HEAVY ROCK, PART 1
We are currently working on the new "Acquiesce" (did I spell that right?) record, 12 songs, fairly straight ahead rock and roll, catchy melodies. Drums are done and sound pretty darned tight (James is a good drummer, dead on the click, and there was very little editing needed). We've got scratch bass, guitars, and vocals in everything; some of them might end up being keepers. Tomorrow, being Saturday, will of course be the time when Paul does his real bass tracks (old joke).
We brought in a couple more amps for this one. A Vox AC30 "Super Twin" (the AC30 split into cabinet and head) from Dangerous Studios (Ric Ocasik's place) and a couple of Mesa-Boogies have taken up temporary residence, and boy is that Vox loud. We're going to have to do a bit more construction in the live room (soundproofing mostly) 'cause it's so loud. But it does sound pretty good, although it's too heavy and expensive and difficult to maintain for me to want to own one. The Edge's AC30's used to catch fire on stage all the time. Oh yeah, and did I mention it's loud?
So that means we'll have these amps on the recording:
Marshall Slash Signature
'65 Fender Bandmaster
Mesa Boogie Rectoverbs (2 of 'em)
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (if I can convince them to try it out)
And a few more Fenders to come (blackface and silverface, don't know the models)
Plus a giant bass amp, all tube, I think it's an Ampeg, very heavy.
They have some big old pedalboards, but so far we've done most tracks straight into the amps, cranked up, which is how God intended it anyhow.