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Leonc

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This is a newer recording of the tune I posted in the thread about the Tele-type guitar Ron Thorn just made me.

There's a lot goin on, but here's the basic gist of it:

- All guitars recorded with this

- Rhythm 1 (left, cleanish): Ampeg VT40

- Rhythm 2 (right, with tremolo and Boss Dimension C): Ampeg Reverb-e-Rocket II

- Rhythm 3: (right, some distortion): Orange Rockerverb

- Slide: Ampeg VT40 (HIGHLY attenuated with a Weber MASS)

- Melody and solos: Orange Rockerverb

- Shure SM57 used for all guitars

- Blackbox Oxygen compressor used on all guitars

Really diggin the guitar, inspired me to make up this little ditty.

Storm In The Canyon
 

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I thought the tones sounded great! I'm glad you posted the amps over here so I could see what I was hearing. :cool:

Rev. B smokes!

Mike
 

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Thanks guys!

Barry--thanks for not laying into my lame-ass slide, heheh.
 

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Thanks echoplex - I used several different settings, but typically leave most of the knobs in one place.

I keep the gate up just below 4:00 or so.

I keep the limiter around 11:30 or so.

The release stays on the second notch from the right.

The dirt is off.

For the slide stuff, I turned the gain way down (like 8:15 or so) and turned the compression up to about 10:30/11:00. For most of the "normal" guitars, I turned the gain up to about 9:15 and the compression down to about 8:30/8:45. The other knobs...
 

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Excellent stuff!!!!:cool: Amazing tones and top-notch playing!!! I wish you could make it this summer to Greece, we could have lots of cool recording-jaming time!!! :) Really great song Leon!
 

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Originally posted by Myron Stratis
Excellent stuff!!!!:cool: Amazing tones and top-notch playing!!! I wish you could make it this summer to Greece, we could have lots of cool recording-jaming time!!! :) Really great song Leon!
Myron, thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment! Yes, it would have been great. We still plan to take that trip but under different circumstances. I'll look forward to meeting you one of these days!
 

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Originally posted by Echoplex
Thanks for the settings.I tried them with my Oxygen and they sound great.I never tried to push my amp with the Oxygen.It's very musical.
Heheh. That's why I call the Oxygen "my secret weapon." Probably the one pedal I'd really not want to be without!
 

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heheh. Thanks bro! I've been using the same $2.00 stainless steel slide for the last 30 years. Er...well...I've owned it for the last 30 years, I've probably used it a total of 7 or 8 hours, LOL! What I like about it is that it's lined with rubber, so I get a good fit with it.

What I'd like to find is one of those kind of slides that you can spin around on your finger so you can quickly switch to fingers. Have you found one that you think is pretty usable and sounds at least as good as a cheapo stainless ;) ?
 

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Great job Leon!

I heard a smidge of some EJness in there....

Beautiful melting pot!!!!!

Scott
 

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Shall I give my serious informational response , or my usual nasty witty one?
You choose:
Since you admittedly already like the tone of your 30 year old rubber-lined chrome coat rack tube, I suppose any old flip slide will do and you will likely think it sounds great. Of course gobs of compression, delay, OD and fancy schmancy bootique and vintage amps can compensate for a multitude of sins including anemic slide tone.
(Gratuitous :D added here)

Seriously?(yes- this is the serious response)
I've tried several of these convertible, part time, flip it around, half-cut-away slide thingies. None of them work real well (for me).
Will Ray does real well with his ring-slide thing. And there's something called a Jet Slide that I haven't tried but is supposed to be pretty cool. In my case since I never used my pinky all that much anyway, I never really missed it once I took up slide.
In your case, just keep multi-tracking with good headphone sound. No one will care. :D
 

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Originally posted by scottl
Great job Leon!

I heard a smidge of some EJness in there....

Beautiful melting pot!!!!!

Scott
Thanks Scott! You know...I think I know what you're talkin about with the EJ comment. Funny thing is...I've barely heard any of the guys stuff. I know I heard part of a live album at a rehearsal studio one time and I've heard Cliffs of Dover and a couple of things from one fo the G3 deals...but that's about it. I'm just not real familiar with his stuff...but I bet we listened to a lot of the same guys way back when...
 

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Barry - you're right, if I think my POS stainless tube sounds passble, who am I to query about slide tone, LOL?!

Originally posted by Frankenstrat2
...And there's something called a Jet Slide that I haven't tried but is supposed to be pretty cool....
Now that looks interesting. I wear the slide on my pinky, but I think I've tried it (and felt pretty comfortable) with it on my ring finger too. And it looks like that's more or less where you gotta wear it if you want to be able to get it out of the way quickly. I'll have to check it out.
 

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Originally posted by Leonc
Barry - you're right, if I think my POS stainless tube sounds passble, who am I to query about slide tone, LOL?!



Now that looks interesting. I wear the slide on my pinky, but I think I've tried it (and felt pretty comfortable) with it on my ring finger too. And it looks like that's more or less where you gotta wear it if you want to be able to get it out of the way quickly. I'll have to check it out.
Actually, the one's I've tried you wear on the pinky, and you sort of do this 'flip' move and it spins around out of the way. If you wear it on your ring finger you also have to be able to do the Mr. Spock split finger move. Luther at Big Heart Slides was making a solid brass ring/slide/flip thing for a while, but I think he discontinued it.
 

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Hey Barry, you'll know the answer to this one. How do I measure my finger size for these guys?
 

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Originally posted by Leonc
Hey Barry, you'll know the answer to this one. How do I measure my finger size for these guys?
LOL!
Do you want to serious answer or the nasty sarcastic one?
:D
 




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