Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Re: Slipperman's Recording Distorted Guitars Thread From Hell
And yeah Bamm I haven't read all of em, but I have read em.
Second your point about the cabs.
I always keep an eye on evilbay and when I see empty 1,2,4x12/10 cabs for kinda the sub £50 mark, or broken ones, they get bought.
They look awesome in the rehearsal rooms and get everything to eye-level, and then I buy Vintage 30s, Emeninces in bulk from France, any kinda of spare, special speaker I can.
Then when it comes to recording time, I usually fire one of those behind the 4x12, facing 12 inches of basstrap, or in another room. A 1x12 or 2x12 loaded with 30s and tracked "as a 2nd track to fatten things up" has saved my ass on numerous occasions when the guitarist has insisted the 4x12 is used and won't try anything else. I'll chuck the 4x12 track where the speakers weren't being pushed and use the 1x12 where it was, more often than not.
I think Jimmy Page used a 1x10 a lot of the time.
Its probly a good point that the guitarist plays better with a 4x12 in front of him.