A huge part of it is definitely the sixpence he used instead of a pick giving him that insane high end attack. I can imagine trying to model such a delicate tone is a huge challenge.Brian May's tone is awesome. None of the "Brian May" presets in modelers do it *any* justice whatsoever.
Dude he's a fucking PhD chemist or biologist or some shit these days. I don't even know if he plays much any more, he just guest solos on some shit once in a while to remind us of his :bowdown: status.It was something totally insane like 8-32 IIRC. I've no idea what he uses these days.