Any input or comments anyone has would definitely be appreciated. I’ve got lots to work on with this one. It’s a great dreamer song for me, so I’ll be working on learning it for awhile. I’m glad I decided to record it today, because it’s much more obvious to me how much work is still needed when I listen to the playback rather than when I’m just playing through. (i.e. I thought I was doing better than I am!!!)
Big big thanks to @Richard_close2u for posting up his backing tray to play over – thank you Richard! (I probably have the BT too low.)
Timing isn’t perfect. And there’s a big mistake just before 2 minutes, in Verse 2 (the easiest part).
I ended before the ending, since I’m still working on that. And I’m not even attempting the super fast couple of bars.
Tone? I watched a Studio Rats YouTube video on a Gary Moore tone, and set that up in my Katana 50. (Thank you to several JG Community friends for helping me figure out Tone Studio on my Katana!) I loved the tone when the Studio Rat guys were playing it. Apart from guitar though (Les Paul vs my HSS Strat), clearly a lot of tone is in the fingers. It was a really good video to show that. At the end when they have the tone the one guy plays it through and it sounds awesome, the 2nd guy then plays it – saying that tone is in the fingers – and it still sounds really good but not the same. I’m several steps below them (okay flights of stairs) so when working on the tone I have a ways to go as a player still yet to get the tone I want, not even counting dialling in a good tone. (They’re playing Still Got The Blues, not PW, but the tone I think works for PW too.)
Keith had suggested using GUV DS as the boost option on my Katana, to get closer to the Marshall sound. This Studio Rats tone uses a Compressor under Mod, so I can’t also use a Booster. I took the Comp off and added the GUV DS boost, but then I’d already been playing too long and my arm is killing me, so I did not get anything recorded through on that.
I’ve got lots to work on still, good thing it’s a great song. However – I generally practice with headphones on – carefully now since I just about blew out an eardrum! – but to record I recorded using a compressor mic so the amp was obviously on. Krista was in the next room and when I was done she said she was just about to come in here and murder me lol.
If you got this far - I hope you’re having a nice weekend anyway lol