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#449534 - 01/06/18 12:26 PM [User Showcase] BLUE SKY THINKING
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Not often I pop up on here as most of my stuff is Covers.

This one started life as _Resolve Style but once I'd substituted the RealDrums for a more hard hitting one, it took on a life of its own.

Guitar is my "budget" Strat - a Harley-Benton ST-62, £79 NEW ($110?) which I use for practise and to keep the pressure off my HandBuilt one. In the end I used it for recording as I quite liked the twangy tone I got.

Style is _RESOLVE.STY (Resolve Steady Driving Country)
RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2535:Guitar, Electric, HeldChords Gritty
RealTracks in style: ~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1850:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGrittyMuted Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: RockHardLA^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Loose HiHat

BLUE SKY THINKING - https://app.box.com/s/1dsjd29oe6bxk8xihruoigzqsr0dnxlg

Cheers
Ian
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#449558 - 01/06/18 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
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Ian, it ain't the cost of the instrument that makes it sound great it's the musician and you made this $110 Strat sound like a million bucks! Excellent chops!

I really like everything about this one, the backing tracks, the groove, the mix and of course your playing.

Two thumbs up and keep these coming.
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#449614 - 01/06/18 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
Scott C Offline
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+1 on what Mario said. Well done. Guitar sounds great. Some very cool licks there. Well done
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#449616 - 01/06/18 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
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Very nice guitar work and well produced. Great stuff!
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#449624 - 01/06/18 07:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
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Ian,

Absolutely fantastic.

You've delivered a sensational song here. Masterfully crafted and the sound you got from the axe is extraordinary.

This is exceptional. Nothing less. Thoroughly enjoyed the listen.
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#449646 - 01/06/18 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Finland
Beautiful melody well played and powerful arrangement & mix. Feels like The Shadows of the 21st century smile

Janne

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#449737 - 01/07/18 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
sixchannel Offline
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Thank you for taking the time to listen and the very kind feedback.
The Harley-Benton is one of those happy accidents where the whole is so much better than the sum of its parts.
Jannesan - 21st Century Shadows is a great accolade because I do a lot of Hank Marvin tribute stuff when out "live".
Cheers
Ian
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#449788 - 01/07/18 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
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This is a great tune with lots of shade and light.
This really shows up your talent as a musician.
Most enjoyable and I hope you post more soon. Rob

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#449792 - 01/07/18 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Loc: Cremona-Italy

Excellent sound and guitar playing.
Very nice.

Sergio
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#449875 - 01/08/18 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: Rob4580]
sixchannel Offline
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Hi Rob and Sergio and thank you for your very kind comments.
Ian
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#450005 - 01/08/18 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: MarioD]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Ian, it ain't the cost of the instrument that makes it sound great it's the musician and you made this $110 Strat sound like a million bucks! Excellent chops!

I really like everything about this one, the backing tracks, the groove, the mix and of course your playing.

Two thumbs up and keep these coming.


Mario said it perfectly!! This sounds like a MILLION to me!! Beautiful tune, beautiful tone Ian. Don't be a stranger! Take care. Greg

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#450064 - 01/09/18 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
Janice & Bud Offline
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When we first saw the title we were reminded of Dickie Betts' Blue Sky...you are both very melodic players.

It's very well performed, arranged and mixed.

We much enjoyed it.

Nice!

J&B
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#450116 - 01/09/18 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: York, England
Hi there, Ian.

Good to see you back on here with one of your own.

Hey that Strat copy sounds way more expensive than it has any right to!
What effects are you using here?

A great feel to this track and some delicate and imaginative phrasing.

Loved the whole thing.

ROG.

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#450136 - 01/09/18 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: sixchannel]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
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Loc: Florida
That budget strat sure gets the job done. Very well produced and some fine playing. I enjoyed it, Tom

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#450140 - 01/09/18 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: BLUE SKY THINKING [Re: Greg Johnson]
sixchannel Offline
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Hi Greg - I'll try NOT to be a Stranger but coming up with melodies (that I can play grin) for guitar Instros is not easy - for me anyway.
Hi Janice and Bud - I've just taken a peek at some of Dickey Betts YT vids - he is SOME Player!! Thank you for the accolade. blush
Hi Rog - even today the ST62 is still only a mind blowing 111Eu in price! Definitely a case of the whole being better than the sum of its parts. OK, its not a FENDER , but I like the way it plays. See pic. Effects are simply Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustainer on about 3/4 Sustain (a lot for me!), and in the middle section a Behringer UT100 Tremolo pedal, going into my Alesis Q2 for "Abbey Road" reverb and on into my Joyo ACTone Vox Sim pedal and the PC. No other tricks. I cant use my Vox ADVT60 cos its too darned LOUD!! Getting the infill harmony phrasing was a real PITA as were the occasions in the Lead line where there was a second guitar as well.
Thank you everyone for the continued interest.
Ian


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