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Recording Tips for Engineers, 3rd Edition by Tim Crich

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CHAPTER 5 Electric Guitars Setup

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The best guitar sound always starts at the source. The guitar (including bass guitar) must be in good condition, properly aligned and intonated, and with all knobs, switches, and cables checked and in working order. Most importantly, it must be in tune. The rest is up to the player. The finest instrument can sound wretched in the wrong hands. You want the listener to get a lump in their throat, not their stomach.

Re-cord your guitar. New, properly stretched strings will always get the richest results.

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