"Death of a Train" guitar and vocal
Old 18th March 2008
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"Death of a Train" guitar and vocal

Hi Daniel:

"Death Of A Train" is one my favorite songs and the way the guitar builds throughout and explodes at the end is amazing.

The guitar sounds vocal, and 'chewy' and the pick attack almost sounds reversed - is it just the compression on an AC-30(or what amp if you recall?) doing that with some wah and fuzz mixed in?

The vocal is just beautiful washed in the reverb/delay( do you recall what you used for those effects?)

Anything you could share about that track would be wonderful.

As many others have already said,Thank you so much for coming by and sharing.

Scott
Old 20th March 2008
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I used my 56 Goldtop Les Paul thru an AC-30. No effects. This combo sounded fantastic at that time. I use very thick strings. The solo was played on the lower strings up high. The room we were in had a tall ceiling with a wooden plank floor. The drummer sat in the archway, his kit essentially in the next room with a marble floor. Bill Dillon was on the guitorgan. Just the magic of the day.
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