Agile 3010se P-90 Hard Rock Demo

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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    Okay, judging by the much appreciated comments on my last post, after hearing this one you guys are definitely going to think that I'm a real Slash fanboy. Seriously, I'm not really that way. Something about these Agiles I've acquired in the last month has made me feel like playing in that style. That and having recently seen the documentary "Slash: Raised On The Sunset Strip." If you haven't watched it yet, and you have an appreciation for the 80's hard rock music scene, then you'll certainly dig it. This Slash thing is just a temporary phase, I'm sure I'll get through it, so just humor me here until I get back to my regularly scheduled program of hackneyed Jimmy Page, EVH, and Steve Vai licks.

    This is just an idea for a song I have. The main riff at the beginning utilizes a lot of 4ths. I've always like the way they sounded when used by players like George Lynch or by Blackmore on that old classic, Smoke on the Water, but I've found that the 4th interval seems to have a particularly neat beat to the notes when played through P-90's. There's just this really snarly growl it makes that is supremely cool. I think that the song has a pretty good build to it and sounds like it's going somewhere, I'm just not sure where yet. I'll work on it more and get back to ya'll.

    All the guitar tracks are recorded with my AL-3010SE P-90. Not a bad sounding guitar, huh?

     
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    I very much like it but the volume on the lead at first is to low, bring it up a little I think, not to much but a little.
     
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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Okay, did a quick remix. Raised the level on the ld gtr just a little at the beginning.
     
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    kungphugrip Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    fantastic! tone is sweet


    what are you playing through ?
     
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    Finish that, I like it a lot
     
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    Sounds great.
     
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    Sounds great I like it. Same guitar used for the rythm?
     
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    Three guitar tracks going here, not including the bass guitar. A rhythm guitar panned left, a second rhythm guitar part panned right, a lead guitar pretty much up the center. All three parts played on the AL-3010SE P-90 I bought last month.
     
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    That kind of music is right down my alley! Keep working on it. Would like to hear ir finished. Great sounding guitar. What DAW do you use?

    Sabas
     
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    Many thanks! I'm using Logic Express version 8. As you can tell, I don't like change, especially updates. Hey, this Macbook Pro I'm typing on is still running Snow Leopard and probably will be till it dies on me! Seriously though, it would be a wise move for me to update to the newest version of Logic seeing that it is now so inexpensive.
     
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    Hey I like that! it's got purpose and somewhere to go. Nice growl as you say.
     
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    Nicely done. I especially like the latter part of it.
     
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    Sorry, messed up the quote thing. kungphugrip asked what I was playing through:

    I'm playing though a 65 Amps London head into a 65 Amps 2x12 cabinet, both Blue Line. Had a SM57 right up to the grill on axis.

    The cabinet is loaded with two different speakers. One rhythm guitar is tracked through the G12H30, the other through the Alnico Blue. That's standard practice for me as these two speakers compliment each other really well. Honestly, I can't remember which speaker the lead was tracked through.

    I think that it's very hard to find a better amp than this for classic British tones. It's really two discrete amps in one, one channel being a clone of a Marshall 1973X, the other being a clone of a Vox AC-15. The "Vox" channel has a bump switch that pushes it into this incredibly rich, creamy, fat, chimey overdrive. That's what I use for tracking lead guitar a lot of the time.

    This has become my ultimate recording amp. An 18 watt tube amp through a 2x12 cab is very loud when pushed to the point of power tube breakup (that's the whole point of playing hard rock through a tube amp, hearing those power tubes being tortured!). Lot's of the 65 Amps line comes with a proprietary "master voltage control" that lets you run the amp from max all the way down to one watt or so without losing any of the tone. The London is one that doesn't come with that feature. However, this particular London that I own was sent back to California (they're made in North Hollywood) by its previous owner to have that feature specially installed. It now kills at any volume and is perfect for recording without having my wife threaten to divorce me or driving the cats insane.

    Hey, I'm not getting a kickback from 65 Amps or anything, I just love the damn thing to death and like talkin' about it.
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Not a bad sounding amp either!
     
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    Great tone. I was wondering what those P-90s sounded like. The song sounds great, keep rockin'.
     
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    This is just another example of why I've come to love P90s so much.
     
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    Slash needs to contact you for tone tips imo
     
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    Damn, that sounds good.
     
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    very nice! some "american woman" tone in there too.
     

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