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mystery train new version is up

Post by dogbite » March 14th, 2010, 10:16 am

here is another old song. it is one of my top ten favorites.
I put a SM57 in front of a 1958 Gibsonette amp (10" Jensen speaker) then used my trusty strat plus.
I am singing so cover your ears. :oops:

mystery train (Scotty Moore style)

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_mu ... dID=644552


this sort of is a work in progress. I not positive about the mastering, the mix, and even some of the tracks.
I know I can do better; a mistake free track is impossible. grrr. I like the vintage quality I am hearing.
feedback is most welcome.
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Re: mystery train

Post by boxboy » March 14th, 2010, 10:49 am

That's a top 10 song for me as well, db. One of my all time faves. 8)
Great groove you've got going; I love the tone of the guitar in the little solo. It's almost human, like you're scatting.
One suggestion re. the mix: I like the drums for that kind of song drier, more staccato, almost a martial feel. Makes all the other funky stuff stand out even more.
That said, I really liked it. :)
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Re: mystery train

Post by Ricochet » March 14th, 2010, 10:51 am

I like that!

"Scotty Moore Style" is a high standard, but you can pull it off!

In the little "train whistle" fill, there's something that needs tweaking about the tone, but I can't put my finger on it and say how to do it. It's somehow just a little abrasive to my ear, coming out of a Mac laptop speaker.

Great playing! :D
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Re: mystery train

Post by dogbite » March 14th, 2010, 11:20 am

the lick has two things that bug me: the first set of double stops is bent a tad high and I took the reverb off. hence the abrasive tone.
dry/staccato on the drums? not sure what you mean.

thanks for the replies.

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Re: mystery train

Post by almann1979 » March 14th, 2010, 11:47 am

thats a catchy tune there dogbite, and a top class recording!!!
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Re: mystery train

Post by TRGuitar » March 14th, 2010, 12:00 pm

Nice Job! Great tone, course I'm listening through a pair of $120 powered Audiotechnica computer speakers. :?
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Re: mystery train

Post by Dan T. » March 14th, 2010, 12:28 pm

Like the song, and dig the earthy "live" feel you've got going there. 8)
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Re: mystery train

Post by smokindog » March 15th, 2010, 10:21 am

Sounds like you did that at Sun Records back in the 50's 8) Thats a great sound. lead guitar and vocals need to come up a bit in the mix. Using the SM57 was a good choice, not using a mic on a 58 Gibson amp is probably against the law in several states :lol: BTW was that reverb from the amp? back in 74 I got to use a old gibson amp for about 6 months, it had a awesome reverb :note2:

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Re: mystery train

Post by dogbite » March 15th, 2010, 10:47 am

hey dog thanks for the comments. I decided to redo the vocals...I notice now and late that I am just a bit late. I also am going to redo the solo. those double stops are off and shrill. I will then bring them up in the mix.
yeah, Sun Records. I have the three disc set and they inspired me. I did not do the original Blue Flames version. I always liked Scotty Moore's version.
I ran the guitar into my delay before the amp. I used a single repeat (echo). it worked great for the electric ry part. I also had the same setup for the solo, but the echo wrecked things. I put some vintage single plate reverb on it, but in the end took that off. hence the shrillness. the reverb mellowed it out.
so now I will just redo the solo and clean it up. I did sveral thopusand takes on that lick I made up. it's burned in my head and fingers. I would like to improve it but I am 'trained' now and will not be alble to thi nk on the fly when the red button is pushed.
these old amp are truly cool. mine breaks up very early. a local harp player saw it on a gigonce and offered me $$$. I said no. he wanted to know where I lived. I gave him a fake address. people kill these for these. really???

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Re: mystery train

Post by jase36 » March 15th, 2010, 2:36 pm

Very cool dogbite, I actually love your solo as it is.

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Re: mystery train new version up

Post by dogbite » March 15th, 2010, 4:36 pm

thanks jase. I hope you like the new one I just posted.

hey all. after listening to my original song post I went back into the studio. I came upon the first take on Mystery Train that I did a few weeks ago. I made it quickly to get the idea down . well, quickly was a whole weekend. there were a few mistakes on it and I ended up trying to re record from scratch. one effort was better technically, but sounded un energetic. the next try was better. that's what I posted when I began this thread.
I re posted Mystery Train. I used the very first recording. the throw away one. it sounds the best, rough as it is.
for me, it has the right feel, sound, mix and energy. I can't believe it.

dang. recording is hard.

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Re: mystery train new version is up

Post by Ricochet » March 15th, 2010, 4:50 pm

I really like Version 2.0!
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Re: mystery train new version is up

Post by dogbite » March 15th, 2010, 4:59 pm

Ricochet wrote:I really like Version 2.0!
wow you are fast I just left my soundclick page to update that song.
and I am checking back in here to test the link.

you likey? cool. thanks. :)

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Re: mystery train new version is up

Post by jcp » March 27th, 2010, 1:26 pm

Classic! very good, your gtr sounds amazing. :note1:

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