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Former lead guitar player in blues / southern rock band in the 1990's. Quit to pursue life, wife and strife (career). Picked up guitar again and it's slowly all coming back to me. Recently started playing drums and a little bass guitar (what guitar player doesn't?). I am more serious about the drums and guitar than the bass. Havn't played a real gig in over 20. Looking for a jam situation to play with others.
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- More than 3 times per week
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On guitar, way too many to list. Mainly focused on the Chicago and Texas style blues greats. Also some white guys too, like Moore, Allman, Betts, Clapton, Bonnamassa, Trout, Ellis, Buchannon, etc. Picking up on bluegrass and outlaw country recently. Love Steve Earle.
On bass, no one in particular, but I do appreciate a good players like John Paul Jones, Chuck Rainey, Allan Woody, Dave Schools, Les Claypool, Charles Mingus, Otell Burrdige, etc.
On drums, still pretty new at it, but I do like to play shuffles so naturally Purdie, Carlock, Pocarrao, Layton, etc.
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Lots of Seagulls, a Martin, G&L Tele, Ibanez bass
Fender, Fishman & Acoustic amps
Gretsch & Pearl drums
Groove Essentials #18 Fast Test Take 2
Groove Essentials #18 Fast Test Take 2
Behind Blue Eyes
Behind Blue EyesSample recording of my Gretsch G5422TG thru a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410 amp with compression and digital delay. My Gretsch is strung with Thomastik Jass Swing 11-47 flatwounds
The E7 Feedback Song
The E7 Feedback SongSustained e7 Chord via continuous feedback. Gretsch G5422TG with Thomastik Jazz 11-47 Flatwounds Strings. 8+ minutes of feedback holding a sustained e7 chord on my Gretsch G5422TG thru a Fender Hot Rod Deville 410 and the Boss effects pedals shown in photo. CS2 Compression/Sustainer, BD2 Blues Driver and DD3 Digital Delay MY hand never left the e7 for the duration of the loop.
Sound On Sound Shine On YCD Demo Clip
Sound On Sound Shine On YCD Demo ClipShort run thru of Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Still working on getting the tone and delay where I like it, without throwing money at it and working with what I have. This time around I ditched the bass amp. I am still using my '02 Seagull Artist Series Spruce/Mahogany CW acoustic, but this time the main part of the song is going thru a Fender HotRod DeVille 410 tube amp and the Sound On Sound part is going thru the Fishman Loudbox Artist. The Fishman is direct out to interface and the Fender is double mic'd with an SM57 and a P120 condenser. One panned left the other panned right. I had some noise issues which I was able to remove most of using a filter plug in Ableton.
Sound On Sound Test 1 Clip
Sound On Sound Test 1 ClipWorking on putting together a Sound on Sound set-up like David Gilmore used to do his live acoustic version of Shine On You Crazy Diamond. It's pretty basic but it does have promise. Right now It's a rig in search of the perfect delay pedal and one more Loudbox amp. The rundown in a nut shell. Guitar into tuner. Tuner into A/B/Y box. B Signal (lead) sent to the Loudbox. A signal (sound on sound)from splitter to Boss volume pedal then to Boss DD-3 Digital delay then to the Acoustic bass amp. The 410 DeVille did not work like I wanted it too for this using the Seagull acoustic guitar.
Slow Blues A #1
Slow Blues A #1Another one man show composition. I tracked all the drums, bass, rhythm guitar and lead guitar. Recorded and mixed with Ableton Live Lite 9. Not sure If I am trying to be a better musician or a better recording engineer. Maybe a little of both.
Funky Blues 1 Key Of A
Funky Blues 1 Key Of AFirst attempt at recording and mixing multiple tracks using Ableton Live Lite 9 and a Behringer UMC404HD interface. The idea was to keep it simple. I only added compression on drum and bass tracks and a little chorus on the rhythm guitar track. I played all the instruments myself starting with the drum tracks recorded on my Pearl Roadshow kit with Remo Silent Stroke heads and Zildjan LV80 low volume cymbals. I started playing drums in January 2018, so they are a little lacking. I mic'd up the kick with a CAD KBM412 dynamic kickdrum microphone and used a single overhead AKG P120 large diaprham condenser mic pointed at the snare from at 3'. I laid down the bass track with an Ibanez GSM200SM 4 string bass thru an Acoustic B100 amp using the direct out to the interface from the amp. Next came the rhythm guitar track followed by the lead guitar track using my G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy thru a Fender HotRod DeVille 410. All EQ's at noon, just a little reverb. Also mic'd with an AKG P120. The rhythm track was on the neck humbucker and the lead was on the bridge single coil. This guitar really does it all. It turned out better than I expected. Let me know what you think.
Can Find M Y Way Home
Can Find M Y Way HomeScrewing about with Ableton's effects. Way too much delay! We wont be using that again. Maybe too much reverb too.
Something WeirdJust a bunch of guitar wankery in open G capo 1st fret. I have no clue what im doing. Just experiemting with Ableton Live 9
Water Song Take 1
Water Song Take 1My favorite acoustic song, but I'm too much a hack to finger pick it like Jorma, so I have to flat pick it. Playing around with multi tracks I threw in some slide fills.
Open G Capo 2nd
Open G Capo 2ndOpen G with capo on 2nd fret noodling on a new song idea. Live mic of my early 90's Seagull Spruce Deluxe, "Scarface"