Funk It – Semi-hollow body Scalloped & Modern Player Strats

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I wrote this piece a very long time ago in the 80s and I played it with my quartet in Canada.
Jazz Fusion was really hip at the time, and living in Montreal, I couldn’t resist to the enormous influence Uzeb had on mostly every musician of the city. I strongly distanced from that kind of music since.

Jazz Fusion was really hip at the time, and living in Montreal, I couldn’t resist to the enormous influence Uzeb had on mostly every musician of the city. I strongly distanced from that kind of music since.

Nevertheless, I love this song, especially the first part which is more melodious and less characteristic of the genre.
After letting the song sleep in a folder for more than 30 years. I exhumed it and decided to give it a chance to exist. I must admit that I had completely forgotten that piece until I stumble on the chart. I did everything possible to remove conventional stereotype breaks and licks. There are still some in the second part, but I like it.

After letting the song sleep in a folder for more than 30 years. I exhumed it and decided to give it a chance to exist. I must admit that I had completely forgotten that piece until I stumble on the chart. I did everything possible to remove conventional stereotype breaks and licks. There are still some in the second part, but I like it.

To make the sound differ from the music of the 80s, that aged terribly. I opted for a very analog sound for the main guitar part played with the semi-hollow body Stratocaster. I built it not too long ago and it owns the triple distinction of having a scalloped neck, Belcat mini-humbucker pickups, and a Kahler tremolo.

I Played The second guitar part using my Fender Modern Player Stratocaster I am customizing endlessly. I think I finally produced the final version now. It has an aluminum pickguard and HSH Wilkinson pickup setup with elaborated wiring.

I used these two guitars on purpose because their sound is entirely opposed. The semi-hollow body has a warm sound while the Modern Player owns a percussive and slamming sound that works well for funky rhythms.

I wanted to use the least possible effects, but I finally added lots of them on the Modern Player part at the end of the song. This accompaniment track is happening during the crazy solo where I go wild on the Kahler Vibrato with the other guitar.

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