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Slow jam

eclecto-acoustic

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Only kinda composed. Messing around with a jam track from my Sherpa classroom.

Using the humbucker bridge on my Strat through a Plexi model on the HD500 with some reverb and a little boost part way through. Enjoy!

[SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/hitchface/late-night[/SOUNDCLOUD]
 

eclecto-acoustic

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Wow, that is very generous of you both. I should restate that the fabulous backing track was NOT recorded by me. I just did the guitar. I just tried to listen to it and fit in.

Anyhow, here was the chain:

Highway 1 Strat Bridge Humbucker, tone and volume max > POD HD500 [[Boost Comp model > Plexi model > '63 Spring reverb model]] >Direct via USB to Reaper. No post processing.

I had a lot of fun with it, mostly because it is really helping me uncover how I write music. Doing really late night recording sessions is a great way for me to experiment...I'm just so tired that my inhibitions are lowered. Now that I have let a lot of ideas go through the filter that wouldn't have normally come out, I can tweak and re-record with a clear and focused head for a cleaner end product. That's the downside of playing tired. Note selection and clean playing seem to take a hit ;)
 

eclecto-acoustic

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Lonesome,

Mine is an '06, and I agree, they are VERY good guitars to play. The more I learn about its nuances, the more I like it. Sadly it will be making way for a different axe soon...but that is for another thread.

Dave,

Thanks brother, I really appreciate that compliment. Lead has NEVER been a strong thing for me, but thanks to lessons I am getting more confident. I just hope I can remember to listen well as my technique and abilities grow.

You were close on the fingerstyle guess. I know my signal chain says tone max, but there were a few times where I rolled it back to zero. The Plexi sim I am using is also ridiculously dynamic and responds really well to changing things up with the picking hand.
 

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Dave,

Thanks brother, I really appreciate that compliment. Lead has NEVER been a strong thing for me, but thanks to lessons I am getting more confident. I just hope I can remember to listen well as my technique and abilities grow.

You were close on the fingerstyle guess. I know my signal chain says tone max, but there were a few times where I rolled it back to zero. The Plexi sim I am using is also ridiculously dynamic and responds really well to changing things up with the picking hand.
Dynamics and PLACEMENT are so much more important than face-melting solos, IMHO, and you've got BOTH happening here nicely!

It shows your talent for LISTENING; we're blessed with two ears and only one mouth, and you're using what you're blessed with to its fullest.

And with dynamics and placement, you've got the most important building block for face melting solos ;-).
 




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