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littleuch
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Jul 18th, 2015 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had this bouncing around my head since about 1987. Using my Boss GT-001 I just can't seem to master the dirt, but well, here it is.

Rats In The Attic

ninworks
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Too Much GAS
Jul 19th, 2015 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That smokes Larry. Great job. I'm impressed.

littleuch
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Jul 19th, 2015 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Ken. I have such a difficult time finding, deciding on, playing and mixing high gain guitar stuff. I think much is performance, as in I'm not interacting with the guitar/amp/setting well. I think I may be physically digging in to the guitar too much and producing unwanted pitch and tone issues.

urby
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Seattle, Wa

Not quite my tempo
Jul 19th, 2015 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can't play the track. Says it's "private".

littleuch
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Jul 19th, 2015 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmm, that's weird. I did set the track as private but have had no issues doing this in the past.

I posted the track on my Facebook wall and a number of friends commented on it (I assume they actually listened to it, lol).

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 03:15 PM, Jul 19th, 2015)

Rockit!
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Peace
Jul 19th, 2015 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Real nice! Nice chops, good composition!

urby
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Not quite my tempo
Jul 19th, 2015 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There ya go. My foots tappin'. Kind of reminds me of the Hellecasters!

urby
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Not quite my tempo
Jul 19th, 2015 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now that was one of the best compositions I've heard on an internet forum. Ever.

Glad I tried again.

We want more!

littleuch
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Jul 19th, 2015 06:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys! Yeah, middle section was a second and much later idea I rolled in. Probably conceived around the time I got "Return Of The Hellecasters". :-)

Thanks for listening.

mr.gibson

Hamilton, Canada

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Jul 20th, 2015 12:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Interesting. It sounds like two songs. I like the second one best: from about 3 minutes to 5 minutes.
It could be a soundtrack of a movie about a couple of hyper-active people, and with an uncertain ending. It has some good moves, IMO.

Come to think of it, that's a good title for it.

(This message was last edited by mr.gibson at 02:59 AM, Jul 20th, 2015)

Dadical
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I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Jul 20th, 2015 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dayum! Seriously good stuff!

Tyrone Shuz

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Jul 20th, 2015 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's two tunes, both good on their own merit. I say finish 'em both up.

It's very clever regardless, and the grooves transition well but they aren't the same. You could put some aggressive stops in the main tune instead of the jazzy breakdown.

And for the jazzy tune write an intro, just expand it a little bit, you'll easily have two tunes in the 3:30 range.

littleuch
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Jul 20th, 2015 06:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks again, folks, much appreciated. Ty, yes by all right it should be 2 different songs. I've tried to "finish" both as compositions and never really got anywhere. I realized that both worked well at 185bpm and decided to merge them together.

The great thing about Pro Tools/digital recording. Nothing has to be final/set in stone. For now I'm glad to have this one out of my head.

Roly
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Jul 20th, 2015 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice work.
I appreciate the economical use of the talent bar.
In the call and answer parts...the answer seems a bit proud. Perhaps it's a bit thick.
I like the mods. The transition of the first mod seems a bit abrupt....perhaps a drum pickup to get the point across would make it less abrupt.

Good tone and good playing.

Don't forget that I'm just an old dog living in the northern boonies. My opinions aren't offered as criticism.

cheers



Roly
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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Jul 20th, 2015 09:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

PS
Duck a little 500 on the hat and lift the brass maybe one or one point five dB.

Roly
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I don't get out much
Jul 20th, 2015 09:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another PS....are you a fan of early Blackmore?

Rockit!
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Peace
Jul 20th, 2015 11:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think,
Intrumentals are hard to pull off,as such, in most cases. They can be boring if not thought out and well planned. I dug the riffin' from the git go and thought the first modulation was spot on, fresh, very smart. You dug in more with your chops beyond that, razing the energy, ante, so to speak. I liked that. (Billy Gibbons always takes two solo's in every thing zz top does. The second solo is always hotter than the first. It a formular that works.)
The departures from the obvious were very cool. Clean jazzy tones, hi-hat, tempo shifts all adding another idea to the whole. I do not see this as two seperate tunes at all. A composition that moves, goes places, yeah...
It's one of the best offerings posted here to date. The best is probably one of your other tunes. ;-)

littleuch
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Jul 21st, 2015 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Roly and Rockit! Roly, I'm not an immense Blackmore fan but gotta admit the tempo/groove of the main body had me thinking of "Lazy". The triplet pulloffs leading out of the first "solo" in particular.

Thanks in particular for the eq recommendations, Roly. I know you spend a lot of time behind the console so I look forward to trying to apply your suggestions.

urby
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Not quite my tempo
Jul 21st, 2015 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Keep the song as is. It's perfect.

Rasmuth

Upstate NY, USA

I don't have the time to be patient
Aug 13th, 2015 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

this is really excellent.

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