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Stephen Kirby

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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2016, 06:06:24 pm »

Or you could run a cord from a Strat straight to a Fender Twin and dime the thing. Plenty of people that couldn't "really" play got away with doing it this way.
Pretty unforgiving rig.  Twins are tough to break up, and a Strat with stock pickups is going to end up pretty clean.  Nowhere to hide.  Unlike the modern rectum fryer, that masks everything you do and makes everyone sound the same.
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Ned Ward

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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2016, 10:46:01 am »

The Spazmatics.

They are really good players. You have to audition to get that gig and be:
A) willing to wear the rediculous outfits
B) Be a legit great player


Totally agree. We've opened for them several times at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, and besides being great players in ridiculous costumes, they work the crowd!


Our band plays covers, and no tracks. The only concession I have is the TC Electronic Harmony G XT, which lets me add a vocal 3rd that will switch from major to minor depending on the chords I'm playing. Sort of cheating, but it is my voice. We have it down in the mix so you barely hear it, and you'll see some people looking on stage wondering if our drummer is singing... Our thing is to go with what we have and make the song our own.
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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2016, 10:54:17 am »

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David Buckley

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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2016, 04:05:32 pm »

David, Not even close. No expression, no touch, no feel, and pretty piss poor tone. Other than that it sounds OK.

So you liked it then :)

To be fair, many real guitarists have that list of problems too, particularly the last one, and add to it the inability to actually play in tune, particularly on bends with vibrato.  Screaming electric guitar done right is not an easy thing.  So yeah, your job is safe!

If one were to take the DI'ed signal from a e-guitar and create multi-layer samples triggered by midi then going through some ampsim/stomps then it would probably sound more convincing than the mp3 some posts ago.

That's exactly how that patch on a Korg Triton works.

It's the distortion after sampling that is important, though that example doesn't illustrate that.  There is a massive difference between distorting the sum of several clean sounds, which is what happens when Les Paul meets Marshall, or six distorted sounds mixing cleanly, like hexaphonic fuzz on a Roland guitar synth.  This is how many earlier attempts at reproducing distorted guitar on a synth failed even more spectacularly.

Here's another one on YouTube, just for fun.
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Jay Marr

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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2016, 08:01:34 pm »



To be fair, many real guitarists have that list of problems too, particularly the last one, and add to it the inability to actually play in tune, particularly on bends with vibrato.  Screaming electric guitar done right is not an easy thing.  So yeah, your job is safe!


Not in my neck of the woods (Boston).
There are 100 guitar players (that are excellent) and it's by far the easiest musician to find here.
Good drummers are the rarity.  YMMV.

Oh, and that midi guitar clip was disturbing.
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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2016, 08:24:30 pm »

Here's something you will REALLY find disturbing. Recorded this as a slight humorous jab at a friend who is really into the cliched metal guitar licks of the 80's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhW9d5CfHqA&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2017, 12:33:11 am »

Couple videos from our NYE gig

Mony Mony
http://youtu.be/xjNfoXKqjG0

TNT
http://youtu.be/sSEdunzYJBI
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« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2017, 02:02:01 pm »

Our NYE also a huge success. I ran the Afrodesiacs the night before in this room. NYE was (2) bands, with my main band Hair Nation headlining. Everything went off great with both killer sound and a great light show. The house was filled beyond capacity. This was a proud moment for me.
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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2017, 07:35:03 pm »

Are those speakers flown from the handles with ratchet straps?

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Re: Cover bands
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2017, 07:47:38 pm »

Are those speakers flown from the handles with ratchet straps?

It so appears.
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