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Old 03-07-2017, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 4d3fect View Post
Eh, that's an altered electric guitar (think Boxtops' Cry Like a Baby) on the BJ Thomas tune, not a sitar, right?
I saw BJ Thomas perform that song on one of those PBS pledge-drive shows. Large band with an electric sitar like the one in the YouTube clip. Sounded just like the song, so I'm assuming there was one in use then.

As for "White Queen," I'm not really sure what Brian May is playing; the lead has the twang of a sitar but none of the drone string sound like on a Ravi Shankar or George Harrison tune.

Speaking of which, "Within You, Without You" has a sitar solo as well as sitar throughout.