Could This Be the Coolest Stereo Chorus Tone Ever? Watch Jamie West-Oram Demonstrate His “One Thing Leads to Another” Guitar Chops

Jamie West-Oram's pedalboard
(Image credit: Jude Law)

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Episode 153 features Jamie West-Oram, guitarist of English new wave band the Fixx who scored a top ten Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1983 with their single “One Thing Leads to Another.”

The opening track from the band’s second studio album, Reach the Beach, “One Thing Leads to Another” is recognized by guitarists for its benchmark stereo chorus electric guitar tones.

Recalling his memories of the session, West-Oram told Guitar Player that he was first down on the recording, tracking his iconic guitar part to a click using an Ibanez Blazer, two Marshall combos and his trusty old MXR Stereo Chorus pedal.

Here, West-Oram demonstrates his funky, clean chops as heard on the Fixx’s best-known and highest charting single using a Suhr Koji Comp compressor, a classic MXR Stereo Chorus, and two Fender guitar amps running in stereo.

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Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.