July 22nd, 2010, 02:16 AM
I've played this tune for many years. It's gone through a lot of changes. It use to be a simple little picking tune to loosen up my fingers, but after some serious modding and improvising, it has turned into a real fun tune.
This is my 2010 version
STEEL GUITAR RAG - JAY SMITH (http://home.comcast.net/~jaysmith/14STEELGUITARRAG.wma)
July 22nd, 2010, 11:16 AM
Very well done Jay..Thanks for sharing that.
July 22nd, 2010, 10:59 PM
really well done!
thanks for sharing.
July 23rd, 2010, 09:56 AM
July 23rd, 2010, 10:41 AM
That is great. What guitar amp combo did you use on it?
July 23rd, 2010, 02:29 PM
thanks for the positive feedback.
i'm using my old gretsch duojet with recently added TV Jones Magnatrons. (very tele like)
no amps were harmed in the making of this recording.
i used a pod xt live directly into the recorder.
the backing track was made by me on my old Ensoniq ASR-10 sampling keyboard workstation. i added some acoustic rhythm guitar too.
i like to play all my guitars and give them a chance. i played a strat and a tele on this song too, but the fingering action is so much easier on my duojet. i can pull-off the strings easier, which actually speeds up my playing.
i love the tone of the magnatrons. they are between a tele and a p-90 and carry quite a bit of twang.
July 23rd, 2010, 06:00 PM
Very cool. Good fun and nicely recorded.