Picked up an SE 7-string earlier this year and have spent the last couple months playing mostly that. New guitars usually inspire new recording projects, and this one was no exception.
So, what to record? Well, it covers a lot of ground, but let's be honest - it just whispers "metal" in your ear. My wife likely got sick of hearing Black Sabbath riffs coming from the basement. And "I Can't Explain" sounds really cool played down an octave.
So it's gotta be metal, right? Right?
Tell 'em Steve Dave!
I mean, tell 'em, themike!
It's from these guys...
So it must be...can only be...
Love Theme From Kiss????
Yes, I did.
This song has kind of haunted me for years - it's a fairly straightforward instrumental but it's harmony guitars. I've had recording gear for somewhere around 20 years now - it never occurred to me to record it with harmony guitars. I've always tried to play it with one guitar.
The 7-string gave me the ability to play that low E-G# double-stop, plus the low B was available for one of the sorta breakdown parts. That, plus listening to Mike Keneally play the two guitar parts from "And Your Bird Can Sing" can be credited (or blamed) for pressing forward.
I may go back and record it with two guitar parts, but for now, I finally pulled this off.
As usual - comments, criticisms, advice. Poor drumming aside!