August 6th – 27th, 2015.
With the acoustic guitars recorded, edited and sounding great, I was ready to move on to the next step(s)!
My good friend Yotam Ronen had recently purchased a wonderful Gretsch resonator, which I immediately borrowed for the recordings, of course!
It was recorded with an Audio Technica Pro-35 condenser mic, as well as a vintage Grundig GDM305 radio microphone, that I found in my late grandfather’s storage room, and miraculously still works!
The resulting sound was crisp yet well rounded, and worked brilliantly with the acoustics!
In parallel to the resonator, it was time to lay down the bass tracks!
I have recorded my drafts on a fretless bass, but with the drums and acoustic guitars, I wasn’t liking the fretless sound too much…
So I turned to my engineer, Itay Haruvi, who had lent me a wonderful, hollow body Hagstrom bass and a vintage LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI.
We also decided to put his Pro 35 condenser to good use on the hollow body!
The blend of the picture-perfect bass sound from the DI and the FAT, woody sound of the condenser was absolutely perfect :)
I had initially intended to bring in a contrabassist for the quieter songs, but this bass just sounded so right, it became redundant!
Now, to edit these newly recorded parts, and begin the hunt for the perfect electric guitar amp!
Thanks for listening!