Riff Idea #17 – Chrome Sparks

Riff Idea #17 – Chrome Sparks

 

Here’s a new Riff Idea I came up with the other day! I’m playing my LTD Viper 330 that’s plugged into my Boss BR-80 hooked into my Jet City 20w combo.

 

Enjoy and please comment!!

 

TheAndySan

Chrome Sparks' Riff Idea #12

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This is a quick Riff Idea that I came up with when I was practicing the other day. Enjoy!

TheAndySan

P.S: If you were wondering why I wasn’t playing through my lovely Jet City 20W combo, it’s because it was late at night and I didn’t want people knocking on my door telling me to shut up lol!

Chrome Sparks' Riff Ideas #10 and #11

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I came up with Riff Idea #10 yesterday morning. Enjoy!

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Here’s Riff Idea #11, which I came up with as soon as I finished recording Riff Idea #10. Enjoy!

TheAndySan

P.S: I don’t normally put two videos together in one post, but the reason I did it in this case is so that I can still fit this week’s Life In… video and two N-FAQs. I’m also thinking about changing the name of Life In… to Life In…Video or just Life In Video. What do you guys think about that?

How To Play Chrome Sparks' Riff Idea #9

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I recorded this Riff Idea back when I was still at Great Lakes. I still have some extra footage from that day that I may compile so that you can see how I came up with this riff.

The setup that I used, if I remember right, was an Ibanez IJX30 running into a Marshall MG100FX 2×12 combo amp. Not the best setup, but I think it turned out nicely for this video.

Once I get my new amp, a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60, I’ll be redoing all of my Riff Ideas as well as get a band together so we can flesh out the riffs and turn them into songs. Then, we’ll be able to blow that other Chrome Sparks out of the water, haha!!

TheAndySan

P.S: Happy Last Post of 2010 everybody!!

How To Play Chrome Sparks' Riff Idea #3

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On the MP3, I plugged my Dean Exotica Rosewood Supreme acoustic into my Behringer Ultra Chorus and into my uber-crappy Johnson Reptone 15 amp in order to add an extra bit of depth and character to my sound. I also turned myself away from the mic while I was recording and put the MP3 through a low-pass and high-pass filter in order to eliminate that tubby sound I was getting from some of the chords, but it ended up sounding thin and brittle.

Here however, I’m just playing the acoustic guitar. In fact, I prefer the sound of my camera’s mic to the mic on my laptop, which is what I used to record Riff Idea #1-4.

I’ve got some new Riff Ideas coming your way soon as well as my 100th video celebration! It’s hard to believe that I’m at the 100 video mark, even though I’ve been an official member of YouTube since May 1st 2006 (and an unregistered member as far back as late 2005), which is a helluva lot longer than even the majority of famous YouTubers!

TheAndySan