Taking an old school pentatonic idea on the open strings and applying it to this 7/4 time signature gives an interesting twist. Let the notes ring together as messily as you like, while keeping an ear open for beat 1 of the next bar. Be ready for a wide position shift!
In the first half of this example, the more melodic phrasing switches register and acts as a set-up to the second half. Targeting, or accenting certain beats over the backing track can lead to interesting cross rhythms between the lead line and the backing track, while bursts of rapid alternate picking draw from Steve’s Les Paul influence.