Any idea on the instruments to produce this sound?

JayTerrance

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At the 48 second mark there are 4 chords descending in pitch right before the main guitar comes in - I'm trying to figure out (reasonably close) how they accomplished that sound with the bass. Is it all keys? Any Ideas/Stabs at this?

 

dvdhawk

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There are YouTube videos of them playing it live, just guitar, keys, bass, & drums.


I thought the version you posted had slightly more clav tone to the keyboard on the little built-in speakers I listened on. I'll give it another go next time I'm at the desktop computer with better speakers.
 

dvdhawk

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It must be a regional thing Paul, both of the embedded videos still play for me.

And upon giving it a closer listen, I'm not sure there's much more going on in that section than the greatness of Lee Ritenour.
 

Davedog

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All I hear is the extension of the chord pattern to all the instruments....really nothing more than great arrangement. There is some sort of middle register keyboard layer that sounds like a marimba or some sort of modern kind of beaten wood instrument. Its sitting right in there with the bass. And the guitar damped with palm mute behind the chords....
 

JayTerrance

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Thanks for the input and the listen. After listening to this many times, I started wondering if I was listening to some intricate layering going on. Of course by listening to it over and over I probably started hearing all kinds of "things". There is something special about that guitar part though - the way it must be played/the way it works together with the rest.
 
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