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Author Topic: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ( Now MP3)  (Read 2692 times)

Fourth Feline

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A sample of the S.M. in the neck of an Ibanez AF75.

https://www.box.com/s/d0909a85f0bae4480790   ( * Now in MP3 format  *).


 I used the 'Twang reverb'  Amp in Guitar Rig mobile, with it's own cabinet, and all controls set to '5'  except ( the amp's own ) reverb at 2.  This went straight into it's own tapedeck, with no further mixing or balancing e.t.c.

For this clip, I wanted the amp model of something commonplace and quite neutral.   Please bear in mind, that I set my guitar's volume and tone control at about '8' - and use flatwound strings with a heavy pick.  
I have also left a couple of clips of the BKP Manhattans , recorded exactly the same way in another thread.



« Last Edit: June 20, 2012, 01:58:55 PM by Fourth Feline »
BKP Manhattans, Stormy Mondays,  Mules , Missisippi Queens , ( Alnico) Warpigs - and VHII Bridge.

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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ...
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 09:29:41 PM »
sweet indeed, your practice is paying off.

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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 09:29:04 AM »
That sounds great, through guitar rig too! Nicely done indeed.
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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ...
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 10:50:39 AM »
Very sweet and mellow but even with my fairly mundane headphones, articulate.
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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ...
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 01:07:55 PM »
Thank you Gentlemen !  :)

For the next one, I need to back off the bass and alter the mids a bit. There is no JC120 model on Guitar Rig Mobile, so I am having to deal with a 'woofier' amp, in virtual reality.  

The content is somewhat mid way between where I started from - and where I hope to be going.  Due to concentration problems , I had to start all over again about 3 months ago - and decided it was a great  opportunity to re-arrange stuff with better adherance to the melody line - and the vocalist's perspective. This would mean less of merely alluding to stuff, and going off at tangents.  This makes for a somewhat perfunctory presentation, but trains my ear and hand better.

Listening back to it, I can hear the gaps that need speeding up - and the dropped notes ; but as I have not performed in public since 2002 ( and that was a far different style ) - just  getting used to the apprehension / discipline of getting it all done in one run through the tape deck, is going to be an ongoing thing too. The feeling of laying down a track that cannot be edited, is itself a sort of 'live' performance.   I will replace the links to the tune(s), as I 'nail' a better version with the relevent pickups. I owe it to the pickups !   Eventually I have to let it lie, at one of  the versions, as of course if we are doing our homework as guitarists, there is never what we feel to be the perfect take ; only the  'better than last month, not as good as next month' take.

I'll be recording a couple of neck Manhattan tracks this weekend , and hope to take things up a notch with those.
It probably feels rather more satisfying than it sounds, as the more accurate one gets, the more 'utility' it sounds.

I would like to (re) build a much larger collection of songs, to continually hone and polish - so that if I get to work with other musical peeps at a later date ,  I'll be better trained / placed to run through the same sort of material with an emphasis of avoiding root notes / other 'collision' notes - and ( after confering and rehersal ) be able to lean on  the 3rds, 7ths and upper extensions e.t.c  The idea of a solo 'After Dinner' gig is probably the best target at this stage of the game.

Meanwhile , gigs or no gigs - it is of course good to have an overall  creative target - to act as an umberella for the many hours of "Woodshedding" - and to inform one's choice of tone and content.

Thanks for listening !  :)
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 01:14:25 PM by Fourth Feline »
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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ( Now MP3)
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 03:59:33 AM »
Very nice sound, love it!

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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ( Now MP3)
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 04:16:53 AM »
Using a pick for chord melody? you are a braver man than I.
You're getting some very nice results.
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Re: Stormy Monday Neck Pick up : Like someone in love ( Now MP3)
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 12:31:38 AM »
Thank you Gentlemen !  :)

I must say Lezard, that this is where I find myself becoming a 'pick and fingers' man, at least in part.  The sound of a nice heavy celluloid ( D'Andrea pro-plec ) on the strings gets me the sound in my head,  but increasingly,  I need to bring extra digits in, to provide contrast and stop everything sounding like a  'strum' .    :oops:

At this early stage, it ends up being whatever encourages  physical movement / transit between the chord voicings to flow better.  I suppose being very inspired / influenced by  Joe Pass, also tends to inprint on me what I think it should be sounding like . ( well,  eventually  :lol:. )
« Last Edit: June 23, 2012, 12:44:32 AM by Fourth Feline »
BKP Manhattans, Stormy Mondays,  Mules , Missisippi Queens , ( Alnico) Warpigs - and VHII Bridge.