Parasite by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

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Time for another lesson in the noble art known as guitar playing! And if you guess it’s a classic KISS song – you’re absolutely right! This one has been requested and as a humble servant I hear and obey, this is Parasite from the album Hotter Than Hell! Lessons for rhythm guitar, lead guitar and bass included.

Parasite was written by Ace Frehley for the KISS-album Hotter Than Hell, recorded in August 1974 and released October 22 the same year. While written by Ace, it’s Gene Simmons doing the lead vocals. There are some small differencies between the studio and the live version, especially in the guitar solo – it’s the Alive! version I’ve used as a reference for this lesson.

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00:33 – Parasite short demo
01:05 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:24 – Bass lesson
07:46 – Lead lesson
11:31 – End words

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profile packs used in this video
Lead guitar – Live Ready Sound – The Legend

Rhythm guitars –
Live Ready Sound – Fukes ODS

ReampZone – Fryette Sig:X

Bass – Live Ready Sound – Plexed for Kemper

Kemper Profling Amp

KISS – Parasite (studio version)

KISS – Parasite (Alive!)

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The Fryette Sig:X rig pack from Reampzone – featured on todays Rig showcase. I had a whole lotta fun with these Kemper profiles that ranges from clean to high gain. This amp/These profiles really has some versatility to’em, and they have a nice bite allready at low gain levels. In this showcase you will get some opinions from me on them and of course sound examples as well, using the Fender Stratocaster and the ESP Phoenix II here, both live in the room and lined signal!