Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gunslinger, Nov 17, 2019.
Awesome. Thanks. I talked to Terry briefly after a concert when I was 18. Discussed the LaBay "log" guitar he had used for a song.
How does he get his guitar to sound like a horn?
Prototype guitar synth.
I believe it was the first.
His tone sounds so thin here, but it works so well inside the song.
OMG! Im just dying to know where these people are re-discovering these tracks,& then posting them where mere mortals can find & play them!!
NOW-I feel it necessary to tell you that you can find STEVE LUKATHER’S SOLO FROM ROSANNA ON LINE! Another awesome solo!!
That really does not sound good. Clipping on everything, horns, vocals, etc.
I wonder how it was extracted and copied.
To me the audio on that whole track sounds very scratchy... It seems have a rather low fidelity quality to it. I am guessing that however that isolation track was created it significantly lowered the sound quality.
Anytime I listen to these guitar-isolated tracks, my first reaction is that most of these parts sound very thin by themselves... In terms of the tone. It's always lower gain than you thought and not as 'huge' as you would think.(often times the parts aren't that complicated which is another thread altogether)
It makes you consider these clips when people complain about a guitar or whatever sounding "thin" in their basement. It's probably fine and working as intended.
It only matters how it sounds against a mix
One my all time fave solos! Thank you for posting. I do think that the should quality has affected the overall tone, so it might shoulder even more thin here than in the actual track.
Aside: I attended a lecture by the co-founder of the Moog synth (forgot his name - this was around 1980) who used this song to demo what the synth is capable of.... it was absolutely incredible and it got me hooked on this timeless tune for life.
Terry Kath is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. Guitarists know him, but the general public does not. I put him alongside Danny Gatton and Eddie Hazel in the under-appreciated category.
Hard to tell where the distortion is coming from, possibly the A/D transfer, but I can't tell you how many times I ripped off that run at 3:44. I've dropped it into more than a few songs.
Ha! I was listening to the track and picked up my guitar to work on that one.
It's...hmm.. under construction for a while.
Thank you for posting that. I read in some of the other responses that he had a early guitar synth. I did not know that. But in response about sounding like a horn, well that’s maturity playing with a superb horn section... playing with the band... not over the band! Phrasing, rests and comping. He really had it all.
Holy feck, thanks so much for posting this!
On of my fav songs of all time. I really don't think it sounds thin at all.
It does sound sloppier than I would've figured, but it shows how being in a mix conceals that stuff. Besides, that might be what happens when coke keeps you awake longer than you should be. Something's got to suffer (though in this case, it didn't suffer much!). Maybe I'm too concerned about my own (extra) sloppiness. Haha
Definitely one of the most underrated musicians ever.
Too bad for his early demise. He definitely knew what to play and when to play it. VERY tasteful.
Thanks again for posting this. I've got some work to do!
Anytime something is solo’d It shows how (usually) crappy the playing is, and this no exception. I guess I’ll stop being so down on my playing.
Me (a nobody) spending all this time and $$$ to have great tone.
Then I listen to this from Chicago (a highly respected band).
back to my Squier 1x5
Ok, so I've listened a few more times and I HAVE to ask. I know text doesn't have vocal tone so I have to be careful because I have a bad habit of saying things wrong. This is a serious question..no trolling. Those of you that think it sounds thin....how?
Imo it sounds perfect...there really is a difference in perception from 1 person to the next. Perhaps it's generational?.....
Thin: not as much bass and lower-mid freqs as I was expecting. That's how.