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    Exclamation The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    Congratulations to cyberBKP, the reigning Riffologist Extraordinaire! A big thank-you to all contestants, who brought some great stuff to the first ever SDUGF Riff-Off, another big thank-you to stevie_bees for stickying the polls and other battle-oriented threads, and an especially big thank-you to sosomething for coming up with the idea in the first place and helping to set the stage.

    And now for the unveiling of the contestants, in no particular order (some of whom have jumped the gun and revealed themselves already):

    DrNewcenstein - Superbeast
    Ninja Monkey - Mean Mr. Mustard
    sosomething - Monie's Ghost
    ratherdashing - Banana Phone
    GoDrex - cyberBKP
    ericmeyer4 - I Am Not a Number
    super rad stuff - Robin Williams
    tone4days - Gear?Check-Skillz?Meh
    Jake - Eddie Vedder
    guitfiddle - The Walkin' Dude
    J Moose - Dingusbox
    Jay 77 - Dingle Dangle
    ex-250 - Antonio "Tony" DiMarco Thunderbottom
    SlyFoxx - Cookie Dough
    kjrocks - Riffernaut
    Wattage - Maxwell Smart

    Surprised, anyone?

    - Keith
    Last edited by Pink Unicorn Horsey; 12-30-2009 at 06:41 AM.
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    I am just jug the merlot

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    That's really cool! Thanks all for good ear candies!

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    i'm #2 wooooh!
    Yo, i'm Ryan™.

    https://www.facebook.com/patchworklv
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=der6aGGzQTk
    ^link to 7 tracks of my band, Patchwork

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    and godrex, congrats on becoming the riffologist extraordinaire!!*hi five*

    Yo, i'm Ryan™.

    https://www.facebook.com/patchworklv
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=der6aGGzQTk
    ^link to 7 tracks of my band, Patchwork

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    Thanks super rad! And thanks to everyone that voted for me throughout this thing. It was a lot of fun, and nerve wracking too! And thanks to PUH for running the contest. I'm really surprised that I won the final - I really liked super's last riff more than mine after giving it a few listens. I was feeling pretty confident during the first three rounds, but I wasn't so sure during the final.

    Anyway - I really enjoyed this competition and I'm looking forward to just listening and voting in the next one.

    Oh and if anyone was wondering about the name "cyberBKP" - - tha comes from the amp I used and the pickup I used - a Fender Cyber Deluxe (except for the last clip which was a Vox Tonelab LE) and a Bare Knuckle VHII bridge pickup. The guitar was my Warmoth Goldtop LP. I used the contest to experiment with different tones and blends of tones just to see what I thought sounded good. I think I got some good ideas for future recordings.

    Do I get my title changed over my avatar? hehehe
    Last edited by GoDrex; 12-30-2009 at 07:25 AM.

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    Congrats to all of you/us!

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    Here's the heavily Photoshopped final bracket, with cyberBKP pissing all over the competition:

    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalSix View Post
    I am just jug the merlot

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    Congrats GoDrex! Nice job, I gladly admit I voted for you on every round... you have hit the spot as far as it comes for my tastes...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoDrex View Post
    Do I get my title changed over my avatar? hehehe
    Getting glossed, the ultimate internet recognition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Unicorn Horsey View Post
    Here's the heavily Photoshopped final bracket, with cyberBKP pissing all over the competition:

    this should become GoDrex's new avatar.
    Yo, i'm Ryan™.

    https://www.facebook.com/patchworklv
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=der6aGGzQTk
    ^link to 7 tracks of my band, Patchwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDrex View Post
    Do I get my title changed over my avatar? hehehe
    I'm asking about this. Seems fitting for the person who holds the title to have it as his or her gloss—until that person is defeated, of course.


    - Keith
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    I am just jug the merlot

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    I think it would be cool to resticky all the rounds for a couple of days just so I can go back and listen without having to search through the forum. Or, PUH, maybe you can post a rundown thread with links to all the entries again?

    When I was voting on a week-to-week basis, I made a conscious point to avoid looking at names. I wanted the riff to win, not the competitor, per se. And it didn't even work. I made judgments on several guys whose riffs really hit home with me, but I tried not to. Anyways, to make it easier, Keith, maybe you could put all the entries back up in a new thread? Please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post
    I think it would be cool to resticky all the rounds for a couple of days just so I can go back and listen without having to search through the forum. Or, PUH, maybe you can post a rundown thread with links to all the entries again?

    When I was voting on a week-to-week basis, I made a conscious point to avoid looking at names. I wanted the riff to win, not the competitor, per se. And it didn't even work. I made judgments on several guys whose riffs really hit home with me, but I tried not to. Anyways, to make it easier, Keith, maybe you could put all the entries back up in a new thread? Please?
    Yeah, I can do that. I'll put them in this thread, along with any other recap stuff. Give me a few minutes.

    - Keith
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    Last edited by Pink Unicorn Horsey; 12-30-2009 at 09:37 AM.
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    I am just jug the merlot

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    that contest bracket picture is too funny

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    It's the kind of bracket you can bring home to mother.
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    I am just jug the merlot

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    Quote Originally Posted by super rad stuff View Post
    this should become GoDrex's new avatar.
    I agree hehehe

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    Hats off to you GoDrex, and thanks again for completely crushing me in the first round by the biggest margin , I think, and totally destroying any self confidence in my writing/recording abilities/inabilities for any other future public displays

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjrocks View Post
    Hats off to you GoDrex, and thanks again for completely crushing me in the first round by the biggest margin , I think, and totally destroying any self confidence in my writing/recording abilities/inabilities for any other future public displays
    Thanks - and glad I could help.

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    I really had fun with the contest. For round one I kept in my comfort zone. Thus the very AC/DC like riff. I can hammer stuff like this all day long 'cause it's just fun for me to do so. (gear used....PRS / marshall jvm 410 / recto 2x12 / audio technica 4033...reverb added at the board while recording)

    For round two I was experimenting with open D tuning (DADF#AD)..something that I rarely do. I was looking to get out of my comfort zone with a slide riff. I had a really nice slide riff going but could not get the intonation to my satisfaction as I'm not very practiced in slide. (I have to lay the guitar on my lap) Time was running short so I submitted a simple little piece that was fingered instead. (gear used...Taylor 310CE / audio technica 4033...fx added at the board during recording.)

    For round three open E was working for me as I tried my hand at some electric slide riffage. Again I had a good riff but the intonation wasn't thrilling me. So it was back to fingers. (gear used ...Gibson LP Firebrand with Dimarzios / TS9 / JVM 410 / Demeter silent speaker chamber loaded with a 100 watt Jensen / SM57.) I also used the direct out from the amp. Mic signal panned to one side amp signal panned to the other. Bit of reverb added at the board during recording.

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    Default Re: The Great December 2009 Riff-Off Unveiling!

    Congrats! I missed the voting in the last round - couldn't decide which one I liked best

    And congrats to all who made it further than I did. Totally shocked and yet not surprised it was ex250 who beat me in R1. I thought for sure it was Diocletian


    Anyhoo, let's get jiggy with the 2nd Tournament

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