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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She by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar!

Time for another guitar lesson and this time I’ve picked out She by KISS, from the album ‘Dressed To Kill’ released 19th of March 1975. So, as usual I will include lessons for rhythm guitar, bass and lead guitar – and this time I will try get the tab’s right too!

This song is a slow and heavy rock classic written by Gene Simmons and Stephen Coronel, actually while they still were in the band ‘Bullfrog Bheer’ – pre-KISS. The song was originally called “She walks by moonlight” after a line in the movie “Hondo” (see link below!). The song was also a part of Wicked Lester’s repertoire but the KISS version is longer and lacks some odd instruments like the congas from Wicked Lesters recording.

The recording you can hear in my video is originally from a project I started in 2009, where I recorded the full ‘Dress To Kill’ album. Why?! Because I had just picked up the guitar after a long break and I just needed something to motivate me playing… As I write I have a singer to do the vocals, so I guess that will be released as a cover video here.

Those drums are from a MIDI file I found online as I am too lazy to do the programming myself (I might have edited a bit in a couple of parts that was exceptionally bad) and the guitars are all me. I believe the rhythm part was recorded with a Line 6 POD XT, a little bit too heavy sounding perhaps but I decided they are good enough to keep. The lead parts was re-recorded just now as the old ones wasn’t up to par, it’s played through my Kemper with a profile from Live Ready Sound’s 79 Mini Bender profile pack.

The bass (on my track) is played by Björn ‘Burnie’ Öman, a fantastic bass player who’s sadly not with us anymore.

And that’s it, I hope you get some use for this lesson! Subscriptions are always welcome – and of course a Big Thank You to you who do subscribe!!

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – 79 Mini Bender

Hondo (film)

Kemper Profling Amp

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admin *AT* haveguitar.com
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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Reaper DAW and edited in Davinci Resolve.

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!

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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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admin *AT* haveguitar.com
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