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Recording Tips for Engineers, 4th Edition by Tim Crich

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Chapter Five

Electric Guitars Setup

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The best guitar sound always starts at the source. The guitar (including bass guitar) must be in good condition, properly aligned and intonated, with all knobs, switches, and cables checked and in working order. Most important, it must be in tune. The rest is up to the player. The finest instrument can sound wretched in the wrong hands. You want the listener to get a lump in their throat, not their stomach.

  • Re-cord the guitar. New properly stretched strings will always get the richest results.
  • For more meat, use thicker strings. Lighter strings are not as meaty as thicker strings. Thick strings result in ...

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