Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland gives fans an up-close look at the monstrous Out Of Style riff in new video

Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit performs on stage during Lollapalooza 2021 at Grant Park on July 31, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois
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Limp Bizkit have experienced something of a career revival this year, introducing new material and hits alike to a new generation in a headline-generating Lollapalooza set in July, and releasing Still Sucks, their first new album in a decade, on Halloween.

Still Sucks opens with Out of Style, a hell-raiser of a song that we named one of our essential guitar tracks last week, largely due to guitarist Wes Borland's kinetic, whammy bar-driven opening riff.

We weren't the only ones impressed with the song either. It's already inspired a host of covers, some of which were sent directly to, and drew the attention of, Borland himself. 

To correct mistakes he saw in some of the covers, and to offer some tone tips for the song, Borland took to Instagram (opens in new tab) over the weekend to give fans an up-close look at how the riff should be played. You can check out the resulting video below.

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Armed with one of his trademark Jackson V electric guitars, the Limp Bizkit guitarist wastes little time in getting right to it, attacking the riff with laser-like precision and ferocious aggression.

After finishing it off, Borland notes that "you want to have a Boss [NS-2] Noise Suppressor [or a similar pedal] at the front of your chain in order to really clamp that [the riff] down," and for the mutes in between the jerks of the whammy bar.

Borland also mentions in the video's caption that he's tuned to B, F#, B, E, G#, C# for the song.

It's not the world's most in-depth tutorial, but if you wanted to have a go at the riff yourself, it's certainly a good reference point to start from.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.