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    At a request someone asked that I record a solo. Here it is. It's Eruption by Van Halen. I think I did a better job on it than I did the freestyle one. Please give me your comments on what you did and didn't like.

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    Overdrive isn't nearly as cool as you think it is.
    Away.

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    I'm almost 100% sure he uses overdrive. He uses a stack Marshall with some weird stuff. I'm doing this with a old tube Crate, Gibson Les Paul Custom with the EMG 81, 85 pickups, a Boss dist. pedal, Boss Chorus pedal, the amps overdrive and thats it. I'm not getting close to Vans, Randys, Zakks, Kirks quality tone with that set up. For Eruption I had to use my old stock BC Rich NJ Beast for the whammy bar. I'm set up for metal riffs. And It's not worth my time to record a metal song that you won't reconise or appreciate how much work I put into it.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    im not tryin to be a dick but its pretty sloppy. i know a lot of players do this intentionally but i dont like it. also, tapping is easy, you should be able to pull off the end part (yes, i noticed the major flaw before you hit the end note w/whammy)

    you have potential but you need to work more on technique, style will come with practice.

    again, this might sound a little harsh but get used to it if your into the music buisness. keep playing, practice running scales, its the key to thrashing.

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    I know next to nothing about good guitar playing, but it sounded impressive to me.

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    Perspective. I don't think you are a dick. I asked for opinions on it and you told me. Yeah I did a little improvising on it. I've been working on the finger tapping. I get a bunch of problems with the finger tapping. That and artificial harmonics aren't my strong point. (Did anyone else have some problems opening the file? I can't open my own MP3 )
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    Opened fine in Windows Media Player. I assume that it would open in Winamp too, although I didn't try.
    Away.

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    opened fine with quick time.

    its good that you can take feedback about your playing. many musicians freak out about it. i practically have to make people pick me apart sometimes because they are too nice

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    hehe. I have some more I just have to take the time to get them up on a site.
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    For some strange reason, listening to your guitar playing makes me want to watch a Bill and Ted movie. That Keanu Reeves can play one hell of an air guitar!!!
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    Hmm...havent played a guitar in a very long time...

    I guess I'm quite good on rhythm, but when in comes to doing solos I tend to get into a blur...not a note stands out clear
    Come cast your shadow over me
    and I'll cast mine all over thee
    Take me away, into the shades
    where there is no light of day

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    the last time I posted a shredding solo they didn't like it too much. I have to admit there was too much feedback and the quality sucked. These are clearer though. I have a couple more.
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    Originally posted by unanimous
    For some strange reason, listening to your guitar playing makes me want to watch a Bill and Ted movie. That Keanu Reeves can play one hell of an air guitar!!!
    steve vai did all the guitar for the second bill and ted movie. STEVE VAI RULES!!!!!!

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    Pretty good stuff, noticed a few spots that I didn't like, but it all comes with time, man. Just keep working at it!

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