Be gentle

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hemlock

Actually, be honest. This is from practice recorded with a video camera. Instrument mix is OK but vocals are muddy, I know. There's a bit of cheese and some exploratory wanking in the breakdown. We're going for a reggae feel but the guitar player can't quite find the upstroke. Give the breakdown some time if you can, the guitarist gets going pretty good at the end. He's playing my Koll fullerton w/ P90s through his VHT Pitbull 45 410. I'm playing bass.

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Lucidology

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Your bass sound is huge ... that's perfect for the Reggae groove ...
Like that a lot ...

The opening 3/4 drags just a bit, but the lazy feel to it is kinda cool actually,
sounds very Fillmore/late 60's -ish ...

Everything really comes alive when you guys kick in the Reggae feel..
(yeah, where are those upbeats ...:) But overall the groove is quite good..

Really like those opening sustain notes the key player threw in ..
Yet, I think some "bubble" riffing would of added to your hip bass line..
He kep tthe sustain thing going way too long ...

You guitar player does a good job with the Koll... sweet tone to that axe..
Wasn't expecting the distortion to kick in so big like that,
because I was truly digging the tone he had before he did that,
The distortion sounded good, but was glad he went back to using the first
part of the solo tone ...

Overall & most important, is that you guys totally captured a vibe & maintained it ...
that's was music is all about more then anything else ...

Can't wait to hear more bro .. keep 'em coming!
 

yZe

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Done very true to the style

The reggae feel really is what helps this sound original

I would see if the drummer could go for the normal half time reggae groove then pick it up into the beat that he does over that section

it'll make your bass line stand out more

Excellent guitar tone

Good bass grooves
 
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I think it would be cool if you could do a more subtle transition between the PF-feel and the reggae feel. It felt a little like one song ended and the next song began when you guys switched over. So maybe keep everyone else playing the dreamy feel while you bring in the bass part, then the others transition over to it?

Or not. I dunno. I liked the way you guys played both sections, I just wanted them to feel like one song.
 

yZe

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I think it would be cool if you could do a more subtle transition between the PF-feel and the reggae feel.
That was my reason for stating to do the traditional half time reggae drumbeat

over the reggae bass line which is played normally
 
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hemlock

That was my reason for stating to do the traditional half time reggae drumbeat

over the reggae bass line which is played normally
The drummer and I worked on this tonight and I think it'll make a big difference. Thanks a bunch.
 

yZe

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The drummer and I worked on this tonight and I think it'll make a big difference. Thanks a bunch.
The other thing that's cool when you get into rock-reggae is that when you go to double time, you play in almost a gospel/shuffle feel off of the triplet.

The half time reggae beat and that type of shuffle blend really well

You ca still play the reggae over that beat !

You see this groove happen on the shine on you crazy diamond album on one of the sections where it goes into that pushed shuffle groove

that would be cool, go from the half time reggae into that pink floyd shuffle, then you would be fusing both of their genres from 2 albums
 

lhallam

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Your gtr sounds great. I'm sure you're digging it.

The tuneage sounds pretty good.

Glad you're enjoying your retirement my man.
 
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hemlock

I like it. It's kinda got a Pink Floyd vibe going with it's own thing.
Thanks. We try not to listen very much to the covers we do so some of whatever we do comes through.

The other thing that's cool when you get into rock-reggae is that when you go to double time, you play in almost a gospel/shuffle feel off of the triplet.

The half time reggae beat and that type of shuffle blend really well

You ca still play the reggae over that beat !

You see this groove happen on the shine on you crazy diamond album on one of the sections where it goes into that pushed shuffle groove

that would be cool, go from the half time reggae into that pink floyd shuffle, then you would be fusing both of their genres from 2 albums
Thanks again. I'll get that record and find what you're talking about. We're a lot more interested in playing fun grooves than anything else.

Your gtr sounds great. I'm sure you're digging it.

The tuneage sounds pretty good.

Glad you're enjoying your retirement my man.
Thanks Lance. That really is a great guitar but not as great as retirement!!
 

Normster

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OK, totally off topic, but your tagline just cracked me up!
Originally Posted by mrbungel
Just because you love your wife don't mean you can't love another. I have 3 dogs and love em all, but it's platonic, except when I get real cold and lonely.
Sorry...on with the program.
 

III

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A good twist in your raggae...
Really like those opening sustain notes the key player threw in ..
Yet, I think some "bubble" riffing would of added to your hip bass line..
He kep tthe sustain thing going way too long ...
The keys from 4:30 to 5:30 painted windy pictures in my head, I liked 'em. Would've been cool to get some stabs on the upstrokes later though.
 
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hemlock

A good twist in your raggae...

The keys from 4:30 to 5:30 painted windy pictures in my head, I liked 'em. Would've been cool to get some stabs on the upstrokes later though.
Thanks. The guy on keys really isn't a keys player, the drummer just moved from percussion to a kit, and I just picked up bass again after 30 years. We've been trying to find the right feel/groove for stuff so far and we've finally gotten to the point where we can start worrying about more interesting parts. The ideas are helping a lot.
 

wax

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Hey Craig,

Sounds good. You have the best jam room around...and I didn't notice you had cleaned it up. Shame on me!
 
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hemlock

Hey Craig,

Sounds good. You have the best jam room around...and I didn't notice you had cleaned it up. Shame on me!
Hey man. Thanks for checking the clip out. I'm really digging your CD and played it for the guys the other night. They liked it a bunch, too. You sure made my rig sound good the other day!
 




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