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Hear My Train A Comin' - Jimi Hendrix style Jam
 
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Jammin on the Jimi Hendrix song Hear My Train A Comin'. This was one of the first riffs I ever learnt. Jimi played Hear My Train A Comin differently every time, so my version is a mixture of all the Hendrix versions I've been listening to. Hear My Train A Comin' is definitely a great track to jam to, I can understand why Jimi always included it in his live show. The gear I'm using is my home made 1961 relic Stratocaster which has Fatboy Guitars MC-68 pickups... into a Maxon CP-101 compressor... into a Budda Wah upgraded with tropical fish capacitors... into a home made BC-108 Fuzz Face clone with input buffer... into a home made LPB-1 clean boost... into a 1977 Fender Twin Reverb (silverface) with WGS speakers (WGS 12C/s and WGS ET 65). It took me three years to build my relic Stratocaster and get it right. The real icing on the cake is the pickups which are made by Fatboy Guitars. They're the MC-68's which are based on late 60's Stratocaster pickups. These really get you the Hendrix sound, and every pickup combination sounds great. You really get that chiming tone which Jimi Hendrix got at his Royal Albert Hall and Woodstock and Berkeley performances... I'd heard a lot about tropical fish capacitors, how they are a 'must' for vintage tone, so when I found some I got me a few... Well, I can say that they definitely give you the unmistakable character of Jimi Hendrix's Wah Wah sound. I wouldn't say they're any better than the capacitors my wah came with, they've just got the right tonality which is perfect for any Hendrix sound you want to get. Tropical fish caps are rare, so if you find some in the values you need for your wah, snap em up right away! My Fuzz Face has BC-108 silicon transistors and has a totally transparent input buffer so that it works well with the Wah Wah. I'm going to be making some of these to sell soon, so if you like what your hearing, and would like one, keep tuning in to Pearl Blues for more information which will be coming out later this year... My Fender Twin Reverb is a 1977 and is completely stock except for the new WGS speakers. Warehouse Guitar Speakers are really great upgrades for any amp, and they have many different models to choose from. I have a 12 C/s which is a Jensen C12N type speaker with a smooth cone for slightly less top end (good in a Fender Twin) and an ET-65 which is a Celestion type speaker. The 12C/s captures the throaty depth and warmth of the classic Jesnsen speaker while the ET-65 captures the punch and articulation of the classic Celestion speakers, so this is a great combination for a guitarist who wishes emulate tones from the differing set-ups of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. And since upgrading to these speakers my amp sits much better in the mix than it ever did before... I don't think Hear My Train A Comin' is covered by many well known guitarists. Although Randy Hansen and Stan Skibby both do great versions. Perhaps it is too much of a ''Jimi Hendrix song'' for another artist to adapt and change it. I think Jimi said everything that needed to be said with this song... Jimi Hendrix spielen in Deutschland.
Views: 20859 pearl blues
Izabella - Jimi Hendrix Style Jam
 
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Jammin on the Jimi Hendrix song Izabella. There are several versions of Jimi playing Izabella recorded both live and in the studio. The gear I'm using is my home made 1961 relic Stratocaster which has Fatboy Guitars MC-68 pickups... into a Maxon CP-101 compressor... into a Budda Wah upgraded with tropical fish capacitors... into a home made Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz clone with input buffer... into a home made LPB-1 clean boost... into a 1977 Fender Twin Reverb (silverface) with WGS speakers (WGS 12C/s and WGS ET 65). It took me three years to build my relic Stratocaster and get it right. The real icing on the cake is the pickups which are made by Fatboy Guitars. They're the MC-68's which are based on late 60's Stratocaster pickups. These really get you the Hendrix sound, and every pickup combination sounds great. You really get that chiming tone which Jimi Hendrix got at his Royal Albert Hall and Woodstock and Berkeley performances... I'd heard a lot about tropical fish capacitors, how they are a 'must' for vintage tone, so when I found some I got me a few... Well, I can say that they definitely give you the unmistakable character of Jimi Hendrix's Wah Wah sound. I wouldn't say they're any better than the capacitors my wah came with, they've just got the right tonality which is perfect for any Hendrix sound you want to get. Tropical fish caps are rare, so if you find some in the values you need for your wah, snap em up right away! My Fender Twin Reverb is a 1977 and is completely stock except for the new WGS speakers. Warehouse Guitar Speakers are really great upgrades for any amp, and they have many different models to choose from. I have a 12 C/s which is a Jensen C12N type speaker with a smooth cone for slightly less top end (good in a Fender Twin) and an ET-65 which is a Celestion type speaker. The 12C/s captures the throaty depth and warmth of the classic Jesnsen speaker while the ET-65 captures the punch and articulation of the classic Celestion speakers, so this is a great combination for a guitarist who wishes emulate tones from the differing set-ups of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. And since upgrading to these speakers my amp sits much better in the mix than it ever did before... Jimi Hendrix spielen in Deutschland.
Views: 16701 pearl blues
Magic Sam Boogie
 
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Jammin on the song Magic Sam Boogie, AKA Lookin Good. I've been playing this song for a few years, so there are some extra things in there which have kind of developed by themselves, I'm still working on perfecting this one, but I think that's how it is with guitar playing... always trying to get better and improve. Magic Sam was a big influence on me, especially the live recordings, which though really lo-fi, show just how great a guitarist he was. Magic Sam Boogie has been a favourite of mine for a while, and I've mixed in some John Lee Hooker things to add to the boogie flavour. My gear is... Japanese Stratocaster... Maxon CP101 Compressor... DIY Fuzz Face... DIY LPB-1... Fender Frontman 15 amp If you set your guitar volume low, the Fuzz Face cleans up really well and you can get tones that would be good for Little Wing and in this case a 50's style Boogie tone, it all depends where your guitar volume is set. The Fuzz Face can be very versatile and there is a lot of tonal variation available. I hope you enjoy my version of Magic Sam Boogie
Views: 20693 pearl blues
Machine Gun Jimi Hendrix Syle
 
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This is an instrumental jam on the Jimi Hendrix song Machine Gun. I'm using a Machine Gun backing track which features Band Of Gypsys members Billy Cox and Buddy Miles (which is on YouTube) but I've edited it in Cubase so it's just instrumental and no vocals. I'm a big Jimi Hendrix fan and I've been messing around with Machine Gun for quite a while, trying to get the vibe and feel right and getting ideas from the different live Hendrix versions out there and also by listening to Randy Hansen's versions. Buckethead does a cool version too... My gear is...Japanese Stratocaster... Maxon CP-101 compressor... Budda Wah (old style)... Jam Pedals Retro Vibe (Univibe clone)... my home made Fuzz Face clone... LPB-1 clone and a Fender Frontman 15 amp. The Jam Pedals Retro Vibe is an awesome Univibe type pedal and is basically everything you could want in a Univibe. The Jam Pedals team are also really great, I e-mailed them asking if they knew how to add a mode switch to the Retro Vibe and a few weeks later they replied, sending me a diagram on how to do the mod (I didn't mind the wait, they must get thousands of e-mails). The Fuzz Face clone is one I've built myself from the layout on sabrotone.com. I've bought several Fuzz face type pedals but this is the best of the lot, although I think I was blessed by just happening to put a good pair of transistors in. I definitely recommend sabrotone as they've got loads of great layouts and are very helpful if you have a problem building your pedal. The Fuzz Face is a must for any Jimi Hendrix fan, as is the Univibe. The other pedals I'm using aren't so necessary for a Jimi Hendrix tone although I think a boost like the LPB-1 is good for giving the effect of an amp at the point of break-up, which is how Hendrix always seemed to have his amps set up. It's funny that you can spend all this money on cool pedals (or all this time building them), but what you really want is a set-up that sounds so good and is so responsive that you forget about all the gear you've got and just play, well, that's my aim anyway. And when you've got your gear just right and done plenty of practicing, it's like the guitar almost plays itself....
Views: 37774 pearl blues
God Is Here (The Sanctuary) Gospel Guitar Solo
 
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This is an instrumental version of the gospel song God Is Here (The Sanctuary). I've been playing gospel guitar for 8 years, since I first started going to church. I already played guitar before that, but learning how to play gospel was like starting all over again, new chords I'd never even heard of before, and a whole load of new songs and styles. I learnt God Is Here for church and I thank God for being able to learn it as there aren't any guitar versions of this song on YouTube to learn from, so I had to do it the hard way... try to figure out the chords the keyboard players are using and then adapt them for guitar. I love gospel guitarists such as Jonothan Dubose Jr and Gregg Haynes, but I try to have my own style and identity too. I hope you enjoy my guitar version of God Is Here :)
Views: 2511 pearl blues
Red House - Jimi Hendrix Style Jam
 
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Jammin on Jimi Hendrix's classic blues song Red House. I've included all five takes to give you an idea of how I roll... do several takes one after the other and pick the best one. Although in this case I couldn't decide which one I like best haha!... Apologies for the dodgy camera angle, I actually recorded this video as a warm up when I was doing my Prince Purple Rain video, so hadn't got everything set up quite right. This is raw unedited jamming which features a couple of false starts and bum notes, but I hope you will agree with me that there are some diamond licks in there too. There are many versions of Jimi Hendrix playing Red House. When playing live Jimi usually played Red House slower than this however this backing track is based on the original studio version of Red House which was featured on Are You Experienced. I might do another version of Red House in the future which is slower and closer to how Jimi played it live... The gear I'm using is my home made 1961 relic Stratocaster which has Fatboy Guitars MC-68 pickups... into a Maxon CP-101 compressor... into a Budda Wah upgraded with tropical fish capacitors... into a home made BC-108 Fuzz Face clone with input buffer... into a home made LPB-1 clean boost... into a 1977 Fender Twin Reverb (silverface) with WGS speakers (WGS 12C/s and WGS ET 65). It took me three years to build my relic Stratocaster and get it right. The real icing on the cake is the pickups which are made by Fatboy Guitars. They're the MC-68's which are based on late 60's Stratocaster pickups. These really get you the Hendrix sound, and every pickup combination sounds great. You really get that chiming tone which Jimi Hendrix got at his Royal Albert Hall and Woodstock and Berkeley performances... My Fuzz Face has BC-108 silicon transistors and has a totally transparent input buffer so that it works well with the Wah Wah. In this video I've set the Fuzz control to minimum. I'm going to be making some of these to sell soon, so if you like what your hearing, and would like one, keep tuning in to Pearl Blues for more information which will be coming out later this year... My Fender Twin Reverb is a 1977 and is completely stock except for the new WGS speakers. Warehouse Guitar Speakers are really great upgrades for any amp, and they have many different models to choose from. I have a 12 C/s which is a Jensen C12N type speaker with a smooth cone for slightly less top end (good in a Fender Twin) and an ET-65 which is a Celestion type speaker. The 12C/s captures the throaty depth and warmth of the classic Jesnsen speaker while the ET-65 captures the punch and articulation of the classic Celestion speakers, so this is a great combination for a guitarist who wishes emulate tones from the differing set-ups of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. And since upgrading to these speakers my amp sits much better in the mix than it ever did before... Jimi Hendrix spielen in Deutschland.
Views: 10644 pearl blues
Spanish Castle Magic Jimi Hendrix Style
 
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Jamming on the Jimi Hendrix song Spanish Castle Magic from the album Axis Bold As Love. The backing track I'm using is one that's on YouTube, but I've edited it in Cubase to make it longer. Spanish Castle Magic is one of my favourite Jimi Hendrix songs, and I'm really glad I can post a video of it. Very often Jimi would extend the solo section when playing live, sometimes going very far from the original structure of the song. There are some versions where there is more improvisation than actual song, one of which is known as 'The Symphony'. These were along the same lines as the Woodstock Improvisation. While I'm not ready to do something like Woodstock Improvisation yet, I've included the end of a different take of my version, which reminds me of that. My gear is... Japanese Stratocaster... MaxonCP-101 Compressor... Budda Wah... MXR Phase 90... DIY Fuzz Face... DIY LPB-1... Fender Frontman 15 amp. Fuzz Face and Wah are essential for Jimi Hendrix style tones. My Wah is placed before the Fuzz Face and the way I got them to work well together was to build a Klon buffer on the input of the Fuzz Face. The Klon buffer is very transparent and as far as can tell hasn't changed the tone of the Fuzz Face (as some buffers do). The Klon buffer is the input section of the famous Klon Centaur pedal. I hope you enjoy my version of Spanish Castle Magic by Jimi Hendrix :)
Views: 2715 pearl blues
Fender Twin Reverb Silverface
 
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In this video I'm playing my 1996 Japanese Fender Stratocaster ('62 reissue) into my 1977 Fender Twin Reverb. The Stratocaster is totally stock with no changes and is set up with 11 gauge strings and tuned to Eb. The Fender Twin has had no mods other than one speaker which has been changed to a Warehouse Guitar Speakers G12 CS, which is an improved Jenson type speaker with a smooth cone and is a great improvement for the Fender Twin Reverb tone wise. There are two TAD and two Groove Tubes power valves, and the preamp valves are a mixture of the GT and Fender valves the amp came with. I did change the reverb driver valve for an NOS General Electric 12AT7 which really improved the tone of the amp and sweetened up the reverb.
Views: 13744 pearl blues
Lightnin Hopkins Boogie
 
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Jammin loosely in the style of Lightnin Hopkins, although I'm sure you will be able to hear licks from SRV and John Lee Hooker in there too. Apologies for the dodgy edit, I just had to cut a mistake! I'm using my DIY relic Strat which is fitted with Fatboy Guitars MC68 pickups. Signal chain is: Guitar... Maxon CP101 compressor... DIY Fuzz Face clone... DIY LPB-1 clone... Fender Frontman 15 amp. The Fuzz Face is switched on in this video. I have the gain set to about 90% but the guitar's volume turned down low. These settings give a nice crunch tone which is similar to that of a 50's Fender amp (good for this type of Blues). Lightnin Hopkins' style is tough to learn as he plays both rhythm and lead at the same time, sometimes it seems like you need two brains to keep hold of everything you are playing. Another thing is that Lightnin played with his fingers (I think with finger picks) which makes it easier to combine lead and rhythm as you can pick the bass notes with your thumb, and melody lines with your fingers...
Views: 3064 pearl blues
Purple Rain - Prince Guitar Tribute (Instrumental)
 
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Jammin on Prince's classic song Purple Rain. Prince was a great rhythm and lead guitarist and in general he was a musical genius, so this is my tribute to him. Prince often really let loose with his lead guitar when playing Purple Rain live, so I'm following suit with my version. Apologies if my changes don't exactly match up with how the lyrics go, I was just jamming my version of Purple Rain without any vocals to guide me ( musicians will know that Purple Rain is hard to do without the voice, but I'm sure Prince wouldn't mind too much!) The gear I'm using is my home made 1961 relic Stratocaster which has Fatboy Guitars MC-68 pickups... into a Maxon CP-101 compressor... into a Budda Wah upgraded with tropical fish capacitors... into a Maxon CS-9 pro chorus... into a home made BC-108 Fuzz Face clone with input buffer... into a home made LPB-1 clean boost... into a 1977 Fender Twin Reverb (silverface) with WGS speakers (WGS 12C/s and WGS ET 65). It took me three years to build my relic Stratocaster and get it right. The real icing on the cake is the pickups which are made by Fatboy Guitars. They're the MC-68's which are based on late 60's Stratocaster pickups. These really get you the Hendrix sound, and every pickup combination sounds great. You really get that chiming tone which Jimi Hendrix got at his Royal Albert Hall and Woodstock and Berkeley performances... I'd heard a lot about tropical fish capacitors, how they are a 'must' for vintage tone, so when I found some I got me a few... Well, I can say that they definitely give you the unmistakable character of Jimi Hendrix's Wah Wah sound. I wouldn't say they're any better than the capacitors my wah came with, they've just got the right tonality which is perfect for any Hendrix sound you want to get. Tropical fish caps are rare, so if you find some in the values you need for your wah, snap em up right away! My Fuzz Face has BC-108 silicon transistors and has a totally transparent input buffer so that it works well with the Wah Wah. I'm going to be making some of these to sell soon, so if you like what your hearing, and would like one, keep tuning in to Pearl Blues for more information which will be coming out later this year... My Fender Twin Reverb is a 1977 and is completely stock except for the new WGS speakers. Warehouse Guitar Speakers are really great upgrades for any amp, and they have many different models to choose from. I have a 12 C/s which is a Jensen C12N type speaker with a smooth cone for slightly less top end (good in a Fender Twin) and an ET-65 which is a Celestion type speaker. The 12C/s captures the throaty depth and warmth of the classic Jesnsen speaker while the ET-65 captures the punch and articulation of the classic Celestion speakers, so this is a great combination for a guitarist who wishes emulate tones from the differing set-ups of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. And since upgrading to these speakers my amp sits much better in the mix than it ever did before... Jimi Hendrix spielen in Deutschland.
Views: 4993 pearl blues
Eric Gales Style Jam (Take 1)
 
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This is a jam based on the Eric Gales song Make It There. I've mixed in some other things too including some Stevie Ray Vaughan licks. Some of the licks in the open-E position remind me of Jimi Hendrix licks, like in Hey Joe. I'm a big fan of Eric Gales, he is definitely the way forward in terms of blues/rock guitar... Maximum respect to Eric Gales. Gear Used: MIJ '62 Strat... Maxon Compressor... MXR Phase 90 ('74 reissue)... LPB 1 clone (diy booster)... Fender Frontman 15 amp Also, check out take 2 with more lead guitar using my Fuzz Face clone... Here's Eric Gales studio version of Make It There http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OCDgooyZrc
Views: 2497 pearl blues
Jimi Hendrix Style Clean Tone (Castles Made Of Sand)
 
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Jammin on the Jimi Hendrix song Castles Made Of Sand. I'm using my DIY relic Strat fitted with Fatboy Guitars MC68 pickups. The switch is set to the neck/middle position throughout, except for the very end. The signal chain is: Guitar... Maxon CP101 compressor... Jam Pedals Retro Vibe... DIY Fuzz Face clone... DIY LPB-1 clone... Fender Frontman 15 amp. Yes, I really am using the Fuzz Face in this video! If you switch the FF on and turn your guitar's volume down low you get a very nice clean/crunch tone. This was a trick that Jimi used a lot, and the fact that the Fuzz Face can be used in this way is why it is still popular even to this day. Although Hendrix didn't use a Univibe on the original version of this song, it is a pedal that he often used with a clean sound. The Jam Pedals Retro Vibe is a great clone, and the Jam Pedals team are excellent too... the even answered my query on how to add a mode switch to the pedal. Fatboy Guitars are a UK based company and make great pickups by hand. The MC68's that are in this guitar are made with period correct enamel wire and have grey bottoms. They sit very well in the mix in both live and recording situations, and provide all of the great Stratocaster tones in the best possible way.
Views: 3610 pearl blues
Jimi Hendrix Style Clean Tones 2 (Little Wing)
 
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Jammin on the Jimi Hendrix song Little Wing with my DIY 1961 relic Strat. The guitar is loaded with Fatboy Guitars MC68 pickups. I'm also using my 1977 Fender Twin Reverb. The signal chain is: Guitar... Maxon CP101 compressor... Jam Pedals Retro Vibe... DIY Fuzz Face clone... DIY LPB-1 clone... Fender Twin Reverb. Yes, I really am using the Fuzz Face in this video! If you switch the FF on and turn your guitar's volume down low you get a very nice clean/crunch tone. This was a trick that Jimi used a lot, and the fact that the Fuzz Face can be used in this way is why it is still popular even to this day. Although Hendrix didn't use a Univibe on the original version of this song, I'm using it to recreate the Flanger/Phase type sound that was used. The Jam Pedals Retro Vibe is a great clone, and the Jam Pedals team are excellent too... the even answered my query on how to add a mode switch to the pedal.
Views: 5546 pearl blues
Robert Johnson Style Blues (Part 2)
 
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Jammin in the style of Robert Johnson, loosely based on songs like Walking Blues and If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day. I'm playing my 1992 Fender Gemini acoustic. Other Delta Blues slide guitarists who have inspired me include Mississippi Fred McDowell, Blind Willie Johnson and Muddy Waters. Robert Johnson has had an enduring influence on successive generations of blues guitarists including Elmore James, Johnny Shines, Robert Jr Lockwood, Muddy waters, as well as artists such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Jimi Hendrix. Eric Clapton even recorded an album of Robert Johnson songs called Me and Mr Johnson, and I think Peter Green recorded one called The Robert Johnson Song Book...
Views: 532 pearl blues
BC-108 Fuzz face Clone (Part 1)
 
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Jammin with my BC-108 Fuzz Face clone, which I built from the layout at http://www.sabrotone.com/?attachment_id=1417 (I also built my Octavia from the layout on the same website.) This pedal uses silicon BC-108 transistors and I've built it with some vintage and vintage repro parts for the ultimate mojo. The Fuzz Face was an integral part of Jimi Hendrix's sound, and he used several different versions, some of which were modified and built by Roger Mayer (such as the Axis Fuzz). BC-108 transistors were used in the original silicon versions of the Fuzz Face, although other silicon transistors are known to have been used too, each giving a slightly different tone quality. There are, of course, the original Germanium Fuzz Faces which have their distinctive tone, but these are harder to reproduce because the correct germanium transistors are much harder to find than the silicon ones. Other well known users of the Fuzz Face include Eric Johnson, Randy Hansen (well of course!), Philip Sayce, Joe Bonamassa and I believe Stevie Ray Vaughan used one for some tracks later in his career. I've seen a video with Yngwie Malmsteen, where he shows a Fuzz Face on his pedal board, although he only has it there because he ''likes the way it looks''. I'm playing to a backing track of Jimi Hendrix's manic depression. I actually played the whole song, but was happy with how I played the verses, so edited it to just the solo section. But a full version of manic Depression will be coming soon...
Views: 1178 pearl blues
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Guitar Solo)
 
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I'm playing Great Is Thy Faithfulness to give God thanks, He has done many mighty works for me, thank you Lord! Apologies for the dodgy edit towards the end, there was a mistake I just HAD to cut, but I hope you enjoy my gospel guitar chords though :) Gear used: MIJ '62 Strat... Maxon CP-101 Compressor... Maxon CS-9 pro chorus... LPB1 clone (diy clean boost) Fender Frontman 15 amp Here are some good versions of Great is Thy Faithfulness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcKGXPbeqSQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jJDnummQ8w
Views: 696 pearl blues
Eric Gales Style Jam  (Take 2 With Fuzz Face Clone)
 
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Jamming on the Eric Gales song Make It There. I'm using the same gear as in Take 1 with the addition of a silicon Fuzz Face clone which I built from the layout on sabrotone.com. I added a Klon buffer so it can be used with the wah etc and also an input volume which means you can get lower gain crunch tones... The Fuzz Face is switched on at 2:51 and again at 4:28 till the end. The gear I'm using is: Japanese Fender Stratocaster... Maxon CP 101 Compressor... MXR '74 Phase 90 reissue... Silicon Fuzz face clone... LPB-1 clone... Fender Frontman 15 amp Here's Eric Gales playing a great version of Make It There http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q-1KSW4BiM
Views: 2423 pearl blues
The Change In Me -  Eric Gales Style Jam (Part 1)
 
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Jammin on the Eric Gales song The Change In Me. Eric Gales is one of my favourite contemporary guitarists, and I think he is definitely the way forward in terms of Blues/Rock guitar. With my version I'm bringing in more of a Stevie Ray Vaughan and Otis Rush vibe (I'm more of a classic blues kinda guy!), but there are definitely some licks that I picked up from Eric Gales in there. Here's a live version of Eric Gales' original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2faTRTelIY The gear I using is my DIY relic Stratocaster, which has FatBoy Guitars MC68 pickups ...Maxon CP101 Compressor ... DIY Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive Clone ...DIY Electro Harmonix LPB-1 clone ...1977 Fender Twin Reverb. The speakers in my Fender Twin Reverb are a Warehouse Guitar Speakers ET65 and Warehouse Guitar Speakers C12-S. These are great speakers and I would definitely recommend this combination as an upgrade for any Twin Reverb. The ET65 is a Celestion type speaker, which has a very good response across the frequency range and the C12-S is a classic Jensen type speaker which has plenty of depth and punch. I built the Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive clone from the layout here: http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Voodoo%20Lab The Sparkle Drive is essential for any SRV or blues fan; it's basically a classic TS 808 Tubescreamer with an added blend control which allows you to blend the original clean signal with the distorted one. This helps retain the bottom end and clarity that is normally lost in TS 808 type pedals. It also seems to replicate a multi-amp type set up (sometimes I think the tone I get with this pedal is like Stevie Ray Vaughan's El Macombo tone, where he had about four amps). I've owned several different Tubescreamers, but have never been quite happy with them but the Sparkle Drive has definitely solved my problems...
Views: 1013 pearl blues
Capital Letters - Wolf - Live 2015
 
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The legendary Capital Letters performing the new single Wolf, from their latest album Wolverhampton, live at Canal 93 in Paris, France, 3rd April 2015. Thanks to Jean - Yves channel for the video... maximum respect! Check out his channel for more great live music, including more from Capital Letters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcy7t2OlAnD2KR4y4vXo9A The current line up is: J.B (vocals, founder member), Lukas (AKA La Di Dee, vocals, guitar), Chelston (Bass), Joe (AKA Pearl Blues, lead guitar), Vinny (keyboards, backing vox), Matthew (keyboards, backing vox), Dennis (drums). Also, a big shout out to our engineer Nicolas, and our tour manager Jerome. Capital Letters' new album called Wolverhampton is out now on Sugar Shack Records http://www.sugarshackrecords.co.uk/ Download the new album at: http://sugarshackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wolverhampton Capital Letters are one of the UK's classic roots reggae bands, and have maintained a cult following worldwide since their first releases in the early 1970's. As can be seen with the brand new album and live performances, the heritage of Capital Letters continues and thrives to this very day... Check out Capital Letters' Facebook page for latest info on tour dates and new releases: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Letters/143117849043289 Capital Letters have made a welcome return to the live circuit in recent years performing, as part of their live show, many of their classic songs as well as material from the new Capital Letters album Wolverhampton. Capital Letters' live performances include songs from the albums Vineyard, Headline News, Reality and Wolverhampton. The current Capital Letters live setlist includes songs such as Run Run Run, Rumours, Daddy Was No Murderer, Wolf, Vineyard, Reality, Dat Nah Stop, Smoking My Ganja, Jah Music
Views: 2201 pearl blues
Gospel Guitar Chords
 
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These are the kind of chords I sometimes play at worship service... it's hard to get the same feeling in the house though haha! I listen to a lot of gospel piano and I love guitar players like Jimi Hendrix, SRV, Eric Gales, Jonathan Dubose etc (those guys know some great chords as well as solos) and try to mix it all up in my own sound and apply it to the gospel guitar I play. The chorus pedal I'm using is a Maxon CS-9 Pro and I definitely think that chorus is an essential thing to have for gospel guitar. I hope you enjoy my video :) The gear I'm using here is: Japanese Fender Stratocaster.... Maxon CP 101 Compressor... Maxon CS-9 Pro Chorus... Electro Harmonix LPB 1 clone... Fender Frontman 15 amp... Here's a guitar lesson that shows some gospel guitar chords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDJp0b-Es0k
Views: 5300 pearl blues
There Is None Like You (Gospel Guitar Solo)
 
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This is a guitar instrumental version of the Gospel song There Is None Like You. I haven't done a Gospel guitar video for a while, so thought it was about time to make one, I hope you enjoy it :) I learnt this by playing it with the singers at my church as opposed to learning it from the cd, so if you know this song already it might sound different to how you remember it. Here's a good version of the actual song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MmFEc15UmE Apologies for the humming, I really don't know when I'm doing it. I guess I need to train myself to keep quiet when I'm playing! Glenn Gould, the great classical pianist, was notorious for humming and making all sorts of noises when he played, so I'm in esteemed company haha. Here's a good video of Glenn Gould at his eccentric best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB76jxBq_gQ I've been playing Gospel guitar in church now for nearly ten years, and am trying to develop my own sound along the lines of contemporary Gospel guitarists such as Jonathan Dubose Jr and Gregg Haynes and fusing that with Jimi Hendrix's rhythm style. A big influence on me is also Eric Gales who also brings Gospel style chords to his guitar playing. I give the main credit for the way my style is developing to God, because there really aren't too many guitarists playing solo gospel guitar to learn from. There are times at church when the singers haven't told me all of the songs , or there is an alter call or something happening and I need to be playing, and it feels like everybody is expecting me to play something, but what do you play in that situation? Well, you have to play something... so you just have to start, and then God gives you ideas on chords or melodies, or gives you a progression which helps inspire the minister. This is a process that takes years, and you build on what you've achieved little by little. But it's amazing when you find a new chord or melody. As the Bible says: 'It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.' (Lamentations 3:22-23).
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Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz Clone
 
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Testing out my new Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz clone which I built from the layout at: http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/Effects/Fuzz-ODs/RogerMayer/Axis_Vero_V2.png Roger Mayer built the original Axis Fuzz for Jimi Hendrix, and was used on the album Axis: Bold As Love, although I suspect it was used on many other recording, both live and in the studio. I wonder if the new Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face from Dunlop is similar to the Axis Fuzz, or is their version of it, as the Axis Fuzz seems great for Woodstock and Band of Gypsys style tones. The Gear I'm using is my DIY relic Strat with FatBoy Guitars MC68 pickups... into Maxon CP101 Compressor... Budda Wah... DIY Fuzz Face clone... DIY LPB-1 clone... 1977 Fender Twin Reverb with WGS speaker.
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Robert Johnson Style Blues (Part 1)
 
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Jammin loosely on the Robert Johnson song If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day. I'm playing slide guitar my 1992 Fender Gemini acoustic. I'm sure you'll be able to hear some licks from Muddy Waters and Mississippi Fred McDowell in there too. Robert Johnson's If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day is one of his toughest songs to learn, and it's one I've been working on for over 16 years. It's made that much easier when you know that the Delta Blues tuning that Robert Johnson used is E A E A C# E. I didn't find this out for a while, and spent several months trying to learn this song in standard tuning, which would be an almost impossible task... Elmore James and Johnny Shines are two of the great slide guitar players who followed Robert Johnson, and certainly his influence can be heard in their playing, even though they have their own distinctive styles. Robert Johnson has had an enduring influence on successive generations of blues guitarists including Elmore James, Johnny Shines, Robert Jr Lockwood, Muddy waters, as well as artists such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Jimi Hendrix. Eric Clapton even recorded an album of Robert Johnson songs called Me and Mr Johnson, and I think Peter Green recorded one called The Robert Johnson Song Book...
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BC 108 Fuzz Face Clone (Part 2)
 
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Jammin with my BC-108 Fuzz Face clone, which I built from the layout at http://www.sabrotone.com/?attachment_id=1417 (I also built my Octavia from the layout on the same website.) This pedal uses silicon BC-108 transistors and I've built it with some vintage and vintage repro parts for the ultimate mojo. The Fuzz Face was an integral part of Jimi Hendrix's sound, and he used several different versions, some of which were modified and built by Roger Mayer (such as the Axis Fuzz). BC-108 transistors were used in the original silicon versions of the Fuzz Face, although other silicon transistors are known to have been used too, each giving a slightly different tone quality. There are, of course, the original Germanium Fuzz Faces which have their distinctive tone, but these are harder to reproduce because the correct germanium transistors are much harder to find than the silicon ones. Other well known users of the Fuzz Face include Eric Johnson, Randy Hansen (well of course!), Philip Sayce, Joe Bonamassa and I believe Stevie Ray Vaughan used one for some tracks later in his career. I've seen a video with Yngwie Malmsteen, where he shows a Fuzz Face on his pedal board, although he only has it there because he ''likes the way it looks''. I'm playing to a backing track of Jimi Hendrix's manic depression. I actually played the whole song, but was happy with how I played the verses, so edited it to just the solo section. But a full version of manic Depression will be coming soon...
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Capital Letters - Wolf - Live 2016
 
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The legendary Capital Letters playing one of their current songs Wolf live at La Clef, Saint Germain, Paris, 20th May 2016. The current line-up of Capital Letters features founder member J.B on lead vocals; Lukas Daley on lead vocals + rhythm guitar (member of Capital Letters since 1986); Aitch (ex-Selecta and The Specials) on drums; Vinny Price on keyboards/musical director; Matthew Graham on keyboards; Joseph Sullivan (AKA Pearlblues) on lead guitar and Chelston Belgrave on bass. A big shout out and maximum respect goes out to Manu who is Capital Letters' tour manager, and also thanks goes out to Manu for filming. Capital Letters continue to carry the torch for Roots-Reggae in Europe and tore the house down at La Clef, playing to a fantastic audience, who were also blessed with performances by Broussai and New Origin who really made it a great evening. Give thanks to Jah for making it possible for Capital Letters to play in France and continue to play Jah Music! Capital Letters' new albums Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton In Dub are available at: Capital Letters' classic albums Headline News, Vineyard and Reality are available at:
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1961 Fender Strat (DIY Relic) + 1977 Fender Twin Reverb
 
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Jammin the Blues with my DIY relic Stratocaster into a 1977 fender Twin Reverb. The guitar is loaded with Fatboy Guitars MC68 pickups. I'm playing to a Stevie Ray Vaughan backing track for Dirty Pool that I found on youtube, although I'm playing more in the style of Tin Pan Alley in this take. The signal chain is Guitar... Maxon CP101 compressor... DIY LPB-1 clean boost... Fender Twin Reverb. The Fender Twin has had no mods other than one speaker which has been changed to a Warehouse Guitar Speakers G12 CS, which is an improved Jenson type speaker with a smooth cone and is a great improvement for the Fender Twin Reverb tone wise. There are two TAD and two Groove Tubes power valves, and the preamp valves are a mixture of the GT and Fender valves the amp came with. I did change the reverb driver valve for an NOS General Electric 12AT7 which really improved the tone of the amp and sweetened up the reverb.
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Here I Am To Worship - Gospel Guitar Jam
 
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Jammin on the Israel Houghton song Here I Am To Worship. I haven't done a gospel guitar video for a while so I thought it was about time I did one. I'm sure you will agree that in comparison to my previous gospel guitar videos this one is an improvement, although I am still working on developing my gospel guitar sound. My aim is to develop a style where I can combine the melody, rhythm and chords of a song into one guitar, like how a keyboard does, but without turning it into a rock style track. This is tricky to do in gospel music because guitar is normally used as a support instrument rather than the main body of the sound, so there isn't too much to learn from (unless you listen closely and put different things together). The main guitarists I listen to for gospel are Jonathan Dubose Jr and Eric Gales, but of course I pick up tricks and ideas from all sorts of gospel tracks too.
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Epiphone Emperor
 
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This is a video of me trying out my new Epiphone Emperor (made in 2002). I've been branching out into jazz for a while and thought it was about time to get a proper jazz guitar, and the Epiphone Emperor is perfect for this!. I hope you enjoy :)
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Jam (Rude Mood)
 
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Jamming on RUDE MOOD by Stevie Ray Vaughan. I'm playing my Japanese Stratocaster into my 1977 Fender Twin Reverb. I'm also using a Maxon CP101 compressor and an LPB-1 booster clone. Rude Mood is a hard song, and learning it makes you realize how great a guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan was. Rude Mood may sound easy but it takes a lot of practice to get it right, and it's taken me several years to get this far with it... Rude Mood is worth sticking with though as there are some good things in it which can be applied to other aspects of your guitar playing. I hope you enjoy my version of Rude Mood...
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1961 Fender Stratocaster DIY Relic
 
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This is my home-brew 1961 Stratocaster relic. It started life as a Mexican Classic Series 60's Strat, but over the past 3 years it has been transformed into a super vintage accurate tone machine. Although not 100% accurate, it has a great feel and tone. Here is a run-down of the parts I used to build this guitar: Body, bridge plate and scratch plate: Original Fender MIM Neck: Allparts SRO 21 Bridge block: Callaham vintage enhanced Tuners: Kluson vintage reissue Bridge saddles and plastic parts: Fender Nut: Graphtech Tusq Pickups: Fatboys Guitars MC68 Finish: Nitrocellulose spray (from Manchester Guitar Tech) I sanded the body contours to make them more vintage accurate as well as the neck contours around the headstock joint. The overall weight is around 7lb which makes for a nice resonant body. Fatboy Guitars are based in the UK and make great pickups to order. These MC68 pickups have period correct enamel wire and grey bottoms and are great for both Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan tones. In fact these pickups deliver all of the classic Stratocaster tones. They sit very nicely in the mix in both live and recording situations
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Jimi Hendrix Style Tones Part 2
 
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Jammin in the style of Jimi Hendrix with my DIY relic Stratocaster. The guitar is loaded with Fatboy Guitars MC68 pickups. My signal chain is: Guitar.... Maxon CP101 Compressor.... Budda Wah.... DIY Octavia clone.... DIY Fuzz Face clone.... DIY LPB-1 clone.... Fender Frontman 15 amp. Although you can see it in the video, I'm not actually using my Fender Twin, I have to wait till my neighbours are out! I built the Fuzz Face and Octavia clones from the layouts on Sabrotone.com and the LBP-1 from the layout on Tagboardeffects. The Fuzz Face is a silicon version and uses two BC108 transistors. At some point in the future I'd like to build a germanium fuzz and do a comparison... When I recorded this video I actually played a lot more and went into some different things, but my camera's battery ran out. I'll have to do some more in a forthcoming video, and do some Little Wing type tones as well... Trying to capture Jimi Hendrix style guitar playing takes a lot of practice and it is also essential to listen to as much of Jimi's playing as you can (thankfully there's loads on youtube) in order to get a feel for what he was doing. Getting the tone right also takes a lot of trial and error with different pedals: on the one hand you need pedals that are similar to what Hendrix himself used, but on the other you need pedals that feel right to you as an individual. For me playing guitar is an on-going process of refinement and learning. In fact I don't think we ever stop learning. As a friend said to me 'He who knows everything learns nothing'
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Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive Clone DIY
 
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Jammin with my Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive clone, built from the layout at tagboardeffects. Settings are volume: 9 o'clock, Drive: 1 o'clock, Tone 4 o'clock, Blend: 2 o'clock. The Sparkle Drive is Voodoo Lab's version of the Ibanez Tubescreamer, with the addition of a blend control which blends the clean tone back into the signal chain. This brings back the dynamics and tonal depth and attack that is lost in the normal Tubescreamer circuit. Being a big Stevie Ray Vaughan and Blues fan I've naturally owned a couple of Ibanez Tubescreamers and clones, but have always been disappointed with them: they sound great when switched on, but really change the colour of your tone when switching between the pedal and, say, a clean tone. However this isn't a problem with the Sparkle Drive, because the blend control allows you to bring back some of your clean tone and thus retain the same tone colour, just with more drive. If your a Stevie Ray Vaughan fan, or into any kind of Blues, but you've never been quite satisfied with the Tubescreamer, then I definitely recommend the Sparkle Drive... The guitar I'm using is a DIY relic strat which I built from various parts including a Mexican Classic series body and an Allparts neck. Pickups are MC68 strat pickups by FatBoy guitars, which I highly recommend. The guitar is sprayed in nitro lacquer and took three and a half years to complete. The amp I'm using is a 1977 Fender Twin Reverb, which has been modified with WGS speakers, but is otherwise all original.
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Capital Letters - Smokin My Ganja - Live - 2016
 
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The legendary Capital Letters playing one of their classic songs Smokin My Ganja live at La Clef, Saint Germain, Paris, 20th May 2016. Big shout out to Clem Umoja for the video, maximum respect from the UK. Audio is edited/produced by Pearlblues. The current line-up of Capital Letters features founder member J.B on lead vocals; Lukas Daley on lead vocals + rhythm guitar (member of Capital Letters since 1986); Aitch (ex-Selecta and The Specials) on drums; Vinny Price on keyboards/musical director; Matthew Graham on keyboards; Joseph Sullivan (AKA Pearlblues) on lead guitar and Chelston Belgrave on bass. A big shout out and maximum respect goes out to Manu who is Capital Letters' tour manager. Capital Letters continue to carry the torch for Roots-Reggae in Europe and tore the house down at La Clef, playing to a fantastic audience, who were also blessed with performances by Broussai and New Origin who really made it a great evening. Give thanks to Jah for making it possible for Capital Letters to play in France and continue to play Jah Music! Capital Letters' new albums Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton In Dub are available at: Capital Letters' classic albums Headline News, Vineyard and Reality are available at:
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John Coltrane Mr PC guitar cover
 
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Jammin on the John Coltrane classic Mr PC. I've been branching into Jazz guitar for a while, and I hope you enjoy this video. I'm a big fan of John Coltrane and also Wes Montgomery. I've been playing Mr PC for quite some time, and I love trying to bring a Wes Montgomery vibe to the song as well as bringing in some of my own ideas. Jazz guitar is a relatively new thing for me, it's like learning a whole new language, and the deeper you get into it the more you find, but it's worth the effort. I first discovered John Coltrane when I bought A Love Supreme. I love that album, and I have to play it all in one go when I listen to it. No listening to a bit here and a bit there, it has to be the whole thing! I'm playing my Japanese Fender Stratocaster set up with 11's and tuned to Eb. It's unusual to play Jazz guitar on a Fender Stratocaster, but I've been playing Fenders for so long they're just part of me. With the tone control backed off about half way you can get quite a jazzy tone though...
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Capital Letters - Run Run Run - Live 2015
 
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The legendary Capital Letters performing one of their classic songs Run Run Run, live at Canal 93 in Paris, France, 3rd April 2015. Thanks to Jean - Yves channel for the video... maximum respect! Check out his channel for more great live music, including more from Capital Letters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcy7t2OlAnD2KR4y4vXo9A The current line up is: J.B (vocals, founder member), Lukas (AKA La Di Dee, vocals, guitar), Chelston (Bass), Joe (AKA Pearl Blues, lead guitar), Vinny (keyboards, backing vox), Matthew (keyboards, backing vox), Dennis (drums). Also, a big shout out to our engineer Nicolas, and our tour manager Jerome. Capital Letters' new album called Wolverhampton is out now on Sugar Shack Records http://www.sugarshackrecords.co.uk/ Download the new album at: http://sugarshackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wolverhampton Capital Letters are one of the UK's classic roots reggae bands, and have maintained a cult following worldwide since their first releases in the early 1970's. As can be seen with the brand new album and live performances, the heritage of Capital Letters continues and thrives to this very day... Check out Capital Letters' Facebook page for latest info on tour dates and new releases: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Letters/143117849043289 Capital Letters have made a welcome return to the live circuit in recent years performing, as part of their live show, many of their classic songs as well as material from the new Capital Letters album Wolverhampton. Capital Letters' live performances include songs from the albums Vineyard, Headline News, Reality and Wolverhampton. The current Capital Letters live setlist includes songs such as Run Run Run, Rumours, Daddy Was No Murderer, Wolf, Vineyard, Reality, Dat Nah Stop, Smoking My Ganja, Jah Music
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Every Day I Have The Blues
 
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Instrumental jam on Every Day I Have The Blues. I'm playing my Japanese Stratocaster into my Fender Frontman 15 amp. I'm also using an LPB-1 clone that I built. Everyday I Have The Blues is a classic blues tune that has been performed by many of the blues greats including BB King and Memphis Slim. Everyday I Have The Blues is still performed by contemporary artists like John Mayer and Eric Clapton and is a firm favourite at jam sessions the world over. The backing track I'm using for this version of Everyday I Have The Blues is from the LearnJazzStandards youtube channel. Isn't it funny that Every Day I Have The Blues is quite an upbeat and happy sounding song, I guess that can be called a paradox of the blues...
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Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover
 
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This is an instrumental jam to a Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood backing track. I'm using my Clay Jones Overdrive clone which I bought as a kit from Poodle's Pedal Parts (pedalparts.co.uk). This is basically an up-market Ibanez Tubescreamer and I think it gives the perfect Stevie Ray Vaughan tone and is great for any blues rock guitarist. Also Poodle's Pedal Parts make great kits which are very high quality, I highly recommend them. My amp is a 1977 Fender Twin Reverb, a silverface model. It has one original speaker and one Warehouse Guitar Speakers (WGS) speaker. WGS make great guitar speakers and this upgrade brought my amp to life, and made it much more touch responsive. With the right upgrades the Silverface Fender amps can be great amps, better valves, speakers and the 'blackface' mods really do make a big differerence. The gear I'm using in this video is: Japanese Fender Strat... Maxon CP 101 Compressor... Clay Jones Overdrive clone... LPB 1 clone... . 1977 Fender Twin Reverb Here's a great version of Texas Flood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWLw7nozO_U Stevie Ray Vaughan Is one of my favourite guitarists and I hope you enjoy my version of Texas Flood :)
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Japanese Stratocaster 1996
 
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Jammin some blues on my 1996 Japanese Fender Stratocaster. The guitar is set up with 11 gauge strings and is tuned to Eb. Japanese Stratocasters are great value for money, are very playable and sound great even before you start thinking of pickup upgrades and other mods. In this video I'm also using a Maxon CP-101 compressor and an LPB-1 clone into a Fender Frontman 15 amp. I recommend Japanese Stratocasters to anybody who is looking for a good quality, affordable, playable and good-sounding guitar...
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Capital Letters - How Far - Live 2016
 
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The legendary Capital Letters playing one of their classic songs How Far live at La Clef, Saint Germain, Paris, 20th May 2016. The current line-up of Capital Letters features founder member J.B on lead vocals; Lukas Daley on lead vocals + rhythm guitar (member of Capital Letters since 1986); Aitch (ex-Selecta and The Specials) on drums; Vinny Price on keyboards/musical director; Matthew Graham on keyboards; Joseph Sullivan (AKA Pearlblues) on lead guitar and Chelston Belgrave on bass. A big shout out and maximum respect goes out to Manu who is Capital Letters' tour manager, and also thanks goes out to Manu for filming. Capital Letters continue to carry the torch for Roots-Reggae in Europe and tore the house down at La Clef, playing to a fantastic audience, who were also blessed with performances by Broussai and New Origin who really made it a great evening. Give thanks to Jah for making it possible for Capital Letters to play in France and continue to play Jah Music! Capital Letters' new albums Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton In Dub are available at: Capital Letters' classic albums Headline News, Vineyard and Reality are available at:
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Capital Letters - Daddy Was - Live 2015
 
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The legendary Capital Letters performing one of their classic songs Daddy Was, live at Canal 93 in Paris, France, 3rd April 2015. Thanks to Jean - Yves channel for the video... maximum respect! Check out his channel for more great live music, including more from Capital Letters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcy7t2OlAnD2KR4y4vXo9A The current line up is: J.B (vocals, founder member), Lukas (AKA La Di Dee, vocals, guitar), Chelston (Bass), Joe (AKA Pearl Blues, lead guitar), Vinny (keyboards, backing vox), Matthew (keyboards, backing vox), Dennis (drums). Also, a big shout out to our engineer Nicolas, and our tour manager Jerome. Capital Letters' new album called Wolverhampton is out now on Sugarshack Records. Capital Letters are one of the UK's classic roots reggae bands, and have maintained a cult following worldwide since their first releases in the early 1970's. As can be seen with the brand new album and live performances, the heritage of Capital Letters continues and thrives to this very day... Check out Capital Letters' Facebook page for latest info on tour dates and new releases: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Letters/143117849043289 Capital Letters have made a welcome return to the live circuit in recent years performing, as part of their live show, many of their classic songs as well as material from the new Capital Letters album Wolverhampton. Capital Letters' live performances include songs from the albums Vineyard, Headline News, Reality and Wolverhampton. The current Capital Letters live setlist includes songs such as Run Run Run, Rumours, Daddy Was No Murderer, Wolf, Vineyard, Reality, Dat Nah Stop, Smoking My Ganja, Jah Music
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Capital Letters - Live @ La Clef, Paris - 2016
 
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Highlights from Capital Letters' gig at La Clef, Saint Germain, Paris 20-5-16. The show was recorded from the side of the stage but gives a good idea of what a great gig this was. The vibes are flowing! The photos are of the current line-up of capital Letters which features J.B (Founder Member + Lead Vocals), Lukas Daley (Lead Vocals + Rhythm Guitar), Aitch (Drums), Chelston Belgrave (Bass), Joseph Sullivan (aka Pearlblues Lead Guitar), Vinny Price (Keys + MD), Matthew Graham (Keys). Songs: 1) Jah Music 2) Vineyard 3) Daddy Was 4) Rumours 5) Thanks And Praise 6) Bread And Water 7) Festival 8) No Jobs 9) Smokin My Ganja/Finale Enjoy!
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Jimi Hendrix Style Tones
 
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Jammin in the style of Jimi Hendrix with my DIY relic Stratocaster. The guitar is loaded with Fatboy Guitars MC68 pickups. My signal chain is: Guitar.... Maxon CP101 Compressor.... Budda Wah.... DIY Octavia clone.... DIY Fuzz Face clone.... DIY LPB1 clone.... Fender Frontman 15 amp. Although you can see it in the video, I'm not actually using my Fender Twin, I have to wait till my neighbours are out! When I recorded this video I actually played a lot more and went into some different things, but my camera's battery ran out. I'll have to do some more in a forthcoming video, and do some Little Wing type tones as well... Trying to capture Jimi Hendrix style guitar playing takes a lot of practice and it is also essential to listen to as much of Jimi's playing as you can (thankfully there's loads on youtube) in order to get a feel for what he was doing. Getting the tone right also takes a lot of trial and error with different pedals: on the one hand you need pedals that are similar to what Hendrix himself used, but on the other you need pedals that feel right to you as an individual. For me playing guitar is an on-going process of refinement and learning. In fact I don't think we ever stop learning. As a friend said to me 'He who knows everything learns nothing'
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The Sky Is Crying Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover
 
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Jamming to a Stevie Ray Vaughan style backing track The Sky Is Crying (which is a bit quiet doh!!). I'm a big fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I try to mix other things in too. The Sky Is Crying has been performed by many blues guitar legends including Albert King and Elmore James. Hope you enjoy the video :) Gear used: MIJ '62 Strat (all stock)... Maxon CP-101 Compressor... LPB 1 (home made clone)... Fender Frontman 15 amp... Here is the Stevie Ray Vaughan version of The Sky Is Crying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s9M-52fRGU
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Capital Letters - Rumours - Live 2015
 
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The legendary Capital Letters performing one of their classic songs Rumours, live at Canal 93 in Paris, France, 3rd April 2015. Thanks to Jean - Yves channel for the video... maximum respect! Check out his channel for more great live music, including more from Capital Letters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcy7t2OlAnD2KR4y4vXo9A The current line up is: J.B (vocals, founder member), Lukas (AKA La Di Dee, vocals, guitar), Chelston (Bass), Joe (AKA Pearl Blues, lead guitar), Vinny (keyboards, backing vox), Matthew (keyboards, backing vox), Dennis (drums). Also, a big shout out to our engineer Nicolas, and our tour manager Jerome. Capital Letters' new album called Wolverhampton is out now on Sugarshack Records. Capital Letters are one of the UK's classic roots reggae bands, and have maintained a cult following worldwide since their first releases in the early 1970's. As can be seen with the brand new album and live performances, the heritage of Capital Letters continues and thrives to this very day... Check out Capital Letters' Facebook page for latest info on tour dates and new releases: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Letters/143117849043289 Capital Letters have made a welcome return to the live circuit in recent years performing, as part of their live show, many of their classic songs as well as material from the new Capital Letters album Wolverhampton. Capital Letters' live performances include songs from the albums Vineyard, Headline News, Reality and Wolverhampton. The current Capital Letters live setlist includes songs such as Run Run Run, Rumours, Daddy Was No Murderer, Wolf, Vineyard, Reality, Dat Nah Stop, Smoking My Ganja, Jah Music
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The Change In Me - Eric Gales Style Jam (Part 3)
 
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This is the final part of my jam on the Eric Gales song The Change In Me. Eric Gales is one of my favourite contemporary guitarists, and I think he is definitely the way forward in terms of Blues/Rock guitar. With my version I'm bringing in more of a Stevie Ray Vaughan and Otis Rush vibe (I'm more of a classic blues kinda guy!), but there are definitely some licks that I picked up from Eric Gales in there. Here's a live version of Eric Gales' original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2faTRTelIY The gear I using is my DIY relic Stratocaster, which has FatBoy Guitars MC68 pickups ...Maxon CP101 Compressor ... DIY Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive Clone ...DIY Electro Harmonix LPB-1 clone ...1977 Fender Twin Reverb. The speakers in my Fender Twin Reverb are a Warehouse Guitar Speakers ET65 and Warehouse Guitar Speakers C12-S. These are great speakers and I would definitely recommend this combination as an upgrade for any Twin Reverb. The ET65 is a Celestion type speaker, which has a very good response across the frequency range and the C12-S is a classic Jensen type speaker which has plenty of depth and punch. I built the Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive clone from the layout here: http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Voodoo%20Lab The Sparkle Drive is essential for any SRV or blues fan; it's basically a classic TS 808 Tubescreamer with an added blend control which allows you to blend the original clean signal with the distorted one. This helps retain the bottom end and clarity that is normally lost in TS 808 type pedals. It also seems to replicate a multi-amp type set up (sometimes I think the tone I get with this pedal is like Stevie Ray Vaughan's El Macombo tone, where he had about four amps). I've owned several different Tubescreamers, but have never been quite happy with them but the Sparkle Drive has definitely solved my problems...
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New Wave feat. Taliba- Memories
 
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New Wave recorded live at The Varsity, Wolverhampton, England on boxing day 2008. Original song written by lead singer Taliba, New Wave also play Bob Marley songs. Here's a video of Taliba performing another of her original songs, Posse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmzbc3tWVO0
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Bob Marley The Heathen Live (Cover)
 
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This is a live performance of the Bob Marley song The Heathen played by Unit Four with lead singer Priscilla Cameron, guitarist Joseph Lee Sullivan (aka Smokin Joe), bassy Erwin Cameron, backing vox Charlene Mckenzie and Yasmin Lawrence, and drummer Leslie Webster. Not many people can do Bob Marley songs well but Priscilla Cameron makes The Heathen her own. This was recorded in april 2010 at Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall. Thanx to Jordie for this video :) Gear I'm using is: Japanese Stratocaster (62 RI)... MXR Dyna Comp... MXR Phase 90... Throbak Fuzz Haze... Ibanez Tubescreamer Turbo... Fender Blues Deluxe reissue The Throbak Fuzz Haze is a really great fuzz pedal as can be seen in this version of The Heathen. Here's a good version of Bob Marley performing The Heathen live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMvzBfa1Y9I Here's a video of me performing with Priscilla at Dr Julius Garvey's speech in Birmingham in 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAi6d9_luN4 Junior Marvin is one of my favourite guitarists and The Heathen was always a bit of a showcase for him during Bob Marley concerts.
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The Change In Me - Eric Gales Style Jam (Part 2)
 
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Jammin on the Eric Gales song The Change In Me. Eric Gales is one of my favourite contemporary guitarists, and I think he is definitely the way forward in terms of Blues/Rock guitar. With my version I'm bringing in more of a Stevie Ray Vaughan and Otis Rush vibe (I'm more of a classic blues kinda guy!), but there are definitely some licks that I picked up from Eric Gales in there. Here's a live version of Eric Gales' original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2faTRTelIY The gear I using is my DIY relic Stratocaster, which has FatBoy Guitars MC68 pickups ...Maxon CP101 Compressor ... DIY Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive Clone ...DIY Electro Harmonix LPB-1 clone ...1977 Fender Twin Reverb. The speakers in my Fender Twin Reverb are a Warehouse Guitar Speakers ET65 and Warehouse Guitar Speakers C12-S. These are great speakers and I would definitely recommend this combination as an upgrade for any Twin Reverb. The ET65 is a Celestion type speaker, which has a very good response across the frequency range and the C12-S is a classic Jensen type speaker which has plenty of depth and punch. I built the Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive clone from the layout here: http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Voodoo%20Lab The Sparkle Drive is essential for any SRV or blues fan; it's basically a classic TS 808 Tubescreamer with an added blend control which allows you to blend the original clean signal with the distorted one. This helps retain the bottom end and clarity that is normally lost in TS 808 type pedals. It also seems to replicate a multi-amp type set up (sometimes I think the tone I get with this pedal is like Stevie Ray Vaughan's El Macombo tone, where he had about four amps). I've owned several different Tubescreamers, but have never been quite happy with them but the Sparkle Drive has definitely solved my problems...
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