Solo to Fatal Tragedy
I was reading an issue of Young Guitar where they anaylzed John's playing from SFAM. *They tabbed the solo to Fatal Tragedy the same way you did. *But when I looked at the official tab book, it indicates that all notes should be alternate picked. *Weird!? *I'm guessing the official tab is the right one. *That run does sound like that full alternate picking is being used...to my ears at least. *But then again, it is hard to tell because he plays it so fast.
But I don't think it would really make a difference which technique you'd use because I think you'll acheive the same kind effect either which way. * Doing the entire thing alternate- picked would be a good practice workout though.