BT Challenge 215: Minor Blues (minimal backing)

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  1. JCL50

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    Thanks for the track, Carl.

    My attempt.
     
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    I just saw that the new track is already online and that apperently everybody else had noticed. Well, I recorded a trial; I had just put new strings on the Albert Lee MP90 that had not settled in completely, so a little deviation from correct tune especially on the b and e string might be heard. But I liked the recording and decided not to try another one with a tuned guitar - could only get less satisfying.

     
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    @knh555 : I pressed the "like"-button after the very first seconds, just because of the guitar sound. You created such a beautiful atmoshere there with those two guitars - great job!
    @Alan L Cole : yet another beautiful guitar sound; your playing sounds like "Cuba libre", lovely vibe.
    @fendrguitplayr : does my memory fool me or did you use clean sounds mostly until recently? Anyhow, that one is beautifully saturated; you play a very emotional thing there with a little bit of Carlos.
    @bgmacaw : just thought "hmm, psychedelic", the I read the first words of your post. You did right to not overdo the guitar playing so the effects can unfold well.
    @NWinther : that flanging clean guitar sounds as good as your well known overdriven sound. Both together create a special vibe. Nice!
    @estreet : good laidback playing, lovely sounds and effects! Love the distorted solo.
     
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    @JCL50 : beautiful clean and driven sound. Love those octaves and your careful playing.
     
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    Thanks! Since giving my Dad my Yamaha THR, I'm currently without a direct digital/silent recording option and am currently only mic'ing my amps. The Penguin was on my Princeton tweed and the Strat/Schecter on the Princeton '68 custom. It's a bit more work to get it right, but I really do like how they sound.

    Oh. And if you listen carefully, you'll hear a third guitar join in partway through. I felt it was needed to continue to build out the atmosphere I was looking for.

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    I used a lot of cleans but can and will use more gain now and then. Thanks!
     
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    @JCL50 - Sweet range of tones and bluesy phrasing.
    @udoering - Nice dynamics and energy in your riffin' Ullrich. I like your change up at the 1:14 mark.
     
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    Thank you Estreet, I love the minor blues,

     
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    Very nice melodic blues playing and nice mix.

    You ventured into uncharted territory now and then but it worked well and nice tone and great outro!
     
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    Well there's not a new one yet, so I did this again with clean tones, less drive.

     
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    Here is a clean take inspired by fendr. I like this tone, I use it a lot. No pick.

     
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    Do we want another one already? I can post something but I’m not sure this one’s played out yet.
     
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    Yes, this one is a good one. It's a 12 bar, so its familiar, it's minor, so it's sad, and it has well recorded drums that go big and go subtle, so there's dynamics. I enjoyed playing with it and listening to others take their shot at it. In short, it's a good one. Thanks to the originator! And I am looking forward to other takes.
     
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    @guitarsophist : your track reminded me of "Black magic woman", just had to think of it. ovely clean guitar sound.
    @ASATKat : I have to say that I like the bluesy sequences better than the more jazzy ones. Like the sliding-up at about 2:30. Second track is quite another thing; very nice chord work!
    @fendrguitplayr : the opening sounds more like country; but then it goes definitely into the latin-bluesy direction. Interesting how the amount of saturation influences the playing style.
     
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    Dang, I was trying hard not to sound like Santana, but in a Dm blues it is hard not to. I didn't even play anything mixolydian! I think some of the bass lines were Santana-ish too. But I noticed others were falling into the Santana groove as well. It's such an appealing sound. Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    Oh, I didn´t mean Santana, I meant the song.
     
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    @udoering nice take. I like how you sweeten the sound playing clean and soft and then back to overdrive and energy.
    @guitarsophist nice jazz-blues tone and playing. I feel you must like Kenny Burrell.
    @ASATKat I prefer the one with clean tone
    @fendrguitplayr I prefer this one. Some really nice phrases.
     
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    @guitarsophist - Yep, gots that Santana vibe. Nice sway and tone to your playing.
    @ASATKat - Some pretty and cool lines in there.
    @fendrguitplayr - Some sweet playing and nice tone here Mike.
    @ASATKat (clean) - Very nice - dig it. Cool outro.
     
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