I played the very rough mix for Claudine last night. She’s happy with my pronunciations. I’m happy with the vocal and rhythm tracks. Not happy with the emando tracks.
We spent a couple hours flailing about with the JBovier and the Arrow. This is because I had not considered before-hand what to do with them. My ears were asking for a telecaster, but I had left it at home!
I took 6 instruments, a pedal board, an amp, and a gear bag. On the way out the door I looked at the Tele and thought: Nahhhh. (D’oh!)
The proprietor/engineer of Le Studio de la Ville Basse is Remi Hiblot. He’s a drummer and in a band called Sweet Scarlet. His wife is the singer, his brother the bass player, and his dad is the guitar player. (His mom is a percussionist and surplus to requirements I guess!) Remi’s English is limited to a couple phrases. He cracked me up with his impression of an English-speaker speaking French with English pronunciations. My French is BAD. (Ever seen the Monuments Men? My French is no better than Mat Damon’s.)
- SCGC custom Dreadnought (42BluegrassD)
- Paul Hathway OM-1 (octave mandolin)
- JBovier EMC-5, (5 string emando)
Instruments taken but not used:
- Arrow G5 5 string emando
- Vessel F5 mandolin
- Mix F5 mandolin
Instruments not taken that might have been useful
- Fender Squier Telecaster (1982)
Hmmm… I may have to remove the “mandolinist” from my email sig file.
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