Hammer's Heart - probably the best darn playing I've ever done!

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  1. Chris Brooks

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    This is a Kee Marcello cover from my new album. Gear-wise it's Suhr Custom Standard through Suhr Badger 30 and Port City OS212, oh and a BB preamp for boosted goodness. Enjoy and feel free to share elsewhere!

    CB

     
  2. Chris Brooks

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    7000+ views now. Wow!
     
  3. Stu Blue

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    I can see why you're proud of that track... beautifully fluid playing, perfect fusion tone.... a tour-de-force... unfortunately for your sales figures, fusion leaves me cold... but I'll pass it on to my fusion playing friends... they'll love it.
     
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    Wow...very Guthrie/Greg Howe inspired! Amazing tone.. You should
    be proud of this! Recording is sharp, and perfect to my old ears too..
     
  5. Chris Brooks

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    It was actually written in the early 80s by Kee Marcello (ex- Europe), so it's very pre-Guthrie and Greg. Respect to those guys though!

    The version you hear above is from my latest album "The Axis of All Things", most of which is way more rock than fusion but it's a mixed bag I guess.
     
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    i was just thinkin of kee the other day...wow
     
  8. Chris Brooks

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    Vey nice, Chris!! How was the Badger set up? Speakers?
     
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    Sounds fabulous!
     
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    Sorry for the late reply! The Badger was set with gain at about half and the Xotic BB did the rest of the gain, mics were just 57s for this track I think. I had the bass fairly low, treble and mid just above half, power and drive set fairly even about 1/4 of the way up - bedroom volume or just above pretty much.
     
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    Great plying and tone!

    Thanks for sharing that song by Mr Kjell Hilding Löfbom ;)
     
  13. Chris Brooks

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    Nice! These tunes always remind me of 'The Loner', this Dave Clemson version:-



    or 'Cause We've Ended as Lovers', any Beck version.

    KM was probably ahead of his time doing this stuff. I know Vinny Burns is a big fan. He was a Micheal Schenker fan when he was in Dare supporting Europe but got some good stuff off KM in the dressing room, which KM couldn't always use in Europe (band) and transformed VBs playing subsequently.
     
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    very gary moore. i like it.
     
  16. birdie_in_texas

    birdie_in_texas I can haz virgins? Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow man..that was just awesome!!!

    You have a fantastic talent! :)
     
  17. Chris Brooks

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    Very kind of you to say - thank you!
     
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    Beautiful Chris!
    What are your delay settings?
     
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    This is SO Bad Ass. Yeah man!!!

    It's like a Gino Vanelli/Brother to Brother vibe.
     
  20. Chris Brooks

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    Thanks folks!

    I didn't mix the album, but the usual delay setting I ask for is 8th note and dotted 8th note together, with one or two repeats each at about 40% volume of the source (or to taste).
     

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