CHUNKY. I'd forgotten how much low end thunk the Custom has.
Gear: More junk than I know what to do with
It has it's chunkiness, but I think alot of that has to do with the bass in the background. And that's what this whole process is going to be about. It's about the different tones of each pickup and how they react within the context of a band type situation. To me the Custom sounds somewhat bright at the moment in the context of that bass and drum configuration.
Anyways, we'll see what happens at the end of the day when all of the guitars and pickups have been recorded the way they are. It'll be something to listen to as a guide somewhat, I reckon. Hopefully it'll help people.
Yeah, do all your pickups within the context of that jam.
Also, that song idea is pretty close to being a fully fleshed out song. You could take this recording opportunity to just finish writing it as a complete song. Then, after doing all your pickup demos, write some lyrics and sing over it.
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rlly killer! that is the punch to teh face that Iz neededz very AIC sounding, great riffage writing/playing, nice breakdown too, epicnezz
Having just listened, I'm probably going to be coming at this from the wrong angle, but .... I liked the track, the guitars sounded great, the playing was great and it sounded like music. I have no opinion about individual pickups.
However just maybe, that's what it should be all about. Maybe we should hear music, and if we like it enough, we go on to enquire about what guitar, pickup, amp, mic's etc were used. And another 'however' ... if i heard the same track where everything was the same except guitar pickups, then several other versions where the only difference was guitar pickups .... probably then i might prefer one version over another. And i realise that that's probably the long-term goal of this project (and it's a damn fine project).
But as it was, just hearing this one version, i simply liked it all, nothing jumped out at me as being sonically out-of-place. These days i seem to me more 'music-centric' than 'guitar-centric' as a listener, although the overall tone of whatever music i happen to hear is important to me. The overall tone of your track kept me listening, the individual sounds were good and the sum of those parts was enjoyable to listen to. Not one thing made me want to turn it off or adjust my amp and speakers that i'm listening through.
I dunno if that's helpful or not. It's certainly not negative in any way, but my focus may not be the kind you were looking for. I just heard the whole thing and liked it a great deal. And that's how i prefer music to hit me. If you told me down the track that you used Teisco guitars with an amp and pedal built by your buddy down the street, my response would be 'really ? Well ya sure made it sound good'.
sheet, sometimes it's hard trying to get what i think and feel into words. S'probably why i prefer playing the guitar, hehe.
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I can't get the damned thing to load properly, but the first 6 seconds I hear before the intarwebs craps itself sounds DAMN good. I think maybe my green V needs a Custom.
killer stuff jolly - you're quite the lead player, lots of feeling and cool phrases!!
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You actually managed to surprise me... arguably one of the most cynical, pessimistic, doubt-filled, contemptuous people on the forums.
Are the other pickup clips going to be the exact same song? It might sound like it would be repetitive but a true, scientific study only changes the pertinent variables.
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I actually dig that, and I've never been a fan of the custom. I've always thought it sounded like it was running through a hi-pass filter set to about 120hz... but mixed with bass guitar, it sounds great. It gets out of the way of the bass and lets it fill the space.
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