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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ebidis, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Strat-O-Master

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    @Ebidis - Thanks for the cool backer Ebidis. That's quite a sustain and vibrato you have on this track! Cool spaced out jammin'.

    @knh555 - I think your "not to busy" approach works well with this track Kevin. Nice guitar parts and technique weaving in and out of the backer for a cool trip.

    @mjark - Nice tone and use of delay. Builds on the backer's trance-like vibe. Nice!

    @montemerrick - ("Waiting for..."). I read your guitar rig run down you provided Monte and I've recently seen a pic of it in an older post. I think it is great as exhibited by the tone and lines at your intro. Very cool stuff.

    @Raimonds - Very powerful and sweet soloing here Raimonds. Great tone and riffs!

    @Omar - As noted earlier, nice mix. The guitar sounds great and "fits" the track nicely. Nice vibe.

    @davidKOS - The nai is very cool and sounds great. The nai and the nylon guitar's melodic lines are sweet. Cool demo!

    @montemerrick - ("an example..."). Again nice guitar tone and cool thematic riffage.

    @roger@pennyflic - That is an awesome arrangement Roger and the guitar tone and soloing are smokin'! The segue to dueling bango's theme made jump out of my seat! Very cool!
     
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  2. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    um. Nobody sounds like @Brian H
     

  3. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apart from a bit of synth-based whimsy, this is a one-shot deal from me. On the plus side, it comes with a free story, which happens to be true. However, it was in India, not Egypt.

     
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  4. knh555

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    hahaha! That is awesome!
     

  5. Alan L Cole

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    @simoncroft - That's pretty cool Simon. The guitar sounds awesome and that melody is in the theme's groove. Very cool guitar technique, tone and solo! Loved the outro.
     
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  6. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    @roger@pennyflic - that's pretty crazy! quite epic! could have been O'Toole's theme in The Stunt Man...

    @simoncroft - wow! you've really given this an almost Bond-ian level of ominous intrigue.o like the whimsical synth- it softens the portentiousness of the backing track considerably... the guitar fills, trills, and thrills were terrific!
     

  7. fezz parka

    fezz parka On...for Omar. Strat-Talk Supporter

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  8. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    @fezz parka - just add Johnette Napolitano and all will be fine... this is dynamite... dark and brooding and full of the creatures of the night.
     
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  9. fezz parka

    fezz parka On...for Omar. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I wish. My favorite singer....

    I could hear the coyotes yipping before I hit the red button. Inspirational critters. :)

    No wiggle stick. Just my Tele-Gib

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  10. Dadocaster

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    Hmmmmmm. So far out of my experience that I don't know what to think.
     

  11. Brian H

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  12. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thank you so much Chris! Very tensive and energetic track. As Monte said, it’s adventurous. :thumb:
     
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  13. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This took me back to the days I used to roam Hijaz deserts and spend nights under moonlight. I love the Nai, one of my favourite instruments. Thank you David, that was wonderful indeed:)
     
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  14. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @montemerrick

    Listen to the Nai at 7m24s if I’m not mistaken, it’s in Hijaz makam (scale).

     
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  15. Alan L Cole

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    Wow, that was friggin' awesome Chris - that tone and that very cool turnaround! Very nice.
     
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  16. Alan L Cole

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    Epic guitar soloing Mark and nice track! I also like your video production - cool.
     
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  17. Ebidis

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    Crazy good stuff Brian.
     
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  18. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks Monte. That Tele (Esquire actually) is one I just got a couple of weeks ago from my bass player. Traded him a bass for it. It has crazy good tone and feel.
     

  19. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
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    Thank you Monte! You just added two new words into my vocabulary bank :D

    Many thanks Alan. I should give it another go tonight.
     

  20. simoncroft

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    @Ebidis – Proof that Teles and Esquires have no sustain, with a thin tone that makes them suitable only for Country. :whistling: Joking apart, monster tone and a really dark note selection make this heavier than a Black Sabbath track played in a cemetery.

    Whatever bass you traded, I think you got the better deal.

    @knh555 – Very atmospheric! It didn’t occur to me to add a bass track, but there is a cinematic quality to your take. You’ve added a lot to this musically without making it busy, so I’d say you’ve nailed it completely.

    @mjark – Clams can happen in an instant, well developed ideas can take a little longer. Your use of delays is very effective, especially as they can produce some unintended dissonances when the underlying chord goes up a tone.

    @Alan L Cole – You made the whole track sound epic! You really got me with the rests as well, even though I noticed the waveform dip. There’s something “the day Jimi jammed with Floyd” about this, which has got to be good.

    @montemerrick – 1. Yeah, you know your way round this, for sure. And you’ve put your own stamp on the track. There’s a very delicate, almost Oriental, sense to your approach. Very nice indeed.

    @Raimonds – You have a good set of ears, and you’re more than capable of jamming over these changes without conscious thoughts of key or scale patterns. Actually, this is a bloody good solo. If the vocalist had come in at about 4:38, you’d have been home and dry.

    @Omar – You are so on the money with this! Your note choices are great and even your bends have a genuinely Arabic feel to them. You’ve managed to imply microtonal scales without sounding out of tune, which is awesome.

    Ah, I just saw your later posts. I guessed you were familiar with the cultures of the Middle East.

    @davidKOS – I hope your very welcome contribution might mean we’ll see a bit more of you round here. As I said before, your take was great.

    @montemerrick – 2. This take is so delicate, it makes your first take sound like an impression of Robin Trower! I’m not sure what it’s called but I’m pretty certain I’ve heard a Japanese instrument that sounds uncannily like your tone here.

    @roger@pennyflic – You constantly surprise me. The end made me burst out laughing! (Just so you know I listened until the end…) There’s some very nice guitar playing on there, but I started to wish the brass section would develop their theme a little.

    @fezz parka – Well I hope @Omar keesp his requests up, because this was a really great take. We all need to be reminded of the importance of establishing a theme before we attempt to wear the frets down. That’s a lovely guitar too.

    @Brian H – Talking of establishing themes, this is a massively powerful opening gambit, and you really take it places. If a movie director is looking for a piece of music that speaks of victory gained at terrible cost, here it is Ridley.