Author Archives: guitarsophist

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I'm a guitar-playing rhetorician professor.

SoundCloud

The folks on the telecaster discussion board are used to using SoundCloud to host the tracks they create for their Backing Track Challenge activity. Several told me that I would get more attention if I posted Soundcloud links instead of … Continue reading

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Tweed Pignose

A few years ago I acquired a tweed Pignose. I don’t think I have posted about it here before. Here’s a pic: The first thing I will say is that it looks way cooler than it sounds. It sounds best … Continue reading

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Still More TDPRI STuff

This is a slow rock thing that is reminiscent of Neil Young. I played my strat through Tonelib. I did it in one take, so it is what it is. This is a blues shuffle. I got out my Roland … Continue reading

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More TDPRI Backing Tracks

This is a “Slow Pop” backing track. I used my Tele through the Tonelib Deluxe amp sim with Bounce reverb, a Marshall 4×12 cabinet, and a simulation of a Klon Centaur distortion pedal. They had a “Big Band” track up … Continue reading

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Just Like Tom . . .

Today, Craig and I got together and took all day to produce one track, a cover of a Dylan song. Craig played rhythm guitar (an orange Tele with a mini humbucker), lead guitar (my Agile LP copy on the bridge … Continue reading

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TDPRI Backing Track Challenge

This is just a lead recorded to a backing track posted on tdpri.com, the Telecaster forum. It is my Telecaster on the bridge pickup through the Deluxe model in Tonelib GFX. Here’s another one for a different challenge: That’s my … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Mountain . . .

Yesterday, Craig and I got together and played most of the day. I had stripped down my cajon kit to the 13″ New Beat hi-hats, a 15″ Sabian HHX Studio Crash that I used as a ride cymbal (it also … Continue reading

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