Bluesy Disco Classic Metal Anyone? Peavey Classic 30 Demo Part Deux

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  1. toomanycats

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    Here's another demo of my Peavey Classic 30 that I laid down over the course of a couple free hours this afternoon.

    I'm playing my Harley Benton S-600 VI, which is a clone of a Gibson SG Custom . . . and a damn good one too. The guitar is stock except for my fret dressing and swapping the ALNiCo V magnets for ALNiCo IV.
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    The song is definitely a totally schizo clusterf*ck of styles and is something only other guitar geeks could probably appreciate. There's some influence of Dokken's "Dream Warriors" in there, along with KISS's "I Was Made for Loving You," and ZZ Tops "Legs" . . . oh, and definitely some Iommi.

    I'm actually thinking about using this tune as a foundation for my entry in @tvvoodoo's Christmas song contest. Under the rules would a song about Krampus be a valid entry?
     
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    I'm liking all of it...great clip!
     
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    Godly tone.

    Sweet serenades of electric awesomeness.

    Hall of Fame worthy riffage.

    Makes me proud to be a man, and a guitar geek.
     
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    Something "swampy" about it (especially towards the beginning) - in a very good way. But that's just my ears.
     
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    Enter Krampus, definitely eligible. But you have to stamp it that way somehow. Sayin' it in the title aint enough
     
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    I'll work on some appropriate Krampus lyrics for the tune.

    While we're on the subject, has it occurred to anyone else that the "Winter Warlock" in the classic children's Christmas special Santa Clause is Coming to Town was a way for the producers to work the scary Krampus character into a contemporary retelling of the Santa story?

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    Cool.
     
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    As an interesting person I used to know would say...... I enjoined that a lot.......

    More seriously, great effort and thanks for the share.
     
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    I like the doubled parts. Doubling adds so much...
     
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    that Kicked ass!
    and that Harley Benton of yours delivers premium
    SG tone!
     
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    That was tasty as hell.

    I honestly didn't see you had used the SG Custom until after I listened to it. I heard Joe Perry all over the leads.

    What do you use for drums?
     
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    Sweet tones (y)
     
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    Joe must have copied Clapton and Gibbon's too, cause that's where I stole most of those licks from. :)

    The drums are the rock drummer preset in Logic Express 8. I know, I need to update my system. I've been using it for so long that it's completely intuitive at his point. Tends to make upgrading and the associated learning curve an unpalatable prospect.
     
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    I frequently double rhythm parts to thicken them.

    I used to double my leads more often, though now I mostly do it selectively, either adding an octave or some other interval at a key point of emphasis.

    I stopped doubling leads so much in part because nowadays I improvise much of my playing. It can be difficult to duplicate the same thing exactly, for a couple reasons.

    For one, I don't always remember what I played (or how I played it).

    Secondly, I can't always pull it off a second time. :(:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Our lead player back in the day used to do all of his leads off the cuff, never worked out anything. One particular song wasn't really working until maybe the 5th or 6th take and what he played was perfect and we kept it for the record. I told him that he HAD to play that and ONLY that solo for that particular song live. It took him like 4 hours with a cassette to figure out his own solo that he'd played a day before :)
     
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    LOL I've done that

    One time we did maybe 6 takes

    Ended up splicing together 4 of them

    Then I had to learn the solo that way :D

    I still play it a little off, but it sounds good.
     
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    That's how Lynch does 90% of his solos, they comp a "best of" into a solo, then he has to learn it for live.
     
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    I was working on a solo yesterday that i wrote, I’ve played for years and I still can’t remember it. I don’t think we’ve played the song as a band for nearly a year....how does this happen?? Lol
     
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    I've read that Neal Schon did something similar on the most recent Journey albums. He'd show up at the studio, do dozens of takes, then leave. The engineer and producer would cobble them all together into a single take. The next day Neal would show up and hear his finished solo for the first time.

    I'm not a fan of this mode of production, as I find Neal's more recent solos much inferior to those he composed in the 70s and early 80s.

    What always puzzled me is the question of why Frank Zappa needed to hire Steve Via as a transcriber? The story is well known that this is how the two became acquainted. Didn't Frank know his own music? The man was musically literate and highly intelligent, maybe even a genius. Perhaps he simply didn't have the time.
     
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    I would venture that drugs may have had something to do with it. Just a guess
     
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