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    Ok. I think that I'm done screwing around with this one. Here it is. https://soundcloud.com/demanic-1/sey...ad-track-vs-20

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    Sweet! Nice bit of shredding at the end there
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    I was particularly fond of the delay.

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    Yeah, it works. Was that your spider valve?
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    My Schecter Blackjack (A459n/RCUOA5JB) into my Spidervalve out through my vented closed back 2X12 with a Texas Heat/Swamp Thang combo. The preset was called "Black", and consisted of a jumped Plexi model with a simulated Chandler Tube Drive in front. Some sort of hybrid digital/analog chorus (when used) along with a tape delay sim (tap tempo). Recorded with my Zoom H4, one condenser about 6' back and a dynamic mic on the Swamp Thang close up.

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    I'd really like to pick up a Swamp thang someday ..killer speakers. A guy I know has a fantastic sounding 2x12 with one of them paired with a 'Screamin Eagle I think it was
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    Eminence recommends pairing the Texas Heat with the Swamp Thang. Now I understand why.
    Not to mention that they are each rated at 150 watts RMS.
    Which makes my 2x12 a 300 watt cab.

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    Yeah, that's the usual pairing & it sounds killer, but the screamin' eagle, which does'nt really seem to be a that great sounding a speaker on it's own (I think it's even discontinued?) works really well in that cab...
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    That's cool.
    Judge with your ears.
    I think that what made me stay away from the Eagle was that it was only rated at 75 watts.

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    Oy. The list of submissions needs to be updated (or are you just waiting for me?? LOL???).

    Quite surprised at the lack of submissions given the number of members there are on these forums. To date it’s pretty much only a few of “the usual suspects” (and I mean that in a nice way I assure you) that have contributed.
    Last edited by dpaterson; 02-11-2019 at 01:52 PM.

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    Well. Here it is. Two weeks. 223 Takes. And counting...

    I always get chastised for including my "crowd" with my music but say what you like: it adds a certain ambiance which just "does it" for me. But neverthless, and to this end, I've included both versions i.e. the "live" version (crowd) and the "studio" version (no crowd).





    It's not done. Only today did I finally decide on the final "arrangement" and was able to "fit" all of the bits and pieces together into something (almost) flowing and, dare I say, melodic i.e. it's really surprising just how many different possible variations there are on the exact same theme and this in just a 2 min. clip. Needs some tidying up a bit so gimme another week and another 100 takes and it'll be perfect!!! LOL!!! But: at least good enough to upload to get input from my esteemed forum friends and associates!!!

    Anybody care to tell me what scales and keys I'm playing (he says tongue in cheek!!! LOL!!!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaterson View Post
    Well. Here it is. Two weeks. 223 Takes. And counting...

    I always get chastised for including my "crowd" with my music but say what you like: it adds a certain ambiance which just "does it" for me. But neverthless, and to this end, I've included both versions i.e. the "live" version (crowd) and the "studio" version (no crowd).





    It's not done. Only today did I finally decide on the final "arrangement" and was able to "fit" all of the bits and pieces together into something (almost) flowing and, dare I say, melodic i.e. it's really surprising just how many different possible variations there are on the exact same theme and this in just a 2 min. clip. Needs some tidying up a bit so gimme another week and another 100 takes and it'll be perfect!!! LOL!!! But: at least good enough to upload to get input from my esteemed forum friends and associates!!!

    Anybody care to tell me what scales and keys I'm playing (he says tongue in cheek!!! LOL!!!).
    Is that with the Invaders? They sound great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtrjunior View Post
    Is that with the Invaders? They sound great!
    Thanks. Yip. Well: bridge Invader anyway i.e. have not installed the neck Invader as yet. And no tone pot (will decide on this when I install the neck Invader). Also just through an amp. sim. (JamVOX) i.e. not through my amps. (figured I'd work out what I want to do first and when it's right I'll start annoying the neighbors again!!! LOL!!!). Will never bother with anything else i.e. Invaders all the way. Matter of fact: my black Jackson is now back to being my absolute favorite by far. Even my white Jackson (Basswood/Maple) now back in second place!!! LOL!!! The Invader never ceases to amaze me i.e. it's so articulate in spite of its reputation for being omnipotent and overbearing. And it makes that DM SD sound like a cheap copy of a Jackson stock pickup made in China (in this guitar anyway)!!! LOL!!! Hell. With the Invader I've even managed to get a listenable tone out of Amplitube 4 and that's saying something!!! LOL!!! Even started inching out of my comfort zone (Marshall) and exploring the Mesa Boogie tones (and that type of stuff). And through my amps.??? Pure heaven.

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    I like the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I like the crowd.
    Best part about it: they don't have a choice but to like me and the performance!!! LOL!!! I can take 'em out anytime and get another crowd (and never have to refund tickets)!!! LOL!!!

    Dunno if this is allowed in the context of this little competition but for fun here's another version. Oh the joys of amp. sim. software!!! LOL!!! Note that it's the same performance. This was created with Amplitube 4 (using some or the other Malmsteen preset that I downloaded at some point in my "amp. sim. career") (so kinda like a Malmsteen tone but with a '80's hot rodded superstrat with Invaders) and with Melda's MDoubleTracker for the widening of the (mono) guitar track (which does a "crispier" job than your standard delays etc. as on the first uploads) (I know there may be one or two that are interested in this). Oh and in this version the crowd is being side-chained compressed so that they come and go with the music (as opposed to being a constant annoyance, for some, in the background).



    Anyways. That's me and this initial attempt/version for now.

    There's a few outstanding entries here just by the way!!! Yeh. You know who you are. How long does it take to move an amp. around??? LOL!!! And Mr. Kramer??? And not to mention one or two or three of my newly discovered pro. guitarists on these forums??? Yes. You.

    C'mon dudes. I (almost literally) worked my fingers to the bone on this.

    And in closing: although I'm not done with this just yet I must admit that I'm grateful to the OP here i.e. gave me some focus and a pleasant distraction from my painstaking Dio/Campbell aspirations (and frustrations)!!! LOL!!! Oddly enough: being that it's been "freestyled" I've actually managed to get a Vivian type trip going (be it only a bar or two!!! LOL!!!) with greater ease than when I'm trying to copy his Lordship note-for-note. Go figure.
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    I dig this one the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    I dig this one the best.
    Was hoping to hear from you. You do realise that you are largely responsible for my even coming this far??? I was about ready to camel the lot until you went to all of that trouble on my Vivian thread. Thank you.

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    Dpaterson, I liked your sound and also various parts as well. You were precise and controlled in your playing, +1 for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greekdude View Post
    Dpaterson, I liked your sound and also various parts as well. You were precise and controlled in your playing, +1 for that.
    Thank you. Was hoping to hear from you too. I liked your version very much actually.

    Dunno about precise and controlled though. Reverb and delay cover up a multitude of shortcomings. There is loads to be done still. Been practicing today with my amps. and it's a totally different ballgame when you've got the backing track coming out of a PA and your guitar sound coming separate from the amps. i.e. I can clearly hear missing notes, bends out of tune, incomplete hooks, inconsistent vibrato, and a multitude of other problems that are still evident, but to a far lesser degree, in the amp. sim. versions uploaded above and with everything coming out of the same source.

    I'm happy with the "arrangement" (or "tune" I guess) I think. But would like to include some double string bending and bends high up on the fretboard (can do this now that my fingertips have recovered and hardened again i.e. went through some pain here thanks to this contest!!! LOL!!!). Also played around with some harmonics here and there that work. Gotta be careful though with all of this i.e. I don't want to forsake "entertaining" and "musical" for "pure show" or "bragging rights".

    Also want to mix and master nice. The above uploads were very rough i.e. just mixed roughly with my ears and shoved through Lurssen Mastering Console using a preset. Even the guitar tone was just an out-of-the box preset from JamVOX (oh and the Amplitube 4 Malmsteen preset that isn't my creation). Only thing extra was compression (MXR Custom Comp) going into the audio interface. Was just in a hurry to upload and couldn't wait to get some feedback I guess!!! Like a child!!! LOL!!!

    Decided I really want to make a video and use my amps. next time around for the final version.

    Not going to be happy until I've nailed this one to perfection I'm afraid. But thank you anyway for the +1. Means a lot.

    I know I'm (possibly???) making too big a deal of this. But you will probably not believe me when I say that this was my first attempt at playing any type of lead solo or, at very least, completing an entire lead solo from start to finish. With my usual stuff (trying to cover Dio/Campbell) I've spent most of my time on the rhythms and busking my way through the lead solos just to get back to the rhythms as quick as possible. This contest has given me the confidence I need to get those solos down note perfect now. So yeh: means a lot to me I guess. And considering I only started on this Monday two weeks ago: I'm alright with what I've done thus far.

    Thanks again (everyone).
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    I admire your courage and determination. If I had to learn e.g. drums, keyboard or another foreign language I cannot say I'd be persistent enough.

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