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Old 11-21-2022, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question The Beatles - Love You To

I've tried searching for the answer to my question but have not been able to find a conclusive answer.

In the chorus of The Beatles song "Love You To", there is a what sounds like some sort of heavily distorted sound which is "played" four times during the chorus of this song.

I'm aware of a couple of other versions of this song by other artists that either use a synthesizer, or use a 'distortion' (stand alone) module with a guitar to produce this distorted sound.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know for sure what The Beatles used to create this distorted sound for their song Love You To?

Maybe a guitar in conjunction with a stand alone distortion unit/module?
Or maybe a guitar in conjunction with a synthesizer?
Or maybe just a synthesizer?
Or something else? If so, what?

Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably a tambura, like this



Other instruments on the track include a sitar (of course) and and a tabla (a percussion instrument)
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, but the tambura (without effects added) doesn't sound anything like the "distorted" sound played only during the chorus.

IF it was a tambura being played, then the tambura sound MUST have been further processed via a synthesizer (module), and/or via a stand alone distortion effects unit?

So, my question still remains to be answered with certainty.
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Old 11-24-2022, 06:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Distortion is possible as the Beatles were already into their experimental phase (remember Tomorrow Never Knows?)

According to Wiki, this was the lineup for Love You Too

According to Kenneth Womack[151] and Ian MacDonald:[30][nb 15]

The Beatles

George Harrison – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, sitar, rhythm guitar,[68] fuzz-tone[66] lead guitar
Paul McCartney – backing vocal
Ringo Starr – tambourine
Additional musicians

Anil Bhagwat – tabla
Unnamed musicians from the Asian Music Circle – sitar, tambura
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