In today's episode of Sick Riffs, Make Them Suffer guitarist Nick McLernon won't be showing you one of the band's riffs, but rather his pre-show warmup riff - and it's filled with palm-muting and pinch harmonics to give you a comprehensive six-string workout.
McLernon plays a Jackson 2019 Pro Series Soloist SLA2 electric guitar in dropped baritone tuning (AEADF#B), reflecting his self-confessed "unorthodox playing style". He runs the guitar through a Kemper amp modeler.
Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.