A Little Turn from My Band's Monday Night Jam Night . . .

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Turns out this one was recorded. The recording itself isn't top-of-the-line, but we had a helluva lot of fun playing "Help Me," the Sonny Boy Williamson chestnut---the lineup is my band's drummer; two friends of mine on keyboards, bass, and vocals (the male is the bassist, playing a lefthanded Fender P-Bass; the female, the keyboard ace---playing my band's keyboard ace's Hammond XK1 and Yamaha piano synth); a guest jammer playing a Les Paul Standard (2001) through a Brugera amp with a little more bite in his sound (he has the first guitar solo); and, yours truly playing his R6 through a Twin Reverb with a little more ethereal-sounding turn (I have the second solo).

*putting head between knees . . . *

Jam Until Late, "Help Me"

(I'd better explain---we call our weekly jam night Jam Until Late with Four Until Late, but since this lineup wasn't my full band which is Four Until Late, I figured calling it Jam Until Late made perverse sense . . .)

Note: The other guitar player got offered a job in a visiting singer's band after he played. I couldn't blame her---in fact, I made the recommendation after she asked me more about him. So I guess I'm doing some good, after all.

Enjoy!
 

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Just gave it a little listen (naff iPad speakers only, I'm afraid!) - sounds good! Great vintage vibe/mojo to it. :thumb:
 

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Just gave it a little listen (naff iPad speakers only, I'm afraid!) - sounds good! Great vintage vibe/mojo to it. :thumb:

Much appreciated! The people I played with have the real blues embedded in them. That's probably the real key. When you've got the right people, you can't help but deliver the real thing.
 

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i love how raw it sounds... really cool!
 

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i love how raw it sounds... really cool!
 

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Great stuff Easy. I like the "raw" sound. Great guitar inter-play. The song really percolates. I can smell the smoke and stale beer.

The other guy had the raw guitar sound. He did it well, too, he didn't just wank and blast like a lot of guys who go for the raw sound. He was easy to knit with for me, since I have a far different sound but I think the same way as he seemed to think. And the couple on the keyboards and bass, those two are in a class by themselves. I sit in with their group on their Friday night gigs at one of the hotels on Fremont Street.
 

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Great stuff EasyAce!!!!

You gotta love that Twin Reverb! ;) Although I know you like running yours completely straight in and I'm a pedal fanatic, but I just picked up an OCD overdrive pedal and it reminded me how pedal-friendly the amp is and how versatile it is. I go for OD's that are amp-like and natural and this setup is definitely "doing it" for me. I love the Twin Reverb.
 

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Great stuff EasyAce!!!!

You gotta love that Twin Reverb! ;) Although I know you like running yours completely straight in and I'm a pedal fanatic, but I just picked up an OCD overdrive pedal and it reminded me how pedal-friendly the amp is and how versatile it is. I go for OD's that are amp-like and natural and this setup is definitely "doing it" for me. I love the Twin Reverb.

A lot of pedalheads find to their delight that a good Fender amp is very pedal-friendly. I went last night to sit in with a friend's blues band, and his guitarist ran a phalanx of pedals (including an overdrive) through a Deluxe Reverb. I used to hear him run that pedal phalanx through other amps and it didn't sound as right as it did through the Deluxe.
 

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A lot of pedalheads find to their delight that a good Fender amp is very pedal-friendly. I went last night to sit in with a friend's blues band, and his guitarist ran a phalanx of pedals (including an overdrive) through a Deluxe Reverb. I used to hear him run that pedal phalanx through other amps and it didn't sound as right as it did through the Deluxe.

Yeah I love those Fender Blackfaces. Love Tweeds too, but not as much as a Blackface. Still, I'd love to have a Tweed Deluxe someday.
 

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Sounds really vintage , cool , well done i enjoyed it .:applause:
 

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