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Jun 21, 2021 - 5:10:32 AM
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6 posts since 11/11/2019

Any one know how to makes the Skyop sound that Reno does at the start and throughout this foggy mountain rock recording is incredible

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:01:55 AM


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204 posts since 5/11/2021

Can you point out the exact time that he does the lick you're referring to?

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:16:34 AM

1840 posts since 2/4/2013

My guess is that you're referring to to the mandolin chops. So my answer is to hire a mandolin player.

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:17:38 AM



2824 posts since 11/8/2010

Some of it sounds to me like he hits the strings flat onto the fretboard with his right hand similar to what (I blieve) slap-bass players do.

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:44:25 AM

6 posts since 11/11/2019

It is right at the start it sounds like he’s slapping the strings too, if you listen to the end of the song Reno speaks to the audience and says this is song that has the ‘skyop’ in it and then he does a little demonstration of it, thanks again guys!,

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:46:22 AM

6 posts since 11/11/2019

@grahamhawker it is not done on a mandolin because don gives a clear example of the lick after the song on his 5 string

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:51:36 AM
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1840 posts since 2/4/2013

Ok not the mandolin but probably this as explained by Jason Skinner:

Jun 21, 2021 - 7:11:41 AM

136 posts since 5/21/2020

My best guess is he is vamping with the strings lightly fretted. Also the recording is not as sophisticated as recordings are today creating that tin can sound of yesteryear.

Jun 21, 2021 - 9:10:05 AM



22431 posts since 7/6/2005

I think it's a part of the vamp, out of a ful chord position, pinching 3 strings while letting pressure off the strings.

Jun 24, 2021 - 7:15:46 AM

11025 posts since 6/17/2003

Clicking/striking on the palm muted 5th string.

Edited by - gottasmilealot on 06/24/2021 07:16:13

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