Full Access Members Only

Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights): Gear & Tone


Get Full Access Today To Learn

Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
Any guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position is suitable to play this song. The humbucker provides plenty of clarity and power perfect for some ramped up bluesy rock.

As far as amps go, any Marshall style tube amp is a desirable choice. Crank up the amp for a heavy crunch sound. Set the Drive to 100%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 65%.

You may want to add an overdrive or distortion pedal in front of the amp for more gain to dig into the riffs and leads. Add some reverb to both guitars for depth.

On the recording, you’ll hear both guitars kick in phaser, flanger, and chorus effects for various riffs and licks throughout.

I used a 10-46 string gage, with a heavy pick so I can dig into the rhythms and leads.
Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model:
Drive: 100% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Tube Screamer:
Drive : 75% Tone: 55%
Hall Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 35%