Can you stomach some more VinMan imitations from yours truly?
This is a recording I made a few months ago, but only recently managed to tab it via SoundSlice. I think it may contain some of the best alternate picking I ever recorded (see solo section), but listening back to it now I think the tone is so-so at best, kind of “plasticky” - I think it’s a bit of a shame and would like to perhaps find and reamp the DI tracks to do it more justice.
Here’s the video:
Here are the tabs:
Technique-wise, it’s almost all alternate picking using my standard DSX (escaped downstroke) form - with the occasional rotation in the picking path to allow for some isolated upstroke escapes - pretty much the Batio system described in Antigravity . If you look at the tabs I made, it should be quite clear where these switches have to happen. I think I managed to keep things clean for the most part but there is an audible swipe around 1:49 during some of the more intricate patterns that have a single note on the E string - I think I can live with that! (And some phrases might not be 100% in time)
A notable exception are the diminished sweeps at 1:40, where I used the good old Yngwie system. In this section Vinnie plays some crazy-stretchy diminished legatos that are beyond my capabilities, so I hope that replacing them with an Yngwie citation has done the job without ruining the spirit of the track (I tried to keep the target tones the same).
Recording-wise, this is a mix of four different takes for the first guitar. From the start until 1:52 it’s a single take where I have re-done some small sections that I didn’t like (in correspondence with the changes in camera angle), while the ending is a single take with some double tracking at the beginning and end (and a second guitar that is not shown on film).
Well that’s it, what do you think, is it worth finding and reamping the DI tracks? Does anyone want to fiddle with the DI tracks?
- Yes reamp away!
- Na, leave it as it is and move on!