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by MikeJackal
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Last Strat Blues
Replies: 15
Views: 8290

Re: Last Strat Blues

Selling your strat..... :naughty: BTW, is that your face in the guitar ? I know, was a tough decision but I wanted the Sorrento so have to make room for her. No it must be Jesus in the reflection! Yeah it's me, in my avatar picture that is also me in the middle of Skynyrd. Thanks for your comments ...
by MikeJackal
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Last Strat Blues
Replies: 15
Views: 8290

Last Strat Blues

I decided to sell my Squier Strat as punishment for spending too much on my Epiphone Sorrento which is on it's way. I bought her in 2008 on Ebay for £50 (a bargain I'm sure you'll agree) and sold her at the weekend on Ebay for £73. I have had two years of joy playing her and I also made a nice profi...
by MikeJackal
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS ATTACK !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4176

Re: GAS ATTACK !!!

When do we get to hear something out of her?
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nerve damage...
Replies: 17
Views: 8917

Re: Nerve damage...

Good shot with the nail, had to hurt. I shifted 33,000lbs of concrete on Friday and am a little sore muscle wise especially in the hands and forearms so although not quite the same levels of pain, you have my sympathies. Hope your finger heals up quick, don't rush back to playing too much, don't wan...
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Aeolian Video
Replies: 11
Views: 6072

Re: Aeolian Video

I had never heard of the Aeolian scale until today so i read up on it, learnt nothing technical because some jibber jabber about Modes and blah blah different notes and roots and diminishing and... anyway, got to the scale diagram, practised in 1 position for a couple of minutes then recorded this q...
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Aeolian Video
Replies: 11
Views: 6072

Re: Aeolian Video

VikingBlues wrote:Thank you everyone - you'r every kind. Two mentions of Chris Isaak and I have to admit knowing the name but I can't place it in a musical context - I'll have to do a YouTube visit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oaHHrNQVrg
Here you go, great song, Orbison-esque and much the same feel as your song
by MikeJackal
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Aeolian Video
Replies: 11
Views: 6072

Re: Aeolian Video

Has a feel of Chris Isaak - Wicked Game, very moody and melodic. Not the normal sort of everyday noodling so much more difficult to improv. something. I like the subtlety of the playing and especially the intense concentration and that "oh crap where i am i going with this next" look on your face. I...
by MikeJackal
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Noodling time is here again
Replies: 7
Views: 3153

Re: Noodling time is here again

Really nice HBL, has a nice uplifting feel sort of a "everything's going to be all right". I really have to start learning some scales and be a proper musician instead of just blindly playing the blues without any knowledge, then i might be able to come up with some beautiful stuff like this. Just c...
by MikeJackal
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Coiled cables
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

Re: Coiled cables

What are your preferences for cables? I started off with cheapo ones and then bought a Planet Waves cable that was like $40. How much tonal difference is there between price ranges and brands?
by MikeJackal
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Sad news from Gerd
Replies: 24
Views: 12314

Re: Sad news from Gerd

Just wanted to add my condolences on your loss and send my sympathies at what must be a very difficult time for you all.
by MikeJackal
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: DeaconBlues improv jam...
Replies: 9
Views: 5164

Re: DeaconBlues improv jam...

Pretty funky stuff guys, so funky in fact i had to join in myself. I think your right about the riff sounds quite like "Money" at the start.
And no i wouldn't edit out anything, the whole thing builds nicely and sounds so real that you wouldn't get it if you didn't hear the whole thing.
by MikeJackal
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Greatest guitar solo....ever
Replies: 28
Views: 13083

Re: Greatest guitar solo....ever

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird gets me every time, never would have guessed from my name would you! It's my favourite song of all time. Gary Moore - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know SRV - Little Wing Molly Hatchet - Boogie No More Luther Allison - Watching You (Cherry Red Wine) Buckethead - Soothsay...
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Supernatural
Replies: 5
Views: 3079

Re: The Supernatural

Thanks Major
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Soundgates!
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Re: Soundgates!

Most of the Amp Modelling software programs i have include Noise gates, they can be really handy especially on high gain settings. You would never tell but there is bucket loads of horrible buzzing in the background on all my recordings, i just have the noise gate to hide it well. Is there any speci...
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Quiet Collaboration - Part II
Replies: 12
Views: 6178

Re: A Quiet Collaboration - Part II

Digital Audio Workstation
You know theres this great website that answers those sorts of questions, it's called Google.com :think: :haha:
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Backing Track Requests?
Replies: 1
Views: 3857

Backing Track Requests?

As i have not been the diligent member of the community as much as i should have (blame the ADHD), i wondered about requesting backing tracks. There are certain songs that i DESPERATELY would love a backing track to but they simply don't exist. Now playing along with the original's is fine, but i ca...
by MikeJackal
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Quiet Collaboration - Part II
Replies: 12
Views: 6178

Re: A Quiet Collaboration - Part II

Three similar yet uniquely individual takes on the same track. Hearing the different tones was also good, what are the three axes being used on the song? All in all great progress and even greater that you are having fun, making friends and learning something new. Because that's all that truly matte...
by MikeJackal
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Gravitating BT
Replies: 42
Views: 40578

Re: Gravitating BT

Really enjoyed my listen to your's Viking, a lot more subtle and laid back tone than mine was. It's hard not to sound sweet playing this song and you really got that across. As i just bought my first guitar with P90's and it's on it's way i was really interested in your tone and i'm looking forwards...
by MikeJackal
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Supernatural
Replies: 5
Views: 3079

Re: The Supernatural

Thanks for the comments Guys and yes i did sleep, but i have played an hour minimum a day nearly constant since i started.
by MikeJackal
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: DIY Lapsteel, need some help from my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 15953

Re: DIY Lapsteel, need some help from my friends

Wow amazing woodworking skills!
To me it looks more like a rocket, i'd call it Apollo I