MayFlower Power (2014 mix)

This is a psychedelic song I wrote in 2013.  The last mix I made was a little weak on volume, so I thought I’d take another stab at it.  This song features a Gibson Gary Moore signature Les Paul on two rhythm tracks, an EBow track, and a backwards delay track.  The lead guitar was actually my Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster.  The amp was a Fender Mustang III.  If memory servers me correctly, everything was recorded via the amp’s USB connection.


Tono Dorado (Golden Tone)

A bit of a Latin flavor in this one. This song features my 2000 Gibson Gary Moore signature Les Paul on rhythm and lead and my Rickenbacker 4003 on bass. The rhythm guitar track was recorded via the USB connection of a Fender Mustang III amp, using a custom Vox amp model I had previously customized. For the lead, I used a Marshall model, but miked the Mustang’s speaker, for improved tone. The Rickenbacker bass was recorded direct into a Behringer USB mixer. Drum tracks were created using Adobe Audition Loopology.

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New song idea

I recorded a new rhythm track on my TASCAM DR-05 yesterday.  While playing it back through some bookshelf monitor speakers, I started working on an ad-lib lead part.  It showed potential, so I recorded this with my Samsung S5 so I wouldn’t forget it.  I plan on developing this more fully.  Yeah, it has a bit of a Santana vibe to it.  The speaking you hear at the beginning was me leaving myself a note about the amp patch & tuning I used on the rhythm track.  The lead was a different patch – a Marshall model (British 80s) that I customized to suite my tastes.  I’m playing through a 100W Fender Mustang III (v1) that sports a Celestion speaker.  Not cranked very loud, as you can still hear the acoustic plinking of my pick on the guitar strings picked up by the camera’s mics.  Again, this is just a few bars of a song idea – I stopped playing when the rhythm track stopped.  This song will be the next one I’ll work on (I have 4 or 5 new ideas already saved on the DR-05).   UPDATE:  The final version of this song is here!