Studio Guitar Recording with a Les Paul Black Beauty. Here’s a song I did, with a Black Beauty vintage guitar that I got a year ago. The guitar is a Gibson Black Beauty Les Paul from 1969. This guitar sounds amazing but it is been devalued extensively with a kind of sloppy refret and a fixed broken neck. John Shanks owned the guitar and he was selling it. At the time I was working on X factor playing guitar for John (which is a privilege in itself), and because the guitar at these issues I was able to get it at a good price. As usual I used my divided by 13 RSA 23 and my Custom Audio Electronics Boost Pedal, and also as usual I was printing a little delay after the mic-pre through an Eventide Eclipse. I also play bass on the track just because there wasn’t a bass player around at the time. The session is typical of some of the kinds of parts I create when I’m doing sessions for people. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!
I do a lot of guitar sessions for Ken Caillat and Eric Berdon, they bring some of the highest quality songs and artists. This song was sung beautifully by a great new artist named Shaena Stabler. Ken produced ‘Rumors‘ by Fleetwood Mac and many other subsequent Fleetwood Mac records, and then he had a second huge success with his daughter Colbie Caillat. I’ve gotten to play on several of Colbie’s records – she has an amazing voice. Eric Berdon is Ken’s partner and he’s a very talented young songwriter, singer and guitarist. I used my Tom Anderson Raven a lot, Divided by 13 Amp and my Eventide Eclipse Delays. I also of course use the Line6 Echo Park which is one of my favorite delay pedals. Ken Caillet’s credits include: Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Dishwalla, Ministry, Motörhead, London Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Mayfield, REO Speedwagon, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more. See his complete list at Allmusic Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!