Ask Zac Episode 34 - 5 Tips For Better Solos

April 17, 2020

In this episode, I spell out some philosophies and techniques that have helped my soloing improve.

1. Getting a Looper Pedal (I use an MXR Clone Looper)

2. Singing a solo over the changes

3. Finding Rhythmic and Melodic Motifs

4. Limiting Myself - Play like a hero, or with a different sound

5. Become a guitar tinkerer. Make what I steal my own.

Gear used in Video:

2019 Danocaster Blackguard (1953 Telecaster Style) with Ron Ellis 52T (Bridge) and Julian Lage (Neck)


D'Addario NYXL 10,12,16, 24, 34, 44.

Pick:Blue Chip TPR 35 RB


1965 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

TC Polytune

Mirage compressor pedal

Boss TR-2 Tremolo

Line 6 Echo Park delay

9v power via Truetone CS6