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Zane King


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2013 5:26 am    
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Well, with all of the interesting conversation on my thread where I play a more aggressive "rock/blues" sound I thought it would be cool to do something that is more traditional blues. Notice on this how I walk that balance with my effect where at times I can pull more out of the distortion sound and then if I lay back the "steel" sound steel comes through. I hope you enjoy listening and as always I hope it gives you some ideas on what you might play on something in this genre. And, if you do want my basic jam track here in the Key of C just email me and I'll send you the MP3. Very Happy Very Happy

Zane King "Bluezy Steel"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-Fcu8M7bE
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Finbarr O'Sullivan

 

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Glengarriff, Ireland
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2013 5:41 am    
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My God Zane love it what a player you are Finbarr.
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Wally Taylor

 

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Hardin, Kentucky, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2013 6:22 am    
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Yeah, what Finnbar said!
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Georg Sørtun


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Mandal, VA, Norway & Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2013 6:42 am    
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Sounds good ... very well balanced, IMO.
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Storm Rosson

 

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Silver City, NM. USA
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2013 8:36 am    
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Very Happy NICE and Soulful!!! Now that's some psg BLUES there. A+ Zane, u b crying the blues deluxe. Very Happy Very Happy
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Zane King


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 13 Oct 2013 5:39 pm    
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Thank ya'll for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! Very Happy
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Jan Oelbrandt

 

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Herzele, Belgium
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2013 5:18 am    
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That certainly is a good example of an overdrive/distortion sound on the steel. Best of all IMO were the parts where you palm-mute the strings, and where you use staccato
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baxter vaughan

 

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plainview, tx. 79072
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2013 6:08 am    
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Zane, very very tasty stuff indeed! what type of distortion are you using? Is there a certain pattern you are following?
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Zane King


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2013 6:43 am    
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Jan - thanks for noticing that! I was pretty proud of how those staccato notes laid in there. Glad someone pointed that out. Very Happy Very Happy

Baxter - I'm using a Roland Cube 80XL Amp. I just dial in the distortion. It has a great amp modeler so you can first choose that setting. Then dialing in with the volume and gain knobs is the most critical part of creating the balance. Truly, I have figured out this is a very sensitive part of the process. It ain't as easy as just plugging in a pedal and turning it on. There's some real "touch" involved in the process. Along, with the way you approach it as you play is critical. I hope what I'm doing with these examples is giving you guys some real ideas on what can be done. Of course, much of this comes down to personal taste as well.

Stay tuned,

ZK
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Wally Taylor

 

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Hardin, Kentucky, USA
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2013 11:36 am    
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Well, yeah it was good and all that, but it didn't have enough notes in it! Laughing
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2013 1:01 pm    
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Thank you Zane! you are definitely feeling it! For me, the distortion/ overdrive sounds good because when you play more than one note at the same time there aren't a bunch of nasty overtones.The drums sound excellent too.
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Zane King


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2013 6:17 am    
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Thanks Chris. Always nice to hear from you. Thanks everyone for the comments.
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