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This is actually a hell of a lot better than I expected it to be (given how often reunions suck). Paul's single-coil tone is really good.
 

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Solid song and great playing! And i agree... fantastic tone from Gilbert. I usually find his tone is a little too gainy and buzzy, but the singles give it a bit more of a roundness that makes it sit nicely in the mix.
 

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I thought it was good, but it sounded a little too... old guy sounding?
Well, they're not young guys :lol: I'd rather they sound honest and play what they play, than try to sound current ;)

It's a really cool mix/production too, tasteful as hell and not over-the-top. The verses being driven by just a single rhythm guitar with the super-subtle clean-ish guitar adding texture behind it, and then they double up the rhythm on the choruses. Really gives the whole thing a natural dynamic shift and energy, and helps the live feel without sounding overly sparse (as if Gilbert and Sheehan jamming together could ever sound truly sparse :lol: ).
 

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If there's one thing I love about Paul Gilbert, it's that everything he does just seems "fun", and he always seems like he's having a great time (probably because he is :lol: ).
It's funny you mention that. I asked a friend of mine why she liked Paul Gilbert records and basically nothing else I liked. Her response was "Because I imagine him having a huge smile on his face and having a great time while hearing it." Fwiw, she'd never seen him before.

I'll be buying this record though, sounds like it's going to be cool. If nothing else, I know the tone will be great :yesway:
 

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It's funny you mention that. I asked a friend of mine why she liked Paul Gilbert records and basically nothing else I liked. Her response was "Because I imagine him having a huge smile on his face and having a great time while hearing it." Fwiw, she'd never seen him before.

I'll be buying this record though, sounds like it's going to be cool. If nothing else, I know the tone will be great :yesway:
Yeah, he's got a definite love for what he does, and it comes through in his playing :yesway: I'm going to have to give this album a listen too, as I've listened to this song a good 5 times today and random intervals :lol:
 

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Well, they're not young guys :lol: I'd rather they sound honest and play what they play, than try to sound current ;)
Current isn't so much what I meant as much as... I dunno, it sounds like a mid-90's revival moreso than what it is. Plus, Billy and Paul have released a significant amount of material in the last few years that felt more "Mr. Big-y" than this. I know, I'm whining. It's good, but I was expecting something else.
 

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Well that was an unexpectedly catchy tune. Not a chopsfest like you'd find in the early Mr.Big material. But it's a nice surprise nonetheless. :yesway:

On a side note, probably only interesting to maybe 3 other people on the forum besides myself. The bass world just collectively fell on it's ear; as it's the first time ever that Billy Sheehan didn't have some sort of Ampeg rig behind him. There's been a mass exodus of Ampeg endorsers recently. Although I'd never thought I'd see the day when Sheehan had a Hartke rig.
 
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