Guitar Cover of 'Super Mario Brothers RPG' Theme —Video

Below, check out this recently posted (February 11) video of a YouTube dude — FamilyJules7x — playing a mighty fine guitar cover of one of the many Super Mario Brothers RPG themes.

FamilyJules posted a lot of info with the clip, including:

"I decided to use the PRS [for rhythm guitar] since the song was in C# minor, and it gave me the option to hit the VI chord as a low A power chord, which was helpful.

"I'm starting to really be able to bring out the bass after countless comments that I need to 'turn it up.'

"I'd like to quickly address that I've seen that comment on numerous videos by home recording artists and I have to assert that anybody who thinks the solution to hearing bass in a mix is to just 'turn it up' has probably never done this sort of thing!

"Getting an instrument to be heard better doesn't involve simply 'turning it up' as much as carefully applying EQ on tracks to create head room for that instrument when dealing with multi-track recording."

Gear used on this recording:

  • Lead Guitars: Schecter Damien FR
  • Rhythm Guitars: PRS SE Custom 7 String
  • Bass Guitar: Ibanez Soundgear SR405QM
  • Classical Guitar: Cordoba C7
  • Ocarina: STL Zelda Tenor
  • Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer

For more about FamilyJules7x, visit his YouTube channel.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.