LA Producer & Engineer - Michelle Branch, Crash Test Dummies, Rufus Wainwright, Jesse McCartney, Elton John: "These are solo'd guitar tracks taken from a punky/ska song I just recorded. All tracks are a Les Paul Junior played through the London head on high input.. Panned to the left side is the more Marshally channel, and panned to the right is the more Voxy channel. The mics are a Royer 121, Shure 57, and Microtech Gefell UMT70 all blended. There's barely any EQ on the tracks and no compression. The first clip is just solo'd rhythm guitar tracks, and the second clip features a short guitar lead line followed by a cleaner tremelo part in the bridge section of the song."
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles...
...have joined voices in celebration of one of the most important eras in pop music. Featuring 15 of the duo's favorite pop tunes from the 1960s, Under The Covers Vol. 1 combines popular hits and obscure gems from such important names in music as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Who, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Zombies, The Mama's And The Papas, The Left Banke, The Bee Gees, The Marmalade, Fairport Convention, Love, The Stone Poneys, and The Velvet Underground. This entire album was cut using a 65-London.
Pat Buchanan - "A List" Nashville Session Player
These clips are taken from the guitar tracks of actual recording sessions where Pat used his 65 London 18 watt along with a small pedal board. To isolate the sound in the studio and to allow recording in the control room, the output was run through a Dr. Z 2x12 cab with Weber 30's. There's a small amount of echo and reverb on each track.
Recorded with a Gibson Les Paul Custom - Burst Bucker II (neck) & Jimmy Page signature pick-up (bridge.) Marquee Head thru a 65 212 Extension Cabinet close mic'ed with an Shure SM57 on the Celestion Blue Alnico and a RODE NT-2 on the G12H Anniversary. Recorded with very light compression using the M-Audio ProjectMix I/O Control Surface into Pro Tools M-Powered.
First two of the following recorded with a 2005 Fender "Classic 50's" Telecaster loaded with Alan Hamel Alnico V pick-ups. Third soundclip - '65 Stratocaster - all stock.
Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne's band)
Recorded flat with a Shure SM 57 into a Neve 1073 module into a Summit Audio TLA-100A tube limiter direct to Pro Tools. Reverb by Altiverb.
A-List Nashville Producer and session player
These clips are straight into the board, no effects whatsoever. Completely raw.
Greg played his Relic Tele and a 63 Les Paul Jr through the EF86 channel. Each guitar has a clean and semi-dirty tone with the last LP Jr. clip being pretty dirty. The speakers are Scumbag Pre-Rola Celestion clones (M and H magnets each represented).
Les Paul Jr. sounds: