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Here's another one.

This is a song from what should have been the "rebirth" of my late 80's/early 90's band, 8 days after. We wrote a batch of songs, went into the studio and recorded them, but the vocalist/lyricst Dennis was having vocal chord problems - turned out he has polyps (?) on his chords. He basically dropped off the Earth after we recorded an EPs worth of material. Bummer, too, because I LOVE the songs.

We added a keyboardist to the line-up, Dianna Mills. She really brought a depth to the songs with her paino and organ parts. Drums were by my current drummer, Vance. Bass was by a fellow named Rich. It was looking to be a solid line-up and release. We even had a couple of "labels" (said lightly, because what denotes a label these days?) interested, but it all dried up :(

Anyway, for me, this is ALL Gretsch (again) and the Helix. The verses are played on a Duo-Jet w/Filtertrons. The choruses are played on a Gretsch Pro-Jet with minibuckers. The leads are done on the Duo-Jet. All the amps are Vox-based models in the Helix....mostly AC15s with different cabs to tweak the tone.

The acoustic guitar (which is not played well, but we left it because it had a "vibe" that matched the vocal) was done with a Fender Tim Armstrong. The bass was a MusicMan played through an Ampeg combo. Drums are Pearl Masters with Sabian AAX cymbals. The piano and organ were done via Arturia V-Collection 5 software.

https://soundcloud.com/mdenman/tears-fall
 

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I think am really getting the Kemper dialed in to get all of my old school tube tones now. Last week, I took these out with it:



My experience with modelers has been that most of them can do a good humbucker through a fire-breathing Marshall tone. But what separates the contenders from the pretenders for me is how well they can handle single coil tones, clean to mean. Although this is a crappy phone video, I think I have the Kemper dialed in pretty damn good for my Strats now.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TYXFH7ZBo5GtWP3K3

I am not missing my Carol-Ann all that much lately. :dude:
 

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This is my stuff - recorded at a live gig through a Zoom R16 being used as the PA desk and re mastered afterwards. All original stuff, so be gentle. Rig is a home made 18 watt Fender-ish amp, Some tunes are my Gretsch, some are a Broadway. Haven't recorded with my LP as yet, as at the time I was all about the hollowbodies lol.
https://soundcloud.com/the-zephyr-project
 

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I think am really getting the Kemper dialed in to get all of my old school tube tones now. Last week, I took these out with it:



My experience with modelers has been that most of them can do a good humbucker through a fire-breathing Marshall tone. But what separates the contenders from the pretenders for me is how well they can handle single coil tones, clean to mean. Although this is a crappy phone video, I think I have the Kemper dialed in pretty damn good for my Strats now.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TYXFH7ZBo5GtWP3K3

I am not missing my Carol-Ann all that much lately. :dude:
Well when you get off your ass and come over, I'll fix your "strat" single coil issue right quick.
 

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Well when you get off your ass and come over, I'll fix your "strat" single coil issue right quick.
I have no problem with my Strats, or Teles, or Les Pauls or even my Gretsch when I am plugging into the Kemper. They all kill it. :dude:

Yes, we do need to get together. We just recently fired our bass player so I have been busy with extra rehearsals and re-writing set lists. Plus my international and out of state clients for my real job have had me traveling all over. Let me check my schedule and I will call you and we will set up something soon.
 

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Here's a risky one....

This one is ALL me - even the vocal. That's my weakest area, and the one I have been the most focused on improving over the last few months. Anyway....this is a simple tune I wrote in 1990 about a girl I had a crush on in my art class in HS. Her name was Sue (duh) - I thought a song would be a clever way to get her to notice me. I discovered that a lot of girls aren't keen on you having songs about them. Oh well, it was a decent tune and my band played it in our set until 2005. The original was just acoustic/vocal, the band version was heavier, and this version is - I don't know, different....

Gear?

ALL guitars are a PRS S2 Standard 22. I used various pickup positions for the different textures I needed. I LOVE this guitar - I have planned to put Fralin Twangmasters in it, but dig it so much I haven't...yet.



The bass was done with my trusty German-made Warwick FNA Jazzman. I LOVE that bass. The tones are awesome. I used helix Native, and a rig based on the Mesa M9 Carbine (Cali Bass) with a 6x10 Cali Power cab model (stock L6 IR).

The guitars were done on the Helix Rack, using the "Derailed Ingrid" model. I used (2) 1x12 Cali EXT (stock L6 IR) cab models. These are representative of the Boogie Thiele-aligned cabs loaded with EVM12L speakers. I "mic" one cab with an R121 close, and the second cab with a U87 from 6"-8" (I increase the early reflections to give more room sound).

In order to get the gain in the "sweet spot" for what I wanted, I used gain blocks to CUT input gain into the amp. Those cuts ranged from -2.7dB for my main lead sound to -17dB for the "clean" tones. It was an interesting exercise in achieving tone, but I was MORE than pleased.

Effects depend on the part. I have some auto-wah in there - I think I used the "Mutant Filter" for that. There is a little of the Roland Space Echo, as well as my standard '63 Spring Reverb.

Anyway, here's the tune....

https://soundcloud.com/mdenman/sues-smile
 

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2 good reasons for bringing this thread back to life. First of all - "Sue's Smile", yeah yeah yeah - love the production, love the vocals, love the guitars.

Other reason, my last go at recording using Axe-Fx II XL, then first go at recording using Axe Fx III. Both really usable and great sounding modelers - sorry my production abilities don't get near mmd's!

https://app.box.com/s/ebtg8msma4zvz9vrnvcn6ul3p8u2xcot

https://app.box.com/s/hg8uzuy8shbiwc37tfkqwtr17vdruo7b

Liam
Great stuff Liam.... I love it
 

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Here's a sampler of some stuff I wrote and recorded using my Axe-FX and KPA pretty heavily.
Full album link in the sig section.



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My Coverband is starting to awaken again, so we choose a new song to play, "Black shuck" by The Darkness. I learned it the past two weeks.

This song is just awesome to play, so much fun. I doesn´t have a solo, but the groove is incredibly addicting:)

I played this with my Helix LT and a Plexi Preset by Glen Delaune, which I modified a little bit. The guitar is a Knaggs Kenai. The backing track is from licklibrary.com

https://soundcloud.com/user-188172975/black-shuck-cover

Cheers,

Thorsten
 

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Here's something I laid down with my RI and Fender Tweed. It's got a motown/Curtis Mayfield Vibe after Keith Richards gets his hands on it. Just three guitar tracks with a touch of reverb- one of which is played through a leslie emulator. I recorded it on a an Tascam 8-Track from the stone age, but I still dig it.

https://soundcloud.com/user-46362535%2Fatthewindow
 

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Here's some clips/original content feat. my PRS guitars:



 

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And since this is an LP forum, here's a couple custom builds made for me that I've been putting to use:


 




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