July 2007 Update
The 2007 Electrons
|In search of the Holy Grail - Part
For those that missed parts I & II - this was an exercise to recreate the late '58, early '59 Stratocaster sound. This is essentially the Strat' sound everybody remembers and, for us, it's the 'Holy Grail'. Now to the latest in the saga, rumour had it that the 'Holy Grail' was residing in Hanwell...
...where else would we look but in Peter' Cook's Guitar World - purveyor of excellent guitars to many, and us!
To console ourselves, we've
embarked upon a new strategy - a bit of recording employing the UB Hank
backings with us adding the icing on the cake. Actually we've been using
these backings for some time now, but only recently did we decide to record our
latest attempts. Whilst definite improvement has been made in the lead
guitar sound (RJ), it's a bit of a step backwards with respect to the
rhythm guitar sound (me).