These are mainly for Dave Hawksford...just a few samples of some of the guitar sounds that are built into the purple/black sparkly Variax guitar he painted for me. (Although I've gotta admit, the paint job didn't really change the sound but it looks a lot cooler, lol.) All the parts on these were played on the Variax, and this only represents about 5 of the 50 or so different instruments programmed into it. Bear in mind these samples are just quick and dirty ad lib things that were not really rehearsed, so they have their fair share of rough spots. Definitely not ready for prime time. All of these will sound best through good stereo speakers or headphones. They will probably sound pretty bad through your laptop speakers.
First up, here's a little sample with banjo, acoustic 6-string, acoustic 12-string, and two Fender Telecasters battling it out for the title of "Sloppiest Guitar Player in Town". That's what happens when a rock guitar player tries to play bluegrass.
Next, here are a few excerpts from Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb. Both parts are played on the Variax version of a Fender Stratocaster. Now that I actually own a couple of Strats, I can say the Variax model is close, but a real Strat sounds better...
Comfortably Numb Excerpts
And lastly, here's the second version of the song I posted the other day in this thread. This the two separate tracks of the chords, and two more tracks of a "cello" sound. This will now be the "bed" for some lead guitar parts. All of these were on one of the Variax models of a Strat again, but with a different pickup selection and effects than I used for Comfortably Numb. (I'm still playing around with ideas for the lead parts. I figure I'll continue posting "progress pics" of this song as it develops. If there's any interest, I could post some samples of the various earlier stages that led to this mix.)
Oriental Dream - Bed Only No Lead
Stay tuned...I'll post more progress examples of Oriental Dream as I come up with them, and if you guys want, I can post sound clips of the various parts that got me this far on it. Sort of like progress pics on a woodworking project, but with string bending instead of nail bending.