using two different guitars for the same purpose

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by fbech, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. fbech

    fbech Active Member

    Hello, I am sorry this may sound like a crazy question, I have no experiencia and I found myself in a critical situation

    I am financing recording of a solo flamenco guitar album. The guitarrist is really good but he is going through serious health problems and I am starting to think he is not going to be able to finish the recording.

    every song is being recorded , but in every song there are parts that has to be repeated, the difficult parts etc.

    So, in the same studio. If is possible to bring a different guitar player to play all those difficult parts on the songs? without being noticeable after mixing I mean, like the whole album is being recorded by the same original musician. If is this case, should I use the same guitar model, or different guitar could be EQ?

    If I go to a different studio to do this, I guess the sound could be pretty different, Am I right?

    Best regards
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I can almost guarantee this will not work out. Different guitarist, different tone. If I were you, I would either record the pieces mistakes and all and either leave it or have him redo when he feels well enough. If the fellow is very ill and old, take what you can and consider it a documentation rather than just a recording project. In fact I would include some of the dialogue in between as well.

    Classical and flamenco do not take well to overdubs. I can tell you that from experience. Mood changes, seating changes, fingers get tired, people get tired, humidity. So many factors. If he can just play through with the mistakes and all, be happy and enjoy it. You are capturing a moment that will never be lived again.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Every guitar and every guitarists rig sound different from each other. Difference in technique and playing style also. So it will be nearly impossible to have other folks match his stuff. All you really need to do is get enough takes from this guy to composite together in one complete good cut. That's how many folks are recorded to date overall. Multiple takes to create a flawless composite take. We don't necessarily do punch ins anymore like we did in the old analog days. Even then, I was taking full takes from the multiple takes to create a composite of a single good take.

    Your interest is composited daily.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  4. fbech

    fbech Active Member

    Thanks, I been triying to do multiple takes as well, but the difficult parts are always bad. The documentation point of wiew could work as a last option

    What about if is a different musician but using the same guitar , the instrument I mean
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    If you're using the same instrument through the same amplifier, in the same room, you might get by. But there will always be that noticeable difference in playing style and technique. I mean, you could daily wear your girlfriend/wife's underwear and most people wouldn't know. But there will be those that will. You don't want those panty lines. And you also don't want anybody to see those industrial latches on your brassiere. Though maybe you do? It's all in your style and technique and their technique also. Two different people with the same car will drive them differently. But if it's your only way, you've got your work cut out for you.

    You shall prevail
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  6. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

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    If you bring in another guitarist, might as well have him do the whole thing, for continuity.
    Hopefully you have sheet music for him to study.

    For me no matter what guitar I play it sounds like me, the tone, and nuance comes from the hands.

  7. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    And that difference is exactly what everybody is talking about. He is always going to sound like him and somebody else isn't.

    Thankfully I sound like me
    Mx. Remy Ann David, me

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