a rocker, "work it out"

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  1. batsbrew

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    this is off my 1st album, re-released last year.....
    gave me a chance to use this ole '77 ibanez artist 2618 for some rhythm work

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  2. batsbrew

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    bumpin' for the couple of rockers that may be lurking
     
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    Sounds good man. Love that Ibanez Artist! I have had a few of those over the years. Excellent guitars. Is that you singing? At 2:20 or so reminds me of a Frank Marino lick he does in some songs.
     
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    ha! frank marino!
    love frank, saw him live in the jacksonville fla civic auditorium, back in the day, he just slayed it!

    yes, i sing all my tunes,
    seems the way to go.
     
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    Nice work - the transition to the harder guitars caught me totally off guard...
    In a good way. Are you using the Ibanez for the riff work? The Lead is
    slight more mid range biting - doesn't sound like an Ibanez.

    Where did you record the song? Are the drums programed and sampled?
    One critique - it sounds like you mixed this while listening to the tracks loud.
    There is a density to the track where everything is fighting for sonic space.
     
  6. batsbrew

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    hey papa nate!
    yea, mixed loud, it was intended to be listened to loud,
    that's where the mix lives.

    the guitars used on the rhythm riff, were a custom usacg strat and the ibanez.
    the solo is the carvin dc200K, which is solid koa.
    it's my most unique sounding guitar,

    the drums are live drums,
    played and recorded by a pro drummer in the dallas/ft worth area.
     
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    The Solo Guitar does sound very nice. Your playing helps it
    sound good too. Listening to the solo parts I'm struck on
    how the top end comes through nicely - but with out that
    broken glass treble that happens so often. It's very articulate
    sounding.

    What was the signal chain? Did you record at a home studio?
    It doesn't quite sound like a tube amp - but it also doesn't
    sound like a Modeler. Inquiring minds want to know! LOL!
     
  8. batsbrew

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    guitar rig:
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    '82 mesa mkIIb 60 watt head, usually close miced, at volume.

    4 different cabs, demeter silent speaker cab, avatar vintage 1x12, and 2 roland 1x12's with different celestions.
    chain is 57 or shure ksm44 into A Designs Audio MP-1 mic pre, into a RME babyface pro, into DAW.
    some of the tracks are captured using a Palmer PDI-09 right off the output of the mesa.
    the solo was recorded thru the closed back roland 1x12 with a celestion g12C-30 and the 57.
    very basic, very straightforward, delay was from the effects unit in the loop of the boogie, and a dash of eq on the mix.

    zero modeling!
     
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    I really liked it. I don't say that much with original material, to be sure. If ya want feedback on it: here goes. Love the initisll gtr solo tone. GREAT. The phrases threw me, but thats ok. In fact the opening bewildered me. Maybe thats what you wanted. Once the whole band came in, I had the A-Ha moment. VERY,VERY GOOD STUFF. I like the mix, it owes apologies to noone,imho. Sure one could compress the be-geez out of it....but then it would be made tame...and hey, its a rock song, ok? The vocal was really good. A great voice for aggressive material. Unique, pleasing,skilled. You really have something there. Dont forget that. Congrats, great stuff.
     
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    wow george!
    appreciate the feedback on this one,
    yea, i wanted a curve ball on the beginning of this one.

    originally, it was just the short heavy part, and came in at about 2:10!! LOL.....
    and i wanted to add a section to balance it out...
    makes coming out of the gate at 1:02 more intense!

    thanks again for listening
     
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    Batsbrew,

    That was great! Loved it!
     
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    thanks so much purple!
     
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    This is really fantastic!
     
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    hey sid! thanks for checking this stuff out,
    i've got 3 full length albums for sale on cdbaby, itunes,etc, so there a LOT more where that came from.
     
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    thanks so much evan! appreciate it!
     

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