Stimulus Diffusion

This was a song idea I had back in 2015. On a previous test recording (simply called Creative Strat Session 289), I used a clean Strat with tremolo. I never took it any further until I started working on this version. Instead of a clean Strat sound, I went with a heavy over-driven Les Paul. There’s also a Martin DC Aura acoustic on one track and a Rickenbacker 4003 bass track.

Released September 15, 2016
Guitars: Joseph R. Ellis
Bass: Joseph R. Ellis
Drums: BeatBuddy

©2016 Solid Body Publishing / ASCAP


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