All Along The Watchtower Solos

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  1. Dajax

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    Hi community. I just joined up to what looks to be a great source of info. Heres a link to some of my home studio noodling

    http://bandmix.ca/dajax

    Dave.
     
  2. 57tele

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    Very nice. You really nailed the watchtower. So, what's the mean looking little amp in the pic? Also, just a tip--if you add http:// in front of your url the forum software automatically makes it directly clickable.
     
  3. Caribou

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    Very nice! Great tones too!
     
  4. Woodyworld

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    Very nicely done! Captured the vibe of Hendirx too.

    Welcome ot the board.
     
  5. Dajax

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    Thanks all for the feedback, and tips. That "mean little amp" is actually a fire breathing tone monster! It's a early 60s Silvertone 1474. 2X12" Jensens driven by 4 6L6s. On that Watchtower clip, all the lead is done on a Gretsch hollow body thru a Tech 21 Sansamp, except that little Hawaiian guitar sounding slide bit. That's my Les Paul going through a compressor, and an echo into my Supro 88T 2X12 combo amp with lots of reverb on the mixing board.
     
  6. hippietim

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    Well done! That was great.
     
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    Very good, you feel Hendrix!
     
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    Awesome job man, including the slide part. Very, very cool.

    Steve
     
  10. espinete

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    well done!!
    can you tell us what effects did you use in the slide part?
    have you recorded two guitars for that part?2nd string down half a tone?
    or..any clue?:roll
    thanks
     
  11. Dajax

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    Hi Esp, That's just one guitar. The high E string is tuned down to D so you can get the next octave up to the D string. Most of that slide bit is done on those 2 strings with the B string added on certain slides to fill out the chord. So the first down slide is the D, B, and high E (detuned to D) from the 13th fret down to the first fret ( in the key of Cm) then an up slide with just the D and E string, then the next with the D, E, and B string to get that chord. and so on and so forth.
     
  12. espinete

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    thanks a lot.i'll try it.i thought that part was with octave pedal,slide and b string down to Bb,'cause i think to hear an Eb on Bstring from fret 15th(E,B and D strings) going to 17th(here.)anyway we'll think something for this part if wanna play it live..uuufff
    best regards
     
  13. yZe

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    Dajax, awesome stuff

    Man , I love the roy b, man !

    AATW swas dead on - nailed !

    Man, the bar/slide part was perfect !
     
  14. Dajax

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    I've always heard that Jimi used a Zippo lighter for the slide on that part. But what I read lately, and it makes sense is that it was done on an electric 12 string. That way just the D string would give you the lower and upper octave, then you could just add the B string for that extra note when needed. Another thing...listening to that part closely with the headphones it sounds to me like it was recorded with 2 guitars trading off after each slide so each slide overlaps the one before it slightly.
     
  15. Dajax

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    Just a note Esp...the 2 "up" slides with all 3 strings (D, E, AND B) are from the 10th to the 13th fret
     

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