am currently using a small Mesa Boogie 25 W Rectoverb with some
Stratocasters and normally I don't really need any pedals whatsoever
with this great amp but I do occationally bring out my Wampler
Compressor (for clean sounds only) and one of my wah wahs, either a Cry
Baby or a Fulltone Clyde. Planning to add a Univibe, a Phaser and an
echo pedal as well.
Since moving late 2012 I
have upgraded my recording chain:
Great River Preamp, Little Labs Redeye
Preamp, API Channel Strip, UA LA 2-610 Recording Channel, E-labs
RME Interface, Korg Rack tuner, Genelec 8040 Speakers, and
I Record on a Mac Pro running Logic Pro.
Fretless Bass Maniac, Warwick
Thumb Bass, Valley Arts Standard, Coral Electric Sitar
(1967), Rickenbacker Bass (1974), Valley Arts Custom
Pro, Feder Strat US with True Temperament Neck.
Fender Stratocaster 1961, 12
String Rickerbacker clone, Acoustic Sitar, paisley Park
Telecaster (previous owner Louise Hoffsten)
I recorded my first albums on analogue tape, "Obsession" and the second
Vision album "Till the End of Time" were done on ADAT's, around 1999 I
bought a Pro Tools 24 plus system, but lately I have been working
mostly with Logic Pro which I prefer over Pro Tools. When it comes to
recording I am a Mac freak. Windows might be cool for office use but
not for serious music stuff if you ask me. Things were definitely not
better in the old day. Tape machines needed lots of maintenance, ADAT's
had lots of problems with the tape and the machines were far from
perfect. With Pro Tools or Logic Audio things do go wrong too, I lost
two weeks of work once when my computer crashed. I had to redo all the
bass parts of "Condition Red" plus some other stuff. That was NOT
funny. What did I learn? Always Back-up!
I recorded most guitars on my 2013 release "Epicentre" as we as
the re-recorded guitars on my two early days compilations "Hot
and Able (1983-85)" and "Let Me Rock You 1984-87)" with a
Soldano SLO-100 Ampl through a Mesa Boogie
4x12 cabinet, or sometimes a Fender Twin or a Fender Bassman and
I am always experimenting in order to improve my sound. I
also occationally borrowed Marshall and Orange amplifications to
try out but sude them very rarely. I have a few different microphones I use, either an AKG C414, an
MD441, a Lawson L47, an SM57 or a combination. In the past I
used a lot of stuff llike Pod's but they have all gone to
retiremnet now and I hope they will stay there:-)
I don't really use any pedals, except for a Cry Baby wah wah. I
have used the Roger Mayer voodoo 2 on one or two occations, same
goes for the Ibanez Tube Screamer. I don't like Chorus pedals at
all, but sometimes I do use either an MXR Phase 90 or a Univibe.
I use a lot of soft synths but also a Nord Lead and most of the
stuff that comes with Logic Pro.