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Reply to "Time For A Change guitar solo question."

Well it wasn't going to go into Judd's attack, vibrato and sustain in the way he plays the guitar, cos i didn't want it to be another case of all us guitarists taking over the board! But yeah, Judd has a very unique way of attacking the strings. i'd know his guitar playing anywhere. I'd love to know who his influences as a guitarist were, Besides the whole Maori strum thing. He has an interesting way of hitting the harmonics, and he used effects units sparingly but to great effect (I suppose a big thank you there would have to go to Paul Crowther, who was building boxes even then)

Interestingly enough, i reckon there is only a matter of 2 or 3 notes between the way Phil Judd played the solo, and the way Neil Finn played it in later years. I actually learned that solo from the Anniversary CD (Well, truth be told, The Spellbound CD - same version anyway). It's one of those things that ya can't help slapping on the SG (Gibson SG Guitar - Phil Judd used one in the enz days) and pluggin in the hotcake (Paul "Emilyn" Crowther's wonderful pedal that i couldn't bloody live without. It's got the warmest distortion there is), turning up the reverb a bit and going... dun! dun! du dun! dun da da da dun! etc.
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