This is Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker. It has a P90 pickup. I added a pickguard as it looked kind of naked without it. I added a Roland GK3 Pickup in order to use it with a guitar synth. I do not use much the sound of the guitar synth, though. I use it mostly as a midi controller. That is, I use the guitar to control the soft-synths in my computer…basically I use it as a big computer mouse. Also used to have a B-Bender on the guitar. Awesome for the country licks.
Song recorded in my home studio in the east village. Guitar chords are played on a Fender Stratocaster. There is a lapsteel guitar solo in the middle of the song. It was played on a Gibson Br6. The rest of the song are samples and soft-synths. A lot of “metal” samples, hence the name of the song.
This is a made in Mexico Telecaster, in particular a “Power Telecaster.” It has a so called “Fishman Power bridge,” or a piezo pickup in the bridge. This can make the guitar sound like an acoustic guitar or like an electric (or a blend of both), hence it is very versatile. It also has a middle pick up, which brings it closer to a Stratocaster that Telecaster purists would like.
Faces (Taken with instagram)
Here is another of the first songs that I recorded in my home studio. The voice sample come from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. From the computer “HAL” in particular. I like the riff and I think that the improvised solo at the middle is pretty cool. It sounds like I am using a “wah” pedal. Actually I am using a “phaser” pedal.
This is a Gibson Les Paul, chambered, and with P90s. I bought it online. When I received I did not like it at all. It was too damn light. It felt like a toy. Little by little I started to like it. It was an acquired taste. It really rocks and records very nicely. I do not like it very much for clean passages. On the other hand, it excels in distorted tones. Now I really like it, and I really appreciate the fact that it is a very light instrument (by far my lightest electric).
I recorded this song many years ago. The vocals were written and performed by a friend. It was one of the first songs that I recorded in my home studio. It has a nice rock feeling, I think. It even has a neat (if I can say it so myself) guitar solo. I used a Fender Stratocaster, a Fender Bass, and a Vox amplifier for the guitars. No effects, just the amp distortion. I used a cheap-ish Oktava mic for the recording (my first condenser mic). Even now, I sometimes still turn back to the old Oktava.