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  1. Massive distortion and compression with lots of reverb and echo. I don't particularly like this guitar sound. Its too washy with the extreme effects, and hard to identify the note being played. But, that's just my opinion. My opinion has little value except that its mine. Also, I'm a bit of an Old Fart. I just celebrated the 40th anniversary of my 21st birthday.
  2. Hot Bugaloo - Funky Fusion

    Great playing. The backing track, not so much. Your guitar solo deserves something less "machine like." I need to add that I don't hear well enough to know if what I'm hearing is what is really there. I just felt the backing track was stiff. Your playing was not.
  3. a little write-up on my new electric guitar

    The sciatic nerve goes from low back down the leg. I guess the weight on your shoulder could exacerbate sciatica. Most Les Paul models are on the heavy side. Is it better when seated? My shoulder and low back used to get sore if I stood with my Les Paul for a gig. My Telecaster was also quite heavy. Now, I don't even try it. I always play seated, otherwise I might fall. Ah, the joy of the decrepitude of age.
  4. I don't think they make TV shows like this anymore, but I haven't watched TV for more than 20 years. I watch some movies, but I always have something better to do than watch TV, even if its just looking into nothing. Thanks for listening.
  5. This is not unique. I think most players have a bit of "Recording Phobia" that does indeed kick in when the record button is pressed. I don't have a great solution, but what has helped me is to start recording everything, even just practice sessions. You can delete them later to reclaim the HD space, but record everything. Then, the record mode being on will become a more natural state. You can also add recording multiple takes of your tracks, forgetting about any mistakes, and then, with a little luck, you can build a composite track that is free of noticeable mistakes.
  6. Hello from Spain

  7. a little write-up on my new electric guitar

    Looks good. Have fun. Make loud noises.
  8. Greetings. I have a new instrumental and video. The instrumental is a standard 1-4-5 blues progression. I used Wah Wah - which I seldom do - for something a little different and fun. The video is over a small patch of Open Space containing Tollgate Creek. I stopped before crossing Quincy Blvd, but the creek goes under the road and continues to Quincy Reservoir. I never knew there was actually water flowing in this tiny creek. Also featured is the silliness that is "Lewis & Walker." The video is just to give listeners something to look at while listening on YouTube. Its mostly a small patch of of a large stretch of wild in the suburbs. Even though surrounded by "civilization," there are, at times, coyotes in this area, and well as rabbits, squirrels, snakes, and most of what is natural for this climate. The Open Space runs for many miles. This is a tiny piece. It's all fairly simple and easy to play, but big fun. We are mostly doing a trio type CD, with one guitar, one bass, and one drummer, but I allowed myself an extra track for the rhythm guitar. I like the movement in the rhythm and didn't want it to go away when I started playing lead, which is the case for most of the recordings on the new, almost finished project. The resolution of the video goes up to 4K on Youtube if you have a 4K monitor, but the 1080p version looks fine. Thanks for listening (and watching). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zRi3XCCchI
  9. Thanks. I had a lot of fun with the Wah and I don't use it often.