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Backing Track Challenge 238- RnB

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mellencaster, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    Soulful, but I don't hear Lovers Lane, your take is more sad. More cry in your beer lost your girl. Very, very nice.
     
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    I heard r&b like the classic song Stand By Me, so I used some of that kind of phrasing. The slowness was hard, I kept rushing, 10 takes later,,,

     
  3. guitarsophist

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    This thing is sloooow! Casino neck on the left, Tele bridge on the right.

     
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    Well I've been in North Dakota for my MIL's funeral. Got home yesterday.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that. Yea, your music is sensitive to your mood.
     
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    I did another. Without the annoying rhythm track and some stank on it. I think it's better.

     
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    @udoering - Nice interplay between the guitars. It sounds like we had similar ideas. Nicely played. One of those riffs sounds a bit like the melody from "Wild Horses."
    @Mellencaster - Great tone. The subtle rhythm guitar with tremolo is very effective.
    @estreet - The baritone sounds really cool, especially with the tremolo. Nice pizzicato effect. The second strat is a nice change of pace.
    @fendrguitplayr - Nice tone and lots of space. Sometimes (often) less is more. The pickup switch is effective.
    @bgmacaw - Very warm expressive tone. Kind of a mournful feeling throughout.
    @Alan L Cole - Nice phrasing. You managed to create some excitement in this very slow track by combining fast and slow runs.
    @JCL50 - Horn-like tone and expressive riffs build excitement as the track progresses. Nice swells.
    @knh555 -The strat whammy action is lovely. That strat sounds lovely in general. Nice interplay between the guitars too. Everything fits together seamlessly and with passion too.
    @Raimonds - Lovely, delicate tone. Nice double stops and arpeggios. Melancholic but relaxed, reflective feel throughout.
    @ASATKat - This has some real passion! Great tone and soulful riffs.
    @Mjark - The shifts into the Eminor blues scale really change the feel. Very cool. I didn't hear the first version, so I can't say if this is better, but this is good.
     
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  8. udoering

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    @bgmacaw : nice expressive playing wth a lovely thick tone.
    @Alan L Cole : beautiful emotive lines, played with a lot of dynamic.
    @JCL50 : such a great take full of emotions. The opening with the the swell is beautiful.
    @knh555 : I think Mike is right; lovely tone and subtle passionate playing, a very very good track. Also like the faint rythm guitar with it´s trebly tone coming in at about 2:50. There is something in the mix that irritates me; it´s the panning of the guitars. But that is less important; I want to underline the beauty of the tone! How did you record your guitar? Congrats btw, seems a good invest.
    @Raimonds : nice thick, but gentle tone and playing. Different from my usual perception, you sound better the less notes you play.
     
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    It seems you have learned your lesson well! Nice slow track with some lovely doublestops.
     
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    @guitarsophist : beautiful clean tones; you have done a good job on the interplay of the two guitars.
    @Mjark : I don´t know if the second track is better than the first one, but it´s a fantastic one without doubt. Reminds me a little of Roy B.
     
  11. Mellencaster

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    Raimonds- That's a sweet softer rounder clean tone, lovely dynamics, and soulful lines played
    ASATKat- I wondered why I didn't get the girl, I wooed myself o_O A very nice SBM styling and a good representation of the late 50s ballads, emotional and heartfelt.
    guitarsophist- I agree with the very slow tempo track and for myself, I had issues with playing the rhythm track. I think your panning mix is just right and you've dialed in a lovely tone for both tracks.A very enjoyable track.
    Mjark- First, sorry for the loss of your mother in law:(
    Mixing major and minor was an afterthought when I completed my track but you've got a much better feel for it than I could've ever managed. A lovely take with a mix of accentuated to subtle lines.
     
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    My Take on Squire Thinline Tele Middle Position Studio One 4 Helix Native Plugin.......
     
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    tooloud Sweet singing lines and the middle position with the gain has that Stratty tone. Nice!
     
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    Funny you should say that about the panning. I was playing around with some stereo sample delay and agree that it doesn't quite work. I've remixed it with the tracks just dialed a touch to each side. I do think it works better now.

    Regarding getting the tone, I ran the new AV59 through a 65 Princeton RI, mic'ed with an SM57 into GarageBand. I do find that the mic doesn't quite capture what I'm hearing in the room, so I do some minor re'amping and eq with the aim of getting back to where it started.

    The opening with the chords on the right is on the neck pickup. The left side is neck+bridge. The trebly rhythm is neck+middle but eq'ed to give it that trebly transistor radio feel.

    And of course, the first two tracks are fingerpicked, which IMHO is an important part of the tone. The later rhythm part does use a pick to get that attack called for by the part.

    Do note that I now have two AV59 Strats (Sonic Blue and Sherwood Green) and they really do sound quite different from each other. I'm liking the new Sherwood Green one more as it's more resonant with more harmonics getting through. It may just be my #1 now. It's a good reminder to me how different each individual instrument is despite the model and, IMHO, how important acoustic resonance is even with a solidbody electric. The pickups can only detect what the strings are actually doing after all. The AV59 has the best neck I've ever played, thus my desire to get a second one.

    Same take once again, remixed:

     
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    @tooloud : lovely biting tone; you are really telling a story here; a sad story, to be sure!
    @knh555 : that guitar sounds so good!
     
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    Beautiful backer, thanks Mellencaster. Late for this one, but i will give a try.
     
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    Thank you Mike:)
     
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    Not so inspired, but here is the thing:
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    Dig the sweet melodic lines with some country flavours here and there and a fabulous mellow tone, well done!
     
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    Nice laid back bluesy chops and doublestop riffs, great crisp hi-mid tone. A pleasure to the ears.
     
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