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Recording Guitar and Bass: Getting a Great Sound Every Time You Record Paperback – December 1, 2002


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Huw Price is a freelance record producer and sound engineer, with many years' experience recording guitars in the studio and in live situations. He lectures at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a contributor to The Guitar Magazine. He has worked with David Bowie, Primal Scream, Ian Dury, Nick Cave, and many others.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879307307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879307301
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,179,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By odog502 on April 4, 2009
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This is a great book. Ive been playing guitar just for fun for a few years but dont know anything about recording. This book along with 2 others: Sound Advice on Equalizers, Reverbs & Delays (Instantpro Series) and The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition have given me a pretty good solid base of knowledge to get started.

A good thing about this book as that he doesn't just tell you what you are supposed to do and leaves it at that. He tells you a lot of "why" too, often times going into technical details. I imagine that some people may think the technical explanations of impedence and the difference between tube types are excessive. But for me, going into the technical aspect helped me better grasp the higher concepts.

I like the plentiful supply of pictures and illustrations in the book. Written content is still plentiful. A good balance.

This book gets bonus points for including a CD. Many books out there on this subject are suspiciously missing this obvious inclusion. Its one thing to be explained how something sounds, its another to also be able to hear it. The CD helps connect the sound with description.

There is a section in the back with interviews with different engineers so you get opinions from multiple professionals, not just the authors. Thats a good thing.

Topics that are not covered in this book are equipment and materials on guitars and basses themselves. So you will not find an explanation about pickup types or the knobs on the guitars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Paist on April 26, 2010
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I got this book to learn about recording guitar in an effort to improve the capture of the sounds I was hearing in my basement studio.

I did learn a bit about microphone technology, got some placement tips, and a nice insight into matching input impedances. But at the end I came out wanting more detail. This book just doesn't have the detail I was looking for.
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I like this book a lot. It is a pleasure to read and the advice is sensible, practical, and useful. And it is a fun read too.
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