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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