ARS Spooky solo #2 help

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  1. Tomm Williams

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    My band has been doing our version of this forever and I've always done the 1st solo with our other guitarist freelancing on the 2nd. I'm getting bored with this and thought I'd learn the correct second solo and start doing it in place of the first from time to time.
    But……………..there is a repeating run in the 2nd solo that's making me crazy trying to figure it out, can anyone help?
     
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    Is it the one that starts on the B at the 12th fret (in E minor) and goes B, A#,A,G,E,G, repeated 4 or 5 times?
     
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    Could be ? It is the only part of the solo that repeats that many times.

    I’ll try that, thanks
     
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    RIP J.R. Cobb who passed away a few days ago. What a great songwriter.
     
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    Yep...…..….that's it !
     
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    I play it starting on the 2nd string, 12th fret, descend to 11th fret, 10th, 8th fret, then 3rd string, 9th fret, 2nd string 8th fret.
    Or, 2nd string, 12th fret, 3rd string,15th fret, 14th fret, 12th fret, 4th string 14th fret, 3rd string 12th fret.
     
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    JR did the main chordal riff on the original Classics IV record as well. The incomparable Barry Bailey does the ARS solo.
    I LOVE the ARS!
     
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    Our own Tonedr had a nice lesson on the chords. Here's another that directly references what you asked for. Not the original version with Ronnie Hammond on vocals, they recut this for a later release, but it does have the riff you mentioned.

     
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    Yes he did. I saw ARS a bunch of times growing up as they played in Middle GA and the surrounding towns often. Ronnie Hammond grew up not far from my hometown & lived there until he passed, way too early I might add. Showed up a local bars and always sounded great.
     
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    Yes I was watching this over and over and just couldn’t catch that half step descending note
     
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    Atlanta Rhythm Section....from The Classics Four in the ‘60’s who had the hit with Spooky with Dennis Yost on vocals...from The Candymen who backed Roy Orbison.
    Re: the clip above on the solos....great playing but the tones and overdrive don’t fit my idea of Spooky.
     
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