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So a few weeks ago we (Crash Pad) went into Goldentone Studios here in GNV with my old pal Rob McGregor engineering. I've known Rob for like 20 years now, here's a pic of him (on left) playing with his band Grain, and I (middle) and another mutual friend singing backing, at one of my annual "birthday gig" shows a few years back:



Rob's recorded all the big punk/indie GNV bands, like Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake, Against Me, etc.

Somehow or other an indie "label" (really just one guy) got interested in Crash Pad and is actually PAYING for studio time, mastering, and production costs for an upcoming release. It's kinda crazy.

So this has some "guitar/gear content," I've ended up using my Super Champ XD for all my guitar tracks on the upcoming Crash Pad record (and yes, it's actually gonna be a vinyl record). Only by accident. The vintage 60's Sunn 200S 60W head I'd brought for my rhythm guitarist ended up being used by my bassist when the engineer did not want to go DI w/the bass, so my rhythm guitarist used my Sovtek MiG 50H (that is my Crash Pad live rig and what I'd intended on using), and I ended up with the SCXD by default (I'd brought it as a backup).

Crazy how good that little bugger sounds. I pretty much live on Voice 7 (Vox) for overdrive.

For guitars I've mostly used my Les Paul Classic, with a Fender Telecaster Special on one song. Rhythm guitarist has been a using his Gibson SG, bassist either my Epi Thunderbird or his that he just brought.

We've got four songs basically done prior to Sunday, except final mix.

Was in the studio all day Sunday, did the final mix on one song, "Pink Slip Rick," and rhythm tracks for an additional SIX songs. And our patron/"record label president"/A&R guy bought us all (band+1 gf+ engineer) dinner!

Plus we got some more studio shots and band group shots out on the studio porch steps:















And yes, our drummer is somewhat mentally challenged.

Your comments, whether on my poseritude or otherwise, are heartily encouraged, as always.

Here's a link to the one song that's now to final (though not yet mastered) mix:

http://soundcloud.com/brian-krashpad/pink-slip-rick-12-04-11-final