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Lynch came from the Van Halen school of gear, using hot-rodded, and humbucker loaded guitars with locking vibrato bars. He used a few effects pedals, notably distortion, phase and chorus, and plugged all this gear into hot rodded Marshall amps in the early years. Eventually he used his signature model of Randall amps that had a powerful high gain pre-amp stage. The result was the classic sound of 80s hair metal. Most of the rhythm technique involved heavy palm muted and lots of single not riffs and power chords in the lower register of the guitar, while the lead work was a combination of amped up blues rock pentatonic licks and bends with more modern tricks like three-note per string speed runs, tapping, arpeggios and tremolo picking.