how to play Maps by Maroon 5 – electric guitar lesson – intermediate

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An electric guitar lesson on how to play Maps by Maroon 5. This is a cool song that reminds me of the Police’s Message in a Bottle, although not as difficult to play. It’s a good one for an advanced beginner/intermediate type of player. I hope you get something out of the lesson.

I get a lot of questions about my sound so here’s what I’m using:

My amp is an Egnater Renegade head through a Marshall 1960b cabinet. I use a TC Electronics Nova System through the loop for effects. On almost all songs I just use a digital delay, roughly 400ms, but some stuff I use tap tempo to set the delay. I also use a BB preamp on most lead tones and sometimes (rarely) a Boss CS-3 compressor. The reverb is from the amp. My wah is a Dunlop MC404 CAE Dual Inductor, REALLY great pedal! I also use a Polytune tuner which is fantastic.

My guitar is a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. I have Suhr Aldrich pickups on it. I have them coil split, but for this tune I had them running in full humbucker mode.

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cheers everyone
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  1. Police 2!!

  2. I hope this channel blows up. You're way better than most teachers on YT.

  3. kasper schepers

    What pedal are u playing on in this video?

  4. nc dude

  5. so hard !!! to do this song'

  6. Fantastishe manier om te leren dank u

  7. Fantastishe manier om te leren dank u

  8. Awesome

  9. Hiya, just found you and loved your lesson on the Neil Young song Old Man.
    Do you take requests?

  10. Awesome lesson as usual! Can I request that the next lesson be 'Ghosts' by Big Wreck?

  11. Excellent Lesson!!

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