The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

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The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby Lembic » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:05 pm

While not a full time Garcia/Dead project, we rely quite heavily on the music.
From last month, JGB/Toussaint...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGMg4N4kdwY

Not quite sure how to post the video on the site.
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby PaulJay » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:37 pm

Top Notch vocal and playing, band sounds great. What pick-ups are in that Gator? ,Paul
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby hippieguy1954 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:02 am

Very nice! You guys sound great! Love that song! Real nice playing! :smile:
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Last show: 1994
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby RiverRat » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:16 am

Once you've played with Dick, it's hard to think of a world without that huge organ.
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby waldo041 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:27 pm

RiverRat wrote:Once you've played with Dick, it's hard to think of a world without that huge organ.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby tcsned » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:50 am

Wow! That was beautifully played! Your singing and playing are top-notch. That's not an easy song to pull off vocally and you did it. Oh yeah, they guitar tone kills it too. :cool:
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby seamones » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:33 am

i'm guessing you're the bass player, but that man can sing. The rest sounds great too. Nice work
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby Lembic » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:15 pm

Yes, you are right, I am the bass player. And yes, he sure can sing. Fred is a member here, I believe he is on here as Fret Wilkes. Playing with Fred again after a lot of years has been an ear opening experience. To PaulJay, I am not sure what the electronics are in the Strat.

The recording was made with the Zoom, (not sure of the model) with the HD video and the stereo mikes. If you notice, there is a Zoom H2 taped to the mike stand in front of me. The audio from my unit is really very close to what the out front unit sounds like. It is pretty exciting to know that what I hear and play to is so close to what the band sounds like.

As a somewhat unique approach, the drummer is using a single, powered QSC cab in front of us and under one of the PA speakers with a small sub mixer for his drums. The main PA is used for just the vocals with maybe a bit of keys.

I could put up one or two more if anyone is interested

Thanks for the listen, guys...
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Postby ccw3432 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:33 pm

Very nicely done.
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Re: The MillRats-I'll Take A Melody

Postby FrettyBoy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:42 am

Thanks for checking out the vid and the comments. IMHO this take was just a tad fast.

The Alligator is my homage to Jerry's, but not an exact relpica. It's a MIM FSR Standard body with a Warmoth True Vintage Boatneck. The pickups are all DiMarzio. Neck & Middle are FS-1 and the Bridge is an SDS-1.

The amp is a 68 Twin Reverb loaded with Weber ceramic Californias. I aquired the amp from my buddy and RUKINDer, Jeff Martinson several years ago.

Thanks again for your comments and interest.
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