Bob Dylan’s Guitar

When I record my guitar, it sounds like some rubber bands stretched over a cardboard box. This guitar is a distinctive part of my sound. For 20 years, I have struggled to get an accurate representation of it in the studio. I’ve tried many different approaches and techniques. The guitar part that I recorded last week had both a boomy low end and thin mids. It sounded like a poor imitation of a guitar. I spent some time listening to Bob Dylan’s guitar. His guitar also sounded like a cardboard box. I decided to embrace it. I put a microphone up close and recorded all of the boxy glory. It still doesn’t sound like Bob’s guitar but it does sound like me.


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