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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Still of the Nigh solo

Does anyone have John Skye's still of the night solo's tab?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Re: Still of the Nigh solo

They are out there but most of them are wrong. He is NOT in an alternate tuning - he is tuned standard. It's not that hard other than the last really fast legato run... But even that isn't that bad once you break it apart & get it under your fingers. It's essentially just an Em run but there are some passing tones in there if you listen closely.
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That's what I thought it was too. He's almost got like a Mick Thompson thing going on, and that's what troubles me the most, the rapid alternate picking, I been trying for a week and I still can't nail it everytime. and I thought the song was played in Em, not standard.
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Standard tuning, key of Em.

I've heard different people interpret that passage as speed alternate picking or legato... I've played it both ways and personally I think it sounds closer to the album to do it legato. I can hear the picking interpretation also (which is actually easier to play, IMO) but he has such thick reverb going on it kinda softens it. So to recreate that softer sound without having a **** ton of reverb I do it legato.
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I know he has chorus and major reverb. Does he use echo and phaser? It seems like most 80's guys have phase 90 in their rig
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Ummm... I can't think of any phase 90 use off the top of my head, but I haven't really listened to that album in a long time. He def uses chorus and a ton of verb... I don't really know his "actual" rig rundown though.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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Re: Still of the Nigh solo

Not in tab form but check out the Lick Library site for Danny Gill's interpretation of the solo. I think he does a really good job of breaking it down into sections and note for note.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Check this guys youtube lesson out. I can't remember if he includes the solo in this multi part lesson but I think he does. Here is one video to help you find the rest
http://youtu.be/qqJWL9-h18w
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I think this guy has best lesson on that song I've ever seen. This guy has some killer lessons!
Check out the song lessons.. They are free and I get nothing from telling you this. Just like this guy's lessons and I'm hard to please. Here's the still of the night link:
http://www.guitarlessons365.com/song...uitar-lessons/
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This is from the John Sykes website gear section. Just look it up on Google. He uses a second LP custom most of the time. It's an old beat up thing, but man he has some tone! Here's the text about effects though and preamps, etc, from that era..
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AMPS: John uses Marshall amps and Mesa Boogie amps. For the last ten + years of Thin Lizzy tours or Sykes tours, John has been plugging his Les Paul straight into one 50 watt JCM 800 Marshall head running in to one Marshall 4x12 (or one of his custom-made made 4x12's). A back-up 50 watt JCM 800 Marshall and 4x12 are also on stage ready to go should the first amp go down.
For much of the Whitesnake '87 album and first Blue Murder album John used 2 Mesa Boogie Coliseum heads. These amps have a Mark III pre-amp section but use six 6L6 power tubes--giving the amps180 watts each! John also owns several Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+'s, Mark III's and some rack mounted Mesa Dual Recto heads. Other Mesa Boogie equipment includes a Tri-Axis preamp and a Strategy 500 Power Amp.
For speaker cabinets, John uses Marshall 4x12 cabinets, Mesa Boogie metal grill "Half Back" 4x12 cabinets, Mesa Boogie 4x12 Recto cabinets and some custom made 4x12 cabinets.
EFFECTS: The rack setup used during the later Blue Murder days included a Mesa Boogie Dual Recto head, a Mesa Boogie Tri-Axis Preamp, a Mesa Boogie IIC+ head, a Mesa Boogie Strategy 500 Power Amp, a rackmounted Dunlop Crybaby, a Lexicon PCM 41, a Lexicon PCM 70, and an H&H V800 Power Amp.
STRINGS & PICKS: John uses Ernie Ball Strings -- "Regular Slinkys" or "Reinforced Plain Steel" gauged at .010 to .046 (thanks to Derek Brooks for his help). He also uses Dunlop 1.14mm Tortex picks
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Re: Still of the Nigh solo

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Originally Posted by HoosierDaddy View Post
I think this guy has best lesson on that song I've ever seen. This guy has some killer lessons!
Check out the song lessons.. They are free and I get nothing from telling you this. Just like this guy's lessons and I'm hard to please. Here's the still of the night link:
http://www.guitarlessons365.com/song...uitar-lessons/
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I'm with ya Hoosier, that is a great site with some awesome walkthroughs.

I dont think I would get enough benefit from subscribing but I am certainly going to donate.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Hey Stachmo,
Yeah, I like him too. I found him by accident on Youtube trying to figure out a song, I can't remember which one now, but he had it down and I was able to figure out something that was driving me nuts..hehe.. Anyway, glad you like him. Yeah, I'm going to donate too..
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i could never believe he actually plugged straight into a jcm 800 and generated that much gain.I have a 100 watt 800 and even with my hot plate on and with both volumes on 10 you still cant get enough gain to do all the crazy zakk wylde eat your heart out pinch harmonics...boggles my mind
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Re: Still of the Nigh solo

I had to LOL at the title of this thread.. that said, Skyes was sooo good on that album
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I had to LOL at the title of this thread.. that said, Skyes was sooo good on that album
one of the greatest unknown players EVER
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