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Monday, June 21, 2010

Rush's "Tom Sawyer" - Isolated Guitar

Today we're back with more of Tom Sawyer from Rush. In this case, we'll be listening to Alex Lifeson's guitars.

1) The guitars are doubled using a short delay, then panning the original and delayed tracks left and right.

2) Boy, there's a lot of reverb on the guitars. They sound slightly chorused as well. I think Alex was using Gallien-Krueger amps back then, which had a built-in chorus on them.

3) The track is very solid. I heard one very, very slight timing issue on a picked part at about 1:58 but it's so small that it's nit picking.

4) The guitar solo uses the same sound as the rhythm, which is unusual.

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CaptainVictory said...

Between 2:36 and 2:40, I think I hear overlapping takes (end of solo, beginning of rhythm). Is that right?

Bobby Owsinski said...

I didn't hear that, but I did hear a couple of punches during the solo.


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