Blues Duels SEMI FINALS: TeXaS_db vs. Dimebag22


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GD_GC
03-17-2008, 05:47 PM
We are almost there. We are within a few quick rounds of determining once and for all the best blues guitarist of UG. At least until we do the duels again.

For this week, we have Dimebag22 vs. TeXaS_db, and it should be a great duel. Let's get a lot of voters this time, and remember, the winner gets a trip to the finals!

Dimebag22: "Blues Jam In G (http://youtube.com/watch?v=U0MuA-dt-uQ)"
TeXaS_db: "Struttin' Busted (http://www.myspace.com/theocifers)"

Good luck, and may the best bluesman win!


:cheers:

Dimebag22
03-17-2008, 05:49 PM
Awesome!

Good luck Texas_db :D
:cheers:

I'm going to wait a while before I vote :)

GD_GC
03-17-2008, 06:42 PM
Cmon people let's vote!

Carswell98
03-17-2008, 06:48 PM
they were both great, Kris played well as always, but I went with TeXaS_db, just because it had a really great Black Keys type feel, and I love the raw garage blues-rock sound.

good job both of you, and good luck!

:cheers:

gopherthegreat
03-17-2008, 06:52 PM
kris, in the very first 1 second, your facial expression made me LOL

texas's wont load, so i cant vote :(

Dimebag22
03-17-2008, 06:56 PM
^ :haha I was probably really tired or something. My hair is all messed up too :p: Probably just woke up.

imgooley
03-17-2008, 07:59 PM
they were both great, Kris played well as always, but I went with TeXaS_db, just because it had a really great Black Keys type feel, and I love the raw garage blues-rock sound.

good job both of you, and good luck!

:cheers:
What he said.

TeXaS_db
03-17-2008, 09:46 PM
haha u looked stoned in that video. great job tho, u are definently the better guitarist. good luck bro.

cheers

Blurry 505
03-18-2008, 12:52 AM
Both are great!

Had to go with Dimebag though. Really lame reason why, but that lick at 30 seconds for the turnaround. That was just so perfect it got you a vote!

Great job to TeXas_db, love the garage / texas / blues,grunge - y sound!

SOADwannabe
03-18-2008, 01:03 AM
loving the the dirty blues from TeXaS_db!

TUMFP
03-18-2008, 01:14 AM
I voted for Dimebag. Both great playing, Dimebag's was more my style, and I felt there was not enough variety in TeXaS'. The same rhythm went on a little long for me, to really showcase your playing.

nka389
03-18-2008, 06:46 AM
Go Texas!!!

Dimebag - you are quite amazing as well, but I'm just really feeling Texas's Struttin' Busted!!

imgooley
03-18-2008, 11:57 AM
Tex, I was checkin out the other tracks on your page. You rock man. You got someone doin vox for you?

Jimmy94
03-18-2008, 12:01 PM
dimebag gets my vote, more creative and interesting playing.

both were excellent

sre9981
03-18-2008, 12:30 PM
Sorry Dime, Texas' was just too awesome to not vote for

TeXaS_db
03-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Tex, I was checkin out the other tracks on your page. You rock man. You got someone doin vox for you?

in my profile i have a song that me and Chrisatgrace collabed on. he did vox's and bass.
but i have been experimenting with vocals a lil bit lately, and once i get some lyrics written down im goin to try to fit them in my songs. but the thing is i suck at writing lyrics. i tried before but it always ended up being really corny. but i'll figure out something.

thanks, and cheers

Mr.Cuddles
03-18-2008, 07:01 PM
i voted for dime, they both rocked though.
well i dunno about rock but bluesed?
i dunno.
awsome i geuss.

arsonite
03-18-2008, 10:14 PM
Dime :)

TeXaS_db
03-19-2008, 03:12 AM
C'mon we need some votes

imgooley
03-19-2008, 03:15 AM
Seriously tex, I think that I am gonna DL your songs. I dig em that much (listened to all of them today). If you want to do some collabs, I am getting a mic in about a month. Hit me up

Beakwithteeth
03-19-2008, 03:24 AM
I would love to take part in the voting but I noticed that tex's is a myspace one and I am on my sisters school laptop that has myspace blocked :rolleyes:

Dimebag's was great though.

rush5757
03-19-2008, 03:26 AM
I think texas' track felt more like a real song, and a good one with potential at that, with a great solo, whereas dimebag22's was good, but just felt like an unorganized solo. It was full of random licks, but I didn't think any of them really tied together that well, and it kind of dragged on.
I'm gonna go with TeXaSdb

imgooley
03-19-2008, 03:34 AM
I think texas' track felt more like a real song, and a good one with potential at that, with a great solo, whereas dimebag22's was good, but just felt like an unorganized solo. It was full of random licks, but I didn't think any of them really tied together that well, and it kind of dragged on.
I'm gonna go with TeXaSdb
Yeah. I didn't get bored at all through the whole thing

GD_GC
03-19-2008, 06:26 AM
Wow this has been by far the best duel yet, good luck to both!

:cheers:

Dimebag22
03-19-2008, 09:54 AM
I think texas' track felt more like a real song, and a good one with potential at that, with a great solo, whereas dimebag22's was good, but just felt like an unorganized solo. It was full of random licks, but I didn't think any of them really tied together that well, and it kind of dragged on.
I'm gonna go with TeXaSdb
To be fair, I would have done an actual song, but I would have to overlay a bunch of tracks that have been recorded from my shitty microphone and the end result would be a bunch of static and bleeps and pops. Like listen to my YouTube and imagine that bad of quality times 2 or 3.

:cheers:

TeXaS_db
03-19-2008, 11:12 AM
I would love to take part in the voting but I noticed that tex's is a myspace one and I am on my sisters school laptop that has myspace blocked :rolleyes:

Dimebag's was great though.
u could just go to my ug profile, i have that same song up there.

Skirvy
03-19-2008, 12:18 PM
holy **** texas!

imgooley
03-19-2008, 12:23 PM
To be fair, I would have done an actual song, but I would have to overlay a bunch of tracks that have been recorded from my shitty microphone and the end result would be a bunch of static and bleeps and pops. Like listen to my YouTube and imagine that bad of quality times 2 or 3.

:cheers:
Don't feel bad. I liked it.


Just liked texas better

ze monsta
03-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Tex gets my vote, coz it was more interesting, especially the solo, I was thinking, wheres the hell is the solo? and then it bit, great job.

Sorry Kris, you did a great job, but it was unorganised in comparison to Tex!

GD_GC
03-19-2008, 06:11 PM
Eh it looks like Texas is starting to pull away, but theres still plenty of time left. What a great duel, and whoever wins really deserves to go to the finals!

Dimebag22
03-19-2008, 06:18 PM
:sad:

GD_GC
03-19-2008, 06:29 PM
:sad:

Hey, you might still pull it off, who knows.

Dimebag22
03-19-2008, 06:29 PM
:haha Yeah it's all good. :p: I'm just kiddin' around.

Ancient Jello
03-19-2008, 06:42 PM
:haha Yeah it's all good. :p:

Yes, it is. Very much so. The tough thing about these duals is that there are so many variations to the Blues that when, say, a quiet ballady Blues number goes up against a Blues rock piece then the audience's genre preference can be more important than the quality of the music.

(PS I am not necessarily referring to this duel; it's something I've been aware of during each duel and it often makes voting fairly quite hard.)

Beakwithteeth
03-19-2008, 07:29 PM
u could just go to my ug profile, i have that same song up there.


Well now I feel like a dumbass... :o

I voted Texas.

imgooley
03-19-2008, 07:55 PM
Well now I feel like a dumbass... :o

I voted Texas.
You'll be fine. The idiocy will rub off. Just remember



It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.

Carswell98
03-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Hey Texas_db, did you lay a drum track or are you using a program? because honestly with some of these new programs I can't tell the difference.

rush5757
03-19-2008, 08:35 PM
:sad:
awww

*hugs*


:haha Don't worry dude, yours was really good. I just liked texas' feel a lot. You're still a lot better than me :cheers:

GD_GC
03-19-2008, 08:42 PM
hey Texas, what kind of amp are you playing through? I really like your tone.

TeXaS_db
03-19-2008, 09:14 PM
hey Texas, what kind of amp are you playing through? I really like your tone.
i think on "Struttin' Busted" i used a really cheap lil 15 watt crate practice amp, like this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-GTD15R-Guitar-Amplifier-with-Reverb-104203849-i1170732.gc
except mine is alot older.

then on my other songs i used my Vox,
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Vox-Valvetronix-AD50VT-50w-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-102806882-i1145847.gc

im tryin to save up and get a fender tube amp, like these
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Hot-Rod-Deluxe-Amp-100259491-i1145367.gc
or
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Blues-Deluxe-Reissue-40W-1x12--Combo-Amp-103231874-i1145956.gc

Dimebag22
03-19-2008, 09:17 PM
^ I use the Hot Rod Deluxe :)

TeXaS_db
03-19-2008, 09:20 PM
^ I use the Hot Rod Deluxe :)

do u like it? is it worth saving up for.
i think i played it one time and it seemed to sound really good, very bluesy

Dimebag22
03-19-2008, 09:33 PM
do u like it? is it worth saving up for.
i think i played it one time and it seemed to sound really good, very bluesy
Oh yeah, I love it. When I get a new mic, I'll add some good quality sound clips of it up for you if you would like. :)

I got mine for about $500 on a really good sale and it was worth it for sure! Very good amp, the only thing that I don't like about it is the overdrive channel and it only has one EQ so I usually have it set up for a great clean (the cleans are insane BTW) and when you switch to OD it isn't that great because of the one EQ. I'm a huge fan of OD though, not distortion and I have 3 OD pedals and would recommend getting a Maxon OD808 with this amp and it is a beast over it's amazing cleans.

GD_GC
03-19-2008, 09:41 PM
^Kris, that last sentance was probably the longest run on sentance I've ever read. :haha

And Texas, I have the Blues Deluxe. I've always had issues with it, but i found out today that my tubes are in need of replacing, so I'm sure that will make it sound better.

theneildeal
03-20-2008, 06:24 AM
my god kris, make your bed!

i liked texas', but i preferred kris'

swinghead
03-20-2008, 08:52 AM
texas' awesome, I must vote for the bluesiest one though (thats dimebags) :)

arsonite
03-20-2008, 01:10 PM
:sad:

Lol looking for pity votes now are we?

"Let's vote for this guy, because he's losing and he's sad" :p: <3

JimmyStradlin33
03-21-2008, 07:56 AM
Superb. Both of you.

nightraven
03-21-2008, 08:24 AM
tough decision, had to vote tex though.

the drums were great, as was the distorted solo. dime's recording got a bit repetitive and too much stevie influence.

Phill-Rock
03-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Texas - more professional, and a real song.

It was close though.

GD_GC
03-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Well congrats to Texas, it looks like you've got this one locked up. That was by far the best duel yet though.

:cheers:

Dimebag22
03-22-2008, 01:11 PM
Good job Tex! :cheers:

Good luck in the finals. :)

rush5757
03-23-2008, 02:22 AM
/\ *pats on back*
good job dimebag22. nice sig btw :)

urik
03-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Sorry Dimebag, your entry was awesome and I believe that you're a better guitarist.
But I liked the Texas one more.

imgooley
03-27-2008, 03:49 AM
I feel bad for the little guuy.....

aweeeeeeeee

Peaceful Rocker
04-09-2008, 03:05 PM
i think on "Struttin' Busted" i used a really cheap lil 15 watt crate practice amp, like this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-GTD15R-Guitar-Amplifier-with-Reverb-104203849-i1170732.gc
except mine is alot older.

then on my other songs i used my Vox,
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Vox-Valvetronix-AD50VT-50w-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-102806882-i1145847.gc

im tryin to save up and get a fender tube amp, like these
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Hot-Rod-Deluxe-Amp-100259491-i1145367.gc
or
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Blues-Deluxe-Reissue-40W-1x12--Combo-Amp-103231874-i1145956.gc
I play fender tubes, i'll always prefer tube amps.. such a good choice.

Texas, your song is catchy, raw, and just pretty badass.. where as dimebag was trying to show off his blues playing to the full extent in that solo, your was much more enjoyable to listen to and gets my vote. Even though dime is probably the more talented lead guitar player, you're proof keeping it simple can be better.

nightraven
05-17-2008, 03:19 AM
desticky?

DayVBayB
05-23-2008, 02:35 AM
i'm not that well educated in blues music but i feel like ive heard tex's song somewehre before? was it a cover?

ze monsta
05-23-2008, 09:33 AM
^ No. It's an original.

DayVBayB
05-24-2008, 07:14 AM
yea sorry about that, it was in the UG album

theneildeal
05-24-2008, 07:20 AM
to me, it sounds a bit like a voodoo child instrumental. maybe that's where you've heard it from