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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guitar lead on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street', how was the sound achieved?

It happens to be one of my favorite songs & favorite leads, i was wondering if anyone knows how the sound of the lead was done. It's got mega sustain and a very unique sound to my ears.

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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it was played by Hugh Burns , a Scottish Session guitarist
he played on who knows how many session, so he had plenty of time and opportunities to develop his sound and tone
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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scroll down to on the song

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Old June 10th, 2011, 02:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a feeling 'Baker Street' was one of the first songs I played on that album. The sound of the solo is a Les Paul through a Music man and a Fender Amp.
That's cool. I could hear the humbuckers, but my first guess would have been an el84 amp, but both of the amps he mentions run 6L6's.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting that info, I read the entire article. Pretty amazing the work that guy has done. Session players are the best guitarists out there IMHO.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks as well. I have always liked that solo and now I know how and who did it. I also read the entire interview and it was great!
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Old June 11th, 2011, 06:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was only listening to that song on the radio today !

Love that song !
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With a sax.
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I really enjoy that song, and most of Gerry's work with Steelers Wheel. The guitar part is just magnificence, and the sax too. I learned the sax part in the seventh grade (which feels like forever ago), its good fun to play. The guitar part is what I may learn next. It's just sad that we lost Gerry back in January.
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I remember the video for that song. The guitarist in the video was playing a black 1950s Strat with a white pickguard and a maple board.
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