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Magic GB Slow Blues(2) (with dave_b)


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Another version of Magic GB Slow Blues (comes with GB '09 as a product feature IOW I didn't write this song.) I did this one again for a couple of reasons. The first is that many people commented on the first version that the guitar part I added should be up and the mix and centered. The second is that I got a new software bass for Christmas (The Scarbee Pre-Bass) and I need to get up to speed on it. So, I tried to reproduce as closely as possible the really great loop that comes stock with the song. I'm happy with the way it came out, and I would be especially interested in what any commenters might think about the bass line. I did the guitar solo again just because!
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Hits: 3120
Comments: 92
Fans: 28
Plays: 331
Downloads: 91
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jan 08, 2010 - 03:44:30 PM
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2010 - 03:44:30 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 11:38:06 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Strat, PreSonus Firebox, MacPro
Software:
GB 09, Scarbee Pre-Bass
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Gaylen75 said 2696 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Great Sound
Man the blues are on tonight! This is fantastic and I should know because I am the center of the universe.
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dave_b said 2696 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
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Hi Gaylen, thanks for dropping by, glad you like it. I liked your latest "Dirty Little Bones" and commented on it over there. Keep on rockin'!
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Feter said 2696 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Magic
Man ..this is so solid ..loved the whole set ..
your lead is just a hoot ...kudos thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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dave_b said 2696 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
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Hi Feter, thanks for your continued support. I can always count on you for a comment. The site wouldn't be the same without you man...
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lengold said 2696 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
That's spot on
Dave guitar sounds great, bass sounds great, mix sounds great.
Cheers
Len

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dave_b said 2696 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
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Hi Len, Thanks for coming by, glad you liked it. I enjoyed your "Fantasy Lady" and commented on it over there. Rock on!
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fasteddie said 2693 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
awesome
Way to play out those tasty blues licks. Nice work. The guitar playing on this version is so clean and nice. Playing a clean channel is tough because any sloppy fingering shows up like a coffee stain on a white tee shirt. Well done.
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dave_b said 2693 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
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Hi Michael, Thanks for coming by, glad you liked this - It was mainly an exercise to get used to the bass software. I dug you latest, 'The Hit' - you and Scott ripped it up!
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tempie said 2691 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
gives me the blues
because i can't play like that. bass sounds great, guitar sounds really great. i like the stutters and the occasional plucking. great tune.
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dave_b said 2691 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
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Hi Craig, thanks for the listen, glad you liked it - I dug your "Buddy Len" and commented on it over there.
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Hickling_Stan said 2691 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Wonderful
Just so smooth. Great playing, great bass and an overall great feel to the piece. Well done
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dave_b said 2691 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
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Hi guys (don't know if it was Mark or Steve that wrote the above) Thanks for the listen, and your kind words. I enjoyed your latest, "Strange" but of course nothing like that ever happened to me :)
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jazzman1 said 2690 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Excellent Guitar Work
I love your playing style. I'm going to listen to more.
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dave_b said 2690 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
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Hi Dale,
Thanks for listening man, glad you liked this exercise. I dug your "Where Do I Go From Here", and I'll be checking your postings out.
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Calchas said 2690 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
I listened again "just because"! Ha ha...

Be well friend!
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dave_b said 2690 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
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Hi Micheal,
Thanks for listening again! I hope you can get enough time with your new living arrangement to keep posting, but the old ones like "Goin Coastal" are cool too.
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Calchas said 2690 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Thanks Dave...
back for another listen!

RE the oldies. A lot of new folk about since these were recorded, posted, and then taken down. So for some, they will be new tunes. At any rate, they'll sound a lot better this time around.
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TERRAPLANE said 2689 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
bass & lead
just like the pros Mr. Dave,,,is this less measures than the 1st post? good mix through my imac..kepp on keepin on,, lets jam the BLUES!,,,T
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dave_b said 2689 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
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Hey Terry,
Thanks for coming by and listening to again Terry. Nope this is exactly the same number of measures. Hope you've got some good tunes cookin' yourself..
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ThroughRivers said 2686 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
great
so much feeling in blues, when i play blues it always makes me feel soo good, luv the solo in this great playing. Thanks
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dave_b said 2686 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
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Hi guys, thanks for coming by and listening to this exercise, glad you liked the solo. I have to agree, playing the blues helps whatever ails you. I enjoyed "Carbis Bay" and commented on it over there.
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crissew said 2686 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Fantastic
blues work on this piece! Loved the tone and vibe you have going here. Excellent riffs. Blistering blues reminiscent of slow hand in the earlier days. Nice work!
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dave_b said 2686 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
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Hi Charles, thanks for listening man, glad you liked it, and especially glad you heard a little slow hand in it. This was played on a black on white strat just like "Blackie". I just listened to "The Scar" and I really liked it (commented on it over there). I think it's cool the way you can hop genres and maintain such a high level of quality and productivity.
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Gary_Lester said 2686 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Magic GB Slow Blues(2)(with dave_b)
I don't consider myself a fan of the blues but am gonna check that now. Very nice Dave!
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dave_b said 2685 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
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Hi Gary, Thanks for listening, glad you liked it. Both the download(floppy disk with arrow) and the fav (heart with plus sign) icons are in the Song Actions area of this page almost level with the player widget. I liked "Basher" and commented on it over there.
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DWL said 2682 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
For a software bass
that's not bad at all.

Very Chicago urban blues in how the bass line moves.

Nice bit of soloing as well.

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2681 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
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Hi Dick, Thanks for the listen - glad you liked the bass, it was time consuming to get it down. Dug your "Big Dog" - I wish I could finger pick like that!
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mybravedesign said 2682 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
...
smooth.....leaves a good taste in my mouth...
that soft-bass is great... i wouldn't have been able to tell...
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dave_b said 2681 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
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Hi Sean, glad you liked it man. You're coming along great on "Bliss", I commented on it over there.
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SuperStarSmith said 2681 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
nice
and thoughtful playing. great job
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dave_b said 2680 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
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Hi SuperStar,
Thanks for listening, glad you liked it. I dug Earthquake, and commented on it over there.
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VicDiesel said 2680 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Nice bass
You have a good groove going. Nice playing.
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dave_b said 2680 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
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Hi Vic, Thanks for dropping by, glad you liked it. I liked "Eine kleine Pianomusik" and commented on it over there.
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5GoneMad said 2678 days ago (January 26th, 2010)
Great blues licks!
Nice playing. Glad I checked this out. Kudos
dave_b said 2678 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
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Hi 5, thanks for listening, glad you liked it. I dug "Floored" and commented on it over there.
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Lardo said 2677 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
Port Authority
Works for me. Boss sound.
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dave_b said 2677 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
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Hi Richard, Thanks for the listen. Glad you liked it. "Child Of Eternal Love" is a beautiful piece, I commented on it over there.
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Gary_Lester said 2675 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Magic GB Slow Blues(2)
You know this reminds me of the good days. Back when there were bars open everywhere, you could smoke, bands playing everywhere, every night, all the time.
Give me a beer and a jd.. neat.. please.
Yes I wanna go out outside to tighten up.
Nice jam Dave!

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dave_b said 2674 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
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Hi Gary, thanks for listening. Yup, the good ol bad ol days. May they return again, along with our capacity to metabolize them. I checked out "Hypervision", cool stuff.
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jdholliday said 2674 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Blues
Jammin! Sounds really good, Cool bass line, is this open for colab (vocals}?
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dave_b said 2674 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
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Hi JD, Thanks man, glad you liked it. Sure, this song is open, I sent you a PM with some details. I dug "On My Own", and commented on it over there.
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sloparts said 2673 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
Love this kind of blues,
even when the Garage Band is playing backup. Very cool picking Dave, ya done good man

Ed
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dave_b said 2672 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
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Hi Ed, Thanks for listening man. I consider you the master of this genre around here, so I'm really glad you liked it.
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jibes said 2672 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Very good
This is a good mix. I don't remember if I heard the original but I definitely like this one. Great job!
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dave_b said 2672 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
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Hi Neal, Thanks for the listen, glad you liked it!
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FrankAxtell said 2671 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
very
soulful playing my friend...rock on...
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dave_b said 2670 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
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Hi Frank, a kind word from a master like yourself is deeply appreciated. Thanks for listening. I will be sure to follow your posts which are consistently world-class.
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awigze said 2670 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
where
has this been...? I am glad I heard this now... Nice sound. likin the blues
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dave_b said 2670 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
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Hi Andy, Thanks for coming by, glad you liked this exercise. I've heard your soulful sax on so many collabs lately, I'm surprised you have the time to listen to a lot of posts! :)
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scaustrita said 2670 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Magic
Cool way to make a track or practice.
This is beyond practice . . .

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dave_b said 2667 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
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Hi Steve, glad you enjoyed this exercise. Sometimes it's fun just to cut loose!
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Mcboy said 2670 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
yeah baby
that git sure has a ncie tone and place in the mix.....the thing about the blues is the utter and inner joy of playing...just playing...sounds like u connected with some joy!!!
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dave_b said 2667 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
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Thanks for checking out this track. You understand what the guitar track is about. I could never play it again exactly the same way, nor would I want to.
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Skean said 2667 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Fender Strat
Nice playing with your "Fender Strat" cool work with that bass too.. Enjoyed
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dave_b said 2667 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
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Hi Kenta, thanks for coming by and checking this out, glad you liked it. The Strat is an American strat, black on white just like Eric Clapton's guitar. Had it about 6 years, and it's already been refretted once.
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Doug Somers said 2666 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Wailin blues
Bass sounds great here Dave - fully in keeping with the feel of the piece... and of course the rest is terrific. I wish I could play lead guitar like that. Brilliant.

Cheers,
Doug
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dave_b said 2666 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
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Hi Doug, thanks for the listen, glad you enjoyed it. Doing a blues exercise like this was a lot of fun for me. I enjoyed "Desert Dance" and commented on it over there.
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drakonis said 2666 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
can't not love the blues
MagicGB is great fun, and specifically made for this kind of jamalong-helper... and you really did nicely here. I think you could have brought the bass a little more forward even, it was sounding great. The guitar work was great fun, made me smile.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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dave_b said 2665 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
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Hi Eduard, Thanks for listening, glad you liked it - this one was all about the fun. I dug "Glacially Inevitable" and commented over there. I'm a programmer myself (VB.Net and a little C#) and I couldn't resist checking out the source code you posted.
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Soundhound said 2663 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Cool.....
Nicely done, great tone on your Axe......
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dave_b said 2663 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
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Hi Tony, thanks for dropping by, glad you liked it. I dug "Night Hawk" and commented on it over there.
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guygrooves said 2661 days ago (February 12th, 2010)
How I missed
this I will never know I am glad you stopped by my page. You have some really decent chops on your guitar man.
Peace
Guy
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dave_b said 2661 days ago (February 12th, 2010)
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Hi Guy, thanks for the listen here, and for checking out some of my other stuff too. Glad you liked the chops, I try to play some blues everyday.
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T_Being_esq said 2660 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Lovely smokey bar blues
I have tried to use the magic GB, cannot get any where this quality though. That bass sounds pretty cool. Has a great 'played live' flavour about it. I think you could get some good results using it. It looks a bit like the one you get with Cubase only much better. Did you run it through a amp sim?
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dave_b said 2658 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
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Hi Martin,
Thanks for coming by, glad you liked it. The cool part about that bass is that you can play articulations such as slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs, and it will even duplicate noises such as a finger sliding on a fretboard, or a pickup tap. I did run it through one of the amp sims in GB. I dug "Stamp On My Head" and commented on it over there.

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DarkPlanet said 2659 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Brights light, Big City!
Great Blues, love to listen to this over some beers, love that Bass Dude!
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dave_b said 2658 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
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Hi Tom, thanks for the listen, glad you liked it. You and Scott ripped it up on "Live With Me", looking forward to your next post.
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angelahope said 2658 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
making me reach
for my cig and drink. holy crap i am loving this AND this site! can we collab? i can sing blues
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dave_b said 2658 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
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Hi Angela,
Thanks for coming by, glad you liked this exercise. I'd be happy to collab with you at some point - I really enjoyed "Mary's Sister", it is a thoroughly professional effort, and I look forward to listening to your other postings. Welcome to MacJams!

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michaeljayklein said 2656 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Loved it....
...this is the REAL thing all right! Fine work!
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dave_b said 2656 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
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ktb said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
slow blues
the bass sounds hugely solid. this is such a smooth sounding jam. The guitar solo lays in perfectly. Nice one
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2_Daves said 2655 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Great blues, man
The bass line sounds great! Great solo. You rock
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dave_b said 2652 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
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angelahope said 2652 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
INSTANT DOWNLOAD
Brilliant is all I can say. Love the blues on a sunday.
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angelahope said 2652 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Available?
Is this available for download?
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dave_b said 2652 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
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Hi Angela,
Thanks for visiting again. Sure the song is open and you can download it by clicking the rightmost icon in the song actions above. I sent you a pm with more info in case you want to work with it.
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mike_d said 2652 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Magic GB
I had checked out this cool feature with GB, but never did anything with it. It's like having an instant backing band. What a cool track!
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dave_b said 2648 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
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futzpucker said 2649 days ago (February 24th, 2010)
Fun to play along with
Nice feel of the blues. You don't need to hear too much more about your bass - the playing was up to the great tone the Scarbee is able to produce. Everything worked great. Had I been in the studio with you when you mixed it I might have recommended that you bring the rhythm guitar down just a pinch to make sure the lead was featured, but this is a very cool stroll of a blues song in any case, just as it is.
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dave_b said 2648 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
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Thanks for listening Patrick, glad you liked it. I enjoyed your collab with Angela Hope "Grateful", and your own "Just As It Is". As good as those both were, I'll take your tips seriously!
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egobandit said 2646 days ago (February 27th, 2010)
play it
I always dig some good ol blues on the git!
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dave_b said 2642 days ago (March 3rd, 2010)
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Hi Tim, thanks for listening. I enjoyed "Let Down" and commented on it over there.
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ramonaji said 2643 days ago (March 2nd, 2010)
nice work!
I enjoyed every second!
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dave_b said 2642 days ago (March 3rd, 2010)
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Hi Ramona, thanks for listening, glad you liked it.. I enjoyed "Tell Your Other Girlfriend" and commented on it over there.

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2643 days ago (March 3rd, 2010)
Blues
I would sell my guitars to be able to play like that (which of course would be stupid). Love this groove, could sit and listen to this for hours.
Magical.
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dave_b said 2642 days ago (March 3rd, 2010)
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Hi Paddy, thanks for coming by, glad you dug it. "Zophy's X-Ray Eyes" was cool, keep up the good work.
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PockBluesman said 2638 days ago (March 7th, 2010)
Greta sound
Just how I like the Blues
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ShadowofNine said 2637 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
Sounds cool..
to me i love the bass line and the guitar to...Blue as Blues ...
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Char said 2566 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
I listened
to the version with James' vocals first. I can see how he was inspired. Nice one. :)
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SISTERS said 2464 days ago (August 28th, 2010)
XXXX
well, that's just shockingly, nastily, naughtily nice.
you made a lotta good sound there, dave.
enjoyed the ride!
anne
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KCsGROOVE said 2176 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
dig that bassline! :-)
sounds like a cool plugin!
But I'm not on a mac , so no GB for me
But I have several bass plugins that I use in FL studio. hypersonic, edirol superquartet, boo bass
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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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