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    New demo: Pharma rulez

    Axe 2 , Jam Origin and Garageband. I wanted to mix some modern textures with some classic rock sounds. 1 ounce of hiphop 1 ounce of Scott Henderson and a tablespoon of Zeppelin(?):lol All guitar sounds come from the mighty Axe2! Synths are from Garageband. I used Jam Origin guitar to midi...
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    Tribal Snack: inspired by...

    I am alway inspired by the great Scott Henderson. I wrote this song for my band and recorded it as a demo earlier this week. Not perfect but I hope you dig the vibe! Axe fx 2 Bogner blue channel with a love pedal. Guitar Variax. Synth with Jam Origin guitar to midi software...
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    Variax acoustic, AxeII and Jam Origin

    I recorded this today just to listen to the sound of the acoustic guitar inside my new Variax JTV69s. I made an acoustic patch in the axeII using just some EQ and reverb from the Axe. Via USB into the Mac and Garageband. The midi instruments were all triggered using the Jam Origin guitar to...
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    Axefx hooked up to the Korg KAOS pad III- Nguyen Le

    A few days ago I posted an item about the weird sounds Nguyen Le was getting from his Axe set-up. I asked him what he uses and how everything is connected. Thanks Nguyen for your time to answer all my questions. JB Dear Jan, Thanks for your warm words about my work. It is actually an AxeFX...
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    Axe fx on tv

    My buddy Jens is doing really well with his jazz quartet Traeben. More and more international magazines are noticing them. They were on dutch national tv recently with this great tune. Jens sent me the sheet music to share with you. Thanks Jens! Jens's gear: What gear are you using...
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    Dave Weiner rig + Axe fx II comment

    Very informative rig rundown with Dave. Axe comment around 20 minutes into the vid Dave Weiner : Backstage Interview : Steve Vai Tour 2012 : Over 40+ Minutes of Gear Chat !!! - YouTube
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    Michael Landau new pedal

    Vertex Michael Landau Overdrive/Boost Prototype (back) This is a prototype overdrive and boost pedal for Michael Landau that has a Vertex Clean Boost on one side and a custom distortion/overdrive pedal based on Mike's tastes on the other. The boost level is controllable with an...
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    Oz Noy, Josh Smith and John Scofield

    Hi guys, I was fortunate enough to interview these guys for my blog. I'm really happy and honored that they took the time. At the heart of all good music lies a good rhythmic foundation. I asked them about it. Also tone master Chuck D'Aloia and Sheryl Bailey. Hope you like the interviews...
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    New Scott Henderson pedalboard aug 2012

    Check. Looks much cleaner using the Vertex battery pack. Poolguitarblog: NEW Scott Henderson Pedalboard aug 2012
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    Hendyman: TT inspired fusion tune

    Hi everyone, This is a new tune I wrote for my band. Hope you like it. The source of inspiration is quite obvious, hence the title. I used he axefx 2 in combination with a Xotic BB preamp. I wrote the tune using GuitarPro 6 and exported the midi file to Garageband and then added the guitar...
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    Pete Thorn rig update July 2012

    A lot of changes in the rig. A stereo rig with the CAA head pt100 and a Friedman BE 100. Friedman is used as a poweramp. Send from the Custom Audio into the board (Strymon Timedelay and the Line 6 M9 effects) and then back to the return of both amps. Friedman is also used as a back-up. AKG...
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    New trio

    I recorded this live with my new jazz/ fusion trio. Axefx II with the RCF monitor recorded with a zoom HD camera ( bit to close to the pedalboard.) Poolguitarblog: I Loves you porgy: added Loops trio recording
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    Hilarious guitar comedy act

    Remember Starsky & Hutch? Great wha pedals there. This guy does a hilarious imitation. Poolguitarblog: Bill Bailey hilarious Starsky and Hutch guitar act
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    Great Scott Henderson scale chart

    I posted the chart I made for private use. I finally got round to putting it all in my computer. Took some time though to convert my 'chinese shorthand' into an understandable chart. Hope you like it. JB Poolguitarblog: The Ultimate Scott Henderson SCALE chart
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    Black Narcissus with Scott Henderson octofuzz tone

    Hi, I recorded this this morning during rehearsal. First time we played it. Not perfect but I liked the sound. I used Yek's octofuzz preset settings and a Twin reverb AXE II off course! RCF monitor. Zoom recorder. Poolguitarblog: Black Narcissus Octofuzz
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    Preset numbers on axeII and MFC

    Preset 1 on the MFC is number 000 on the Axe. Couldn't find how to fix this. They should be the same. Tips?
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    Eddie van Halen's dad shreds!

    Haha, found this clip. Astonishing what you can do on a ukelele! Poolguitarblog: Eddie Van Halen's Dad shreds on his ukelele
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    Steve Lukather's new pedalboard May 2012!

    Hot news from Steve and RJM. Looks cool! Luke's cool! Poolguitarblog: Steve Lukather new pedalboard may 2012.:o
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    IA CC ? How do I get different sounds in different presets?

    Hi folks, Up until last week I used the IA switches. No problem. I put the Looper under 1 to 5 using CC (when pressing reveal, normal it's preset 1-5) Works great. Now I put together presets with more effects and run into the problem that my "OZ NoY" preset took up all the IA In another...
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    Experimental funky jazzy loop thingy!

    <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F43466981&show_artwork=true" frameborder="0" ></iframe> All sounds come from 1 preset. 1 take. Wha, pitch, tremelo, ringmodulator, looper, Edit: weird link is...
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    Cool way to play the modes

    Get really FIT on guitar. Play all the modes according to 1 formula! Derryl came up with this really cool way of looking at the modes on the neck. I transcribed his example and added a few more examples. It was a real eyeopener for me. Hope it will be for you too. Poolguitarblog
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    30 minutes of Guthrie!!!!!!!!

    I found this live clip of the great virtuoso and added some info about the Aristicrats trio + Guthrie pedalboard (tray ?) The Aristocrats!! http://www.poolguitar.blogspot.com
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    Boss Pedal with triple X-mod.

    Poolguitarblog: Pedal with Triple X-mod Viagra anyone? Think there is room for two more knobs.
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    Ultimate pedalboard!

    Haha what we all need. Not sure about the first one though! Maybe Cliff can copy some ideas for the AXE!! Poolguitarblog: Ultimate Guitar rig!!
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    Softstep to control modifiers etc?

    I remember somebody using the soft step in combination with the axe. Has anybody seen a clip in combination with the Axe 2?
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    üBer-hip SouNds fOr mOdERn Guitar

    Poolguitarblog: üBer-hip SouNds fOr mOdERn Guitar Last I week I got this lesson series. Been missing some sleep watching them. Love his tone and touch. New Chuck D'aloia lesson downloads. If you have already seen the series of lessons called "Blues with brains" you know exactly what I'm...
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    Jean-Pierre by Miles

    Loving the looper on the axe!!
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    New Tribal Tech album is amazing

    Got it earlier today in the iTunes store NL Wrote a first impression. Killer guitar sounds! Poolguitarblog: The new Tribal TECH X is now available
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    Larry Carlton

    Free download (legal) Poolguitarblog: Larry Carlton Free (legal) download Came in the mail to those who subscribed to his newsletter.
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    Blue Field: taking my blues outside.

    Here is me inspired by/ small tribute to by Robben, Sco, Chuck D'Aloia, Chris Taylor, Scott Lerner , Allen Hinds, Andy Most, David Henderson, Scott Henderson, Josh Smith etc, etc, That's the kind of playing I really love. Their sound, tone & taste. Not there yet but maybe one day......( sigh)...
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    Bryan Baker, Allan Hinds

    Last articles on my Blog about Allan Hinds and Bryan Baker who did a great trio tour in Holland and England last year with my good frien Bob van Luijt. Poolguitarblog: Bryan Baker trio ripping it up!
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    Scoop :Extraorinairy talent

    Marzio Scholten is one of Europe's new best guitar players and composers of the post-Metheny era. He's getting great reviews worldwide. I contacted him and he was kind enough to send me the sheet music plus a preview clip of his upcoming CD. How cool is that?! Really check this out...
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    Josh Smith killer tone!

    Hi guys, I've collected some info off this great guitar player. Love his tone and feel very much. Must try that on the Axe!! Anyone? I've also transcribed theme and chords. Josh Smith approved! TABS: Poolguitarblog: Josh Smith: Inception ( chords TABS)
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    New tool for a very sparkly clean sound!

    Haha, check! Want one. Poolguitarblog: Guitar down the drain!
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    Americans only!

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    Sold my Aura pedal an G-force

    Hi guys, Sold my Aura pedal and my G-force. The house is getting emptier by the week! This is an old clip of mine with the two 'departed'; Over 64.000 views!!
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    Shadow Days John Mayer

    Poolguitarblog: John Mayer - Shadow Days + Chords TABS Made some pupils happy with the chords to this great song. The intro reminds of the beatles somehow. The rest of the puts him up there with the best. Feels like a James Taylor or Randy Newman type of song but still very much Mayer.
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    Top session player preparing App for his Axe II

    Peter Tiehuis is one off Holland's best guitar players. Great tone and feel. As a key member of the Metropole Orchestra he's played with the likes of Pat Metheny and Steve Vai and many, many more earning great respect. Here he uses his own preamp with a lexicon mpx G2. Peter told me he is...
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    My first big influence in music. What's yours?

    Herman Brood was my first big influence in music. My uncle gave me the record 'Cha Cha' wich absolutely floored me. He was absolutely great live. He and his band The Wild Romance were touring europe like a perfect rock & roll train. His biggest hit was of course Saturday Night. He is in my...
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    Moonchild Blues- Robben Ford

    Recorded with the ODS-100 of the mighty AXEFX II. You can find the tabs on my blog. I wanted to record the guitar sound directly via USB but couldn't record my voice. Now I've used the mic on the iMac to record voice and guitar through the RCF NX 10-sma
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    6 best tips on metronome use!

    Sometime ago there was a thread on metronomes. This got me thinking. So I wrote an article on my blog with tips from George Benson, Jeff Berlin and Wayne Krantz. Poolguitarblog: 6 Best tips & clips on how to use a metronome! Hope you like it. Feel free to comment so I can improve the...
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    Miles "80-ties vibe ( bit of Sco & Ford)

    Poolguitarblog: Ahead : improvisation Miles vibe I posted a new clip on my blog with a Miles's vibe. I really love that period. First there was the great John Scofield followed by Robben. I did not try to copy their sound but went for the feel of that period. Hope you like it.
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    Robben Ford expanding pedalboard!

    I just found to that Robben is starting to use more and more pedals. I guess we'll have to adapt our RF patches soon. Robben is recording a new CD with Michael Macdonald. You ca read about it on my Blog. No more Zendrive but a Dumkudo! and Line6 Dl Poolguitarblog: Robben Ford new Pedalboard feb...
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    Looper fun: Stones meet Hancock

    http://poolguitar.blogspot.com/2012/02/stones-meet-herbie-hancock.html I called the track: Miss you Cantaloupe. I finally got around to programming the MFC for some super looper fun. Can't stop trying out new things. The axe still amazes me on a daily basis, it's like opening a present every day.
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    Imagine by John Lennon HOLDWORTH sound

    Enjoy! Quick recording with this gorgeous new sound. Thanks Simeon.
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    Mike Stern jazz style video

    Stella by starlight. Axefx2 Mike Stern preset - YouTube It's Stella by Starlight. Hope you like it. Most guys on the forum are rock oriented player so next time I'll post a heavier Stern clip. ( small Appetizer at the end.)
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    Exercise for Cliff!

    Hi Cliff & everyone else who might happen to read this, Thanks for the great updates. You must be working your fingers very hard. I posted a great video with exercises on my Blog. Can't wait to whats coming after you've seen this video! Haha. Poolguitarblog
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    Mike Stern style

    Coffebreak backing track from youtube. Fm. In fact these are the chords to the first part of Autumn leaves which I studied with Mike during a masterclass here in Holland. Firmware 5.0 HERE's THE:
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    Plek your guitar?

    PLEK / A+D Gitarrentechnologie GmbH - Welcome to plek Hi did anybody have their guitar(s) 'plekked'? What was your experience? "Welcome to plek It's a situation any guitarist can relate to: the instrument is well-balanced, looks great and sounds excellent, but somehow it's hard to play...
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    The superb Mike Miller at the NAMM 2012

    I consider Mike to be one of the best guitar players in the world. His technical ability and great taste in sound, phrasing, licks and music in general is beyond words. Or have I just said it? Poolguitarblog: Mike Miller at NAMM 2012
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    Robben Ford & Richie Kotzen!

    Hi guys, Just wanted to let you know about my BLOG. Poolguitarblog I started to add more and more transcriptions. Enjoy. Poolguitarblog: Robben Ford Riley B King Chords
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    Pitch block is 'leaking'

    I have a preset with a pitchblock. When I have it turned off I can still hear it slightly on the low strings. Before or after the amp makes no difference.
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    Shiva sounds and feels great

    Here's my first recording. Wanted to listen back to what I was playing and check if it really sounded like a Shiva. Well..........I guess it does. Axe-fx II Shiva lead - YouTube
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    Fractal's take on guitar modeling?

    Hi Cliff have you ever tried to create guitar modeling software/ equipment such as the Variax or the models in the VG-99?
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    Interview with Cliff

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    EV ZXA1

    Electro-Voice ZXA1 Compact Powered Loudspeaker Does anybody have experience with these small speakers? For smaller gigs they seem ideal.
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    Yek tribute at G66

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    Nguyen Le as versatile as the Ultra!

    This is a great version of the Mercedes Benz song. ‪Tung Duong - Mercedes Benz‬&rlm; - YouTube
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    Top jazz fusion plagers using the Ultra

    AbstractLogix :: Abstract Logix Label :: John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension|Zakir Hussain|Jimmy Herring Band|Lenny White|Wayne Krantz|Alex Machacek|Human Element|Ranjit Barot: Abstract Logix Live 2010 (2 CD)http://http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=25162 Alex Machacek...
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    New DV mark poweramp

    Dvmark - G 1000 Power Amp Has anybody seen/heard this poweramp? Frank Gambale is using it.http://forum.fractalaudio.com/images/icons/icon14.png
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