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27 Sep The Metro Session: 1953/’59 Les Paul Standard on Marshall

Warning: the audio here was directly from the video camera, a Canon 5D Mk II.

Although slightly distorted, this audio still represents the actual sound and tone I was getting in the room (along with its distortion).

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
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    ferg
    Posted at 18:59h, 29 July

    Just joined the website, still looking around, I appreciate your time and efforts in what you are doing for us all…

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      Ant
      Posted at 20:58h, 29 July

      Welcome! You have found a stonker of a site great community and one hell of an admin team :)

      Check out the article about the SVDS system and its replica!

      Ant

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    cwildes
    Posted at 23:53h, 28 September

    That’s a Gretsch Jet Firebird I see to the right of you, correct? I’d like to hear that through the Metro.

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 03:24h, 29 September

      It is, I’m posting asap

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    Tyler
    Posted at 21:32h, 28 September

    Sounding really sick man, the sustain is awesome! How bout running the korina sg through that marshall

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    SoloDallas
    Posted at 15:30h, 28 September

    Well then Marcus, let me congratulate you. I just know that it means that you just entered that additional dimension in music. It is EXACTLY the same thing that happened to me years ago. Don’t sweat it little bro’, it takes time. It really does. Because it is a physical thing, using your whole body. You know what my tip is: listen to the drums. To the snare drum and to the bass drum, as much as you can at all times. Listen to the bass as well when you can’t get the drums. Let your mind and body compute the right tempo and to do so, move your body. Anything. It might be your foot or feet, your leg, your head or your shoulders. Watch me moving to get the tempo right on those swings I am doing here: it’s plain to see. I don’t move to look cool: I move to play right. IF it looks cool – and I don’t think so lol – it’s only a consequence. The great players – ANY instrument! – that move cool is because they have got that cool tempo in them and it is just a necessity for them to get it right. It will be for you too a necessity. Move, move, move, listen, listen and listen. You will see that your hands become almost secondary, you won’t think about it too much either, especially to the right hand. The left hand always does a tougher job. PLEASE remember, there is no secret, it really is just your inner singing and tempo that you will develop without a doubt. Fil

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 16:55h, 28 September

      How could be it not be okay? I always say this place is for us for a reason: interact among ourselves. Can’t get on skype now though, kids are going to sleep and need to take care of that. Why don’t you post a link that I can see/hear? Don’t be afraid of judgment, I won’t “judge”. I will listen.

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        SoloDallas
        Posted at 03:30h, 29 September

        Marcus, this is excellent. I mean, excellent. Answer me on clean comment box, this has become ridiculously narrow 😛

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    Mick
    Posted at 12:32h, 28 September

    Its not his amp or his guitar its his “hands mind and soul” working together to get such a beautiful tone isn’t that right Fil as you said your self.Lovely playing Fil keep up the good content. 😀

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 16:56h, 28 September

      Eheh Micky it’s true, but it’s also true that good equipment helps. Do you want to know in which way it helps? It “inspires”.

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    Kinglance
    Posted at 12:53h, 27 September

    I like the other Metro-sessions more. But that’s only my opinion from the sound (maybe it comes because it’s the soudn from the video-camera…)
    But I have to say… Fil…incredible playing again! Wow! What feeling, what power! Great!!! Gr J-L

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    depuis1899
    Posted at 12:40h, 27 September

    i don’t know if it’s the guitar or the amp, but i just love your sound…
    this one reminds me a bit of the slash sound i had on the concert on the 5 th of july
    man getting jealous xD
    love it fil :/ 😉

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 07:42h, 28 September

      Thanks mate. It’s both the guitar and the amp mate. These are them, it’s almost as far as one can go with equipment. The guitar is really like a 1959 Les Paul, since it’s 1950s wood, very light, with 1959 PAFs, 1950s harness with late ’50s BumbleBees (capacitors). This is it. It took me many, many years to amass all of this gear, but now I’m finally there. The amp itself is good, but not magic yet. The cabinet is “magic”, since it’s very old, too (1969) and the speakers are 25 watts original greenbacks, very well broken in and in great shape. Playing this gear is a joy, and I think it comes thru’, despite the poor recording with the video camera. I did in fact for this reason: I wanted everything to note how the main tone of good equipment comes out no matter how you record it. It’s its main voicing that it is what it is, and although it can be captured professionally very well, the main core of it is the same.

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        depuis1899
        Posted at 09:12h, 28 September

        yeah, no secret for a magic tone , need magic equipment ( so mostly vontage guitars etc )
        thanks for the explaining fil 😀

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        OldSchoolRocker666
        Posted at 06:59h, 30 September

        Do you think Seymour duncan 59´s can be compared to the old PAFs of the 50s or do they even come close soundwise? I’ve heard from people they are great but i dunno if they come close soundwise :/

        And if you compare PAFs to T-Tops, are there a large difference soundwise to them(ok the T-tops were probubly different in the years they were made but i dont know for sure), or are they basicly pretty equall?

        I bet the PAFs from the late 50s cost alot, correct?

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