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Main lead guitar part panned right - slide panned left (damn - I've not been practicing slide and it shows ). Trying to get them to talk to each other a bit.
Blind Oyster BT Lawrence Fritts. Like the way the BT has got three contrasting sections.
Selfish Shellfish Blues in E
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" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"
I like the blend of smoky slide and stabbing guitar licks. Your bends and vibrato and bent vibrato have come leaps and bounds, and I am hearing double stops and staccato chunks that sound great... really lend some variety to your blues playing. I like how you are playing blues without sounding much like anyone else... a real challenge.
Blindboy wrote:I like the blend of smoky slide and stabbing guitar licks. Your bends and vibrato and bent vibrato have come leaps and bounds, and I am hearing double stops and staccato chunks that sound great... really lend some variety to your blues playing. I like how you are playing blues without sounding much like anyone else... a real challenge.
tytlblues wrote:Also, I don't think I 'ver ever heard so many bluesy notes, and bends from you ever!!!! I am also really digging your vibrato lately.....very tasteful!
Deciding to add the slide part did make a big difference to this - as far as blues goes, it seems so much easier to make notes played with a slide sound bluesy. The advice I got about about bends and vibrato here (a lot of that advice from a certain Blindboy) have helped my playing progress a lot. As far as sounding like me goes it has not been a deliberate thing at all - it's just happened - I cannot get close to playing in anyone elses style however hard I try!choucas09 wrote:Moody slide underpinning the lead.
Errmm ... Thank you for that very generous comment - I do really appreciate it.losaavedra wrote:Totally agree with tytlblues ... there's a blues man a comin' here back from the crossroads!!! Really like it.
... and others of you that mentioned the tone. I had never thought a PRS would be the guitar that would take me closer to the blues, but I do feel it's a lot to do with the Tonerider Vintage style Alnico II P90s - they transformed it into a tone machine that just makes my musical taste buds water. ... and I keep inching towards a better tone as I get better understanding of, any better quality pedals and gear too.MichaelRobinson wrote:Youre guitar sounds very good, nice tone.
I loved that comment - a real laughing out loud when I read it - thanks for helping me start the day with a happy laugh.MojoJim wrote:But you do realize, don't you, that not even a native speaker of English can say the name of the piece - at least not three times in a row.
I think Tonerider have got themselves a very good reputation on the internet - so much so that their prices are reflecting this - £29 up to £40 in the last year for the ones I got. We've quite a few P90 fans on 12bar - glad to know you're another. I will admit I'm baffled as to the general unpopularity of P90s with guitar buyers - the manager in my favourite local guitar store said he really likes their sound, but he knows if he gets a P90 guitar it's likely to hang on the wall for months and not get sold. I do get the impression they are starting to make a bit of a comeback though.choucas09 wrote:I hadn't heard of Tonerider, but I've just been checking them out. I've read some great reviews and talk about value for money. I've got an alnico II P90 in the neck position on one of my guitars and it's my favourite. The perfect all-rounder. Are there any pics up on site of your SE?
There's pictures that I took when I got the guitar on this old thread - the pups are since changed but the Toneriders look exactly the same as the stock ones did. The woodgrain shows through the colour finish better than the pictures suggest.