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First of all thanks to all that are providing feedback on the show and suggestions on future shows!

So far, we've had several questions/comments about about the intro which have ranged from cool music, where did you get dude...WTF is up with your intro music?  :-)  Ok, ok...I must come clean's actually all me. 

Nick, Brett, and I bought some pretty decent USB Mics to record the show with and I was actually testing out all different audio situations that included me talking right into the mic, me talking in the same room with the mic, get the idea.  Being a music guy, I started grabbing guitars and plugging them in to see how the mic performed when recording live music. 

Before I plugged my guitars in, I found an old drum loop that I had recorded years ago and queued it up a bunch of times in Audacity.  Once I had it looping, I picked up my Strat, plugged into my '65 Deluxe Reverb and laid down the rhythm guitar part.  It was a pretty dry mix with a very small amount of reverb (maybe set at like 2 or so).  The rhythm guitar part that made it through was actually take #1 before I had a chance to really warm up.

Once the drums and rhythm guitar part made it through, it was time to record the lead guessed it...Les Paul time!  For the lead, I used my Les Paul and played around with a couple of different pickup combinations (bridge, neck, bridge+neck) and settled on the bridge position (nothing better than a searing Les Paul in the bridge position, right?).  The lead line took maybe 5 or so takes and still need work IMHO, but hey...I don't pay the bills with my guitar, eh?  :-)

At this point, I sent off the rough cut to Nick and Brett...not sure what they really thought, but they were very kind in their comments.  :-)  The track still needed something else to fill it out, so I grabbed my Vox Wah Wah pedal and added the third part which adds that late 70's sound.

So as the final cut that made the show last week, here's the breakdown of equipment:

Guitar 1: Fender Stratocaster--clean, neck+middle pickups used

Guitar 2: Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul--dirty with an Ibanez TS-808 pedal, bridge pickup

Guitar 3: Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul + Vox Wah Wah, bridge+neck pickup

Amp: Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue

So love it, hate it, or just tolerate it to get to the content of the show...that is the story behind the music.  Nick plays guitar too, so the next time that we are both in the same physical location with access to guitars, I'm sure that we will lay down something new and cool with a more modern British/Oasis type sound.  :-)

Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2008 9:21 PM SharePoint | Back to top

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Hey Rob

the Oasis comment was mine and I feel really bad now! As a (very) amatuer guitarist myself I can completely appreciate the effort you've gone to, not to mention the cool axes you own! I'm sure the music will sound completely different now we all know just how much you put into it, although something along the lines of Supersonic would make the show even better ;)
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