Some Dark Side Of The Moon (with My Custom Al!)

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  1. slowhand84

    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Broke this bad boy AL3100MCC out tonight, one of my favorite Agiles that I've had over the years. Got it as a "project" on Reverb for $100 shipped. It was missing all the hardware and pickups, and had been refretted (thankfully professionally!) with stainless steel frets.

    Some hardware (for free...thanks again to @tobijohn !) and some pickups later, completed the entire guitar at just under $260.

    She now sports a Suhr Doug Aldrich pickup in the neck and a Bareknuckle Rebel Yell in the bridge.

    Been diving hard back into Dark Side of the Moon after seeing the Roger Waters tour this year, so decided to click on the ole 76 Hiwatt Custom 100 and do a little cover of the solo from "Time".

    It's not perfectly played or anything, but I think it came out OK despite recording the audio with just the mic on my iphone (turn your volume up a bunch - I know I know...I need recording gear!).

    Here's the clip: https://instaud.io/1kIn

    And the featured axe [in awful lighting]:

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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Gilmour bump!
     
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    Tsukiyomi Well-Known Member

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    Ok, two things...

    Firstly - That sounds great - nice playing (and feel) and really nice sounds.

    Secondly - I f*$)_(*@ing love that guitar! Seriously. (y)
     

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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    sounding real good there! I think you hit a lot of the right notes even - LOL! loved the legato section
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I hit a couple for sure :)
     
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    Well done. Sounds great. Video or it didn't happen
     
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    Unfortunately to get decent sound out of something like an Iphone microphone I had to position it a certain way that would basically leave the top of my scalp as the only thing in view :).

    Thanks!
     
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    Sounds great. Who needs a strat to play some Floyd.
     
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    Nice tone there and beautiful playing. Very expressive vibrato.

    That solo is much more difficult to play than it would appear. It's not very busy, but hitting those 1/2 step bends on pitch can be real tricky.
     
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    Sounds great! Guitar is hawt too.
     
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    It's funny, I actually sometimes like an LP for a lot of those tones better. It'd be interesting to do a comparison clip with my strat and see how different it sounds.

    Thanks man! I didn't hit them all 100% perfectly but this was just the first run I recorded after learning it. It is a little more challenging than you think when you hear it, Gilmour has that kind of feel that you have to really nail for it to sound correct.
     
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    Sounds great! What effects were you using there?
     
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    Thanks! My Hiwatt is run crystal clean (not like it has a gain channel anyway :yum:), Subdecay Echobox Delay, JHS Angry Charlie, and Carl Martin Compressor.
     
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    Haven't heard the clip yet, but that guitar is one sexy beast!
     
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    tasty riffage bump. Nicely done.
     
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    Mandatory pic.

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    Outstanding playing milking those notes from the fretboard. It's all in the fingers. All Gilmour solo's are hard. I read where he said that sometimes he will do several then cut and paste them together. He went on to chuckle and say good luck figuring it out.
     
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    Can I ask about the choices? I've never cared for the Doug Aldrich neck pickup, but I love the bridge pickup. What do you like about that neck pickup?
    Ditto the Rebel Yell -- why that particular pickup?
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Sure! I generally love both companies (Suhr and Bareknuckle). I originally just wanted to grab a Bareknuckle set I hadn't yet tried, but decided to go in a slightly different direction.

    I hadn't actually tried the Aldrich pickups before I put this one into this AL, but I'm a big fan of Doug and his sound. I came across a brand new neck pup for a steal so I jumped on it. I do love the pickup now that I've had it installed for a few months, very warm sounding and has a real vocal quality to it. The legato section at the end of this clip is done via the neck pickup.

    As for the Rebel Yell...I generally think Bareknuckle makes the best pickups out there of the 15-20 companies I've tried (though I do have a new custom set from Mr. Tim at Buddha coming soon :)!).
    I have a lot of super high output BKP pickups (Nailbomb, Warpig, etc). but I had never tried a less gainy bridge humbucker from them. And again, like the Suhr, I came across it for a killer price.

    I did enough research on both pickups to think they'd play well together, and it's turned out to be a really great combo.

    Worth noting also that credit needs to be given to the Agile itself, which is a really killer LP. Find myself reaching for that one way more often than I expected to.
     
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