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Dolphinstreet Lessons / Re: Wind Cries Mary Lesson
« on: October 05, 2012, 07:28:17 AM »
Great lesson Robert.
What about the rest of the song?  8)

Your video lessons really stands out compared to most of the others you can find on the net.
First of all both the sound and the video quality is just perfect, evn on full screen, execelent.

But maybe the most important part, the way you are showing us how to play it, is so clear, not to forget the carm way you are talking. Way the best lessons on the Internet, cup up the good job.

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Recording Studio / Re: Reaper
« on: July 02, 2012, 08:35:37 AM »
I use it together with Ninjam but Im using Cubase for recording.

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Canīt Wait
« on: May 20, 2012, 07:09:17 AM »
Hi here is an update.
I finally got my guitar 2 days ago but not without problems. The New Zealand Customs was charging me for import Tax, Security check and a lot of different fees and of course GST on top. All in all $139 and I just paid $180 for the shipping.
So I was thinking, this canīt be right that I have to pay import tax on a guitar I have owned for nearly 30 years! I called the Customs and the told me, it was because my X who have send the guitar from Denmark had put a $3000 value on the guitar. So they asked me what I thought it would be worth. I told them that I can buy a brand new for around $1000 so mine coudnt be more worth than max. $300 and the they said that sounded fair and they send me the guitar and I didnt have to pay anything, Great.

Ok I finally got the guitar so I coudnt wait to try it out or just se it again, but when I opened the guitar case I nearly got a chock. My X had stored the guitar for 4 years in a barn! Wow it just looked bad, a lot of the screews was rusty, and the freets had some kind of funny stuff on them. I was actually thinking, this will never be the same guitar again, It just looked bad.
But ok, I cleaned the guitar and started to put strings on, but could immediately see something was very wrong, the strings was nearly 1cm over the freetboard! I took a closer look and found out that the neck was starting to come out from the body! I got a screw driver and tightened the screws and yes now it looked like in the old days ;)
I tuned the guitar and coudnt hardly wait to connect it to my amp. It showed up that switches was not working so good any more, but I got it to play and wow that was like getiing an old friend back again.
The guitar is modified so instead of the 5 way switch I have 3 on off switches so I can use any combination of the the pickups.
The pickups are:
Neck and bridge Pick up: ESP Double humbucker but in single coil size! (I have never seen them on any other guitars)
Middle pick up: Esp Single coil.
I have also mounted a switch so I can turn the bridge pick into a single coil and finally the 3 on off switches all have 3 positions, on and off, the third position switches the polarity or phase of the pickups which can give a thin but very funky sound.
I have now been playing on the guitar for the last 2 days and I have to get some new switches but all i all I find it better than my MIM Strat. Way better sustain and the neck is easier to play. If you take a look on the Internet a lot of people find the early Navigator guitars better than even the Custom shop Fenders.
So Im happy again, great  :)

 

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: Strat question
« on: May 20, 2012, 06:19:35 AM »
Ha ha this is funny, because the other way around, starting on a Strat and then going to a Les Paul type guitar many guitarist are annoyed that they cant make those violin sounds. you know where you turn down the volume with your pinky before you pick the strings and the right after turn it up, so you remove the attack, then it can sound like a violin. Of course it can be done with a volome pedal, but I find that I dont get the same feel or result.
By the way, it works best with an overdrive sound with reverb and delay, you need a good sustain.
But Im sure you know all this, but if not, try it out.

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Guitar Talk In General / Canīt Wait
« on: May 01, 2012, 07:55:56 AM »
Four years ago I moved from Denmark to New Zealand. When I moved I havent touch a guitar for around 15 years. Long story short, I started playing again after I came to New Zealand but have to buy a new guitar and amp because I left everything back I Denmark.
A couple of days a go I finally got my X to send my old guitar to New Zealand (I havent got it yet) itīs a Navigator Strat which I bought from new and now it must be 25-30 years old. To people who maybe dont know Navigator guitars, It (was) ESPīs Top of the line guitars. Some people call them ESPīs Custom shop guitars and many people actually think they are better than a real Fender Strat  :o
So hopefully my old guitar which I havent been playing for nearly 20 years will arive here in NZ next week, thats why I cant wait.
Sorry I just have to share this with you guys.

Cheers
Klaus

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Pedals and Effects / Re: new effect and old effect
« on: May 01, 2012, 07:41:58 AM »
Hi Johannes
Yeah thoose old pedals are great, thats the "real"sound  8)

I have 2 of thoose  Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamers and yes you can power it with an external powersupply without any problems. Im actually using a Boss for mine and its working perfect.

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: so hard to find a band
« on: April 19, 2012, 06:20:18 AM »
Hi Detroit Blues
Yes I have seen his thread but for me it look like it a thread where you just exchange backingtracks it do say anything about or invite people to play over the tracks and upload them again.

I think that would be a great thing to do, hearing different peoples aproach to the same track.

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Recording Studio / Re: Sound Test
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:39:03 AM »
Hey ML

Yeah I wish I could say that I had David Gilmour EMG's  8)  But I think it would be even better to have his feeling for playing the guitar, everything else you can buy  ;)

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Guitar Talk In General / Re: so hard to find a band
« on: April 18, 2012, 06:07:04 AM »
Robert online collaborations would be a great idea to do here, how can we start that up?


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Recording Studio / Re: Greetings from Russia!
« on: April 17, 2012, 05:55:07 AM »
Wow again some amazing playing, you are very talented. Great music, thanks for sharing.
Greatings from New Zealand  :D

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Recording Studio / Re: Sound Test
« on: April 17, 2012, 04:16:21 AM »
Yes thanks ML that link worked out quite well and the link http://www.gilmourish.com/   you send is actually where I got the new backing track in much better quality.

Yeah I also think I got a little closer to that Gilmour tone.

I Strat have the factory pickups 2 single coil and one Dob. Humbucker (bridge pickup)
The recording was done with the humbucker.

Thanks again for the link, by the way have you heard and seen him playing the song for his sister he lost in a car accident?
If no, you have to see this. That is the most emotional song i hav ever seen on a video, he is actually crying and so is his guitar, its difficult not to cry when you see it. But if you havenīt seen it, here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sNcnluo_SM&list=UUVMDWqFj0ZjmOy4efi9wm1w&index=7&feature=plcp

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Recording Studio / Re: Sound Test
« on: April 16, 2012, 08:49:51 AM »
Hi Zagatron

Thanks for listen to my sound test, I hope you will give my second version a try also.

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By the way, just curious, what is your opinion of Guitar Rig 5?  I have the version 4 and while it does have the neat sounds and effects, the more I used it, the more it started to sound "sterile" to me. I guess when it was new, the excitement blinded me to that fact. I'm going to look into some more "natural" options. Maybe I ought to check out Amplitube.

You are absolutly right the new excitement make you blind. I had exactly the same way even the fact that I coudnt get it to sound right, you get overwelmed by all the options (maybe too many). I worked with Guitar Rig 5 for a little week and never really got that warm nice Bluesy Sound I was after, and again you are right itīs sounding to "Sterile"
But what do we expect? Of course it can never sound like a tube amp because there are no Tubes! So if we should compare it with anything it should be a Solid State Amp. But again we are trying and trying to get "that Tone" we have heard from so many other guitarist, but as you know we can never get that tone, weird - or is it just us?  8)
Then I was looking on YouTube for other peoples opinions and experiences about Guitar Rig and in that way stumpled into AmpliTube3, hmmm again I have to give that a try (we never learn) but Wow the first sound (a preset) i tried was Bang on. It was from their Fender Pack. That is the closest I have ever heard from a computer system. It sounded so clear and very close to the Fender Amps.
So my answer to your question is Yes you should definetly give Amplitube a go. I also like the User Interface better it is way more intuitive and it react pretty much like a real amp when you tweak the knobs. Its actually so realistic that if you crank up the spring reverb you can in a way hear or feel the springs  :P You can even hear the speakers break up when you give it to much drive! In other words what ever you are doing, it pretty much react like a real amp, The same goes for the stomp boxes, and there are some great ones. A very nice thing is that you can blend amps and pedals from the different packs. eg. you can be using the Fender pack but you like one of the distortions from the Metal pack or Jimmy Hendrix Wah pedal. No problem they are all there to choose from, that is just great because you find your favourites.
Its a little funny because (in my opinion) the nicest and cleanest sounds you will find in the Metal Pack!

A common thing with al this is, that most of the presets are allways to much, its like they want to show off, but some tweaking here and there..... then we maybe get where we never have been before - being satisfied with our sound or tone.

Hmmm this got a little longer that it was intended but I hope it all make sense also because of my bad english  ::)

Cheers
Klaus

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Recording Studio / Re: Sound Test
« on: April 16, 2012, 08:12:13 AM »
Update!

I have uploaded a new version thanks to Memory Lane. Wow I was so disapointed after I was hearing that guy and the sound on the link you send ML  :-\ When I went back to my own version it was so dull and no very dynamic. Again Im sure you all have tried that after a recording and mixing, your are quite happy but when you hear it the next day  :-[  Its not the same as you were hearing yesterday, its a funny thing but quite common.
But I found out two things. My backing track was crap compared to the one you linked to ML and it was in MONO!!! Sh..
So I found the same backing track that he used and then I made a lot of tweaking to my own sound and last made a luder and more dynamic mix. So again please take a listen and let me hear what you think, and be honest we cant learn anything from people just being polite  8)

NB! I have deleted the first version so the link in my first post is to the new version.

You can find it here: http://soundcloud.com/klausm-1/comfortably-numb-3

By the way for people maybe being interested.

For the recording have used:

My Fender Strat (mex) into a Behringer Ultra Di box which is going through a Behringer Xenyx X1832 USB Mixer . From there to my computer, into Cubase 5 and from there Amplitube 3 (which is great!)

Thanks
Klaus

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Recording Studio / Sound Test
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:06:39 AM »
Hi all

The last couple of days I have been trying out (very intensive) both Guitar Rig 5 and Amplitube 3.

In both of them I tried to replicate some of David Gilmoreīs sounds but gave up. I ended up trying to make my own sound instead while playing along to Comfortably Numb (to get the feeling for the sound). Im quite happy with the sound but as Im sure you know after some time fidling around you get blind (on your ears  8) ) so now i have uploaded a sample of the solo part and would be very happy to hear your opinion on the sound (Im not trying to replicate Gilmores rifīs).
I have to say that all ready after mixing it down to the MP3 file it lost quite a lot of the sound I was hearing when I was playing.
But please give it a go and you have to hear it loud  8)

Thanks in advance
Klaus

The sound test is here: http://soundcloud.com/klausm-1/comfortably-numb-3

By the way, in my opinion Amplitube 3 is a clear winner.

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Recording Studio / Re: Crunchy Blues
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:54:32 AM »
Hi
Sounds great and I dont think the drums should be louder.
What you could do that would improve the whole mix is to pan the guitars out so you get a wider stereo mix. As it is now all the guitars including the bas are in the middle and I ac hear on the drums that the recording is in stereo. (just a suggestion)
But it sounds god and you have a good balance between all the instruments.

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