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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

    Stringbender11 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    53
    Feb 2, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    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.
     
  2. pauljo1963

    pauljo1963 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 30, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    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
     
  3. pauljo1963

    pauljo1963 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 30, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
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  5. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    51
    562
    Sep 10, 2010
    Dallas TX
    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.
     
  6. Stringbender11

    Stringbender11 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    53
    Feb 2, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    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.
     
  7. LiveOak

    LiveOak Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 4, 2010
    Katy, TX
    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!
     
  8. Camocaster

    Camocaster Strat-O-Master

    576
    Dec 1, 2010
    Australia
    I was only listening to that song on the radio today !

    Love that song !
     
  9. PinkFloydfan91

    PinkFloydfan91 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    25
    Nov 30, 2010
    Burlington,NC
    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.
     
  10. twangless

    twangless Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 22, 2010
    Canada
    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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