Poll: Blues Duels
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GD_GC
13 72%
aetherspear
5 28%
Voters: 18.
#1
Well I thought it was finally time to get this thing going again, so here we go! The semis, me vs. aetherspear!

GD_GC: "Messing with a slide 2"

Aetherspear: "Poor Luck Blues"


May the best bluesman win!

"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne
#2
GD_DC gets my vote.

Bit more original in my opinion.
Don't hear too many good slide players here.

Nicely played!
#3
Awesome!!!


Well this is a really tough one guys. God damn, why do you have to make it so hard?!

Eric: Loved the slide playing, a hell of a lot better than my slide playing Some parts were a little sloppy but I know you had to make due because of you amp being broken and all. Overall I thought it was excellent, I was just waiting for the old haunting black man's voice to come in

aetherspear: I really enjoyed that man, but one jam tends to get boring when it reaches the 4 - 5 min mark, unless you are an amazing guitarist. I really like your licks, and I can feel you trying to not make it boring, and I know that that is a really hard thing to do. Overall I really liked it man.

So I'm going to have to give this one to Eric. I really enjoyed both of them though, they were amazing.

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#4
Aetherspear. Volume swells win every time.

Sorry, Eric, but your slide playing was a bit dry. I could tell that some of the notes were a bit sharp or flat here and there, and they sounded out of place. You probably would have been better off with a heavier slide too. It sounded like you were using a thin glass one. Was that in open E?
#5
Open E yeah, and I had a big beefy glass slide I was gonna use, but I lost it. I had to use a thin metal one

But yeah, Aetherpear's track was beast, so we'll see how this one goes.
"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne
#6
A steel one, I presume...

IMO, steel sounds terrible on acoustic. Way too bright and way too much noise. It'd make sense to use one, though, if you had low action. For acoustic, I use a monstrous brass slide. That thing weighs a good 7 ounces, if not more. Really brings out the warmth.

Just food for thought. Keep working on the slide playing. Check out Warren Haynes' hotlicks vid. It really helped me a ton. Pm me if you want a link.
#7
Man I can't decide.

I love slide guitar. The slide playing was a bit sloppy, but the overall groove was pretty good.

Aetherspear's was good also. Some great licks in there, but at 6 minutes it was a couple minutes too long.

I might have to listen again later and then make up my mind and vote.
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#8
Eric - Because although i thought aetherspear had better chops eric kept it together and sounded overall a better song, as poor luck blues i think got a bit draged out and lost its momentum.
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#9
im personally a bit disappointed by this round. I think that previous rounds have been better. nevertheless, it was close.

Eric, im not much of a slide kind of guy, so it is always going to be difficult to win me over with a slide song. I think that the song sounded a bit like a spur of the moment jam, and only the pro's can pull that off. I understand that your amp is broken, and it would have been good to see how this contest would have gone had you had your amp. But i can't base my vote on what ifs.

Aetherspear, i think that the song was a bit drawn out, but that song is my kind of blues, so you get my vote.
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#10
Man if I had known you were doing an acoustic number, I would've done one too to make it interesting. I agree that mine gets a little drawn out.
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#12
had to give it to GD_DC

Aetherspear plays the kind of blues I love, but GD plays with the kind of emotion I love. I just hope you can get that amp fixed before you go against Texas_db in the finals, his track from the UG album is climbing up my ipods 'most played' list.
#13
we should've stickied this to attract attention, but either way congrats to GD.
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#14
Yeah, we really should have. It got kinda lost in the mix there...
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
#15
Hey guys, finally back from my trip to Seattle. I guess I pulled this off, so the finals should be interesting! I just hope my amp is fixed soon, its still not finished

"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne