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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Arizona
    ME: Ibanez
    Rig: Mesa Triple Rectifier

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    Does this happen to you?

    You know what stalls me recording sometimes?

    I just sit there and listen to my half-finished song over and over again. Before I know it, it's time to go to bed and I haven't accomplished anything new with it

    Tell me I'm not the only one with this horribly narcissistic trait.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Heidelberg, GER
    ME: Mayones Setius 7
    Rig: Diezel VH4

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    i used to do that a lot. not because i wanted to hear how awesome i am (which i am), but for judging the mix, recodring takes, and progressions. unfortunately, it always leads to ear-fatigue and loss of objectivity therefore, i try to avoid it

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Southeast Michigan
    ME: RG1527, RG8527Z
    MB: SR706
    Rig: Mesa Boogie Roadster

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    I agree with loktide. Sometimes I'll record three or four takes of the same riff and mute all of them but one and keep listening to them to determine which one sounds best. Of course, after a while, I just go insane and lose all objectivity alltogether. Which is bad. Real bad.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Canadia
    ME: none
    MA: Seagull!
    MB: None.
    Rig: Hd500->V300->Mesa 212

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    Nope, your music usually has to sound good for that issue to be present.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: London, England
    ME: ESP MI Custom
    MB: ESP Surveyor
    Rig: Kemper

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    I've developed a 'Don't care about it so much' attitude when I'm writing, to keep the creativity flowing, then I go back and tidy up & re-work.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: King of Prussia, PA
    ME: PRS CE22
    MA: Richard Cogger Classical
    MB: Fender Bulletbass
    Rig: Mesa Mark V/TA30

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    definitely. I'm terrible when it comes to finishing anything.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Toledo, OH, USA
    ME: Ibanez RG2027XVV
    MA: Ibanez AEL207E
    MB: Ibanez SR505
    Rig: GNX1101/Zoom A3

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    Oh, yes.

    And whats even worse is when I get into 'perfectionist tweak' mode, where I'll listen to a take 10 times, and tweak something over and over again, even if it's just the tiniest, incremental amount.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

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    I have a whole ton of recording-related foibles that are delaying my album more or less indefinitely, but for whatever reason this isn't one of them. I DO occasionally sit there and listen to a lead guitar-less mix with my eyes closed and try to just "hear" the solo section for a few times before I pick up a guitar, sometimes, to try to work out where I want to go with it, but that's about it. One I do start, I generally work pretty quickly. Too quickly, sometimes, where I'm more willing to leave takes that probably aren't really up to par, or not bother to punch in to fix a note or two in an otherwise good solo, or whatever.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

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