@Tyrone Shuz : let me ask a stupid question: is the first clean section the original melody? Sounds familiar, but -again - I don´t know the original. Your playing is always stunning to me.[/QUOTE] Yes I did it first and last, just like I was doing the tune. I treated it two different ways. I like the melody a lot, AND it had the added benefit of shortening my solo! If I were to play this live (and I just might with this groove) I'd only do two choruses, maybe three if I was really feeling it. Gotta let everyone else solo too (keys, bass, perhaps trade fours w/the drummer). Thanks for the kind words.