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SampleRadar: 437 free chunky guitar and drum samples

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Bonham making some noise in the mid-'70s.
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Bonham making some noise in the mid-'70s. (Image credit: Neal Preston/CORBIS)

Forget subtlety: for this stop on the SampleRadar journey, we're going for bold and brash drum and guitar sounds.

We'll think you'll hear echoes of Led Zeppelin in some of the beats, and in honour of Solo Week, we've even included some lead guitar snippets alongside the heavy riffs and chugs.

What you need to know

The samples are split into seven folders, each of which is named to give an indication of the type of drum or guitar sounds contained within.

All the samples are supplied as WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

The chunky drum and guitar samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

Zeppy beat (80bpm)

Rocky Beat (120bpm)

Guitar chug (160bpm)

Guitar lead

Chunky drum and guitar samples: click to download

Chunky guitar and drum samples (191MB)

These samples originally appeared on Future Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.

Tutorials

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The MusicRadar team
The MusicRadar team

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