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by MikeJackal
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: In pursuit of recorded tone (again!)
Replies: 25
Views: 13143

Re: In pursuit of recorded tone (again!)

I wouldn't be much of a Greeny fan if I didn't recognise the green manalishi at 20 paces. Great chord sequence and a good one to show the different sounds, they all sounded pretty good to me. Quite the bit of overdrive going too which I was glad to hear from you.
by MikeJackal
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Love in Vain - Early Draft
Replies: 20
Views: 9187

Re: Love in Vain - Early Draft

We are both Greeny nuts so you can probably predict that I love this song, you really did it justice and it all sounded very well put together. Just a thought on the vocals, when I have recorded singing in the past I use Adode Audition to add some reverb and also to amplify the volume, that way you ...
by MikeJackal
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See the Old Folks Safely Home
Replies: 10
Views: 5712

Re: See the Old Folks Safely Home

Yes music sure is wonderful, has a "As Time Goes By" sort of feel to it, very melodic and easy to listen too, once again I'm impressed by your sheer range of genres and your ability to play along with nearly all styles. Well done.
by MikeJackal
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Sad and Woeful
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Re: Sad and Woeful

The third string on the hybrid set is wound, you basically get the three lower wound strings from the 10's and the top three strings from the 9's. as for volume, if you cant get an even sound using them you could always slightly lower one side of the pickups to compensate, thats what I did with my s...
by MikeJackal
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Sad and Woeful
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Re: Sad and Woeful

Two great tracks, particularly like the sad and woeful, always my favourite kind of song. As for the strings you should check out Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky strings, they come with 9, 11, 16, 26, 36, 46. So you get the nice thin top strings for bending with the the benifit of the thicker third string.
by MikeJackal
Sun May 29, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Open Mic Live!
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

Re: Open Mic Live!

Thanks bluesfreek, glad you enjoyed it, I sure enjoyed playing them.
by MikeJackal
Sun May 29, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: In pursuit of recorded tone (again!)
Replies: 25
Views: 13143

Re: In pursuit of recorded tone (again!)

Totally agree, that's some great sounds your getting already, will probably take a few months to fully get to a point where your truly happy with the sound but a fun journey and I'm looking forward to hearing it along the way.
by MikeJackal
Sat May 28, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Three generations of electric blues greats...
Replies: 6
Views: 3646

Re: Three generations of electric blues greats...

Use these tags [youtube_id][/youtube_id] which can be found on the full editor reply youtube_id, then paste in only the letters part of the link you want to share between them, so in your case 6bAJoeuiwO0
by MikeJackal
Fri May 27, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Open Mic Live!
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

Re: Open Mic Live!

Thank you for all the comments guys, it makes my day to see some nice words about my playing. Jokron: 1. I search for backing tracks online for most of the song, there are some great sites with lots of free tracks, a good place to start is just to Google the song. 2. The PA is the pubs system, a cou...
by MikeJackal
Fri May 27, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Open Mic Live!
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

Re: Open Mic Live!

Thanks Deacon, If I searched hard enough I could probably find a band that wanted to play the kind of music that I would want to play but I don't know many other musicians never mind ones that are into the blues. Yes I know the Bluesbreakers version too and have a backing track for it, I just prefer...
by MikeJackal
Fri May 27, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Greetings from Canada!
Replies: 13
Views: 6799

Re: Greetings from Canada!

Another welcome, from Sheffield, England this time. I'm sure you'll have fun...we do.
by MikeJackal
Fri May 27, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Open Mic Live!
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

Open Mic Live!

Well as I mentioned last week in my "Another First For Me" topic I finally made the jump after much pushing from my Dad to go along to the open mic night in his local pub, as arranged we had another practice session this week too so we spent over 3 hours practicing our songs and working out a mini s...
by MikeJackal
Thu May 19, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another First For Me.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4563

Re: Another First For Me.....

Thanks Gerd, yeah it was definitely the right choice of song to start off with. I for sure will take the camera next week so I can get it on film to share with you all. Funny thing I remembered, where all the gear is set up is right next to where the door that leads through to the toilets is, as I o...
by MikeJackal
Thu May 19, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another First For Me.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4563

Another First For Me.....

Well I went to my Dad's as planned yesterday for our second practice session, had a good three hours working through some new songs and tuning the ones we practised before, took a few videos so I will share them as soon as Dad get's them on YouTube. It was another thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and ...
by MikeJackal
Tue May 17, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My First Ever Jam Session
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

Re: My First Ever Jam Session

Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated as always. The next session is going ahead tomorrow so there may be some new improved videos coming soon. There is an open mic session every Wednesday in my dad's local pub which is 100yrds from his house but I haven't quite worked up the courage to go ...
by MikeJackal
Tue May 17, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A new arrival, Hello All
Replies: 8
Views: 3440

Re: A new arrival, Hello All

Welcome Dave, another Peter Green fan is always welcome here. I look forward also to hearing some more recordings and your album, that's quite a project.
by MikeJackal
Mon May 16, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My First Ever Jam Session
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

My First Ever Jam Session

Learning to play guitar has been the biggest achievement in my life so far, I've never stuck at anything else for this long mainly due to my Attention Deficit Disorder. A bit part of the condition for me is very low self confidence and lack of self esteem which has led to me being very private when ...
by MikeJackal
Mon May 16, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Minor Blues in G
Replies: 10
Views: 5000

Re: Minor Blues in G

Going back to basics can really help you get on track, I know I always try to play this kind of song to keep my mind focused on what it's all about. Very competent playing throughout and some neat phrasing, my kind of blues, thumbs up.
by MikeJackal
Wed May 04, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Heartache at C
Replies: 9
Views: 4493

Re: Heartache at C

Melancholic hindsight is how I would describe the mood of this song. Like the good times you used to have with a loved one but they are not with you any more. Tastefully done as always and a nice easy listening piece, don't have to wonder where it's going, just enjoy the journey.
by MikeJackal
Tue May 03, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Jackal's Prefer Blondes
Replies: 13
Views: 6528

Re: Jackal's Prefer Blondes

I would never have the guts to start sanding my guitar like that but the figure you revealed is quite nice. Since you have abundant energy, have you thought of doing a French polish finish or maybe a hand-rubbed oil? I thought about carrying on and going through that layer to bare wood, but the map...