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Mr. Blue Sky solo tone.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Deak, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Deak


    Feb 28, 2016
    The guitar solo on Mr. Blue Sky by ELO is one of my all time favorite tones.

    Can one of you effects/pedal gurus explain to me how that was done and can this be duplicated in a lower frequency on bass and still sound nice and consistent, hollow and fuzzy?

    I've never been one to dive deep into pedal combinations.

    Thank you.
  2. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    I do not know but this is by far my favorite of ELO songs. Such a great band too!
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  3. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Kudos, one of my all-time favourite songs.

    Personally, I don't think there's anything 'clever' going on tone/effect wise. To my ears, it sounds like a neck P90 pickup and a driven tube amp. Not to mention a few £1,000s of studio wizardry.

    I'm not sure that this is going to translate easily to a bass guitar, however. I reckon you'd need some kind of single coil pickup close to the neck for a start - a Jazz bass might get you there, and a marshall amp simulator.
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