So it was bound to happen... one of the bands I play in is rehearsing Prince's "Kiss" tonight for tomorrow night's show. I initially cringed, but figured I could enjoy it if I did it right, instead of half-assing it like many cover bands do with Prince. So I spent a few hours last night working on it... mostly searching the net for info on the production, and "the chord." I'll start with the chord. As I suspected, it's not just one guitar. It's likely two, playing (ascending from D/12th fret) D F# B C# E. I thought maybe I'd take a 12-string and tune one of the B strings up a whole step, but, no. Won't have the same funk as the 6er I plan to play (a Suntech). So I'm having the singer play xxx779 while I play x-x-12-11-12-12. Then there is the rhythm instrument you hear throughout most of the song, from before the first verse. Sounds synth-y. Turns out it's an acoustic guitar run through a compressor sidechained from the hihat line out of the drum machine. That would be much harder for me to replicate... so I came up with what I think is pretty clever. I set up a drum machine, not to be heard, but for the drummer to listen and play along to, and I take the MIDI tempo out of that to sync to my Boss Slicer, which has a pattern that's not too far off the original. (I think it's Bank 2, pattern 3, IIRC, for you SL-20 owners playing along at home). No bass guitar in this song. Interesting!