’re gonna do it how they’ve done it for the past many many years
live which is in B standard in the key of B minor the majority of the song is
going to use the natural minor scale we’re gonna see appearances from three
of the really good intervals of doom which is the flat fifth the major third
and the minor second so the first riff goes like this starting using the blues scale here
you’ve got these hammer-ons on the fifth and sixth strings hammering on from the
fifth fret to the seventh fret root so you’re using your flat seventh and
your root so now you’re using this sixth fret
sixth string which is the flat fifth from the blues scale sometimes he bends
it on the half step to the seventh fret other times he gives it some vibrato I’ve seen a play it both ways live 6 string 3rd and 5th frets so you’re using the intervals of the
root minor third perfect forth and that flat fifth along with it the flat seventh and the root so he also does it with power chords so really cool riff using that B blues
scale so the second riff goes like this so again you’re using that hammer on
from the 5th to the 7th on the fifth string using that sixth string root get
and then that octave chord so that’s a cool move you’re going from
the third fret to the fourth fret which is the minor third to the major third
and a major third traditionally wouldn’t be used in a minor key song because it
sounds kind of bad which is exactly why it sounds good for this song and then that riff finishes up with this so again you’re using that perfect
fourth flat fifth and minor third so the whole thing next riff in the song goes like this so really cool riff this one’s using the
natural minor scale you’ve got this root note perfect fourth kind of going between this minor 6th and
perfect fifth that minor third that’s a flat seven a really cool octave move there on the
minor third so sixth string third fret fourth string
fifth fret and open on the fourth string that picking pattern is important down
there cool thing I’ve seen him do on old
recordings when it was just a 3-piece the next riff in the song is cool and is
just using the root and an octave on the flat fifth goes like this so it’s obviously root sometimes I’ve
seen him play it here power chord R5 sometimes I’ve seen him do the octave cord so this flat five-octave chord he’s doing is
on the fifth string 13th fret
and third string 15th fret you just play it the fourth string there is muted
and you’re sort of bending it up from the flat fifth to the fifth then from there you’ve got this very
last riff which is kind of neat only played once in the song right at the
outro sometimes I see him end it like that
sometimes I see him just end it like but it’s on the tenth fret power chord R5
power chord on the tenth fret and on the 13th
we’ve got a flat seven a minor second and then you’re ending on a root so now the lead sections in this song can
use the natural minor scale or the pentatonic scale or the blues scale or a
combination of all of those Jus tends to improvise a lot live but the scale
itself in its basic form at the 12th fret in the first position goes like
this you I really hope you enjoyed that lesson if
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what other electric wizard songs would you like to see broken down in this type
of song lesson format I’d love to know so until next time always remember Tony
Iommi is your friend


  • Reply tangyzizzle22 March 25, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Well I convinced a pretty girl to be my girlfriend and scored us tickets to see Electric Wizard in a couple weeks. Stoked-throne! Excellent lesson by the way. And your FZ-2/Super Fuzz demo is also dope as hell, got a super fuzz on the way this week. More fuzz is more good. My vote would be Return to the Sun of Nothingness.

  • Reply blitzkriegwitchcraft March 25, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Finally, someone who knows the proper way to play the intro/verse riff. For years and years I've seen people play every note wrong and tab every note wrong, and it killed part of my soul every time. It's like, there's countless videos of him playing it live, you can see what he's fretting. Well done.

  • Reply FakeJimmy March 25, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Sounds like heavy hot tar.. as it should. thanks for the lesson mate!

  • Reply Dolan March 25, 2019 at 10:30 am

    cool leason man……poorly i don't have a fuzz pedal for that but meh who needs it)

  • Reply Wan Martins March 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Ever a good video. Ever a good lesson. 🤘🐐

  • Reply Damon Armstrong March 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    That g-400 is bone stock? Thing sounds mean as shit homie!

  • Reply Erik Feldmann March 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    God your production quality is always super. Nice tutorial 👌

  • Reply Snuffian March 25, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Return trip will always be my favorite

  • Reply ROMAIN BARBIER March 25, 2019 at 7:01 pm


  • Reply Spirituality1980 March 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    The tone and the riffs are like the sound of earthquakes and buildings crumbling down.

  • Reply Spirituality1980 March 25, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Just curious… which pickup do you favor for these riffs? Bridge or neck?

  • Reply John Rosario March 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Super helpful video! You’ve absolutely earned yourself a sub! I love how you include the gear you use as well, including the string type you use.

    I also have a question about the strings: is there a string gauge/brand you would prefer to use if you played along with the whole album? I think the band changes their tunings for different songs on Dopethrone, so I was wondering if there’s one single string set you would use for the entire album.

  • Reply Etho gaming March 25, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Holy shit that tone is exact! Fuckin rockin it dude 🤘

  • Reply Alex Y March 25, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    i would love to learn the right way to play soundgarden's Pretty Noose. not mega-fuzzed out, but very very dark & heavy song. i think it is in Open C. won't lie, these open tunings scare me. 

    like, "yay i can finally get around E / Eb standard, i can successfully noodle with Open G… now i have to learn where every note is, all over again… whhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyy"

    also, that hyper-fuzz is fantastic, and i must have one. /sigh

  • Reply chinchu March 25, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    thank you dude, can you do vinnum sabbathi next? i have trouble with the ending because the fuzz is so heavy it makes you go to another dimension instead of focusing

  • Reply Sir Stashalot March 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I dont play doom really. But holy shit, B standard.??… with 11-52??? Those strings gotta be extremely slinky lol im currently in c# standard with heavy bottom slinky top ernie balls (10-52) and its already slinky as fuck

  • Reply Sir Stashalot March 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    That tone is super sick btw

  • Reply Bobby RAMSDELL March 25, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Have you done any videos on pallbearer? Iv really been getting into them and i just subscribed!

  • Reply Foxywaterable March 25, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Man that TOAN is so good! I’ve been really eyeballing the orange crush series lately for my next amp purchase!

  • Reply wizardtooth March 25, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Every blues lawyers worst nightmare

  • Reply Clément Legros March 25, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Appreciate man! Good quality tutorial! I just have a little question about your amp, is he totally clean? Cause i wanna buy the superfuzz but I'm afraid I'll not get the same sound as yours on my vox 20+

  • Reply Komplexx! March 26, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Could you please do a video about saint vitus. About the sound an some detail?
    I know your channel for a couple of hours now. Love it!

  • Reply Daniel Hidalgo March 26, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Overall thoughts on the G-400? Also love the channel!!

  • Reply Dakota Fawson March 26, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Any chance of bass stuff? I wanna learn return trip

  • Reply Oni das Alagoas March 26, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Great stuff

  • Reply Chris Adams March 26, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Still can't believe this is a Crush 20 lol. Definitely puts the Crush series higher in my list.

  • Reply C0nnie March 26, 2019 at 5:15 am

    didnt know the record was in a#. my ears fail me again

  • Reply Chace Spencer March 26, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Please for the love of god do We Hate You

  • Reply christian porter March 26, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    childhood dreams do come true!

  • Reply Ben Zozic March 26, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    this song is so destructive, one of my faves from the album for sure

  • Reply Carl Fartov March 27, 2019 at 2:46 am

    What gauge strings are those? What do you normally use?

  • Reply Illuminati Brain Control March 27, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Do you think the 1152 setup is close to what Osborne uses in this tuning? It sounds loose to me. I imagine it would feel super loose. But I played 1360s in standard on my Floyd until a luthier damaged it to the point it can't even stay in tune with 1150s… which is what I now use for balanced tension in standard

  • Reply Captain Purple137 March 27, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Bro I'd love to see a witch lesson, they're one of my favorite stoner bands

  • Reply Thunder groove March 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Do Satanic Rites of Drugula dude 🤙

  • Reply Goliath Studios March 27, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    NEW FAVOURITE CHANNEL! Yes man! Love it dude, can't wait to grab my guitar and learn this shit! Boom!

  • Reply allan okeefe March 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Dope (pardon the pun) channel man makes me miss my Blackarts Pharoah Fuzz. Would love to see some New Orleans sludge maybe Cassie Eats Cockroaches by Acid Bath or Temptations Wings by Down

  • Reply Jason Heaton March 28, 2019 at 12:46 am

    You've beat me to the Doom related channel game. lol! I dig your stuff man. Cheers!

  • Reply data_analysis_ cosby March 28, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Thanks for pumping out these videos for everyone. Great shit you’re doing.

  • Reply data_analysis_ cosby March 28, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Vinnum sabbathi or supercoven

  • Reply TheJanissaries March 28, 2019 at 4:56 am

    You’ll have fun replicating Steve Brooks’ Torche/Floor tone

  • Reply Willem De Veroveraar March 28, 2019 at 9:14 am

    What do you think of Amenra?

  • Reply Mike Reseigh March 28, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I will be sharing this for sure. Been using this tuning for years. But always looking to learn more.

  • Reply E zee March 28, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    when you mute your strings the sound disapears very completely, a little abrupt.. do you have a noise gate or some piece in the chain to kill the sound ? thanks man, heavy lesson !

  • Reply Robert DeMario March 28, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Heavier than a 3 some with Big Women

  • Reply ProceedsTheWeedian March 28, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    This pleases me.

  • Reply Rodrigo Marks March 28, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Holy shit man,sounds awesome,011-052 in B on a gibson scale,and here i was wondering if i could tune my 25.5 scale guitar with 013-060 on B.Now i know i won't have any problems.Great video!

  • Reply NumberNEINLarge March 28, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    You should 100% do a guide to the early Melvins tone(mainly Gluey Porch Treatments).

  • Reply Joshua Burns March 29, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Do a vid for Boris Pink

  • Reply O_P_G_Gamer_ B March 29, 2019 at 1:10 am

    How do you get a Gibson to stay in tune that low and sound good cuz mine won’t do it.

  • Reply Griffin Biscone March 29, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Night Child is my battle song. I’d love to learn that.

  • Reply Kacper Migacz March 29, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Can you do a video on how you get doom tones and recommended gear and such? I just subscribed and am excited to see what you come out with

  • Reply Not Answering March 29, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Hey, I know ur a fan of Father Iommi, and idk if u have seen them before, but this place in the UK called Oil City Pickups has a set of Tony Iommi tribute P90s called "The Void" they are wound to, like, 21k at the bridge and 17k at the neck, and if you talk to the guy (because each set is made to order) he can even do a humbucker sized version. Maybe something you would do a review on?

  • Reply aznkriss133 March 29, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Can you do Return Trip and or Wizard in Black? Come My Fanatics has a bunch of bangers on there.

  • Reply Florian Bosilcov March 30, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Recommended by the algorithm, subscribed in the 2nd minute. Cool channel bro!

  • Reply Danmex16 March 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Have you done return trip ?

  • Reply Pan Blue March 31, 2019 at 2:26 am


  • Reply doomzakon April 1, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Wszystko jest drganiem według teorii strun

  • Reply Jace Micheau April 1, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Yeah boy why burn out when you can shredd out and sludge out

  • Reply Doom Worship April 1, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Dude, you killed it! thanks for sharing! EW tutorials are always welcome. Wish we had youtube when I was trying to learn!

  • Reply Chase Frank April 2, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Satanic rites of Dracula please

  • Reply Nash Vril April 2, 2019 at 5:25 am

    This channel is exactly what I needed

  • Reply Charles Ezra Rev Mongoose Canedo April 2, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Yes !!!! Satan !!!!!

  • Reply scott rance April 2, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for the sf300 recommendation fucking love it, top lesson cheers

  • Reply Acid Orange April 2, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Saludos desde Tijuana


  • Reply Six feet Under April 3, 2019 at 7:17 am

    heavy as hell- play some Obituary!

  • Reply Seeto Mulyadi April 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    cursed riff

  • Reply highlander2003 April 4, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I love your channel !! The Chosen Few or Dopethrone – Riff dealer 🙂 Please

  • Reply Gabriel Alejandro April 4, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    can you do Acid Bath's The Blue?

  • Reply iam Tolgason April 5, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I like all of your creativity

  • Reply EverettDudgeon138 April 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I believe Electric Wizard use Drop B tuning, not B standard. They also play with 9 gauge strings. After seeing them live I could tell it was in Drop B from the way Jus was playing with one finger and he also plays really softly. He lets the fuzz and the volume do the work for him…very similar to Justin Broadrick from Godflesh.

  • Reply Rick Duff April 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    50something metalhead (PanterA4life) but just getting into the genre. I got tendonitis in my elbow playing creeping death and speed thrash and while im healing and chilling found Pelican tuning and pelican which somehow led me to B standard and here we are. So "sup" channel subbed great song new to me. Have a supro fuzz and a deathmetal digitech and a saucybox way huge … should get me there. Using a charvel san dimas pro mod 1 floyd and a prs se mark holcomb. The prs does the drop stuff great.

  • Reply stella April 7, 2019 at 2:58 am

    I've never understood people needing to have this stuff broken down. As a musician and one who can learn by ear i am probably biased, but, Jesus. Doom is simple.

    Also shout out to the behringer fuzz, i thought it sucked, i stand corrected.

  • Reply Paul Barte April 7, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Have you ever listened to Church of Misery from Japan?

  • Reply Zucchini Surprise April 7, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Hey man, love these videos. Any chance we can get some YOB tutorials? Quantum Mystic, Atma, Breathing From the Shallows… YOB is crazy heavy and really musically interesting imo and there's little to nothing in the way of tabs or covers online.

  • Reply metaljazman April 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    reaches for my sg immediately

  • Reply MacPac78 April 10, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Does anybody know what models those Laney amps are in the background?

  • Reply Yo Propi April 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Do a video for Windhand b standard.

  • Reply Thunder groove April 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Return trip lesson 🤙

  • Reply neubrain11 April 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Great tone

  • Reply Alec Marren-Pflaumer April 18, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I love that you run a YouTube channel dedicated to doom/stoner metal guitar but man the whole angry/squinting/badass facade does not make the videos fun. Makes me prefer your old content a lot more when you were more genuine. I'm definitely going to still keep watching but I don't think that's the reason people are watching your channel and I don't think it's necessary.

  • Reply Rastas Bohanan April 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Torquemada 71!!!

  • Reply dan - o April 26, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Can you do tutorial on Doom Mantia?

  • Reply Josh WW April 26, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Sounds almost like there's some octave stuff going on additionally to the fuzz pedal. Dude you literally have the best gear channel going.

  • Reply Saucy May 10, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Sick lesson, much appreciated. I would love to see 'We Hate You' or some more Eyehategod tutorials.

  • Reply Xenomorph Biologist - XX121 May 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    How do they do that super long open note

  • Reply diego sanchez May 26, 2019 at 11:07 pm


  • Reply jbscornerstore June 15, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Pure fuzz brother

  • Reply Rob Phillips July 23, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Behringers are total sleeper pedals , and highly regarded clones as proven in this very doom laden riffage 👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Alexandr Unknown July 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    i really LOVE what i see !!

  • Reply Ricardo Guimaraes de Siqueira August 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    can you do one of Chrono.naut? I mean… at least Phase 1 =)

  • Reply ABoyd1852 August 20, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Did anyone (besides me) else say "SMOKE" at the end of the demo?

  • Reply Richard Repper September 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Ha! I'm from Dorset, went to school in Wimborne (where Justin is from). They were just the local metal band then. Crazy to think they're international doom titans these days.

  • Reply Steven Bennett September 22, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Acid bath?

  • Reply Nacho Frostman September 30, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Im looking to achieve the bass sound for dopethrone.
    Can you help me? I'd like to know what gear I need.

  • Reply cristiticu October 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Never listened to doom stuff besides old Paradise Lost and Tiamat twenty-five years ago. Never played the guitar and probably never will, but thank you for showing me really cool songs I never knew existed.

  • Reply ASCHE November 18, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Excellent video!

  • Reply Detroit FettyGhost December 6, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Great fucking song and although it's not tough to play you played it with all the proper intonation and feeling, and the tone FORGET ABOUT IT!!! The tone is at least 99.9% perfect to the o.g.- you are a great player my friend!

  • Reply B. SMILEY III December 18, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I want that korean beauty. Guess I'm crazy, but id go for that korean epi before I'd get a gibson… lol

  • Reply Can't Think Of A Name January 8, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Ever hear of warhorse? Would love to learn dooms bride!

  • Reply JJ G January 22, 2020 at 12:35 am

    9 months later and that behringer superfuzz still eludes me.

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