Craig has a new Magic Amp Vibro Prince. It is beautiful in appearance and in sound. We grew up playing Fender blackface amplifiers–Twin Reverbs, Bandmasters, and Deluxe Reverbs–so the blackface sound is what guitar amplifiers should sound like for our sensibility. This one is blonde, but it SOUNDS like a blackface Princeton Reverb, so it is right. It is extraordinary!
Craig is playing my Agile LP-style guitar through the Vibro Prince. I am playing the Tama Metro Jam kit with the Zildijian 14″ Armand hats. I am using the 12″ Tama snare that comes with the kit. I have moved everything into a much drier room. The first track, “Ebony Aviary,” (Hint: It’s a Beatles song) also has my Wuhan 20″ ride.
Update: Here is a remixed version with a touch of reverb (MVerb, a free plugin) on the guitar and with the drums mixed a little softer.
The second track , “Excellent Reverberations,” (Hint: It’s a Beach Boys song) has my Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride. We are playing at very low volume so I used a lot of rim clicks on the snare.
We tried several times to record Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” which is an excellent song, but I couldn’t quite get the drum part. I have to work on that.