Backing Track Challenge 231 - Balllad

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  1. Mellencaster

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    Here's this weeks. Enjoy!

     
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    Here is my track
     
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    Here's my take. Gear is Mosrite JR kit (neck mini-HB), Caline EQ, EHX Tone Corset, Cuvave Digital Reverb (ducking setting), Hotone Binary Amp (Matchless Chieftain), Hotone Binary IR Cab (Matchless Chieftain 2x12 IR).

     
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    Soulful Dickie Betts like playing. Very nice. I liked your playing with your delay, jam on brother,
     
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    Nice fat tone w volume swells. It has a big wooden flute tone. I would yours a love tune. Transcendent.
     
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    Late on a very cold night. Tele into clean GB amp.

     
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    Nice bit of delay and good lines throughout, Mike.


    Cool volume swells, lines and tone throughout.


    @Mjark - The echo works well here and adds some ambient vibe, Mark.
     
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    I got even more minimalist. Tele neck pickup.

     
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    @Mellencaster - I like the contrasting guitar tones. On this one, I think that the delay might have been too much. The lines you were playing were pretty fine and the delay sort of blurred them. Just my taste probably. Nice backing track! Thanks!
    @bgmacaw - Almost sounds like backwards guitar tape. Or an oboe. Very mellow. Fits the track.
    @Mjark - Nice lines and tone. Lots of delay. Maybe too much? Delay is fun though.
    @fendrguitplayr - I like the low register stuff. We often forget to go there. Nice hammer on, pull off stuff.
     
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    That was a very nice backing track, except the crackle towards the end. St Vicent, middle and bridge pickup; Albert Lee, both recorded with the Lonestar Special.



    In memory of my ex-wife and very good friend who died a week ago.
     
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    @Mellencaster : I like almost everything of your track - the guitar sound and the changing between them, your delicate playing and the way how you differentiate between chorus and refrain. I only have to support guitarsophist with his remark about the delay.
    @bgmacaw : I think this is one of your best tracks; really lovely lines with that special sound. And putting more energy in your playing in the last section.
    @Mjark : the massive echo gives your track that dreamy vibe; by not overdoing your playing the echo sounds good. On the other hand, it covers a little the emotiveness of your playing.
    @fendrguitplayr : a beautiful track! While listening I imagined how good your guitar would sound with a real amp, cranked up to the point where power stage compression comes in. Oh, btw, might have been a cold night, but your playing sounds sitting besides a fire place.
    @guitarsophist : is there something better than a Tele neck pickup?! So sweet with your sensitive playing. Some irish sounding lines.
     
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    My condolences to you and your children of the passing your ex-wife, she will always be present within your family with memories and her love.
     
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    @bgmacaw- A sweet emotive ballad that you've played. Love the volume swells.
    @Mjark - The echo delay carries the track into a state of peacefulness. Quite an effective playing and phrasing.
    @fendrguitplayr -A really nice use of compression and tone for your track, it almost acoustical sounding. Sweet lines all through.
    @guitarsophist - Lovely clean tone and the neck pickup adds a sweet wider sound Very good lines played.
    @udoering - A lovely ballad, Ullrich. Expressively played and lovely tone, the supporting guitar for the lead adds ambient dynamic tones to the track.
     
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    Condolences...

    Very heartfelt and soulful playing with nice tone and riffage.
     
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    Very cool playing and tone. I can imagine this playing while movie credits are showing from a sad flick.
     
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    - Love the beginning. Pretty phrasing all the way through.

    - Swells are a good idea here.

    - Quiet and reflective.

    - The best pick up! Really pretty around two minute mark.

    - Oh! 2:20 that was a really nice line. great tone as you come up a little bit.
     
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    - If you hear it dry you might change your mind! It's a TH3 plugin called syncopated lead.
     
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    here is mine
     
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    @JCL50 - A desirable sound and tone all through, playing and phrasing were very nicely done, it reminded me of the power ballads of the latter 80s
     
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