2016 Fender Elite Telecaster: 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups – Twangy!

This video shows just how twangylicious the all newly designed 4th generation noiseless pickups from Fender can be on a 2016 Fender Elite Telecaster purchased from the nice folks at Sweetwater Sound – Sweetwater.com

The signal chain for recording was: Fender Elite Telecaster into a Blackstar HT-1R (one watt combo) mic’d with a Shure SM57 and an AKG P420 microphone into a Focusrite Clarette 2Pre audio-interface and that via thunderbolt cable into MacBook Pro running garage band.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Thanks,
Rick McCargar

Here is my imgur photo album of the guitar.

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Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles – original song

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles is an original song about the self-deception we all use to keep our dreams alive..and our lives moving forward. I hope it’s meaningful to you and that you enjoy it!

You can download it from bandcamp, and I’ll have it up on iTunes and the rest in a week or so.

Best,
Rick

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
by Richard McCargar

Verse 1

Rubber bands on peach crates
I played as George and John


There’s no future in it Son
I said, Someone’s gonna be the one


My dreams may be empty
but they don’t fade away

All hope may be lost
I don’t see it that way

Chorus:

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Pass the Time

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Haunt the Backroads of My Mind

Verse 2


Must have played their songs a million times
to make them come out right

Every note and chord was magic
the melody makes you high

Every song taught me a lesson
about what they felt inside

I put pen to paper
Pushed My Ego Aside


Chorus:


Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Pass the Time

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Haunt the Backroads of My Mind


Verse 3
 
When I started my song 
they began to sway


That’s when I knew 
I was born to play

My dreams may be empty
but they don’t fade away


All hope may be lost
I don’t see it that way


Chorus:

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Pass the Time

Empty Dreams and Broken Bottles
Help Me Free My Mind

copyright 2016 Richard H. McCargar
singer-songwriter style, folk music, pop music, country music,in the style of Jim Croce, Harry Chapin.

Fully-Cranked Overdrive vs Distortion vs Fuzz into Marshall 50 Watt Plexi Reissue guitar amp head

This video is a quick demo of three fully-cranked (full gain and level/volume) guitar pedals: an Ibanez Tube Screamer Overdrive Pro vs BBE 427 Distortion Pedal vs Dunlop Bonamassa Fuzz Face guitar pedal into a Marshall 1987X 50 Watt Plexi Reissue amp head and Marshall 1960AV 4×12 cabinet mic’e with a Shure SM-57 microphone.

Someone asked me about the difference in sound when fully cranked, so here they are!

This is a demo of three pedals using a single riff to make the comparison easier to hear.

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Thanks,
Rick McCargar

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Download “Little Martha” from iTunes, I’d sure appreciate it!
Little Martha – Rick McCargar


 
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Thank you for your support!
Rick

If you found this to be useful, please use the PayPal Donate button, or download one of my songs at the links below. Thank you!
 
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