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Guitars in Hip Hop music
Old 11th December 2008
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I would agree with Fender for hip hop.
I have a vast array of guitars being an ax slinger myself.
Very few Les Pauls have a decent clean sound, but that is a matter of pick ups.
For hip hop I would recommend a Fender and a Line6 type of amp with lots of amp simulators.
You can go DI with it if you want.
Old 24th December 2010
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Originally Posted by phillysoulman View Post
They are all obviously two bar loops.
They were not played live with the track
The first one sounds like a "Gibson semi hollow body" maybe like a 137 with the pick up switch in the middle position.

The Em one sounds like a Strat, with the pick up switch all the way down and being played very close to the bridge.
The third one is the same axe as the first one.
On the bishop lamont joint. You think its a miced amp or DI? If its DIed any tips to get this in your face pretty sound?
Old 15th March 2013
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Guitar is a beautiful much the easiest instrument in the world to record, as its hard to go wrong. DI, micing, amp emulation et cetera are all based on the sound you’re looking for.
My original instrument of alternative was/is the guitar and as a result,I have played on almost thousands of recording sessions counting all of the classic Philly stuff.
Old 18th March 2013
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Originally Posted by phillysoulman View Post
I had an AWESOME guitar hand built for me by a fellow in Detroit.
Its a Tele style axe made of the finest woods and its the best axe that I have ever played and Im proud to be its owner.
I call her Honey..because of her beautiful honey toned finish.
You better marry that one, i think she's a keeper!
Old 18th March 2013
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Originally Posted by phillysoulman View Post
I played on ALL of the Philly records of that time.

The intro figure on For The Love Of Money was actually Anthony Jackson playing an Epiphone 335 style bass played thru a Maestro phaser, the one with the three collored plastic buttons.
I played two guitar parts..the wah wah part and the fuzz bass accents along with the second bass played by Ronnie Baker.
On Give the people and most others,I was the main axeman along with Norman Harris (RIP)
*bows down*

Much respect to you, those records were some of my first "digs" back in the early 90's because i traced the samples from the Hip Hop group EPMD.
Awesome music!
Old 18th March 2013
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philly is a legend

one of my favorite songs with guitars in it is dj khalil and drake "fear" ..actually spits some straight verses too.

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