Back to the basics, an amp and some mics!
Well a midi hammond B3 and fretless bass also.
The B3 sounds great and gives it that ole time sound that I love.
Please advise on your recording. Are you putting the drum track together w/ a rhythm track first, and then adding the bass and the lead last? Then is there a final mix down?
I always add some sort of primitive drum track as the first track. Even if it is just a kick, a snare and one cymbal.
All I need when recording is a time keeper that I can hear loud and clear.
later on, I go back and replace the primitiver drum track with something fancier.
In this recording, the drums are very simple and I didn't feel like doing an eloborate drum track.
Sometimes I will do a bass track right after the drums, but sometimes not.
I don't really need the bass to get the song framework in place.
In fact, I do the bass last sometimes because I fill the gaps that are left.
I have had to re-do the bass before because it is in the way of the guitar.
As for the mixing, it just happens as I go along. I just listen to the levels of everything.
I put the tune on and do some work, or stand in another room.
You can hear things out of balance from another room sometimes way better.
The end guitars, when they harmonize.
The lower one sounds killer!
Tell me what you were using there.
A Strat in what position?
The guitar is not my Strat, it's the Ibanez with brand new fresh strings.
I used the rear pickup switched to a single coil for many of the tracks.
For that low harmony guitar, I picked very close to the bridge to get that ole time sound.
For the picked chords I used the neck pickup switched to a single coil or the center position/both pickups in single coil mode.
People are always suprised that I used the Ibanez, but the JS1200 does not have high output humbuckers like many shred guitars
Satch has his own PAF Joe in the neck and the pickups sound very vintage to me.
Both pickups can be switched to single coil and they both sound great as single coils.
I have the Strat set up with that Deymour Duncan Jeff Beck in the bridge and that pickup is way hotter then the pickups in my Ibanez.