Backing Track Challenge - 320 Blues

ASATKat

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Eased up on the delay, said hello to my Boss spring reverb

I found I put the most attention in trying to "work" or make a tidy concession to the guitar in the band. First off, excellent tone, very articulate, like a good Two Rock. To me that tone could easily have been the soloists choice for cutting tone. But it wasn't, as for comping, for me it was too loud. I had to increase my volume to not lose my "position" and not get stepped on. Still I would have loved to hear the bt guitarist take a solo with that killer tone. Kemper?


Monday Night Cookies
 
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@Lynxtrap : very nice! It seems you noticed the similarities of the first chord changes with "nothing compares" too. Very good playing.

Thanks! Yes, something about the track made me think of Nothing Compares. Might have been because that song was posted yesterday in a thread on another part of the forum.
 

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@fendrguitplayr - Nice Memphis or Muscle Shoals sounding tones and playing
@Alan L Cole - Chimey tones and soulful playing
@telekaster1999 - Laid back and smooth
@guitarsophist - Yep, a bit more country than blues
@udoering - Nice take, kind of Clapton-like at points
@bigbreak - Great steel playing
@Mjark - Sweet playing, soulful
@miguelalmeida - Relaxed feel and nice tones
@Mellencaster - A soulful and sad feeling take
@ASATKat - (1) You did get a Mayer-like feel on this one
@ghostchord - (1) A distinctive take
@JCL50 - You also got a bit of Clapton-ish sounds
@bullfrogblues - A bit of mix of country and blues
@clayville - Nice playing and tones
@ghostchord - (2) I liked this take better
@Lynxtrap - Twangy take, laid back feel
@ASATKat - (2) Liked the reverb, some nice trills in there
@NWinther - A comfortable and laid back take
@SbS - Easy going take

original post 2 hours ago, and you guys already recorded and replied?

jeeze y'all work fast.

I usually practice between 7 to 9 PM so this track dropped at the right time for me to jump on it.

@bgmacaw : sweet emotive, dynamic playing. What does your new pedal do?
@bgmacaw - Is it a preamp pedal? Very nicely played version with passion and sweet tone.

It's a preamp pedal based on the Aiwa TP-1011 reel-to-reel preamp that Ritchie Blackmore used in the 70's.
 

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@bgmacaw nice flute-y mids and a tasty emotional ride
@fendrguitplayr I really like the slow build here
@Alan L Cole the delay is working great for the blue notes here
@telekaster1999 like the emphatic double stops
@guitarsophist puts me in mind of The Band in spots
@udoering nice dynamic range to your playing and lots of variety
@bigbreak bravo on the big production - and the mix
@Mjark warm, soft, melodic, fits like a glove
@miguelalmeida pretty lines that suit the track
@Mellencaster the tremolo is working great here, nice tone choices
 
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clayville

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@ASATKat That's a very pleasant journey
@ghostchord The differing tones in your second pass are helping
@JCL50 great lines, emotional playing, tone that's working
@bullfrogblues Loved the lines and playing here. A teeny bit thin in the mix to my ear (and through my laptop speakers, so: caveat). *Might* benefit from some compression added to the guitar track?
@Lynxtrap that swirly chorus is really working for you, great dynamics
 

NWinther

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Heh...what you are hearing is probally just me having a hard time with the guitar.

My wrist hurts like a mother, my tinnitus is getting worse.

All of that and a general lack of enthusiasm regarding the guitar these days.

But I like these little jams, and the relaxed company here.

So I will probally go on abit for the time being.

I even stopped fiddeling with pedals.
Have not made anything in almost a year now. And I used to have a project or two all the time.

I am spending way more time with my oldest thing. Photography...haha analogue and the occasional digital stuff.

My guitar playing has taken a major dive the last two years.

Anyways sorry for the long post.

Niels
 

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Heh...what you are hearing is probally just me having a hard time with the guitar.

My wrist hurts like a mother, my tinnitus is getting worse.

All of that and a general lack of enthusiasm regarding the guitar these days.

But I like these little jams, and the relaxed company here.

So I will probally go on abit for the time being.

I even stopped fiddeling with pedals.
Have not made anything in almost a year now. And I used to have a project or two all the time.

I am spending way more time with my oldest thing. Photography...haha analogue and the occasional digital stuff.

My guitar playing has taken a major dive the last two years.

Anyways sorry for the long post.

Niels

Damn, sad to hear. But glad you're still visiiting.

Funny coinsidence, photography was my first thing too. Sold my analog Canons (A-1 and FTb with lenses, old Rolleicord) like a decade ago. Then at some point got Olympus digital system, but something was missing..

I guess, that's when guitar and pedals kicked in again (with the lockout stuff). There's a certain thing being analogue. Using and creating a 'real signal' (or light) manipulating it, time, strength, behavior, goods and bads. Feel of machinery, even smells, imperfections.

I mostly suck in it, but there's a bond with these things that I won't reach with digital stuff.

Sorry for the long response..
 

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I love taking pictures, still have my rangefinder, slr's, medium format tlr cameras.
Also kept my records and such.

Never bought into it is new, ergo better thing.
Got an Olympus mirrorless and an old Nikon dslr....

Sold all of my pedals, I am down to two tubeamps and 5 pedals or so....
And a simple analog setup for the jams :) 2 electric guitars and one acoustic that I play alot, that one never triggers the pain, as I play very differently on that one.

I try to keep the wrist unharmed, have to keep using it or it will probally freeze all up.
The hearing is a bother, so now I always use earphones for recording, no high volumes.

So I hope that I can be able to maintain this lowkey approach for a long time.
Had to sell my CS Tele a couple of years ago, it was killing me, but it sounded glorious....it was huge bummer selling both my CS guitars :(

Dug up my two old Ibanez strat style guitars(no floyds or skinny necks tho') from the late 80's, their necks and comfy playability helps alot.
And I can get the sounds I want.
So that is a blessing.
Haha sorry again for a long post :)
 

Alan L Cole

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Heh...what you are hearing is probally just me having a hard time with the guitar.

My wrist hurts like a mother, my tinnitus is getting worse.

All of that and a general lack of enthusiasm regarding the guitar these days.

But I like these little jams, and the relaxed company here.

So I will probally go on abit for the time being.

I even stopped fiddeling with pedals.
Have not made anything in almost a year now. And I used to have a project or two all the time.

I am spending way more time with my oldest thing. Photography...haha analogue and the occasional digital stuff.

My guitar playing has taken a major dive the last two years.

Anyways sorry for the long post.

Niels

I'm sorry to hear that Niels. I've had plenty of injuries, some completely heal, some don't, but they get better. I'd say it's not a one-or-the-other regarding your interest but rather pursue your interest as you can, when you can with a long term objective. That may help with the healing as well. Hang in there.
 

Alan L Cole

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https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14320316
I hope this works then doesn't waste anyone's time I'm just trying sound click for the first time. This is a great tune, really high quality and I really appreciate it.

Beautifully emotive Lawrence with great phrasing. I love how you build you solos. Really nice production too. Your playing always touches me and is never a waste of time to listen too. Keep 'em coming!
 




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