Update 01/10/07: Added Hit It, a C6 neck boogie tune also soon to be covered in my tab section. If you like what you hear, drop me an email and let me know you're listening!
Update 12/10/06: Added TeleSmasher and O Holy Night.
Update 11/17/06: Added The Other Woman backup track. Well, it's a backup track if you sing! The steel does the intro, middle solo and ending with some pads everywhere else. For those with picky ears, notice how the steel tone is a bit muddier on the ending than elsewhere. I finally figured out that I sometimes leave the monitor speakers on when I record and they feed back into the steel mic adding in a bassier sound and some delay (yuck!). I used the RV-5 with plate reverb for all the steel parts.
Update 10/13/06: Added Greg's Blues. It ain't country! Verses 1,3 and 5 are a Red Nashville Telecaster played through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe in High Gain and low gain channels. See my Nashville Telecaster page for details on my venture into the world of Tele's. Verses 2,4 and 6 are steel with the last verse using the Line 6 Roto-Machine.
All samples played on an MSA Legend plugged into a Boss RV-5 (Hall Reverb) into a Fender Steel King amp placed about a foot off my living room carpet.
Recorded into a Shure SM-57 pointed on axis with the center of the speaker cone and 3" from the speaker grill. SM57 plugged into a Yamaha MG 10/2 mixer
with EQ set flat. Mixer fed into a Yamaha AW-1600 Professional Audio Workstation with NO compression, dynamics or
effects. Earlier recordings made in 24 bit mode, later ones in 16 bits, mastered to 16 bits on the AW-1600 and burnt to a CD/R as .cda files.
Windows Media Player used to convert the .cda files to .wma files at 192 kbps.
This pretty much duplicates the sound of my old Sho-Bud Pro II / Webb 6-14-E setup. These sound samples sound identical to what I am hearing at my steel so the recording process seems to be faithfull to the original sound including room accoustics.
Drum tracks created on a Boss DR-670 (Boss DR-880 after 12/2006) fed direct (2 track stereo). Washburn D-46S acoustic guitar and Rigel
mandolin recorded into a Sennheiser MXL-992 condenser mic. Peavey lead guitar recorded into a Boss GX-700
(compressor, Keeley 4 knob compressor after 3/01/06) and a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier into a Shure SM-57 (Sennheiser e609 after 3/01/06). Peavey 5 string bass direct to
console. I played each instrument on its own track as an overdub to the drum tracks. No compression was
used during mastering so what you hear is very close to the live sound.
Steel King Settings (O'clock positions)
Gain = 10
EQ Tilt = 10
Treble = 2
Mid Level = 10
Mid Freq = 2
Bass = 2
Reverb = Off
Master = 12
Normal Switch Out
Limiter Switch In
Peavey Nashville 112 Settings (Numbered positions)
|Country Marathon||Country Marathon Rhythm Track|
|What A Friend We Have In Jesus||In The Garden||Rockin' On 26 Strings|
|Silver Bells||Southwest of Corry||Compression Session|
|Red River Valley||Too Country||All Palms|
|Shuffle This||G Ride||Sample01|
|Pick Block||Greg's Blues||The Other Woman (Tab Track)|
|Greg's Rag||TeleSmasher||O Holy Night|
B. Bowman Hop
Hot Rod Deluxe settings (Numbered positions)
Input 1, Channel 1
Volume = 2.2
Drive = 1
Treble = 4.5
Bass = 12
Middle = 2.2
Master = 2
Reverb = 1 (RV5 reverb set on Hall
Bright Switch Down
Presence = 8
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