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Shook me all night long live at Donington Cover

07 Feb Shook me all night long live at Donington Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG_Hqz-Zhes

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Franz Farklas
banane@exception.at

I'm born 1970, a big AC/DC fan since 1982, when I got the "Back in Black" cassette tape together with a little cassette player from my grandpa. Fully classic rock addicted, don't like "modern" music styles like HipHop. 2009 I got a Gibson SG standard ebony, learning to play AC/DC songs from tabs and videos since then. Beside that, I'm a totally computer addicted guy and Linux Server specialist. Working as internet server and network admin and part-time IT consultant. So, when I'm not behind my guitar, I'm behind the keyboard :-) Feel free to contact me at ICQ 71095781 or MSN banane@exception.at or skype ffarklas@exception.at.

17 Comments
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    Spellbound
    Posted at 21:18h, 09 February

    Cool clip Banane, nice to see you play guitar also. πŸ™‚

    I know how you feel, I hate playing in front of people. I start fumbling everywhere, fingers lock up…. it’s terrible.

    Not to mention I need to completely relearn how to play since I fret wrong. πŸ™

    Anyways, sweet cover! You should try doing playing the version from Largo that has a little solo segue into the song (maybe you can demo the next prototype with it :D).

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      banane
      Posted at 01:02h, 10 February

      Thanks! πŸ™‚
      Yes yes, have the same problems when playing in front of people. Totally annoying, hopefulley that goes away with more practise. Will check the Largo version πŸ™‚

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    Ant
    Posted at 14:44h, 09 February

    Love it Mr B, camera shy is one of my problems too πŸ™‚ is for a lot of people

    I find playing blind helps too keeps you focused on the sound and focus is an import thing but you can see where your playing till you get a natural feel of the neck when changing position. I could see on your last vid when you were standing that ur eyes were closed and your playing n timing was spot on πŸ™‚

    Tone is excelent im full on envy πŸ˜›

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      banane
      Posted at 17:37h, 09 February

      Thanks Ant! Yes it’s funny with playing in front of a camera or even other people. Perhaps a matter of habit, you need to get used to it. Yes, I know that feeling, it’s when everything fits right and you are just flowing along with the rest of the band/backing track. Great but yet rare feeling πŸ™‚

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        Ant
        Posted at 20:58h, 09 February

        Best feeling ever its those special moments that makes playing guitar so worth while, such a buzz after finishing a song :).

        Goning to attempt a vid tonight if noah goes to sleep ok

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          banane
          Posted at 01:03h, 10 February

          Yes! Alright, hope you got time for a new vid πŸ™‚

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    Allan
    Posted at 23:50h, 08 February

    I have not recorded myself playing but if anyone is watching other than my dog, my hands lose all coordination. I also get really nervous and self conscience. This may be due to me being a beginner:)

    I really like the solo in this song. It has a fun bluesy swing to it when you get into the groove, probably my favourite to play.

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      banane
      Posted at 00:14h, 09 February

      Ah, I know that feeling. Happens to me too. Few weeks ago a sister of my wife and her new husband came for a first visit and asked me to play as they saw the gitar stuff in the living room. Was really nervous too.

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    banane
    Posted at 20:40h, 07 February

    I don’t need to say that I’m as obsessed with this song as Fil is with back in Black, do I? πŸ™‚ I especially like the faster tempo of this version and often start my practising with it, to get “warm”, so I tried a video with it.

    Well…and as soon as I am in front of a camera,I tend to play worse. Don’t know why, but that’s how it is for now.
    Anyways, played over a backing track, no EQ with a modern 1987X, Replica prototype, 2009 SG Standard and Line6 digital wireless.

    I’m working on playing the chorus without looking at my right hand all the time, trying to play “blind”. Also working on using more upstrokes to get a more fluent playing.

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      srodax
      Posted at 00:26h, 08 February

      Nice work!

      I know what you mean that you tend to play worse when recording. I’ve got the same problem :). That’s probably what happens when you’re still an unexperienced guitarist, but I guess that the only solution is to shoot more vids. I hope we’ll see more from you soon.

      Great tone, you’re probably the only person using the replica currently (except for Fil).

      I’ve recently bought a 2009 SG Standard myself, kind of accidentally (I wanted a luthier to put Manlius T-Top in my Vintage VS6 and he showed me that the neck was warped slightly, so I decided to get a real thing). Now I’m waiting for the luthier to set it up, mount the pickup and wire it 50’s style (I’m getting rid of this nasty PCB). What pup do you have in yours? AY sig? Cause the 498T my SG came with at first was really off for me.

      I’ll try to post a video or an article once I get my new axe and get used to it. It has a much bigger neck than the VS6 and my initial impression was that I was playing someone else’s guitar. That could also be because strings were 10s and the action was pretty high (previous owner’s preference).

      PS The AC/DC piece that drives me crazy is Highway To Hell :).
      PS 2 Pretty long comment I got here, hehe.

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        banane
        Posted at 11:39h, 08 February

        Thank you!
        Yes, perhaps you’re right. While the youtube upload was running I played it again, this time standing and without filming myself and not only I played better, it also sounded better.
        Oh well…

        I kept the PCB in my 2009 SG but changed the bridge pickup to an AY sig pickup. Much warmer, bluesier tone. But perhaps a Manlius pickup is as good or even better.

        Do you know that Fil does not use 50s style wiring in his SGs but only in his Les Pauls? As fas as I know, the 50s style wiring (no darker guitar tone when rolling down volume) does not fit SGs so much. Also, you may need that darker tone on 5 or below for decent AC/DC tone.
        Actually, I played with guitar volume on 5 in this video πŸ™‚ Or do you just mean the classic wiring style without PCB?

        Long comments are just fine. I mean, they are supposed for discussions too πŸ™‚

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          srodax
          Posted at 12:30h, 08 February

          Ya, I’ve seen your comment somewhere else about Fil not using the 50s wiring, but I decided to give it a go. I remembered that he was praising it all the time in the past even on SGs (I guess his Korina is 50’s wired). If I don’t like it, I will change it, I guess it’s not that hard to do it yourself after all.

          Just as I thought, 498T couldn’t have produced such a bluesy tone, it was too harsh for me, I can’t wait till Tuesday to get my guitar back.

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      rjofig
      Posted at 13:30h, 08 February

      Franz, sir! Nice to see you play again! I know exactly what you mean, playing for the camera is much harder. Need to relax, and relaxing is not always easy πŸ™‚
      The tone is great! I really liked your rhythm at the beginning – later looks like you missed the beat a bit. I noticed if the guitar is louder than the backing track (esp drums and bass), it happens more often to me that I also lose the beat, maybe you can crank the backing track louder πŸ™‚
      Keep it up! Cheers,
      Renato

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        banane
        Posted at 14:01h, 08 February

        Renato, Sir! Thanks!
        Yes, I’m also sort of uncomfortable in front of the camera and need to relax too. Indeed, I often have problems hearing the drums out and also often that ends in an endless “turning backing track louder”, turning guitar amp louder” loop, until my wife gives me hell, hehe πŸ™‚
        And not being in time with the drums is also because of that special uncomfortable feeling. Basically I’m not flowing with the music so much then. Well, maybe more camera practise will solve that too.

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          rjofig
          Posted at 16:00h, 08 February

          Since I use Guitar Rig with a headphone pretty much all the time, loud is not a problem πŸ™‚
          But it’s hard to find the sweet spot – too loud a guitar and it’s harder to hear the “band”, too low volume, it’s not as fun πŸ™‚
          Cheers,
          Renato

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            banane
            Posted at 21:42h, 08 February

            Yes well, I can’t play with headphones. I have hearing device compatible headphones, but they filter out a lot of bass which I don’t need here. But yes, its sometimes difficult to find the sweet spot πŸ™‚

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