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June 24, 2017


Guitars & Bass

Bring your own instruments to the sessions, as it is part of your sound and you know it’s characteristics and settings best. If you are an electric guitar player, be sure to bring your own guitar and amplifier to the session, as well as your pre-amp, effects, and ¼” cables. Acoustic guitar players, bring your guitar and any effects processor you like, but my preference is to record the acoustic guitar using 2 mics to create a stereo image (from a non-stereo instrument). Bass players do not need to bring their amp because they will record direct through our custom-made all-tube preamp. If you haven’t changed strings in a while, be sure to put new strings on your instrument at least 3 days before the first session so they have a chance to stretch out. Be sure to tune guitars several times so that they get used to being at the correct pitch. It’s also a good idea to check your 12th fret notes vs. harmonics and adjust your bridges accordingly.
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