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by jokron
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Who's there?
Replies: 28
Views: 4224

Re: Who's there?

So, now the main restoring issues has come to an end :-)

Bought me two new guitars, a Strat and a Les Paul...upgraded Cubase to pro 9 and dusted off my Boss GT-100...and made a one year subscription of Guitar Techniques...

Life is good :)
by jokron
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Who's there?
Replies: 28
Views: 4224

Re: Who's there?

Well, I've been away for a while and since I've retired from work October 2016 I've been busy restoring my house and my summer place by the sea. So there hasn't been that much playing, some pianojazz/-blues. No writing/recording of songs and hardly touched my guitars. I still have my "studio", compu...
by jokron
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

Re: Happy New Year!

Thanks! I have trouble getting the vocals right. Actually I'm not a singer, but I try now and then. One day I will get it right on this tune as well at a couple of other tunes I'm working on...In the meantime I use those synthsounds just to get the overall feel of the arrangement and melody flow. I ...
by jokron
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you, guys! New year and new songs to write and record...redoing a song from 2005 "Every Road Has Its End" and a couple of other songs...as usual I'm struggling with the vocals, but one of these days I'll hit the nail. So far I have an instrumental version. Not so much blues,...
by jokron
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Viking goes a Ramblin'
Replies: 10
Views: 3393

Re: Viking goes a Ramblin'

Hmm...think I'm gonna get me a bottleneck... :aha: and make a new version of my "No Clue Blues"... :cool:

/Jokron
by jokron
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Blue drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2854

Re: Blue drive

A...nice one...love that you sometimes just let the tones ring out, I'm often to impatient to do so, play to many notes most of the time... MR: Sorry to hear about your situation, I have the opposite position...married, four children, thirteen grandchildren and a old mother, all living almost next d...
by jokron
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: redirected
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: redirected

Really nice playing! :thumbsup: Btw my First Lady is my Paula...Plus Top and Transparent Amber, a beauty and the first guitar I really can say I love...sold away some other unused guitars and bought me an iMac instead of that old PC I've been struggling with...need no more guitars... :cool: /Jokron
by jokron
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Well...........
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Well...........

Ahhh...nice and cool, I agree with VikingBlues...you really make continuous progress!

:clap:

/Jokron
by jokron
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Viking goes a Ramblin'
Replies: 10
Views: 3393

Re: Viking goes a Ramblin'

Not my cup of tea, but I shurely hear echo from the the 30's authentic blues, the kind of tunes that Clapton learned from... :thumbsup:

/Jokron
by jokron
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Well, the main reason that I use my computer is of course that I like to write and record songs. But I also need to play "silent", I often play early in the mornings when my wife is still asleep and we don't have the same taste of music so 90% of my playing is by headphones. That's also why I've tri...
by jokron
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Yes, but it's very noisy, I couldn't get any good settings with my guitars. Maybe I give it another try. I've also tried several free amp vst's, but so far the good old gearbox sounds best. I do remember that I had to adjust the noise gate to get rid of the biased noise...I bought the full version ...
by jokron
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Sounds familiar, although I'm somewhere in the middle of your process. I'm using the free Amplitube version, but I'm missing a lot of settings my old gearbox had, so that I switch back and forth. If it wasn't another 350 bucks (just got the Roland interface) I would try the GT-100, as it sounds lik...
by jokron
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Oh, and I guess the guitar has a part in the tone too...i play a Gibson Les Paul Plus Top with burstbuckers...

Jokron
by jokron
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Yes, that Line6 Gear Box had some nice sounds, especially the JC-120 and the jazz preset. A couple of blues sounds were good too. But the GT-100 has a richer deeper sound, and you get a very good dynamic response when playing. And theres almost no digital fizz. Exciting is the new feature where you ...
by jokron
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Interesting seeing a few videos about this piece of gear. Looks very much like it's more responsive, and less digitally fizzy than it's predecessors. Even more importantly it seems much easier to adjust. I recall the constant reference to manuals trying to find my way to various sub sub menus etc. ...
by jokron
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Sounds great but aren't you playing the melody, not the harmony? :think: Well, yes, but i'm not playing the original melody, I'm trying to improvise over the chord changes, trying to get away from the original melody but still within the harmonies. Maybe I should have written "Soloing over the chor...
by jokron
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Soaring!!!! :cool: :clap: You should get a medal for getting to grips with one of those Boss flagship multi-fx units. Unless they've got easier since the two I tried ..... by the time I'd set up a sound I'd forgotten what I was going to play! Yo cna get a pretty good idea how it works by watching t...
by jokron
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

Soaring!!!! :cool: :clap: You should get a medal for getting to grips with one of those Boss flagship multi-fx units. Unless they've got easier since the two I tried ..... by the time I'd set up a sound I'd forgotten what I was going to play! Oh, there are about 200 presets and with the new Boss To...
by jokron
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

12bar wrote:Thanks - seems to me an amazing tool. So you recorded via USB?
Yes via USB...

/Jokron
by jokron
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing around...
Replies: 22
Views: 7867

Re: Playing around...

12bar wrote:Great version of a timeless song! How did you get that tone - real amp + mic or software amp?
Boss GT-100 version 2 - amazing tones...the solo is a preset: Theraechold, love it...I was going to sell it, but now I'm glad i kept it, especially after the upgrade to version 2.0.

/Jokron