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by losaavedra
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Lose a Day on Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 3269

Re: Lose a Day on Tuesday

Really like the sounds in there ... nice repetitive riffy things like that always get my foot tapping! Different style from you I think, very interesting. Look forward to more.
by losaavedra
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Chitlin Crew. Afther a year we Sounds like this
Replies: 24
Views: 9199

Re: Chitlin Crew. Afther a year we Sounds like this

Makings of a very good band here. Bass and drums working very well together just as it should be, vocals & guitar also. Room acoustics don't do you guys justice however. Vocals (I think) would come across far better if more to the fore, ie. closer to the recording mic, with a background spread (pann...
by losaavedra
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Dream On A Tweedy Aeolian
Replies: 10
Views: 3296

Re: Dream On A Tweedy Aeolian

I pretty much agree with what Gerd has said, particularly his last paragraph. Both new and earlier versions you've done of this piece exhibit the same 'controlled precision' that has almost become your trademark. That's not a bad thing but I feel there is nevertheless some frustration generated as a...
by losaavedra
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: I don't know what to call this thread.
Replies: 6
Views: 2997

Re: I don't know what to call this thread.

There are estimated to be 7.1 billion people on the planet at the moment in amongst which it's been estimated there are 50 million 'guitar players'. 7.1 Billion minus 50 Million is still over 7 Billion so we 'guitar players' represent only a very small proportion of 'all people'. However even the 50...
by losaavedra
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Y'all gotta hear this!
Replies: 9
Views: 4588

Re: Y'all gotta hear this!

Amazing ... jazz or blues ... or somewhere in between ... who cares!!! The 'band feeling it's way' buildup adds to the overall charm. Particularly knocked out by BB picking at 4:25+ and the scat vocal at 7:25+. It's all class stuff ... hope you guys got her 'phone number then we maybe get more somet...
by losaavedra
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: MIDI, VSTs, Plugins
Replies: 22
Views: 14264

Re: MIDI, VSTs, Plugins

Really quite amazing sounds you're producing at the moment. Never mind it's not the blues. When I first heard you tinkering with the GR-20 I was quite knocked out by what you were doing. I finally got one a couple of weeks back via eBay but it won't get here until next family visit to Spain (end of ...
by losaavedra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Vinage Port crate
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: Vinage Port crate

Nice work this, good to see some natural wood instead of the usual tolex etc. Looks as if a box like that would likely also make a good starting point to make a cajón too. Good one!
by losaavedra
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Po' Bison Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: Po' Bison Blues

I particularly like this kind of riffy and very-authentic-sounding blues As is usual with your stuff I really want to join in!!! Don't think it needs a bass ... but a bit of thumping kick-box percussion might add to it although frankly it's fine as it is. I'm sure it settled the dawg. One of ours go...
by losaavedra
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Slow blues in A
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Re: Slow blues in A

Well done on this one ... nice graunchy bluesy sound. Agree with the others that a bit of a break on the practice regime produces more positive results when guitar gets picked up again after. What I tend to do is go for some other instrument altogether when I don't feel particularly 'inspired' guita...
by losaavedra
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Cab and Studio Story
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Cab and Studio Story

Hi all, thought I'd post this up as things are quiet at the moment. It's about how I've done quite a lot of speaker cab construction over the years which might be interesting to some folks, also it says a bit about my 'build a home studio' project that is at long last nearing some sort of completion...
by losaavedra
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Back again....
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Re: Back again....

Enjoyed this one ... but even more your prolific lyric writing talent in the the large amount of stuff you've got on Soundclick. And, refreshingly, not a BT in sight (I got a lot of time for DIY bluesmen!). Keep 'em coming!
by losaavedra
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Taking requests...
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Re: Taking requests...

Quick reply on this ... although can't claim to be that familiar with your set lists! Pretty Woman (John Mayall version) Smokestack Lightnin' (Wolf) I Got a Rich Man's Woman (Muddy) No Money Down (Berry, part talking blues) Life is Hard (Winter) Bullfrog Blues (Gallagher) None of Us are Free (Blind ...
by losaavedra
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: I swear, this is blues!
Replies: 7
Views: 3134

Re: I swear, this is blues!

Nice laid back piece this ... live band always gets extra brownie points in my book! Triggered a hunt around the net for Mose Allison stuff, which this treatment reminded me of for some reason, although I don't think he ever did it. Good one!
by losaavedra
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Sadness Beneath Your Smile
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Re: The Sadness Beneath Your Smile

Another one that ticks all the boxes! Beautiful tone on this too. I'm fast running out of superlatives in attempts to put together feedback on your stuff. Keep 'em coming.
by losaavedra
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Cold Call blues
Replies: 6
Views: 3326

Re: Cold Call blues

Amazing! This is 'The Blues' as its supposed to be ... every single note and (just as importantly) even the spaces, convey the right amount of tension, surprise and attention-grabbing variation across the verses to make it so. All the messages are there. If, one day, I could get do something even ha...
by losaavedra
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A simple song
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Re: A simple song

I completely agree with the positive comments of others on this one. Also your handling of this piece conveys far more than just through being a bunch of notes played one after the other in a certain order. A really good bit of music encourages the creation of 'images' in the brain of the listener a...
by losaavedra
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A Gentle Ionian Breeze
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: A Gentle Ionian Breeze

Great sound and usual faultless playing. I'd be a happy guy to have produced something even remotely similar!
by losaavedra
Thu May 30, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Blues Junior Direct Line Out
Replies: 7
Views: 4468

Re: Blues Junior Direct Line Out

I found this article while hunting the net some while back for a way of getting a line out signal from amps that don't provide it. It's in my 'to do' file as I haven't got around to trying it yet, but looks like a goer. Simple circuitry but various cautions stated so take care if doing it yourself! ...
by losaavedra
Sat May 11, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Combo Amp Speaker Connection Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Combo Amp Speaker Connection Cable

email on its way!
by losaavedra
Tue May 07, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Do We Need a Sax
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

Re: Do We Need a Sax

... you been spending all the housekeeping dosh again!?! :lol: .. something like that! But combination of birthday and a sort of cheat I am doing. Yup, familiar with that particular funding mechanism!! After I got hauled into hospital for a couple of weeks (pains in chest etc.) several years ago I ...