Heartbreaker was always one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs, not only because of the guitar but also the amazing bass part.
I’m sure it’s well documented somewhere but to me it sounds like a Rickenbacker bass through some sort of Leslie on fast speed or some sort of tremolo. In the verse the guitar just kind hangs out and lets the bass carry it. In this free online guitar lesson I teach you how to play the full Heartbreaker song. In the solo at the beginning of the video I made up a couple of Jimmy Page style pull off riffs. Sign up to the newsletter to get access to more private videos incl. an extra video with the breakdown of the licks I played in the Heartbreaker Video. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy!
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