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Unread 01-01-2007, 05:06 PM   #76
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1. That's how narrow-minded that particular modeler is. It may be time for a replacement.
In no way am I saying the tone is bad, you know I love it.
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2. I'll bet you that if I miked a tube amp and recorded it, you'd still hear a somewhat similar sound to the Genesis.

It's in the fingers.
I still don't get that part. Let's figure out the variables when it comes to "fingers". You have the amount of pressure you're fretting the strings with, how hard you're picking strings, etc. But, then the sound comes down to the individual notes played and the phrases in which they are played in.

Obviously, you can say "tone is in the fingers" when you're playing something you came up with, but consider this situation:

If I learned a song of Joe Satriani's, and could play it with my eyes closed perfectly, with evert note correct, and I had his guitar, amp, and FX, I am almost positive I could sound exactly like him.

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Unread 01-01-2007, 06:25 PM   #77
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If I learned a song of Joe Satriani's, and could play it with my eyes closed perfectly, with evert note correct, and I had his guitar, amp, and FX, I am almost positive I could sound exactly like him.
No offense intended but I am almost positive that you would not sound like him...you would sound like you....UNLESS you could emulate every single nuance introduced into his playing through both his style of picking and his style of fingering the notes.
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Unread 01-01-2007, 06:41 PM   #78
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you guys rock...i wish i had the gear to record some... but i'm out of luck and money... so, i'll just listen lol
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Unread 01-01-2007, 06:51 PM   #79
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No offense intended but I am almost positive that you would not sound like him...you would sound like you....UNLESS you could emulate every single nuance introduced into his playing through both his style of picking and his style of fingering the notes.
But my question is, how does a change in the way you move your fingers to fret a note change your tone is such a drastic way? Other than making clean switches, obviously.
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Unread 01-01-2007, 10:07 PM   #80
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But my question is, how does a change in the way you move your fingers to fret a note change your tone is such a drastic way? Other than making clean switches, obviously.
I would say it's not only in how you move your fingers but I'd also attribute it to the uniqueness found in the physical make-up of each person.
We're like snowflakes, yes? No two exactly alike. Therefore...

I'm not saying that you couldn't cop some other players tone fairly closely. Same rig, same song, similar technique...you can get close.
I can sound like a few of my bigger influences if I try (Gary Rossington, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck and Tommy Walker to name a few) but there will be a difference and I'm thankful for that.

At the end of the day (so to speak), I want to sound like me regardless if I'm playing a Les Paul through a Bad Cat or a cheap Squier through a cheap modeler.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 01:47 AM   #81
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Here's my take on the "Funk" backing. It's a fun chord progression to play over.

FYI: this was played using my new $110 Squier Strat run through the Genesis 1 w/ Boutique/Blonde 2x12 settings.
Nice. This is one of those tracks that makes me want to pack it in. Great job, Dave.
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Here's my take on the "Funk" backing. It's a fun chord progression to play over.

FYI: this was played using my new $110 Squier Strat run through the Genesis 1 w/ Boutique/Blonde 2x12 settings.
The thing I love most about this track is that it honestly sounds like you're having fun.

Heck, sounds like a fun progression to play. I think I'll take a pass at it later.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 10:57 AM   #83
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Gtrdave, that funk track is crazy-good! I agree with Rainer, though: What I love about it is that it sounds like you're having fun, and I don't doubt that you are .

I need to get a few of my recordings going...
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Here is the final draft of mine. I know I am not as good as Dave, Rainer, El Cabong or lots of other folks but it is the best acoustic solo so far I would like to see some more of the beginning solo players post their clips. Where's yours DaGeek? You started this thread after all. This has been fun. I think I could learn a lot by doing this. We should do it more often. BTW: Where is a good place to get free backing tracks?
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Here is the final draft of mine. I know I am not as good as Dave, Rainer, El Cabong or lots of other folks but it is the best acoustic solo so far I would like to see some more of the beginning solo players post their clips. Where's yours DaGeek? You started this thread after all. This has been fun. I think I could learn a lot by doing this. We should do it more often. BTW: Where is a good place to get free backing tracks?
I would like to do an acoustic an an electric solo, but I still need to be at least semi-satisfied with my tries . How 'bout this: I'll record today, and, even if I don't like it a lot, I'll post it
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Dave I really enjoyed the Blues and the funk solos you did, great job!
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Alright, I sat down and recorded my little improv over Rock Ballad. It's not that great, and I made a few mistakes, and it gets really fuzzy in some parts due to the FX Loop, but I think it's okay .
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Alright, I sat down and recorded my little improv over Rock Ballad. It's not that great, and I made a few mistakes, and it gets really fuzzy in some parts due to the FX Loop, but I think it's okay .
Pretty good. Your technique is definitely coming along. I like your melody.
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Pretty good. Your technique is definitely coming along. I like your melody.
Thanks, though I really need to learn how to develop more ideas overall . I recycle too much
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Here's my pass at the funk track. Boy I wasted a buncha time doing it. It took me a while to get Dave's track out of my head, though.

It's not as impressive as Dave, but I can't play that fast.

The guitar is my Gibson LP Studio again, through a Soldano model on my PODxt Live, plus delay, wah, and whammy during the halftime bridge thing.

And it really is a fun track to play, y'all! Try it. The E minor pentatonic scale should make most guitarists feel right at home.

I think the real difference you get as you get more proficient in soloing across the fretboard is that with experience, you learn to loosen up a lot and your hand feels a lot freer moving acoress the fretboard. You worry less about where to fret, and just let your fingers move where you know they can.
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