Also all on the PS5 -- another one where backing and rhythm guitar were laid down and stayed on the machine through many takes on the guitar solo. The chords are not original, but are from my old bands' versions of Stormy Monday - using 9ths instead of 7ths. I wish I could remember the lead guitar effect in case I ever lose the USER data I renamed to "Blues". I do remember playing it in the dark with only the light of the PS5 on so as to mimimize the hum through the Squire Strat pickups.
Thanks for the listen Stan. I apologize for the "crackling", which, in addition to the noise of my fingers sliding on the strings is probably more annoying to others that me because my hearing rolls off pretty steeply above 10KHz. I didn't realize it was so prominant on this one.
Yes, some nice licks here. The Yamaha's chording is somewhat cheesy, but it's nothing so serious as to detract from the playing. I hear the crackling as well, but it's not string noise; sounds more like a dirty contact somewhere (possibly the guitar cable?). Maybe people will think it's an old blues record!
Actually ya can't blame the Yamaha on this one as it all PS5 patterns. Gee I hope your not talking about the Strat sounding rhythm part -- that's me about half way over on the right side sliding those 9th chords:) The other guitar rhythm (P5 MIDI) does sound bad enough to be turned off --- wish I had, and the piano is quite monotonous but necessary I think to fill the middle. I tell people the piano player is a 60s burnout.
The strings may indeed to the noise. I keep 'em really low -- too low probably -- and at times when I pick something too close to the active PU I and I have my usual too much reverb I get strange results from the PS5s digital effects. Of course there are also the single coil pickups on the Squire. I remember laying the solo track down in a totally darkened room except for the PS5 light just to minimize the noise. Looks like some got through. Funny how I never noticed it until Stan pointed it out. I would say I'll try it again with the Digitech, but times when I can play the licks as cleanly as I did here are few and far between.
Thanks again for the listen Mike ... this one and all of them.