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Knocking on Heaven's Door - GNR - please crit........


(@nottheguy)
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I know I haven't been around in a long time - been very very busy with work and kids.....but I finally got some time to record something new. This is GNR's version of Knocking on Heaven's Door to a backing track. I added all the guitars.

This is all done using my good ole GT-6 straight into the sound card.

I've been jamming with some new guys that want to play classic rock - and we're thinking about doing this one.

Let me know what you think - critique away...what's good and what sux....

Thanks!

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That was outstanding

Loved it ..

I'll have a few beers tonite and sing along with you

I always sound better singing after a few ales

Well done

Trev..........

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 Taso
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the verse parts sound great...Once the distortion kicks in though, it sounds very clipped/muddled.

The solos sound great, love that stuff - this is one of my favs. Slash is incredible. Some of the bends sound a little off though (second solo)

Nice over all, should sound great with the band.

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Thanks TASO - I redid the 2nd solo and re-uploaded.......it did sound like #*(&$^#@)^$)@#!^[email protected]^$&^#$&$

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Pretty cool. I like G'n'R, but I'm not a big fan of their version of this - for me, Dylan's version is sacrosanct. You've not quite got the distinctive Slash tone, but you're not more than a hair off. Nice job!

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Thanks TASO - I redid the 2nd solo and re-uploaded.......it did sound like #*(&$^#@)^$)@#!^[email protected]^$&^#$&$
Much better! Sounds great. Man, that is an awesome solo - Slash is one of the reasons I started playing guitar.

Well done.

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Really nicely done! I love the GNR version of the song, and it's one of my favorite solos of all-time, especially the first part. It's simple, melodic and powerful, something Slash does great, and you played it well.

The tone on the lead guitar could be punchier, in my opinion--I'm not sure how to describe it but it seems a bit fat and fuzzy, it doesn't cut through and jump out quite as much as the original.

But altogether a great track and I'm sure it'll be excellent live!

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Your playing sounds great! But, I must say, your distortion tone sounds a bit grating... almost like it's too trebley... but then again, I'm no tone expert... just my opinion.


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I think it's really nice. Certainly evokes the right kind of mood.

However I agree with the above comments in that:

The distortion really doesn't sound right. Maybe go for more overdrive, less raw distortion.
The solos are right note for note, but mayeb you were nervous when recording because a couple of times a tiny bit more sustain was needed.

The rhythm and runs were tight as though!

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PS. Couldn't help but listen to Suck My Kiss too. We do it as a band and have always had problems with making it "tight". I have to say. That was incredibly tight! Sahme there's no solo though :( . I wanted more! :D

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Thanks for the feedback......I am on a tone quest now!

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