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by cruisemates
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: The Fernandes Sustainer System
Replies: 7
Views: 5791

Re: The Fernandes Sustainer System

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by cruisemates
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: so excited!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8807

Re: so excited!!

Sorry to be dumb, but Beano is the -59 Les Paul Clapton used to play, right? Got stolen though. FYI: I had a chance to work with John Mayall personally once when I lived in Los Angeles and worked in a 24-trk studio as a recording engineer. I hate to say it was a let-down, but it was. The truth is th...
by cruisemates
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Line 6 HAPPY HOLIDAYS...
Replies: 4
Views: 3344

Re: Line 6 HAPPY HOLIDAYS...

I would like to find backing tracks (or karoake .kar) of these songs in traditional format (not country or rock). Anyone know where?
by cruisemates
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: USB Interfaces
Replies: 18
Views: 8140

Re: USB Interfaces

As it's a crappy Vista laptop I'm using I'm a bit stuffed on Firewire - which it doesn't have. And also a bit stuffed using Vista - which seems to be one of the least music recording friendly OS's there's been. I had so fewer problems recording with older XP computers - that's progress for you. Jus...
by cruisemates
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Approach to chord substitution
Replies: 3
Views: 3332

Re: Approach to chord substitution

I think it is a question of being more clear about exactly where the chords go. In the key of A, it is easy to substitute G#minorb5 for the E7 because it is all the same notes - you have just put the G# in the bass. G#min7b5 = G# B D (natural) F#... (if you add an E this is basically an E9 chord) sa...
by cruisemates
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Favorite blues chords
Replies: 1
Views: 2372

Re: Favorite blues chords

these are a couple of variations on the above 1 -----------x-------------5------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 -----------x-------------5------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 -----------10------------4----------------------------------...
by cruisemates
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Favorite blues chords
Replies: 1
Views: 2372

Favorite blues chords

How many of you guys pretty much stick to the standard pinky hitting the sixth/seventh of your barre chord while playing the blues, and how many of you go for the jazzier 7 - chords? These are some of my favorite blues chords (Clapton uses these first two in "Sittin' on top of the World" and other p...
by cruisemates
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: California Princess
Replies: 1
Views: 1990

Re: California Princess

I am not sure how you are doing you double tracking now with your lead over your rhythm, but I suggest you buy some kind of a drum machine you can have playing during your recordings. If you could add some drums it would really clarify what you are playing - and I think you would find your playing g...
by cruisemates
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: EC 'signature endings'
Replies: 6
Views: 5236

Re: EC 'signature endings'

1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 ------------8-----8------7-----7--------5^7----5---------------------------------------------------------- 1 -------------------9------------7----------------5-------------------------------------------...
by cruisemates
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Major Scale: get confortably
Replies: 10
Views: 7461

Re: Major Scale: get confortably

Part of the trick to playing a major scale is having a song that CALLS for it. The major scale is actually very rare in rock, even (let alone blues). The best example I can think of pop songs that use it are "And your Bird Can Sing" by the Beatles and some of Christopher Cross light rock hits of the...
by cruisemates
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: How to make turnarounds
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Re: How to make turnarounds

Wow... I read that Wikipedia article on turnarounds - quite the essay. I started reading about substitution chords and they talk about the minor ii in the first inversion, which was popular with Beethoven and Moonlight Sonata.... la la la Basically, that is the magic chord in "Something" by George H...
by cruisemates
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: How to make turnarounds
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Re: How to make turnarounds

By the way - this is a cool blues turn around for bass players that can be played over the last I-chord to V7 chord change. 1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 -----------5-4-------------------3-2------------------------------------------...
by cruisemates
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: How to make turnarounds
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Re: How to make turnarounds

As far as theory goes think about this (Key of A-blues scale). On the E-chord V-chord - the "good" notes are: E - either 5-string;7th-fret or 3-string bend 7th-fret up to 9-fret (E-note) G - 4-string;5th-fret B - 4-string;9th-fret D - 3-string;7th-fret or basically play the e-pentatonic scale On the...
by cruisemates
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: How to make turnarounds
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Re: How to make turnarounds

Since you mentioned me I will post some of my favorite tricks: Everything is in key of A - so I will work around the box built on the fifth fret. The chords are | E | D | A | E | <<- those are each 1 measure, four counts. Let's say this is a SLOW blues with a cut-time feel (one-and, two-and, three-a...
by cruisemates
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Pickup Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

Pickup Wiring

Maybe one of you guys knows the answer to this question? Why are Les Paul's and other Gibson guitars wired in such a way that the volume and tone controls are not separate for each pickup? Wouldn't it make sense to have one volume and one tone control for each of your two pickups? That way if you pu...
by cruisemates
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Grounding????
Replies: 16
Views: 9203

Re: Grounding????

I think it is probably a good idea to add shielding foil to a guitar, copper and silver are the best conductors so they are probably the best shields, too. I would never try to ground and entire guitar to earth through the cabling, though. That is a vast exercise in futility. They say it is enough j...
by cruisemates
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Redhouse
Replies: 21
Views: 12027

Re: Redhouse

Great take on Red House! That song really lends it self to ripping blues riffs with its slow 6/8 feel. Getting good distortion means working a lot with the tone controls. Generally, the bridge pickup is going to have more defined tones than the neck pickup. Les Pauls (for me) work better with sustai...
by cruisemates
Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: The Fernandes Sustainer System
Replies: 7
Views: 5791

Re: The Fernandes Sustainer System

I checked back a few days ago and saw that no one had really checked this out - now you have. I should included more information. The sustainer is an addition you add to the guitar that looks like a pickup, but it is not, it is a magnetized system that keeps any note vibrating. Yes, it does the same...
by cruisemates
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: The Fernandes Sustainer System
Replies: 7
Views: 5791

The Fernandes Sustainer System

Have you guys heard about this thing? I am amazed i never did as sustain is one of my main obsessions.' http://www.fernandesguitars.com/sustainer/sustainer.html The Fernandes Sustainer can sustain any note on a guitar almost forever, even better, it it s the trick that makes sustained notes take on ...
by cruisemates
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: BBs long long note during solo, 10+secs
Replies: 19
Views: 8998

Re: BBs long long note during solo, 10+secs

Funny you should mention this, I am going to post a new post about something I just found that I think I should have heard about a long time ago - the Fernandes Sustainer.