Feb. 11 & 12, 2006: Day two and three in the studio..

The Killing Floor's CD demands more time!!

All right here's what happen Saturday from 3:30pm - 3:00am and Sunday 6:00pm-12:00am. All rhythm tracks are done except for two "Earth Blues" and "Satan's Alley".

From Right to Left: American Fender Telecaster, Eric Clapton Fender "Kel-Blackie" with a light scallop fretboard and Epiphone "Dot" archtop.

The Telecaster is all over Day By Day and will be used on the solos also. The Epi is all over "It's Not Me" and was used with the Yamaha DG100A amp.

Manic Depression was done in one take just like rehearsal. The scratch rhythm with lead will stay. I figured the feel and vibe was there so why even fuck with it. You might hear some amp noise which it's cool because it's the only track that won't be so polished and was not constructed part by part.

G&L S-500 "Maggie" , 40th anniversary American strat "Jeannie" and a Yamaha DG100A amp. The Yamaha DG is one of the best amp for clean. Hands down for it's amazing and unique tone. "It's Not Me" is where you'll hear this amp shine all by it's self. I haven't used the small Vox VBM1 yet but I'm planning on using it on the solo parts of "Streets".

What took time was playing rhythms to where my solos would be. Remember there were no solos to use as reference as I'm playin' along. I had to come up with a rhythm parts right there and then and fast.

Fender Princeton is the amp that's miked up. The bottom right amp behind the Fender Princeton is a Peavey Delta Blues and I blew the 15" speaker right in the middle of Mary Jane. Peter suggested to use his Fender Princeton because the tone was closes to what I was looking for. A twang tone with lots of grit and a smooth gain distortion breakup as you cranked up the volume very loud.

My Fender strat "Jeannie", an original "Tube Screamer TS 808"pedal, and Peter's Fender Princeton and that was it... I used this setup on the right rhythm channel of "Mary Jane"... Check out the pictures... That's Peter's pedal board by the way...

The Holy Grail of pedals is the green one. An original "Tube Sceamer TS808". SRV used theses by the way to get that heavenly boosted solo tones on his earlier albums or CDs...

The Killing Floor's CD will not sound the same as far as amp and guitar tones... There's was lots of planning and busting my back hauling lots of gear back and forth... wheww ohh shit!!...
I will go back on Feb 20th and do the remaining rhythms tracks and finish off the solo leads parts.... Till then stay tune!! JCM

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