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Raspberry Jam

By Edmund Snyder on August 28, 2016 5:38 pm

I built a new guitar from a kit that I got on thefretwire.com.  It's an archtop hollow body.  I splurged and bought the Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded pickups for it.  Spent a couple days sanding and staining its wood (maple body and neck and rosewood fretboard--I left the fretboard naked, although I plan to get some lemon oil for it).

This recording was pretty much just me noodling around with the new guitar for two tracks and adding a few effects.  Then I played a synth part on my Akai MAX49 keyboard.  I used Presonus Studio One's built in "Presence" synth with a preset called "Bad Lead."

Oh, it also has some drums.

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August 29, 2016 2:17 am

Evil blues-rock, excellent!

August 30, 2016 3:07 am

Love that nice scuzzy distortion sound.  It's also super cool that it's a guitar that you built.  The synth is a neat contrasting element, too.  Adds some real sonic interest.

September 3, 2016 10:52 am

Moonshine blues.  Dirty dirty.  And what an apt synth preset name.  Haha.  Digging the grit of the guitar.  Post a pic?

September 4, 2016 9:01 am

Very nice distorted blues feel. Your new guitar sounds good!
(Didn't know you could get DIY-kits for guitars, that's quite cool.)

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