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Jumpsty

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Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« on: December 16, 2008, 03:43:29 pm »
Hiya everyone! :)

I put a cartoon for my girlfriend on Youtube not too long ago, it has some guitar parts in it.

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=FtXaf7O8VQQ

Sorry that it's a little mushy :) Anyway..

What might you recommend for the two songs? My version of Sweet Child o' Mine doesn't sound quite right, maybe a little too high-pitched or something. As for Time of your Life, I'm not sure.

Is there anything I can do to improve on these two songs?

Thanks a bunch! - Jumpsty

Sgfreak101

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 04:02:31 pm »
Where is the song?



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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 04:07:55 pm »
I think it's rather cute. I like the riff the way you played it. Slash uses more distortion but that makes it easier to play not harder. It suited the animation better the way you did it.

If I were being critical I'd say tune your guitar for the first section, one of the strings is out.

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 05:30:33 pm »
I agree with Joe completely there.  :o lol

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 05:55:00 pm »
As Joe says, tuning is out so take care of that first and foremost.

My suggestions would be to play "time of your life" rhythm style rather than arpeggio. I know your way is closer to the original but without backing music it can sound a whole lot better with an accented rhythm pattern (basically biased towards the higher or lower strings at times). need be I can give you a strumming pattern and highlight where to accent, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out on your own.

Sweet child... sounds kinda like a musical box... reminded me of those old childrens tv shows ;D  Really highlights Slashes comments that he came up with it while messing around with a circus like melody.
Not sure what gear you have to work with and can't really guide you without knowing, but I can tell you the end of that sequence should be different. check justins video.

Sorry that it's a little mushy :) Anyway..

That's an understatement :-\
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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 06:02:46 pm »
I finally got to listen to it and it sounded good.


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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 01:34:38 am »
Hey guys :) Thanks for all the help! The gear I was playing it with was:

- Daphon GA160R Guitar Amplifier, 60W.
  Gain: 5
  Volume: 3
  Bass: 5
  Middle: 2
  Treble: 10
  Reverb: 10
  Master: 4

- Squier Fender Bullet Strat
  Tone & Volume: 10
  Front Pick-Up

Thanks! :) - Jumpsty

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 08:44:40 am »
On the guitar back the tone off to next to nothing, it changes the sound quite considerably.

The equaliser settings seem quite odd... no promises but try these settings.

  Gain: 6.5
  Volume: X
  Bass: 7
  Middle: 4
  Treble: 7
  Reverb: 2
  Master: X

Can't tell if yours is a tube amp (and as a result whether it's worth messing with the volume and master to try and get it to break up... experiment a little)
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 04:58:24 pm »
What do you mean by X? ???

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 05:14:40 pm »
X means
if you have a tube amp you need to find the balance between break up and volume
if you have solid state it doesn't make much difference
The first is subjective, the second is irrelevant. Either way providing numbers won't help much. as I said, experiment.
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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 11:06:31 pm »
Aweomse Tourniquet! :) It sounds just right now, thanks a bunch!

P.S. Sorry about the amp controls, there isn't a volume knob, it's a boost. It doesn't really matter though :)

- Sincerely, Jumpsty

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008, 12:19:18 am »
That was really nice, your version of Sweet Child is not right… but it sounded nice, almost ethereal and suited your animation, with a long distance longing for your loved one!

Beautiful, well done - thats what music is all about

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009, 09:02:09 pm »
i know i am a bit out of touch but what settings would you use on a Roland cube 30 (cosm) and a fender strat playing sweet child o' mine

 thanks for the help

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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009, 11:33:16 am »
I've spent a few minutes with my fender and cube and this is about as close at you'll get.

  Gain: 5
  Volume: at least 4
  Bass: 5
  Middle: 4
  Treble: 7
  Reverb: 2
 model R-fier (the classic stack setting can't deliver on the high notes)

Bridge pickup, back off the tone to 2-3

you might need to tweak one or two of these settings to best fit your strats output (mine is quite mellow).
it's right on the edge of that horn like quality but chasing it any further makes the sound indistinct and muddy or gutless.
you'll also find the sustain lacking at times.... can't really be helped with a strat and these sort of settings.

see if that works for you.
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Re: Time of your Life/Sweet Child o' Mine
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2009, 12:09:31 pm »
must give it a go hay thanks so much  :)

 

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