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Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by bigbreak, Jul 31, 2020.
Bare bones B.B. in Bm. The King is in the house!
Nice one Mjark! You went full BB king.
I missed the last couple. In the spirit of the track, here's one with my cherry 335.
@Mjark - Sweet tone and BB flavored riffin' Mark.
@klasaine - Trippin' the BB cosmic Blues-jazz verse Ken. Dig the delay and the dark tone.
I remember the first time I heard The Thrill Is Gone, I remember I was walking with my friends and definitely remember why.
Not too long after that We saw him at The Filmore West, amazing the soul he had. It was around this time I learned there were two other gentlemen with the last name of King. Such a magical time.
I'm pretty rusty on BB, like I don't remember but a small hand of classic BB moves, and that's sad.
The Thrill Is Gone improv
That was pretty fun, thanks for the backing track! One take, just to see what happens...
I tried one take with my mij stock telecaster 84, front pickup only, into fullsize tank surfybear reverb unit, no amp. I can't make any noise in the house right now.
This backtrack is lovely, very alive... so I dove right in! Let go you know...
Thanks for these tracks Russ, love them!
Ok, first timer here... Hopefully got everything working and embedded.
@Squier by Squier - Welcome. All (embedding and the track working over on the Soundcloud) is fine. Nice playing, cool melodies, and bends...
@Mjark - The tone is right on... The melodies and overall vibe are too.
@klasaine - Gritty and thick tone... Liked your melodies, especially what you did starting 1:40! I may get heavily inspired by some if that's ok.
@Alan L Cole - Very clean recording and great mix. This time your tone is not that wet, and very cool. The bends and timing are top-notch, very nice!
@ASATKat - You went for the BB thing. Cool! The melodies, bends, and vibratos are great. More importantly, the overall vibe is a good fit. I loved what you did starting 1:55!
@G-Yo - Good one. At 0.36 you really played the original melody, and you are the only one as far as I can tell now! Cool! Your tone is a bit dry for my tastes, but that said... tastes you know. I've liked your playing and phrasing.
@mojovedesert - Good playing and quite a wet tone... Thanks for sharing.
@DrB - Great tone DrB. Cool melodic elements, vibrato and bends. Always appreciate your technique and those 16th notes. (Enjoyed the video too!)
I'd be honored and flattered.
Thank you, nice words to hear. Yes BB, I got the first three notes correct but after that I felt it hard to keep with the BB sound and fall into my own automatic playing. I used to know a lot more BB licks but I did remember his slowhand style with lots of space.
Thanks for the vibrato complement, it's not BB's butterfly vibrato as he once called it. That vibrato, right along with Peter Green's has been unobtainable for me. Watch Albatross and you see Green bending and putting the butterfly on it and Danny Kirwin who's playing harmony with Peter, is doing a full arm shake to get a similar result, no butterfly.
Very interesting. Thanks again.
Albatross shows both stellar vibratos, rare to see the two vibratos together, this the best copy I found, it's one of my very favorite rock instrumentals, Enjoy, rip Peter
I adore Greeney's work in the late '60s and early '70s. And I hear you about the vibratos... Listen to this if you haven't:
Such a great touch, perfect timing, and spot on vibratos.... On top of to die for note selection.
The man could play.
Went down with this!
This doesn't have BBs note choices but it does very much have BBs phrasing. Sweet,
Rock it out brother,
Warm summer breeze tonight,
Just me and my cats, and the