This is a single take without any edits, so I guess expect some bum notes lol. The traded solos with the keyboard are thematically similar to the original recording but modified somewhat to suit the YJM-isms that I was already comfortable with. The backing track is from the generous Vincent Rain.
The relatively budget rig that I’ve found to be decent for YJM tones is as follows:
- 2017 YJM strat
- Dimarzio HS4/neck, HS3/bridge
- Fender YJM overdrive
- Boss noise gate
- in the loop: MXR 10-band EQ (to scoop the upper mids a bit and also to attenuate the amp), MXR reverb pedal
- Marshall Studio Vintage combo SV-20C
The SV-20C is supposed to be similar to a Plexi circuit. Getting it cranked and a bit dirty on its own and then boosting it like crazy with a high-gain, “hard clipping” overdrive seems to work nicely with the weak DiMarzios. Then, to bring it back to bedroom volumes, I attenuate the preamp signal in the loop via the volume and gain sliders on the 10-band EQ.