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post Aug 24 2015, 08:40 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Aug 24 2015, 05:48 PM) *
OK, it's a little bit rushed to get it done but here's the files:-

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your strat sounds great btw, is it something of your own making or a fender? sounds cool as hell either way cool.gif


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post Aug 24 2015, 09:03 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 24 2015, 08:40 PM) *
nice dude smile.gif
your strat sounds great btw, is it something of your own making or a fender? sounds cool as hell either way cool.gif

Cheers Bud!!
The guitar is an original 72 with a 73 neck. That's how I bought it. It also has original 70's DiMarzios in the Neck and Bridge. Not sure of the Neck model but I'm fairly sure the Bridge is and original SDS-1! (One of the first stacked Humbucker models.)
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post Aug 24 2015, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Aug 24 2015, 09:03 PM) *
Cheers Bud!!
The guitar is an original 72 with a 73 neck. That's how I bought it. It also has original 70's DiMarzios in the Neck and Bridge. Not sure of the Neck model but I'm fairly sure the Bridge is and original SDS-1! (One of the first stacked Humbucker models.)
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no wonder it sounds so awesome! what an amazing piece of kit to have. I would love to have a guitar from the early 70s.... its my favourite decade of all smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2015, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 24 2015, 09:10 PM) *
no wonder it sounds so awesome! what an amazing piece of kit to have. I would love to have a guitar from the early 70s.... its my favourite decade of all smile.gif

It does sound nice, especially when coupled with a Valve amp. It was really good with the Selmer but is even better through my Traynor, even at bedroom volumes with a very minimal pedalboard!! I am planning some mods for it though. It came with a particularly nasty, lightweight cast Bridge. I'm thinking about installing a heavy Block Wilkinson, two pivot instead. Hopefully get a bit more sustain out of it, maybe some modern style tuners too and the Pots are getting a bit crackly too! But apart from all that it's as good as new!! tongue.gif


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post Aug 24 2015, 10:31 PM
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Hi Benjamin! Here is my final take.... I had real fun playing all sorts of things over this track and I wish I could have gelled the best into one cake but I figured it's not all about packing the crap out of a track. Even though I probably packed the crap out of this track... Haha.



Btw I did get my hearing back!!!! I was really really scared for a few days of distrortion and ringing in my left ear... I also fixed my exploded potato gun and found an appropriate way to mix the propellant.

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post Aug 25 2015, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE (Jim S. @ Aug 24 2015, 09:31 PM) *
Hi Benjamin! Here is my final take.... I had real fun playing all sorts of things over this track and I wish I could have gelled the best into one cake but I figured it's not all about packing the crap out of a track. Even though I probably packed the crap out of this track... Haha.



Btw I did get my hearing back!!!! I was really really scared for a few days of distrortion and ringing in my left ear... I also fixed my exploded potato gun and found an appropriate way to mix the propellant.


Excellent - nice work Jim and I'm pleased your hearing is ok! Don't be messing wi' no unstable home made weapons during a collab! laugh.gif


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post Aug 31 2015, 04:17 PM
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Friends, Romans, Countrymen!

Here it is - the moment you've all been waiting for - the video for the Badass Blues Collab!



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Kristofer: A very good effort. You are obviously new to the guitar and need guidance so I suggest you go check out GMC where there are loads of lessons and a forum full of helpful guitarists that you can learn from. We can help you work towards your next collab take!

Procyon: Nice opening bends here. I like your tone as well. Your flurry of notes at 0:48 is not sounding 100% coordinated which reduces the effect a bit but it still does the trick. Nice take overall, I would recommend working on synchronising the hands together for faster runs.

DeGroot: Really lovely take here. You seem to get the classic DG tone whether you're on Strat or Les Paul. Love the Friedman style bends near the beginning a lot!

Bleez: Really measured and tasteful take here from the Great Scot. Mayhem T shirt + blues. Only at GMC wink.gif You've got the themes that repeat throughout your solo with little variations and you've got that nice whole tone and a half bend to end it with - one of your best.

Laurent: Nice, rounded tone here. I feel you could work on improving your hand coordination as well as there are some unwanted string noises between your intended notes. I eventually noticed that you seem to play using only upstrokes! I can't imagine doing that - does it not feel awkward? That might explain the coordination issues because your picking will always be behind your fretting hand if you want to do quicker phrases. Nice mixture of natural minor and minor pentatonic like we talked about.

Moss: Really nice ideas in here, Moss. Like Bleez, you've taken on board the idea of setting up some repeating phrases that have little variations. If you hone your bending pitches a bit you'll be getting some real sexy stuff happening - nice chewy tone as well smile.gif

George: You're a bit good aren't you? Go home and stop making the rest of us look bad, ok? Seriously, though - brilliant phrasing, great control, tasteful double stops, great technique. Really enjoyed this and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

Todd Simpson: Another instructor coming to the party - I've seen you before. Aren't you the one who has trouble with his alternate picking? You need to check out an instructor at GMC called Todd, he'll sort your lazy picking hand out in no time! Great input T-Master, this could be the mellowest we've managed to get you yet!

Jim S: Great use of modal scales and arpeggios next the traditional pentatonic style licks. I also like the way you're very free with your timing and you let your runs dance across the beat at your behest, which is the way I like to play. Nice, warm tone too.

Ben Higgins: Yeah, you and Kristofer really need to get some lessons. It's nice to see you having a go... with some help from the instructors and fellow students we might see you working on yor vibrato, bending, timing and maybe even do some REC takes?

This was a great collab. I know that some of you felt a little out of your comfort zone with a blues track but you persevered with it and ended up all pulling something good out of the bag. Hopefully you all feel happy with what you did and hopefully some of you even got some new phrasing ideas during the process which is really the end goal of doing these collabs. Each one is like a stepping stone of experience where you get to test new ideas and learn from it. The work you did for this collab wasn't just for this collab, it was for the next one, and the next one after that.

Thanks for participating and stay badass!



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post Aug 31 2015, 04:21 PM
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YEAHHH !!!!!!

WE RULEZ !!!!

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I eventually noticed that you seem to play using only upstrokes!

when i'm tired i do this way, it's a bad habit who come sometime !! i fight against evcery day

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post Aug 31 2015, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 31 2015, 05:17 PM) *
Kristofer: A very good effort. You are obviously new to the guitar and need guidance so I suggest you go check out GMC where there are loads of lessons and a forum full of helpful guitarists that you can learn from. We can help you work towards your next collab take!

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I just found this place, I promise I'll do better next time!!


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post Aug 31 2015, 05:28 PM
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WHAT, NO SENSIBLE????
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post Aug 31 2015, 08:54 PM
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Man George's take is just fantastic. Makes me rethink everything. Nice Zjob man!
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yes George is awesome !

the track is slow down no ? i don not reconise my own , seem to play out the timing

what do you think ?

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post Sep 1 2015, 09:02 AM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 31 2015, 03:21 PM) *
when i'm tired i do this way, it's a bad habit who come sometime !! i fight against evcery day

Laurent


It's very unusual! But Paul Gilbert said he started with playing only upstrokes so... maybe it's a secret technique of the genius?

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 31 2015, 03:35 PM) *
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I just found this place, I promise I'll do better next time!!


Great - we await your questions! biggrin.gif

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WHAT, NO SENSIBLE????
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HOW IN THE HELL DID I MISS THIS??? ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

Man, I'm so sorry - I didn't see your take at all... it got buried in the other posts.. I could have sworn I got everything mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif I was waiting for your take after you said you'd record one but I assumed you didn't do it. Damn!!!

QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 31 2015, 08:43 PM) *
the track is slow down no ? i don not reconise my own , seem to play out the timing

what do you think ?

Laurent


No the track is the same... that's definitely the definitive take that you sent me, I'm sure huh.gif

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post Sep 1 2015, 10:09 AM
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No the track is the same... that's definitely the definitive take that you sent me, I'm sure


i must be crazy or i use a different timing than other, maybe a bit in front of the time, i'll do better next time !

Laurent

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post Sep 1 2015, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Sep 1 2015, 09:02 AM) *
HOW IN THE HELL DID I MISS THIS??? ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

Man, I'm so sorry - I didn't see your take at all... it got buried in the other posts.. I could have sworn I got everything mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif I was waiting for your take after you said you'd record one but I assumed you didn't do it. Damn!!!

Maybe I should have PM'd you with them, just to make sure!
Never mind.
So, to your grade...
B-, must try harder!!!
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Sep 1 2015, 11:09 AM) *
Maybe I should have PM'd you with them, just to make sure!
Never mind.
So, to your grade...
B-, must try harder!!!
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That's generous... I was expecting an F biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Sep 1 2015, 01:14 PM) *
That's generous... I was expecting an F biggrin.gif

Well, I have to be a bit generous, after all, the rest of the Vid was OK!
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post Sep 1 2015, 08:14 PM
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Great job guys!!! I promise to work on my ALTERNATE PICKING with this TODD fellow!!! smile.gif I made sure to play this just near bed time so I was half asleep and couldn't play very fast and it worked out!!!


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i can drive you todd ! i have a wonderfull alternate picking tech wtih the tongue !!! scream granted !

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