Backing Track Challenge 236 - Rock

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  1. Mellencaster

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    I'll be posting with Soundclick for the track downloads from now on so I don't have to delete them. My SoundCloud will be used for tracks that I have done.
    This week's track will be a wikiloops track that has a Santana style. Enjoy!

    https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13996811
     
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    Thanks for the track, Mike.

     
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    Thank you Mike. Didn't know you where on SoundClick!
     
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    fendrguitplayr I quite liked the Santana tone that you've chosen and reminiscent of the man, in his earlier years.
     
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    I've had it for 6 years but rarely used it
     
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    I'l probably regret this in the morning.

     
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    Real quick. Probably should have gotten my LP out, but this is Tele neck pickup.

     
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    @fendrguitplayr - Yes, nice tone. It starts out kind of aggressively staccato and then starts to sing.
    @Mjark - It sounds BIG! Huge Las Vegas production. Lots of stuff going on. a big crescendo.
     
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    A little latin noodling:

     
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    @fendrguitplayr : nice sound and feel!
    @Mjark : very good track, Mark! Love that fat guitar sound and what you do with it. Definetely no regrets!
    @guitarsophist : I think the tele neck pu gives an absolutely sound; it enables your dynamic playing.
     
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    Pleasant sounding riffs and apt title.


    You captured the feel very well with your riffs.
     
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    I've tried a new set of pickups on my American Pro Tele that was meant for a partcaster that I'm putting together. Still, a bright sound but I think these have more honk to them than the stock pickups

     
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    @Mjark - Nice mix and tone! Sounds big and luscious, nicely played!
    @guitarsophist - Sweet honk from the neck pu and colored with some Santana's Dorian style phrasing. Sounds good.
    @udoering Fast runs sound sweet with your crunchy tone matches well with the bt . You've channeled your inner Carlo's very well on the outro
     
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    - Very much in the vein of best years of Santana.

    - That worked!

    - I liked what you played coming back from the break best.
     
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    - They do sound good. As do your lines. Nice vibrato to finish up!
     
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    After our discussion on compressed file loss and reading some this this backing seemed to have taken something of a beating especially in the lower frequencies. I put an EQ on it to fatten it up and a limiter. Both guitar tracks are panned fairly wide. It's all guesswork on my part. I have no idea if these are good ideas or not.
     
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    Did you boost low frequencies and cut highs? That could certainly make it sound fatter. When I use an EQ it is usually to cut out stuff below 100, which is where muddiness can live, or if it sounds boomy, I cut a little higher than that. I’ve read lots of stuff about EQing and compression, but mostly I just do simple stuff that sounds good to me. Online discussions of this sort of thing usually end up with one side being really technical and the other just saying, “use your ears.” It’s very amusing.

    The limiter probably made it possible to bring the levels up pretty high without clipping. That is probably what made it sound so BIG to me. Whatever you did sounded good to me for this track.
     
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    @Mellencaster : of course I can´t isolate the part of the pickups, but to me they sound not bright at all for a single coil, and they have a body; I like that sound. And I like the way you build up your playing. The second guitar sneaks in nicely.
     
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    Here s mine with my hot rodded japanese strat

     
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    nice track, my quick take

     
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