Douglas Gravity Hanging With A Gibson Lp And An America Strat And Holding Its Own

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  1. toomanycats

    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    I recently finished up a song in which the Douglas Gravity is prominently featured. I write all of the music and play all of the instruments and my songwriting partner composes the lyrics and sings. The song is dedicated to his father, who passed away twenty years ago.

    There are three guitars on the track.

    Both the rhythm and the lead guitar at the opening of the song are played on the Douglas Gravity. As some of you may know, my Gravity now has a Fender neck attached to it, though this song was tracked while the Gravity was still in its bone stock state. The Gravity is played throughout the entire song and is panned to the left. For many of the parts the tremolo on the amp is engaged. This is the signal path for the Gravity:

    Douglas Gravity → 65 Amps London “Marshall” channel (low input) → SM57 → Golden Age Pre73 → Apogee Duet → Logic

    A Les Paul comes in at around 0.32 and is panned to the right. Here’s the signal path:

    Gibson Les Paul 1960 VOS → MXR 74 Vintage Phase 90 → 65 Amps London “Marshall” channel (high input) → SM57 → Golden Age Pre73 → Apogee Duet → Logic

    A Strat comes in for the end solo at 2:52. This is the signal path for the Strat:

    Fender 60th Anniversary American Strat → Joyo JF-01 Vintage Overdrive → MXR 74 Vintage Phase 90 → 65 Amps London “Marshall” channel (high input) → SM57 → Golden Age Pre73 → Apogee Duet → Logic

    There’s also a cheapie Ibanez acoustic on there as well as a Fender Modern Player Tele bass.

     
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    OMB Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Excellent!
     
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    The guitars sound awesome, and the vocals are pretty damn good. The lyrics just weren't my cup of tea. I didn't think they fit well with the song.
     
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    I can dig it! You've got a nice signal chain for sure.
     
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    harmonically rich great stuff
     
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    My father passed away almost 30 years ago and this song really touched my heart. Very nice job on the writing, playing, lyrics and vocals. Four thumbs up.
     
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    Thanks, I really appreciate that.

    While I wrote the music and played all of the instruments, my friend Mike wrote the lyrics and sings. It's about his own father, so I know that a lot of emotion went into the song. For this reason, I too felt a real sense responsibility to play with intense feeling on this tune.
     
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    As with all your stuff, I can totally vibe on it. Very cool jam to wake up to, thank you for sharing
     
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    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead

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    Very well done!
     
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    Nice song, TMC.
     
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    Very cool collaboration and as always, your playing is pretty damn spiffy.
     
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