As well as simplifying my guitar selection, I skipped the amp/plugin combinations and ran the Ormsbys through one simple rig that rapidly became a recording favourite - a Mesa/Boogie Recto Verb 25 head into a Mesa CabClone guitar cabinet simulator. This lethal and versatile combo served me well through the recording, offering up all the required tones without undue fuss. The ease with which I was able to achieve excellent workable guitar sounds contributed greatly to my enjoyment of the recording, mixing and mastering process, and helped me produce a work I can be proud of.
I will go into more depth about how I recorded the guitars for the EP in future posts. In the meantime, I will leave you with a pic of the GG guitars in their natural habitat.
|The Ormsby Graham Greene Signature Series|
...and the rather awesome front cover artwork from the EP, courtesy of my beautiful and multi-talented wife, Donna:
|The Guitar Vinci Code cover concept and design: Donna Greene|