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I thought it was time for a blues tune even though I was feeling pretty good until my beloved Marshall literally went up in smoke. I got through one last take and had to go with it.

Art Work by Roger Dean
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Uploaded: Feb 12, 2006 - 03:49:24 PM
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2006 - 07:55:24 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 11:09:17 PM
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Guitar Set-Up 1: Fender Strat, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Fender Deluxe Reverb

Guitar Set-Up 2: Fender Strat, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Marshall Plexi MKII, Palmer Attenuator, Crown Power Amp, Marshall 4x10 Cab

Microphones: Shure SM-57, Octavia MK-319

Bass: Fender Precision
Logic Express 7, Drums on Demand Loops, Izotop Ozone 3 for Mastering
said 4297 days ago (February 12th, 2006)
blues. Slick leads. Sorry your Marshall gave up the ghost. I hate it when
that happens!
Monkaton said 4297 days ago (February 12th, 2006)
Smokey Blues
Good tones on the guitars. I liked your playing too, not over the top.

Who or what played the drums?

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Z293 said 4296 days ago (February 13th, 2006)
Smokey Blues
Thanks, the drums are all Drums on Demand loops with extra single hit cymbal loops added here and there.
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Dayton said 4296 days ago (February 13th, 2006)
Great work. Very smoothe.
Loved the guitar playing. Very nice jazz style with the cut offs in the
backing parts.

Although you used loops for the drum part, you did a phenomenal job of
maintaining interest and variety. Not easy to do.

Great work. Very smoothe.
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ktb said 4278 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
dam your good
just clicking through your tunes. you've got this down. like monkaton
said not over the top. also love the soloing, very tasteful
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stratcat said 4265 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Nice strat tone
Nice mellow blues vibe to this. Nice use of effects. Good melody. Nice
chops. Was checking out your hardware list, do you mic your amp or go
line in?
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Z293 said 4265 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Nice strat tone
Thanks Stratcat, I have been micing my amps lately, I also have gone direct in the past using some of the presets in Tone Heaven. I place the SM-57 up close on one speaker and put the Octavia a couple feet back, from there I record each mic on separate channels and pan and blend during the mix down. Pretty standard but I like the fullness it gives, even though I keep looking for something even fuller. The Palmer allows you to crank the amp and take the load and from there the Crown power amp gives your speakers a volume that you can work with in a small room.
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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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