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  • Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    That all looks pretty awesome Simon. 👍🏼

    It’s lovely to play 🙂

    Premier Icon chipps
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    Sounds great, Simon. Suits you.
    I’m also glad you resisted turning all the pedals on at once so we could hear the guitar 🙂

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    I’m also glad you resisted turning all the pedals on at once so we could hear the guitar 🙂

    I try to be a good neighbour after 9pm 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Dave’s Blues part deux has hus5 popped up there:

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    He makes it look so easy!

    Premier Icon Watty
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    Ace, I was wondering when Dave would get round to part 2 😁

    Premier Icon twinw4ll
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    This is quality, giving it some love on a classical guitar, sounds bloody amazing. Me and my 83 year old Dad are currently working on a Hotel California duet, adding some blues to our Wednesday Skype session just makes it even more awesome.
    This guy is a Legend. 😎

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Anyone found a good source of appleloops for garage band? I’ve got the drums side sorted thanks to learning how to edit the virtual drummers properly but my attempts at bass lines are a bit lacking.
    And I still can’t get over how good an iPad Mini and Yamaha THR10 sound for recording. 😁

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    My old chum Cliff has started putting more videos up for his 633 amps. I worked with him at soundcraft on mixing desks. We both ended up moving on, but he set up his own boutique amp company (was chief design engineer at Blackstar inbetween). He was the analogue guy, I’m a 0’s and 1’s guy. We were clueless about each other’s domains but it was great fun.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    That does sound rather lovely.

    Premier Icon Edukator
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    It does, great advert for whatever that Telecaster is too. The sound at 3:14 with the EL84 is most satisfying, like a cranked Vox but at a bearable volume. Both my valve amps use EL34s which are sometimes a bit OTT. Tremelo sounds naff mind, too much especailly with the LP.

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    Ooh. Nice amp. I remember when 633 came out. Glad to hear they’re still around. Loved the thinline Gibson ES125TC(?) in the middle and the Jeff Beck at the end…

    Premier Icon AdamT
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    There was nothing on YouTube for a year, then 3 videos in as many days. Perhaps he got bored in lockdown!

    @Chipps it’s a ’53 ES225 according to his Instagram

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    I’m still playing around with the Dave Simpson how to play the blues part 1 lesson (although I haven’t re-watched it since first seeing it, just trying to play from memory). I have no idea if I’m improving, I always think I sound rubbish! Going to have a go at part 2 later 🙂

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    That Strat’s sounding better and better! 🙂

    Keep at that blues and you’ll have it nailed. You just need to practise so that the mechanics are solidly under your fingers and you’re bored with it, and then you can work on the timing and feel.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    The guitar will never be the problem, only the person holding it. I’d love to hear a proper guitarist play it sometime 🙂

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    Sounding great Simon. The new guitar magic is showing through.
    Just a thought, maybe drop the reverb slightly and add a bit of delay synced to the track tempo. The echoes will give you a guide to timing without the full backing track being there.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Cheers. I’m still trying to work out how these work 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Always wanted an El Cap. Very nice.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Always wanted an El Cap. Very nice.

    It belongs to Chipps

    Having a go at part 2 of Dave’s blues lesson today 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Nice one Simon.
    I traded a bit of design work for a pedal yesterday so I’ll record something over Dave’s backing track and post it later youll be able to guess the type of pedal by the overuse…

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Looking forward to it 🙂

    I really need to work on my bends. I can hear when they get to the right pitch, I just can’t make my fingers do it consistently.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I got lost in beer and my new pedal and whilst it is crap I will post it as I said I would. Don’t drink and pick chaps. I’ll put some faster tempo stuff up tomorrow.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Crap? It sounds great to me! I would love to be able to play like that 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Thanks Simon but all I can hear is all the fluffs. No beer next time 😁

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Another Bass question if I may? Any thoughts on the Ampeg Micro-CL Bass Stack

    I’ve got a couple of Fender Rumble modelling amps, but the sound is quite muddy IMHO.
    I’m looking for a cleaner sound at lower volumes. Any thoughts?

    Premier Icon plumber
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    Markbass amps just work for me, great on their own or I use a HX stomp to model what ever I need in the bass world

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Thanks @plumber I’ll have a look at some of the markbass stuff.👍

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    Wow. I just tweaked my thing from yesterday and I’ve had two emails from people offering to give it some heavy airplay on their internet station and promote it for me.

    I haven’t been so surprised since an outrageously stunning woman wanted sex with me. Just like these music ‘promotors’ she spoilt it by asking for money…

    Premier Icon Edukator
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    Having used both Fender Rumble and Markbass I didn’t find either muddy. The modeling Fender 800 stage had some very nice clean models and the 200 was clean with low gain, master well up and the overdrive off. I found the clean sound I wanted in less than a minute with both Markbass and Fender.

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    Anyone good with iOS Garageband?
    I have most things sorted now, especially after the tip about learning to edit the drummers and am happy with the automation of track volume but can I do this with other parameters?
    I’d like to alter Pan, Reverb and Delay levels.

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    Here’s a thing: I’ve an electric guitar (Harley Benton PRS copy); cheap, but I’m loving playing it – especially since swapping the Roswell P90s for Kent Armstrong noiseless P90s – which cost about the same as the guitar.

    It’s got quite tall frets, so I had to learn not to press down so hard to stop the notes going sharp. For the last year since getting it I’ve been playing sat on an upright chair. Last weekend I got a new sofa bed for the spare bedroom to turn it into my music room. So yesterday evening had a great hour or so playing on the sofa. And the note-sharpening came back. Is this just because I’m leaning back more and my fingers are feeling the force of gravity acting down towards the fretboard?
    Or should I just swap it for a Telecaster?

    Premier Icon beej
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    Or should I just swap it for a Telecaster?

    No, you should buy a telecaster to go with the HB. Funds permitting.

    On a similar note (see what I did there), what Telecaster for the adequate guitarist who’s got a PRS SE semi-solid, a pointy Yamaha thing and a Les Paul Studio that I’m likely to sell?

    Likes playing rock, blues and 80s hair metal (badly). Budget not really an issue, but is there any point spending £1500 on an American Performer II vs £350 on a Squier?

    I’ll probably wait til I can try some out, but interested in the STW views.

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    I’d like to alter Pan, Reverb and Delay levels.

    Can all be done on the ipad version of garage band. In the tracks view, click on the icon which has 3 sliders on it. You can then click on each instrument/ track. That then shows options for panning, compression, eq, delay, reverb plus other plug ins

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    I have a squier classic vibe, it’s surprisingly good, I can’t see the bonus of a mexican one over a decent squier and I’d have to REALLY like a full american one to justify upgrading. They also have a very big cavity under the neck so you can get creative with pickup change options if that’s your thing (but the whole point of a tele is the pickup configuration especially that bridge pu). There are probably ones available s/h as they are pretty common.

    EddieBaby, that’s awesome well done 🙂

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    I’ve got a TC Electronic 250 2×8 bass combo @oldtennisshoes – it’s very small, loud enough for a pub jam night and sounds great. Not too pricy either.

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    Can all be done on the ipad version of garage band. In the tracks view, click on the icon which has 3 sliders on it. You can then click on each instrument/ track. That then shows options for panning, compression, eq, delay, reverb plus other plug ins.

    Hi Bob. Yes I can see and use that but with the volume I can automate changes of levels as the song progresses. I’d like to be able to do that with with other parameters.
    Maybe I’m asking too much of a stripped back (but still very useable) recording device.

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Thanks @Chipps I’ve been looking at those too. More research required.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    @edhornby if that was response to:

    Wow. I just tweaked my thing from yesterday and I’ve had two emails from people offering to give it some heavy airplay on their internet station and promote it for me.

    I was joking and trying to point out that my crappy track is only being picked up by auto spambots offering to “help” me for money. Seems I’m as bad at humour as I am at guitar 😁

    I’ve changed my soundcloud user name to Lipstick on a pig, I’m still getting comments that say my tune is ‘on fire’. Madness.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    There’s a great YouTube video “What Squier Would A Fender Master Builder Buy?” featuring Ron Thorn. I know he’s talking Strats, but I’m sure you can extrapolate to Teles. It seems his favourite guitar at home is a Squier! And I want that blue one in the vid.

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