jandrio Posted January 18, 2015 Share Posted January 18, 2015 This vid shows how 2 play the famous Hotel California harmonies with a JTV and the HD500, XLR'ed direct 2 PA.The vid was recorded with a cheap handheld camera, which captured the ambient sound with poor sound quality. In order 2 isolate the JTV+HD500 ***STEREO*** sounds, we recorded the two HD500 channels directly from the PA's mixing console during the show and mixed them with the ambient sound from the hand held camera .In the original studio version recordings, Don Felder used a '59 Les Paul sunburst, plugged in2 a '50s Tweed Deluxe, a narrow-paneled model (probably a '55 or '56). Joe Walsh used a Fender Tele thru a â€™59 Fender Tweed Deluxe amp. Both guitarists used no effects, just plugged the guitars straight in2 the amps.The live guitar performance in this vid is intentionally slightly diverging from the original studio version and the patches r NOT an exact tone match, they r using the "Treadplate Pre" instead. This particular amp model implements the harmony parts astonishingly well and also sits perfectly in the band mix.There r two main patches used, one 4 Don Felder's solo (and harmony parts) and the second 4 Joe Walsh's parts. There is also a third patch with a "B minor pentatonic" harmony small part on 0:58.The "Smart Harmony" comes in (activated with FS2) on the last solo segment with variable scale and key (via the exp-2).The harmony starts at 1:11 with a "B minor harmonic" scale 4 the first 2 chords (Bm+F#), then at 1:31 shifts 2 "A major" 4 the next 2 chords (A, E) and at 1:35 returns back 2 "B minor harmonic" 4 the rest of the chord progression.All 3 patches r expected 2 be played with a v2.10 JTV connected thru VDI 2 a v2.31 HD500, XLR'ed direct 2 PA (2 channels). Set input1=variax, input2=same.Feel free 2 download and experiment with all 3 patches used:Don Felder parts and harmony (Lester pos 1 with the tone knob set at 100%):http://line6.com/customtone/tone/814970/Joe Walsh parts (T-Model pos 1 with the tone knob set at 73%):http://line6.com/customtone/tone/814971/B minor pentatonic harmony part (T-Model pos 1 with the tone knob set at 73%):http://line6.com/customtone/tone/814972/Download mp4 vid:http://www.mediafire.com/watch/kqmlc3cgk1fdtim/How_to_play_Hotel_California_harmony_with_a_JTV+HD500.mp4Enjoy! 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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