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It’s Been a Long, Long Time (Chet and Les)

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Hi Guys,

I am a new one here . I thought I'd share my cover of Chester and Lester "It's Been a Long, Long Time", I am using a Jazzmaster for Les' parts and Gretsch 6122-59 for Chet's parts. I hope you enjoy it.

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Thanks RJ

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Nice job,and great tone to boost ! Welcome to the pages,lots of nice folks here with more talent than can be stood,you're in good company.

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Thanks Opie and Mark. Nice to be here.

From Australia

RJ

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That was great RJ,welcome aboard sir!

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Hello and welcome. Nice playing!

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That was wonderful! It was as fun to watch you play it as it was to listen. Great job, and welcome!

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First, welcome to all things Gretsch! What a fantastic accomplishment! You managed to capture the styles and passion of both Chet & Les. This video is something to be very proud of.

I'd like to see you tackle a similar video of a Chet and Lenny tune!

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WOW!! Fabulous work, mrsonar!!

Welcome to the GDP!!

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thanks for the very kind comments and very warm welcomes everyone. It is very much appreciated. Stay Safe!

RJ

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REALLY nice! I enjoyed the way you tweaked Les's part near the end of the song. Well, actually, I enjoyed everything about this. Thanks for sharing it and welcome to what is probably the best guitar group floating around cyberspace.

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Terrific contrast between the two parts. Not just the wiry Jazzmaster vs the lush Gretsch tones and specific echo treatments, but in the way you play the two parts with a totally distinct approach and touch.

The varispeed effect at 2:50 is so apt. Totally Les in that moment.

Lovely!

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REALLY nice! I enjoyed the way you tweaked Les's part near the end of the song. Well, actually, I enjoyed everything about this. Thanks for sharing it and welcome to what is probably the best guitar group floating around cyberspace.

– wgnhim

Thanks. I managed to get the Les Paul's famous vari-speed recording techniques on my DAW, it was fun to do.

RJ

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Terrific contrast between the two parts. Not just the wiry Jazzmaster vs the lush Gretsch tones and specific echo treatments, but in the way you play the two parts with a totally distinct approach and touch.

The varispeed effect at 2:50 is so apt. Totally Les in that moment.

Lovely!

– ade

Thanks Ade. I always wanted to do that typical Les Paul vari-speed high octave techniques, I am finally able to do it in Logic recording software. There's vari-speed function, where I record ed the part at half speed and played it back on normal speed. Very interesting indeed.

RJ

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Great job. Nice tone and playing. I did not know about the v-speed technique. That was interesting. Welcome.

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Also I meant to ask what amp or pedal did you use to get your recording into your DAW.

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Also I meant to ask what amp or pedal did you use to get your recording into your DAW.

– GaryL

Hi Gary, The amp is Fender Deluxe Reverb (recorded through OX), the echo is an old Vox tape echo machine. There's some post processing on the EQ, and a bit of reverb was added in the final mix. And that was it.

RJ

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That was really great RJ!

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Thank you Paolo and Niel.

RJ

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As Les Said in the middle of that recording....

“Sounds good, Mary”

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As Les Said in the middle of that recording....

“Sounds good, Mary”

– Tele295

Haha . Did he have a sense of humour!

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Nicely done. I liked it very much. Glad that you joined us, too.

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Thanks Jim and Thanks Dave!

RJ


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