Final Guitar Tone and Recap
Alright so, even though this might not seem like it, we've actually traveled forward in time, here, and this is the next day. We did some guitar tracking last night. I tracked Brown for a little while and I tracked Ollie for a little while and we didn't get very far. You were having a rough time,
just playing with that tone right?
Yeah, with the Mesa tone that we spent all day getting yesterday? What? I think we spent 45 minutes on one riff?
Yeah. And normally you can play that stuff in single passes or close to that.
So, that right there is an indicator that maybe, it's not the right tone. A guitar player who's used to playing things in single passes is having a hard time getting to the feel of it, maybe the tone isn't right and tracked Ollie as well and uh, Ollie's also a sick guitar player and we had to do a lot of piecing together and, we came to the conclusion that it sounded okay. Like, pass-able, but they said it didn't sound like Monument...
s and I agree, it didn't sound like Monuments and it just wasn't good enough, and, even after spending 12 hours on it yesterday, if it's not good enough, it's not good enough. So, we discussed some other options and I started calling a bunch of people around the L.A. area and at two in the morning, Mike, who plays with Once a Plague, answered the phone and agreed to bring us a 51/50 Signature at eight in the morning. We talked at two, he brought it at eight and he's a hero. We plugged that in and immediately the tone was great. We did a few test runs and those two takes, you played better than anything we did last night.
You know, its the same thing with drums or vocals too, if you're tired or the tone's wrong or whatever, you're gonna spend a long time trying to get something crappy as opposed to if you put in the effort to get it right, the actual tracking will go a lot faster and it's always worth the extra effort to just get it right. So yeah, we plugged that in. Sounds great. We're trying to blend it with the Mesa, to see what we can get, but even if all we're stuck with is the 51/50, it's not so bad. However, what we did yesterday is not all, it's not all lost. It wasn't all in vain. We had the 51/50 plugged into the cabinet that we spent forever mic'ing so, the Fredman mic'ing technique and that 421, that's what we were hearing through the 57, I mean through the, that's what we were hearing in Pro Tools right now. So, we actually did a good job mic'ing up the cab. And then we have the Jewel Wreck right now, going through what was it? The two by twelve?
Two by twelve with the same technique of two 57s.
And we're gonna see what we can do blend wise, but I think that just for tracking purposes we're gonna just be listening in the 51/50. I personally love 51/50s because I feel like they have just, I don't know, the best way to put it is teeth.
Yeah. You, when you get the right one, one of the older models that has good tubes in it, it just has this bite that no other amp, has been able to really re-create since. It's kind of a unique thing.
So, yeah. So I guess with that we can get to tracking.
Yep, I'm down.
Cool, lets do it.