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Keith Scott. love his sound

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by MRCHILL4, May 23, 2011.

  1. MRCHILL4

    MRCHILL4 Member

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    love his sound with bryan adams. you know, cuts like a knife, run to you, heaven........how do i get his sound.....setting each effect....????
     
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    Doesnt he use a Trainwreck Express?
     
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    He's a great player and did some excellent work on some great songs. IIRC, he and Brian used Vox amps often and yes, I believe some songs were done with a Trainwreck.

    But to be honest, with a guy playing so tasty and appropriately for the songs, he could have used any amp and it would still be great stuff.
     
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    one of my favorite underrated players from the 80s. LOVE his tones on the Bryan Adams stuff -- he should get the sideman gig with Ryan Adams -- now THAT would be a hoot :YinYang
     
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    Yeah, big fan here.
     
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    Always loved his tones and playing. IMO, ALL the guitar sounds on Bryan Adam's stuff were stellar.
     
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    "It's Only Love" has some awesome tones as well.

    I can get fairly close with my Traynor YCV40 clean channel turned almost halfway up, a smidge of overdrive (either a Route 66 pedal or a TC Nova Drive), and a pinch of Carbon Copy.
     
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    I remember an interview with him in the 'Cuts Like A Life' era where he said he was using an amp that was the front end of an AC-30 and the power section of a Hiwatt, and '.013's on his guitar.
     
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    Love me some Keith Scott...I'm a child of the 80's
     
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    Basically a strat and a Vox AC30 ..... add effects to season, bring to the boil and serve hot!
     
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    He's been known to play a Gretsch every now and then.
     
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    I really need to dig out that old issue of GP that had him featured in it.
    Awesome player, probably my first "guitar here" when I was a kid.
     
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    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    One of the most melodic players in rock history with some of the most gorgeous tones ever. Highly underrated player.
     
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    Think only on a tune or two.

    His main rig for ages was basically a custom built amp that had a Vox-like front end w/ a Hiwatt-like power section, if memory serves correct (trying to remember that aforementioned GP interview - could be the reverse, Hiwatt front, Vox back)).

    Great, melodic player w/ fine hooks and nice sounds. I understand he was a fusion player before joining Adams' band.
     
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    I would love Keith Scott's job. He gets to play nice simple lines over (or inside if you prefer) some great songs and he sounds superb! I've seen/heard him play Strats and Les Pauls and it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference to be honest. His tone is very 'Classic Rock' and seems to rely on power amp overdrive more than pre-amp so I'd look for an amp that can be cranked up without deafening the audience or the band.
     
  16. MRCHILL4

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    You know, people can say his lines were easy or whatever. But you know what it ain't just notes he's playin'......much , much more than just notes. From the 80's he was my favorite, and still is. The solo on "cuts like a knife" !!!! Just that, cutting like a knife.
     
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    When he plays he always seems to have something to say.
     

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