"Freewill" by Rush | Tone Clone | Joel Bauman



In this edition of “Tone Clone”, Joel demonstrates how to achieve the signature electric guitar tone of the Rush classic “Freewill”, from their 1980 release “Permanent Waves”.

Armed with a Gibson Les Paul, Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp, and a Strymon Deco, Joel accurately recreates the gooey & smooth distorted tones Alex Lifeson was able to achieve on the original recording.

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Gear Used:
Marshall DSL40C 1×12 Tube Combo Amp
Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker Pedal

Joel Bauman plays guitar in Chicago sci-fi yacht metal band Royale. They just released their debut album, available for free download at

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