Nothin’ To Lose by KISS (Guitar and Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar!

Here’s a lesson on how to play the song Nothin’ To Lose by KISS – it covers rhythm and lead guitar and bass! Nothin’ To Lose was written by Gene Simmons and released on the first album KISS, released 18th of Febuary 1974.

This song was the first single released by KISS (B-side was Love Theme from KISS), vocals performed by Gene Simmons and Peter Criss. Besides that it’s one of the few times a non-member of the band has has been listed as a playing musician, namely Bruce Foster on piano and additional guitar. Nothin To Lose was also later released as B-side to the single Kissin’ Time.

I’ve based this lesson on the Alive! version of Nothin To Lose, the difference is not major – mainly that last part of the solo. The drums comes from a midifile I found online, it mentions “Enzo” as the author so cudos to him. I stripped the midi file and used XLN Audio Addictive Drums II and also edited the midi drums here and there. All guitars and bass on the track is recorded by me.

This is the eight guitar lesson for classic KISS songs on Have Guitar!, so far I have covered: She, Deuce, Shock Me, 2000 Man, Room Service, I Want You and Calling Dr Love. If you like this series – subsscribe now for more songs! And feel free to gimme suggestions in the comments of this video!

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Video index:
00:23 – Snippet of my Nothin’ To Lose recording
01:27 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:02 – My take of the Nothin’ To Lose solo
05:31 – Lead guitar lesson
06:20 – Bass lesson
08:47 – Ending (blah blah blah!)

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS – Nothin To Lose (studio version)

KISS – Nothin’ To Lose (Alive! version)

Rhythm guitars are recorded with profiles from Live Ready Sounds Kemper profile pack Plexed for Kemper

Lead Guitar are recorded with a profile from ReampZones Kemper profile pack Marshall JMP Super Lead (1976)

Bass guitar is recorded with a Kemper factory profile, Brass Diver BM.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums II

Kemper Profling Amp

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Room Service by KISS (Guitar and Bass lesson)

Room Service by KISS (Guitar and Bass lesson)
Guitar & Bass lesson by Have Guitar

A new guitar and bass lesson – Room Service by KISS! This the first song of KISS album Dressed To Kill, a nice high tempo rocker about the life on the road. In this lesson I will show you how to play it all; rhythm guitar, lead guitar and bass!

For the first time I created tabulature for the lessons! I’m pretty sure there might be some minor mistakes as it’s the first time I do this, there’s room for improvement! Anyways, I hope it makes following the lesson a little easier.

As previously stated I will try to do one classic KISS song every month nad I think this is the third month in a row that I manage to keep that promise! What will be up next in August? Not sure yet so feel free to gimme some suggestions!

There we go – I hope you liked the video, thanks for watching Have Guitar! A subscription is always welcome… as if I need to say that? A Big Thanks to all you who do subscribe!!!

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Kemper Profiling Amp

Full version of my cover of Room Service

KISS original version of Room Service

ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976

Power Tab Editor

Kemper Profiling Amp

Contact:
admin *AT* haveguitar.com
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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Sony XLR-K2M, Rode NT-2a, edited in Reaper DAW and Davinci Resolve.
Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB – Computer/Reaper.

Backing track by Have Guitar (Style: Hard rock/metal)

Backing track by Have Guitar (Style: Hard rock/metal)

Wow, it has been a loooong time since I released a new backing track! So, here’s a new one – Big Thrills, in the style of 80’s metal. At least that is what I think it sounds like, if you have another opinion feel free to leave a comment!

There isn’t really that much to say about this track – it’s in the key of A (BPM: 130) and you can just solo over it with the penta. It’s not that tricky! I decided not to do a commented extra video for this one… just play and have fun! If you wanna use this backing track for your own videos go ahead. I’d appreciate if you leave a comment where you got it from – Have Guitar!

Thanks for watching Have Guitar – hope you liked it and that you’ll support me by an subscribtion! I heard subscribers of Have Guitar lives a happier life so join in! A gargantuan Thanks to you who do subscribe!!!

Equipment used in this video:
Schecter Custom E-1 Special Edition VSB (Schecter USA Sunset Strip/Schecter USA Pasadena)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
XLN Audio Addictive Drums II
Kemper Profiling Amp

All guitars recorded with profiles from Live Ready Sounds Sir PT One Hundred Kemper profile pack

(Specific profiles used: LRS PT100 C2 V30 03 and LRS PT100 C3 MAV 01)

Bass recorded with ReampZones Darkglass B7K Ultra Kemper profiles

(Specific profile used: RZ UltraB7K D04)

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2

Kemper Profling Amp

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The Gentleman by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profile demos)

The Gentleman by Live Ready Sound (Kemper profiles demo)
Rig Showcase by Have Guitar

Another Rig Showcase and this time we’ll revisit Live Ready Sound’s The Gentleman! Live Ready Sound has released a bunch of updates to this great profile pack so why not check out some new additions… And what is the Gentleman then? Its the Fortin Meshuggah signature amp of course!

As far as I know, this quite rare and expensive amp is only available from Live Ready Sound in the form of Kemper profiles, so if this is your thing you know where to go! Loads of info can be found at the links provided below so go there if you want more details… all I can say is this might be the most heavy stuff you can get!

So, thanks for watching Have Guitar! If you’re up for it, why don’t you subscribe? Doesn’t cost you a dime but it gives me the support I need to keep it up… A Big Fat Frantic Thanks goes out to all you who sub’s!!!

Equipment used in this video:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

The Gentleman at Live Ready Sound

Fortin Meshuggah Signature amp

Kemper Profling Amp

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Contact:
admin AT haveguitar.com
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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100 and edited in Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14.