Grosh Tunes CD

On this recording, Grosh Artist Joe Gamble recorded an entire album showcasing ten different models of Grosh guitars and pickups. Says Joe, "We had seen and heard a lot of demos from guys playing gear alone in a room but we decided that we were way more interested in hearing how each instrument would sound in the context of an actual song or performance." This CD is the result of Grosh and Joe attempting to remedy this.
Down below you can read all about the gear used on the recordings as well as listening to each track in it's entirety. If you wish to purchase a copy, they are available on itunes.

Grosh Tunes - Joe Gamble

“This entire project was recorded and mixed in Logic (except “Atomic Orange”- see track details). The mics used were simple Shure SM57s and SM58s. The interface was an Apogee Duet and cables were Mogami Golds. Toontrack’s EZDrummer was used for all drum programming and aside from the mentioned pedals in the track notes, all effects were stock Logic plug-ins.

 “Atomic Orange”, “Gold Metallic” and “Lake Placid Blue” sport programmed bass tracks while the rest of the bass was performed on a very cheap, loner Ibanez Soundgear bass and tracked through Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4.

I tracked the project in my apartment in Pasadena so the possibility of cranking amps did not exist for me at the time. When I used the Mesa Lonestar Special I was able to utilize the amps ability to run at 5 watts. When I used the Electradyne or my old Deluxe Reverb I used an Ultimate Attenuator to knock the volume down.”

“Sunburst Song”
Guitar: Retro Classic Standard, alder body, rosewood fretboard
Pickups: Fat ‘60s bridge, middle and neck
Amp: Mesa Lonestar Special 2×12
Pedals: Budda Wah

 

“Sunset ’79″
Guitar: Sunset ’79 alder body, rosewood neck
Pickups: Blown ’59 bridge and neck
Amps: Mesa Electradyne, Mesa Lonestar Special (for stereo clean tracks)
Pedals: MXR EVH Phaser, Boss DD20 Delay, Boss RT-20

 

“Dénudé”
Guitars: Retro Classic Vintage T, swamp ash body, maple neck
Pickups: GT bridge and neck
Amps: Mesa Electradyne, Mesa Lonestar Special, Guitar Rig 4 (cleans)

 

“Baritone Blues”
Guitar: Baritone, swamp ash body, rosewood neck
Pickups: TV Jones
Amp: Guitar Rig 4

 

“Lake Placid Blue”
Guitar: Electrajet VT, swamp ash body, maple neck
Pickups: GT Bridge and neck
Amp: 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb

 

“Mini Black Sparkle”
Guitar: Electrajet Custom, alder body, maple neck
Pickups: 327 small block, Fat ‘60s middle and neck
Amps: Mesa Lonestar Special (Distortion, clean), Deluxe Reverb (Stereo clean)
Pedals: Boss DD20 and Ernie Ball volume pedals for swells

 

“Gold Metallic”
Guitar: Electrajet Custom, alder body, rosewood neck
Pickups: G-90 bridge and neck
Amp: Mesa Lonestar Special
Pedals: Budda Wah, EVH Phaser, Boss RT-20

 

“Douzen”
Guitar: Electrajet Standard, alder body, rosewood neck
Pickups: Blown ’59 bridge and neck
Amps: Mesa Electradyne, Guitar Rig 4
Pedals: Budda Wah

 

“Snow White”
Guitar: Retro Classic, swamp ash body, rosewood neck
Pickups: Fat ‘60s bridge, middle and neck
Amps: Mesa Electradyne, Mesa Lonestar Special, Guitar Rig 4, Fractal Axe FX
Pedals: Boss DD20, Boss RT20

 

“Atomic Orange”
Guitar: Electrajet Custom, alder body, rosewood fretboard
Pickups: Small Block 302 bridge and neck
Amps: Mesa Lonestar Special, Fender practice amp
Pedals: Line 6 M13
Recording rig: Steinberg Nuendo, Mackie Onyx Satellite

 

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