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by VikingBlues
Mon May 10, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 13135

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

:dance: Great sound VB.... a little different sound for you and a little more up-tempo... but then again, you have proven yourself as a very versatile player. I really like that clean sound. Blindboy mentioned that this amp a tube amp... part of the reason for this different sound??? The mic placem...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 09, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 13135

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

Hurry with the demo. about mic recording, put the mic off center slightly towards the rim, pointing a litle to the center. I think I put the mic a bit too far off centre. :wall: If I understand it right, the further off the centre of the cone the more hiighs are lost? The recorded sound here has a ...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 09, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 13135

Re: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

SWEET!!! :drool: Not much inspires like a really cool amp. :amp: :music2: Looking forward to hearing some VB through a genuine tube amp. :thumbsup: Thanks BB. All I need to do now is learn how to play it properly. :roll: I was very impressed with the guitar shop man's sound when he tried out my Tok...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 09, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 13135

GAS Attack !!!!!! Part 2

This has to be the end of GAS for a while - funds dictate it ends now. 100_2359Min.jpg No surprise to anyone who knows me that my first all tube amp should be a Vox! :roll: Fell for it big time at the "Live Music" shop in Edinburgh. Add the Electro Harmonix Nano Holy Grail Reverb and Viking was gett...
by VikingBlues
Sat May 08, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Collab Amazing grace
Replies: 26
Views: 15733

Re: Amazing grace with a twist

FWIW (not a lot!) here's a couple of attempts on the Amazing Grace BT. Unlike HBL who does great justice to the real melody and gets proper variations on it, mine's much more loosely approximate. :roll: With the Tokai:- http://12bar.de/community/download/file.php?id=74 With the new "Vintage" brand "...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 06, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open mic update, and call for information
Replies: 3
Views: 2857

Re: Open mic update, and call for information

Hey BB - I sympathise and understand your worries. if it's embarassing to put your guitar playing into public view then vocals are ten times worse. :shy: I wish I had a magic formula, but I'm struggling with the singing myself - the last recording project crashed and burned due to vocal problems. :m...
by VikingBlues
Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Collab Amazing grace
Replies: 26
Views: 15733

Re: Amazing grace with a twist

VB, shall I upload the backing with the original piano lead ? That may make it easier to play around the original vocal lines. Done : http://12bar.de/community/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=90&start=0 :bb: Thank you for doing the upload HBL - I've been very busy at work today and haven't had a chance to log ...
by VikingBlues
Tue May 04, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Collab Amazing grace
Replies: 26
Views: 15733

Re: Amazing grace with a twist

Shows that great skill of the good blues guitarst to make their guitar solos relate to the vocal line. I'm thinking too that this will be a lot trickier than it sounds - sparse arrangement, slow tempo and your technique and note choice is high profile and has nowhere to hide any of its imperfection...
by VikingBlues
Tue May 04, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 16678

Re: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?

Nice set everyone - well done! :thumbsup: VB, that Hagstrom sounds great... You should get it out more often. :big_smile: I like the Hagstrom's sound - it's just I'm a bit lazy and it needs extra work to play the notes compared to the Tokai which sort of plays itself. Mab eit just needs some more at...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 03, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Shuffle in G w/slide and strat...
Replies: 4
Views: 4766

Re: Shuffle in G w/slide and strat...

Still trying to get the hang of the GuitarPort and Audacity... :wall: This time I am givin up on tone and trying to layer a couple of tracks along with a backing track (sorry, I don't remember where it comes from). This isn't easy. :icon_whoknows: Trying to get levels balanced is one thing. I am do...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 03, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Kossoff Collaboration
Replies: 8
Views: 7861

Re: Kossoff Collaboration

Hell yeah!, VB that sounds good! I have no idea what that tune was "supposed" to sound like so I just played what the changes seemed to call for. I think what you played complimented what I played really well (no matter what it was "supposed" to sound like)) I am looking forward to hearing more! I ...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 03, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Kossoff Collaboration
Replies: 8
Views: 7861

Re: Kossoff Collaboration

Can I echo what Strummer said Bb - that really is a good interpretation. :clap: :clap: I've had a go myself but ... I can't get the hang of playing in other guitarists styles, I can't do the Kossoff vibrato, but then I don't have his heavy picks, heavy strings, or as much playing talent in my whole ...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 03, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Five Long (fabulous) Years...
Replies: 12
Views: 6879

Re: Five Long (fabulous) Years...

Congratulations - my best wishes for many more happy years together Blindboy and Miriam. :clap:

You know how to celebrate these things properly - great stuff. :snacks: :beer: :banana:

Does it ever stop snowing for you?! :icon_whoknows:
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Collab Amazing grace
Replies: 26
Views: 15733

Re: Amazing grace with a twist

I found a nice midi track that I "upgraded" by using soundfonts (in stead of the standard midi sounds) while recording it using my 2nd system. Originally there's a piano playing the lead... that's why I like midi tracks... klick and [mute] :whistle: Two different appraoches to playing this song. pa...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: A new blonde in my life
Replies: 13
Views: 8924

Re: A new blonde in my life

:handshake: Happy Birthday VB.... another year bites the dust. They say, with age comes wisdom, so I am sure your "Blondie" was a wise decision. She sure is a sweet sounding guitar... that same distinctive "VB" sound as with the Tokai but in a much more "single coil" sort of way. And a beauty she i...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: A new blonde in my life
Replies: 13
Views: 8924

Re: A new blonde in my life

Rolling down on the photo, I thought I'd be seeing "oh well, another boring strat"... but no, it's a tele! :D Congrats! I've been mostly playing my rosewood board Squier tele since I got it a couple of months ago. It's just great. Have always been a big fan of Steve Cropper (you know the "With a li...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LEIPER’S FORK GUITARFEST SHOWCASES PRICELESS GUITARS
Replies: 5
Views: 3913

Re: LEIPER’S FORK GUITARFEST SHOWCASES PRICELESS GUITARS

Golfxzq wrote::tears: This was a TOTAL wash out... lots of tornadoes and flooding in the area.
Damn - that's a shame after you were looking forward to it so much - sorry to hear that it all went so pear shaped. :alright:
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help! Bad GAS attack!
Replies: 16
Views: 9024

Re: Help! Bad GAS attack!

Sorry I haven't been able to contribute to answering your question BB, but I''m under GAS attack myself so much I don't know what to suggest. Part of the GAS has been released but its still not all gone and it's the 5W tube amp question that's still driving me mental too. If I sort out my thoughts o...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: A new blonde in my life
Replies: 13
Views: 8924

Re: GAS attack strikes .. and Happy Birthday !!

Happy Birthday VB ...GAS attack strikes again Eh !! ....Well, you just never know when it gonna creep up on you !! :yikes: How long was this attack in its 'appearance ' ..or was it sudden ?? Thanks Strummer. No, not a sudden attack I'm afraid - several weeks of wondering and surfing looking at gear...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: A new blonde in my life
Replies: 13
Views: 8924

A new blonde in my life

I don't know what my wife must have thought when I said I wanted a blonde for my birthday. :yikes: Here she is. 100_2357.JPG Nothing "special" - just a Vintage brand V2 Reissued (or TC200 as it was once catchily called :lol: ). I used to have a TC200 a few years ago and it got sold in the pursuit of...