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Free Music Fridays; The Dailies “Everything Must Go”

I played on this record a few years ago. What a fine experience. We tracked at Eldorado Recording Studios in Burbank and had a week-long lockout just to get comfy and explore the music a bit.

For the chorus, I played this 60’s reissue Blue Flower Fender Tele that needed a set up badly. I played a little bit and the engineer called me in to listen back to what the guitar sounded like. That was his very diplomatic way to see if I agreed with his opinion that the guitar sounded like a cookie sheet being dragged through a parking lot. In the bed of the music, I LOVE this guitar tone. I love the way the strings buzz against the frets. So, the moral of the story, sometimes a bad guitar tone is just a good guitar tone hanging in the wrong crowd. 🙂

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  • TheLastDon July 29, 2011, 7:44 pm

    That tone is nasty! …and it’s great for the whole vibe. Nice job. Cool song too.

  • 1953MMike August 28, 2011, 12:56 am

    I agree. That biting raspy sound was perfect for that part of the song. It contrasted the sweet harmony of the verses. It wasn’t over the top though. A metal sound would not have fit.
    I also like the song, and the message as well.

  • el jefe de la cucina August 29, 2011, 6:09 pm

    Thanks, Mike. You know, it’s tough to really know how a tone is going to sit in a band mix. That’s one of the dangers of buying gear and sitting at home dialing in all of the perfect tones. I played for a few hours with a reissue Nobels ODR-1 and at home it was so inspiring. I excitedly took it to a gig and the guitars were buried in the mix because the ODR1 has a tone of low end thump and a good amount of biting drive, but the midrange was slightly scooped with my strat so it supported the mix more than it defined the mix if that makes sense. It was more of a thickening agent than a lead instrument.