Woah. Just found out that you may or may not have played on Televators? Awesome! What a shame to see The Mars Volta no more. Deloused changed my life, and Juan is such a cool, approachable and knowledgeable dude, with a rad sense of tone and a love of vintage gear that is moulded perfectly to fit his style and sound.
I'd love to know how that gig came about?
Also, while I'm at it, how often do you (or how much merit has) record/recording bass AFTER guitars in your experience? When a rock record made on tape picks up a few Grammys (ie Wasting Light and this year, El Camino), it makes your ears prick up more than usual. To me, it's noticeable that the hits on El Camino have a very warm, low end presence (think Lonely Boy and Gold on the Ceiling) whereas most other tracks on that record seem to have that dirty, picking, flatwound vintage sound with more presence and sparkle. Does this suggest that it's super important to listen back after the guitars are done and lay down (or reamp) bass tracks to appeal more to the wider audience?
Last edited by TheControlled : 02-19-2013 at 04:39 AM.