You can use the B/B editor for melodies if they repeat. You can also use it for automation tracks if the automation repeats, like sidechain. It's a verstile tool the saves you having to ctrl+v constantly :)
Adding to all the previous ideas, I recomend you get yourself a cheap 25 key midi keyboard. You can get ones with a few assignable controllers and knobs for under 70€. It really helps when composing because you can try ideas out FAST. Also you can record with it your melodies or chord progressions a...
Hehe, it seems I'm a bit late to this Post. Yes, I basically used the ugk.sf2 as the base instrument. It has recorded samples of the clean signal of a real (I hope) electric guitar. Then you slap a pre-amp vst like DSE 808, an amp simulator like LeCto or Le456 and a cabinet simulator like LeCab. Add...