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Bedroom guitar tone
Old 24th January 2009
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Bedroom guitar tone - Heavy guitar recorded at low volume

What's going on everyone. Back in the day I spent a lot of time getting my recorded guitar tone to sound guitar at bedroom levels.

Here's a little clip, the beginning rif sucks, but I love the sound of the second rif. How does it sound to you?

I'm gearing up to ACTUALLY record a real album and am pulling all my old clips together, and this one pretty much shows my guitar tone.

Thanks for listening.

Cheers,
Lumen
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Old 25th January 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LumenStudio ➡️
What's going on everyone. Back in the day I spent a lot of time getting my recorded guitar tone to sound guitar at bedroom levels.

Here's a little clip, the beginning rif sucks, but I love the sound of the second rif. How does it sound to you?

I'm gearing up to ACTUALLY record a real album and am pulling all my old clips together, and this one pretty much shows my guitar tone.

Thanks for listening.

Cheers,
Lumen
I like it man, a lot. Reminds me of my tone!

What amp you working with?
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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That's cool, it sounds huge! What was the setup?
Old 26th January 2009 | Show parent
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Cool guys, thanks for the kind comments! It means a lot to me!

I was crazy over tone and spent a lot of time on it back a couple years ago. At the time I lived at my parents house and worked on getting a good sound at bedroom volumes. Now that I live in a townhouse, it is still great to able to use this setup! It took me a long time to master it. Now I'm finally getting back into it, and trying not to work so hard all the time and have some fun tracking.

Guitar: ESP Stephan Carpenter Signature Series 6 string - I always loved his tone
AMP: Marshall TSL 602 combo amp - I threw some custom ordered 12ax7's and power tubes in it - I could look up the info if anyone's interested

Then I don't use the built in 2x12 speakers, I run out to a custom built 1x12 with a celestian 30 in it. I have a THD power break between the amp and this cab. I use a combination of the amps master volume and the power breaks attenuator. I run a 50 speaker foot cable into a another bedroom, because even though the volume is low, I need to hear only sound through my studio monitors to really get the right sound.

Recording chain :

Royer 121 - right on the center, about an inch back from the cloth
Chandler TG-2 Pre
Vintech x73i (for the EQ only) - I cut at 120 I believe and my mojo is adding a bit of 3k
AD - Apogee PSX 100 SE

For the mix, I basically copy & paste the track four times and then pan two tracks hard left and right, and then the other two I bring in a bit.

Bass is obviously key, so I record with a warwick into a UA 610 and then use ampeg svx. I make sure that the bass and the guitar own their own frequencies in the mix as well by cutting a bit on both so that it just sounds like a big ol fat guitar.

Let me know if you want to know anything else, or hear any place it can improve.

Cheers,
Jon
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