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02-25-2005 04:08 PM
The Dark Wolf
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

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Originally Posted by kennydoe
wow...that's one of the nicest compliments i've ever recieved.

Another Jemsiter whom i chat with asked me if i had any ideas on how to improve his phrasing. The best advice I could give was to think like you're singing. When you're practicing, either sing along with your solo (a la George Benson) or sing a phrase, then try to play it. It's good ear training too. If you run out of breath, your phrase is too long

Thanks again. That was nice to hear.
~Kenny
That's great advice. I always like to hear leads that really SAY something, very much like a good vocal part. So I agree with what you're saying. Technique is nice, but generally, if I had to choose either A) a good lead with great technique but so-so melody or B) a good lead with so-so technique but good melody, I'll take B. Of course, yours had both, so, even better.

And NP on the compliments. I was just being honest. I REALLY liked that piece.
02-25-2005 12:26 PM
Hobophobic
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

Oh yeah! I already checked that one out. Excellent clip. Must not have read carefully enough though, I missed the part about the evos. Thanks yet again.
02-25-2005 11:50 AM
kennydoe
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

there's a thread in the multimedia section called 'me doing comfortably numb'. That was all on my BFP w/ evolution bridge/PAF neck.

CLICK HERE

~K
02-25-2005 10:50 AM
Hobophobic
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

Yeah, it's good stuff. I downloaded it to A/B the breeds against some evolution samples but I didn't delete it when I deleted the others. It's still loaded in my winamp in fact. It definitely made the decision more difficult because I really like the sound you're getting with them. Do you have any clips anywhere with the evolutions? You said you prefer them. I'm not asking you to take time to do another clip, just wondering if you already have one floating around somewhere. If not, what is it you prefer about the evos over the breeds? Thanks again.
02-25-2005 10:11 AM
kennydoe
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

wow...that's one of the nicest compliments i've ever recieved.

Another Jemsiter whom i chat with asked me if i had any ideas on how to improve his phrasing. The best advice I could give was to think like you're singing. When you're practicing, either sing along with your solo (a la George Benson) or sing a phrase, then try to play it. It's good ear training too. If you run out of breath, your phrase is too long

Thanks again. That was nice to hear.
~Kenny
02-25-2005 09:56 AM
The Dark Wolf
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

kennydoe, THAT is some of the sweetest, tastiest playing I have EVER heard. I usually don't keep people's sound samples. Just check 'em out to listen to the tones. But THAT is one I'm keeping. I totally loved your playing on that. Your chops are tight, no doubt, but man, your phrasing and melody are out of this world. I can't say enough good about it.

Dude, keep rockin'.
02-24-2005 03:16 PM
Hobophobic
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

Sweet! Thanks! It doesn't help the decision making in this case, it actually makes it more difficult since I was already planning on evolutions but thought I'd check out the breeds just to be sure... they sound really good. But that's not a bad thing so definitely thanks for taking the time to make the clip. The guitar for sale might have been tempting but I'm one of those pain in the arse lefties. Thanks for mentioning it though.
02-24-2005 02:20 PM
kennydoe
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

alrighty...i had a little free time today (better late than never, right?)

Here's a little sampling I did with my RG550 equipped with Breeds .
Here's the rig i used to record it (right after recording)


No, the Rescue Heroes played no part in the demo (although nekkid Barbie is always an inspiration ).

The SM58 was plugged straight into my computer's soundcard.

Panned hard left is the clean neck breed, then about halfway thru it changes to the Bridge Breed

Panned hard right is the clean/chorus/delay neck breed, then about halfway thru it changes to the Bridge Breed

Straight center is the track (a jam track i downloaded years ago called 'Claptonesque') and my one-take solo - Neck first, then bridge. I think it's a fairly obvious sonic change when the pickup change comes.

I didn't bother making the playing perfect. And sorry about my lame attempt at tapping towards the end. I really don't do that I just wanted to get a little bit of everything in there.

Enjoy! hope it helps you in your decision.
~Kenny

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD (3MB)

PS: This guitar is perpetually for sale. PM me if you're interested.
02-17-2005 08:57 PM
Uthark
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ibanezlover
Hey Hobo, i have a rg2570 and have a breed in the neck and evo in the bridge. I love this combo. I find the breed in the neck gives me that smooth as butter-like sound.
That was an interesting way to describe the Breed pickup. Could you compare it to the Air Norton and/or the Evolution (neck pickup), please?
02-17-2005 08:15 PM
Hobophobic
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

kennydoe: Thanks. The evolution is actually what I was originally considering and may still go with but I was fishing around for some opinions and ideas on other possibilities first. I live in a really remote area which makes trying to demo a lot of different pickup combinations pretty much out of the question. I'd be glad to check out any clips you want to put up, it would definitely help.

ibanezlover: Thanks for the reply. Starting to sound like my first instinct, the evo, may be the way to go since I didn't even mention that that was a choice I was considering and I'm getting that advice anyway.

Edit: Shortened to remove excess rambling that didn't have much to do with the topic.
02-17-2005 03:53 PM
ibanezlover
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

Hey Hobo, i have a rg2570 and have a breed in the neck and evo in the bridge. I love this combo. I find the breed in the neck gives me that smooth as butter-like sound.
02-17-2005 02:42 PM
kennydoe
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

what kind of style would you like to hear from them? I'll record al ittle if you want. Clean? dirty? mesa-recto-dirty? chunka? blues?

let me know.
~K
02-17-2005 02:41 PM
kennydoe
Re: DiMarzio Breed...

i have breeds in an rg550. They sound okay but i prefer the evolutions.
~Kenny
02-17-2005 01:13 PM
Hobophobic
DiMarzio Breed...

Has anybody tried this in the RG1570? I like the sound clip on the DiMarzio site but that's in a Jem with Steve Vai at the controls, he could make some kite string stretched on a broomstick sound good.
Thanks.

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