Funky & Jazzy Wah~Wah Variations (Over a Sco Tune)

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  1. Lucidology

    Lucidology Member

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    thanks ...

    yeah totally re harmonizied the bridge section if ya notice ...;)
    & the groove for that matter ... but just love that haunting melody & wanted to play it real bad ...
     
  2. big mike

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    Dig it Joseph!!!!
    My way just shat the bed.....might have to get one of these.
     
  3. Lucidology

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    Thanks Mike ... Pic one up for sure ... clearest sounding Wah I've ever owned.
     
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    Thanks very much bro ...
    U who have become a 'fusion' expert if there ever was one!!
     
  5. cdaloia

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    Hey Paison,

    Damn, now I want a wah pedal!
    You have a creative way of using it Joseph. Some people just have a feel for that wah and you're one of them.
    Digging your lines and cool on the bridge. I've only heard that tune a couple of times but it's got that melody that sticks in your head. Who sez you can't write a "hooky" jazz tune! Especially digging when you milk the wah and use it to change the color of a note. You a funky player!
    Thanks for the lesson Paison. Hmmm, do they still make Boomerangs?

    CD aka Goomba..
     
  6. jzucker

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    dug the hell out of that. There aren't many times I listen to music where I find myself unconsciously rocking back and forth but this is one of them. You are a soulful mufva. Wish I could play witcha sometime.
     
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    Nice wa stuff Joseph! I'm such a klutz with a wa but after hearing you I might have to get one and give it a shot!
     
  8. Lucidology

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    Thanks Buddy ..
    Can't imagine U ever being klutz musicallly ...!!
     
  9. epluribus

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    Now that's some pretty sweet stuff right there. Cool.

    An L1...sounds killer on the vid...present, clear, excellent reach across the EQ band, particularly the near-indoor quality of the low end. No outdoor boom, just clean and crisp that projects. No mean feat, that. Does it really sound that pretty outdoors? Really exceptional.

    Loved the innovative subtleties in the use of wah, along with the signpost funk idioms. (Great signposts, I might add. Dug the vintage percussives here and there...choice.) Found it fascinating how you use it to take the edge off those so-tasteful shred runs...instead of making the run punch as I would typically think of it, your technique makes it kind of float effortlessly, elegant, like a soft flute line. Just sits inside the tune so well.

    Nice stuff Joseph, really great vid! :beer

    --Ray

    ...so those are the EMGs eh? Nice.
     
  10. cdaloia

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    This is what I heard too, just didn't have the chops to express it so well.

    All I was able to say is that the vid made me want to get a wah...

    Ray, you should consider a writing gig for gear and performance reviews, well done!

    Chuck
     
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    Wow, thanks Chuck. Sure makes it easy when the review writes itself like this.

    Performance and gear reviews...I like this idea. Lessee...that would mean my publisher would pony up for tickets to concerts and send me sample gear to test. Yeah, that'd be necessary. Well then I'd need a place to stay for the concerts...The Four Seasons would probably do in a pinch...and transportation, so there'd be a limo or a jet or a hovercraft or something. And let's see, can't forget food...and coffee...good coffee like espresso...with chocolate croissant, so I can think clearly. Good, good, this plan is coming together, I'm starting to be able to picture what you're saying. Y'know all-access passes would make reviewing even better, but I'd need an escort probably...er, ya know, a beautiful young assistant would be even better...provide a deserving girl an opportunity in life...yeah, that's it, that's the ticket...

    ...is there a form online I can fill out, or should I maybe go get a piece of paper I wonder?...

    Thanks Chuck, I love this idea! :beer

    --Ray


    ...and a tropical island with jet skis...
     
  12. cdaloia

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    Well, there is some element of fiction in all writing, I hear it pays really well too...Wait, you really are a writer aren't you?
    Funny and entertaining!...youdaman!

    Anyway, for real, you nailed it on Lucid's playing and performance. Good ears and an excellent description. Like I said, now I need a wah! And I'll put it out there again, do they still make Boomerang wah's?

    Joseph, what kind of wah are you using? And I'm guessing there's a compressor in front? If so, what kind?
     
  13. Lucidology

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    Thanks so much for really getting into Goomba ... means a lot

    Thanks again Chuck .. would LUV to hear what U might do with a wah ..
    That's a stock Buddy Guy Polka-Dot Wah U could pick up just about any where..
    I found it to be the clearest, most precise wah ever (have owned about 12 of 'em before I settled on the BG)

    My compressor is after the wah ... not before ... very important placement
     
  14. big mike

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    Yeah comp gotta be after. I agree.
    Whacha using for a comp Joseph?
    I bounce back and forth between a homebrew electronics CpR and a modified Greer fish press. I like the old school original dyna comp too.
     
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    Using a Maxon CP101 Mike ... been using it for a few years now ...
    It's always on ...
     
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    Fiction? :cry:



    Hey Joseph, about the wah...one of the most transparent wah's I've run across is a Humphrey Audio modded Cry Baby. Amazing the signal dynamics it allows through to the amp, and very cool the way it passes the native guitar tone through as well. As for precision, I'd never thought of them that way, so I can't speak to that. Hm...another cool notion...I can hear how it really works for the way you're playing there.

    And btw, the Polka Dot sounded just plain gorgeous.

    --Ray

    ...Airstream with a moped? :)
     
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    I'm Jamming along. Soloing when you comp. Comping when you solo.

    Im betting when your role is to play a groove on one chord, you burrow slow beneath a groove and keep it burning when it's turning.

    Tasty and relaxed and musical. As ever, Joseph.
     
  18. Lucidology

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    Thanks Jack ... who knows ... maybe we'll jam together one of these days ..
    that would be fun!! :YinYang
     
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    Thanks Mike ... could just hear you playing over those parts ...

    & yep, I'm very happy with just vamping over a one chord static harmony hump ...
    That's when being part of the tribe drum circle comes into being ...:YinYang
     
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    THANKS so, so much Ray .. Yes, EMG Alnico T's ...
    Most wonderful pickups

    Totally agree with Chuck ... U are word excellence personified

    Never heard of that Wah ... would love to try it out one of these days...
    Right now I'm very happy with the Polka-Dot wah ..
    after at least 12 wah purchases (about 7 of them expensive Boutique with about three of them with custom specs ordered,
    who would have thought I'd settle with a stock Dunlop wah ...lol) :YinYang
     
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