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Guitar lead on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street', how was the sound achieved?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stringbender11, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Stringbender11

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was only listening to that song on the radio today !

    Love that song !
     
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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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