Carl Martin pedals x 3 - new tune

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  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    When a pedal is good I'm usually inspired to write a tune.
    I recently got a chance to borrow three really good Carl Martin pedals. A PlexiTone, a chorus (two-in-one-box) and a compressor. These pedals sounded so good that I wrote a tune in a style I never thought I could.

    The wobbly sound is the compressor and one of the choruses set to fast. The clean arpeggios is with the compressor and the other chorus set to slow.
    The slightly distorded chords is the PlexiTone Crunch as is the first part of the solo. The last part of the solo is the PlexiTone Hi Gain.

    Guitar is a Suhr Classic (which I love more and more).

    Tune is called "Tre gusti" and can be found here:
    http://www.beggat.com/uploads/Tre%20Gusti%20060630.mp3


    Comments on sounds and tune in general are most welcome. I'm always trying to learn new stuff and other ears than my own helps.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  2. Marcello

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    Mats, it has to be the best clip i've heard from you. Loved the tone, the suhr rocks ! the clean chorused parts are great.
    Playingwise, sounds like you've been shedding man. More to hear i hope...

    M
     
  3. Electric I

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    Man...dig your playing. Nice work.
     
  4. journo

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    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Marcello - I also like this tune a lot and is probably my own favourite. When it comes to shedding it's quite the opposite. I just spent two weeks on holiday in Italy without any instrument whatsoever and wrote/recorded this tune the day after I got back.
    I think it may have been the sense of falling in love with the guitar again that made take off in this directon. When I wrote the tune I was thinking of two of my favourite players. That could also be part of it.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  5. gsozz

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    Too cool man!!!
    Really dig the vibe:cool:

    Great playing Mats
     
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    Great sounds, I didn't think the chorus was set to fast, I like the wobbly nature of it.....
    Real cool writing. I like the way you took your time before you brought
    in the full groove, takes the listener on a trip..Great job! Dug that!
     
  7. Rid

    Rid Senior Member

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    Welcome back Mats:)
    Sounds like you had a good vacation!
    I know the sounds, but man that tune was wicked!!
    Great buildup and very Landau'ish for sure!
    What amp did you use??
    Niels
     
  8. Cap'n Fingers

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    Smooth Groove man!
    I dig the sounds you conjured from the Carl Martins.


    -Mike
     
  9. journo

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    Hi everybody,

    Thanks very much for the positive comments. Still can't quit my day job though. :D

    Niels - I had Landau in mind when doing this one. The amp was not my Fhusk Inc DRP-1 (thanks!!). I used a model in my Boss GS-10 that had a bit fuller bottom and a bit smoother top end.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  10. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Love the clip. Great palette of tones in a fusion-esque track with a definite Landau/Holdsworth vibe too! The production was excellent too-what was the backing tracks comprised of?
     
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    The tones are really great and fit the song well.

    The composition is even better. Really excellent work!
     
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    Very cool Mats! Great composition. Your tone ,especially thru the solo, is just killer!!!
     
  13. journo

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    Hi Todd,

    Thanks for listening.

    Apart from the guitars there are only two instruments. EZdrummer from swedish company Toontracks. The drums are recorded with ambience so in this case no extra reverb was needed/added. The bass was NI Kontakt 2 using Music Man bass samples from Wizoo.


    CHeers,

    Mats N
     
  14. journo

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    Hi Adlib and Flying B,

    Thanks for commenting. There are many great players here at the Gear Page like you and your generosity is very warming. Apart from helping me getting better as a musician it's also a very nice boost for the old battered self esteem.

    I'm glad you like the sounds. Every time I use my Boss GS-10 I find some little adjustment to make it sound a bit more real. A good pedal (or a few) in front of it obviously helps a lot. The PlexiTone has given me a few sounds I didn't have before.

    Direct recording has definitely been a major factor in making my marriage work.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  15. gassyndrome

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    Sadly, my ears and fingers might only teach you the wrong things! :D
    Sounds great, and that lead tone is nice - wouldnt have known it was a direct modeller if you didnt spill the beans already :AOK

    simon
     
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    Hi Simon,

    I'm more than aware of the fact that I can learn something from absolutely everyone as we all do thing with a different touch and a different set of ears. That's what so great about belonging to this community. You DO learn from everyone.

    Regarding my Boss GS-10 I must say it's an excellent and flexible modeller but one of the things I enjoy more and more is the fact that it takes pedals very well. A great mix of old and new.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     

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