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Sunset 2trx2011


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fasteddie

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I’m still working on my acoustic guitar recording. I’ve gotten a little better but still have a ways to go.

Martin DC 160GTE Guitar
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II preamp
Sterling Audio ST69 tube mic
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Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011 - 08:42:48 PM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011 - 08:42:48 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2017 - 10:00:18 AM
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alackbass said 2458 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Sunset 2trx2011
What a great sound! This is what I'm trying to accomplish with my acoustic guitar recording! Really nice piece.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
For the nice comments. Recording acoustic really requires some patience and quite a bit of trial and error.
Fortunately my guitar has some pretty nice tone to start off with. That really helps.
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Sigmund said 2458 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Sunset
I really respect anyone that can make an acoustic guitar piece sound good all on its own - takes me a huge production to get anything to sound half decent. This sounds great - simple and to the point. I think you get a great tone out of your guitar. Much enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Sig
for having a listen and for the kind words.

Listening again, I could stand to change a few things with this one so that it doesn't sound so repetitive.
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jodyrush said 2458 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Great Tone...
Sounds very nice. I think you've got a great sound here. Very enjoyable tune.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks man
for dropping by and having a listen. Much appreciated. :D
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867-5309 said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
the guitar
nice husky tone michael !
really sweet
and a robust eastwood flick style melody
i really like the soloing
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867-5309 said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
pictures
* i like your mountain photos on the forums *
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Scott
for having a listen and for the nice comments.

Most of my photography is done with slide film. I only recently started shooting digital. It would be a huge endeavor and quite costly to have all the good shots scanned.
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hackneybloke said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
sunset
whoah mick...right from the off i loved this. i wonder whether whether some of the slower lead guitar might flow better if you 'hammer on' some of the notes (is that the technical term...i'm shit at terminology). having said that the individual note-playing on the fast lead section really works well...gives it an almost arabaic/flamenco feel. i really love the little 'stops' you do between the various sections together with the overall richness and warmth of the song. seriously mike this is fantastic....definitely my favourite 'sloweddie' song. more please. but wait...forgot to state the obvious...what about you singing to this? seriously man, come up with something....it's all there for you.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Julian
for having a listen. I really thought about the lead. It does seem a bit slow. Either a hammer on pull off type lead or just done with 16th or 32nd notes might have been a little better.

Perhaps this song will see vocals some day. My daughter really wants to sing on this one but it might take until I'm too old to see the computer screen before she finally gets the lyrics together.

I'll do something similar for myself.
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MarkHolbrook said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Well
Michael... I would say you nailed it. The guitars sound absolutely perfect. Listening in my Bose QC2 phones they sound clear, full, rich, deep, and just about perfectly balanced! Instant download man!
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks man
for dropping by and having a listen.

I'll have to check out Seven Seas when I get home and can listen on my good monitors.
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PeterB7858 said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Full, rich tone
Hey Michael, sounds to me like you are well along the track to mastering recording your acoustic. Your 2-track instrumental has a full, rich tone and I especially like the way the two guitars mirror sections and then compete with each other. Very nice posting. Warm regards, Peter.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Peter
I am fortunate that my basement den has high ceilings and pretty decent acoustics. I really love the tone of my Martin; that is another important hurdle. The trick for me is setting the preamp. I tend to overcompress the signal. I will eventually learn how to tame that down a bit.
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Moviz said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
The hard work
is paying off Michael.... this sounds great.... very proficient with lovely tones, full and lush, regards M
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks M
for having a listen and for the kind words.

Mike
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Social_Ice said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
techneek...
not sure of all the techneek involved...though what I hear is certainly that of an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist...very nice indeed!! ~barbara

a few lyrics and harmonies would be a nice touch to this sunset...
fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thank you
kindly for dropping by and for the kind words.

My daughter wants to sing to this one. Hopefully we'll get her recorded soon.
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neilh79 said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Sunset
Great piece again Mike lovely delivery, well done
fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Neil
for having a listen and for the comments. :D
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rok41 said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Sunset
Michael, very cool composition! Big, phat, earthy tone...love it.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks man
for haning a listen and for the kind words. Much appreciated!
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dave_b said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Sunset
The acoustic sounds great. Didn't know you had a Martin. Nice chord prog, sounds like it could support some vocals easily.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Yessir
I got the Martin about six months ago. I was in bad need of an acoustic with really nice tone. This one was the best I played for tone and playability.

Hopefully my daughter will get her butt in gear and puts some vox on this soon.
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Reggie_Pole said 2458 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Sunset
This has inspired many commenters to suggest that you use this as the foundation for another piece, maybe with vocals. Add me to the list. It sounds great, and you could probably turn this into an extravaganza. But then again, there is something to be said for simplicity and purity. Really impressive.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks RP for having a listen
and for the kind words.

I'm sure this will see vox someday soon.
It was written for my daughter to do vocals on. Hopefully she'll get after it soon.
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Symphony101 said 2457 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Some folks here
are way too humble :-)

What a beautiful piece of work Michael, such a great listen !
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks man
for having a listen and for the kind words!

I do have to record with a tad less compression in the preamp though. Plus mic positioning is still off a bit. I'll get it someday.
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jdholliday said 2457 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
This sucks!!!!
that everyone has Martins and Taylors and they do such great recordings on top of that! What the? LOL! Dude this is awesome, altered tuning?
The sound is great but the progression and playing were even better, great post!!!!!!!!

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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks jd
for having a listen and for the kind words.
The tuning is standard in E. From playing the electric so much I trend to tremolo my chords with the fretting hand a lot (especially Em, Am, and C). This makes the guitar sound off tuned a bit.
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mike_d said 2457 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Hey mike,
This sounds really sweet! Sitting at Fresno airport waiting to board the cattle car back home. Very relaxing piece this is!
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Mike
for dropping by and the kind words. I have to break from the metal every so often. But not too often! Ha!
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grahame1956 said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Nice sound
I love the sound of this. The guitars are great.
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thank you sir
for the kind words.

The Martin has such great tone it's hard not to get a pretty decent sound out of it.
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Jarvoid said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
I cannot get
the rich middle range sounds that you are acheiving ...what guage strings do you use ....oh ...and I see it is a marti so that comes with glorious tone that just needs tickling out....great tickling here by the bye...

Nice work as ever

Jarvo
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fasteddie said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thank you Chris
for having a listen and for the kindly British phrases and such.

Too funny!
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dimm witness said 2456 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
accomplished!
seriously great playing man dig it!! :-)
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks man
for having a listen and for the kind words. Means a lot!
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tempie said 2456 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
acoustic metal
dude i kept waiting for the distorted guitars to come crashing in. this is like one of those metallica 5 minute intros. great stuff, and true to the fasteddie sensibilities. good sound too - it's tough to get that real fat, round sound out of an acoustic.
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks
for having a listen.

One of these days I'll have an acoustic intro to something really caustic. :D
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ted23 said 2455 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
The
Sound is so good I can tell you restrung that Martin about 2 hours before recording.....
Well they sound fresh. I prefer a rusty string myself as I hate restringing.
Very nice man. Would sit so well in the middle of a FastEddie album as an interlude between the RRRRRROoooooooock.
Tasty tones and playing man

fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks Ed
I think the strings sound so new because I haven't hardly played this guitar at all. I've still had so many electric guitar projects that the Martin got put on the shelf for a while.

I'm working on another project with acoustic just cause I like playing this guitar so much.
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Hickling_Stan said 2455 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Superb
As so many have said, a really great tone to this recording. Mind you crap playing can be recorded really well and this is so far from that! Really enjoyed. Reminded me a little of acoustic Jimmy Page! Cheers mark
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks
for having a listen and for the kind words. That really means a lot.
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Vic Holman said 2454 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
sunset
not as easy as slammin' on a electric is it? ha

you did great Michael, clear notes and the sound is captured really well. i might of added a just a little room reverb for the lead to give it a sense of space
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks VH
for the heads up. I will add some reverbe to the lead. When I mix, I mostly do things pretty dry. I'll try and give the acoustic more space for sure.
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michaeljayklein said 2452 days ago (March 6th, 2011)
A-Otay!
I really enjoyed this Mike--ya done great here (I'd expect nothing less from you to begin with!) Thanks again! Michael
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks MJK
That means a lot! :D
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DWL said 2452 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Sounds very good
If you're still working on your playing I think I'll give up....

Excellent sound AND playing

Cheers

Dick
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks Dick
for having a listen and for the kind words.


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sammydix said 2451 days ago (March 7th, 2011)
Crisp
Acoustics were captured perfectly. Nice n warm mix, too. Moody
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks
for having a listen. I usually lean towards minor keys which make the songs pretty moody. I have a heck of a time even getting my fingers to do major progressions.
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lengold said 2450 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Sounds perfect
to me and a lovely composition and great playing too. Enjoyed this.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks Len
That really means a lot. Thanks for dropping by.
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ShadowofNine said 2450 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
WoW
I luv this track, Bravo so well played....
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fasteddie said 2449 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks SoN
That really means a lot! :D
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lholden said 2448 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Sunset
What a lovely song! The guitars sound great to me:) I loved listening -thanks for sharing.
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RobLeBanc said 2446 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Sunset
Great accoustic track Mike, I really like your playing on this. The recording is top notch as well, crisp, well balanced, great spacial atmosphere.

Well done bro!
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egobandit said 2444 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
ah
LOve the warm tone you get very nice playing! Love it when its all stripped down Beautiful!
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Corporal Beef said 2444 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
Sunset
I think you did a fine job with the recording, and I love how the guitars are panned. Great melody...I hear it as a rock ballad to be sure. Thanks for posting.
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ste said 2443 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
oooh
i want a martin. very tight playing on it too.
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Bob Rodgers said 2437 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Nice!
Lovely tone and playing, great recording and sound.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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