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As a seasoned engineer, it’s taken years for me to learn what to say and how to deal with bands. Sometimes thing go wrong and you’ve got to prepare for war.

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Without a doubt, the second most important step of being in a band (besides writing the songs) is being able to pick the songs to go on the record. I’d guess it’s happened 100 hundred million times. A band or artist records a record and some stupid A&R guy says, ?I don’t know about this one song? and that song ends up being a number one hit. In fact, it may be the bands only successful song.

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It’s fairly obvious that a guitar player with a crappy amp is probably going to sound crappy! The reason why they may sound inferior may have quite a bit to do with their amp, but I think it goes deeper than that. In fact, it explains why a band with crappy gear will probably sound terrible.

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