One of the projects we worked on last year was an independent release for Cliff Cline. He has hit number one on the indie charts. Well deserved!

Cliff is Number 1

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  1. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    Richard, I really like Josh’s bass lines on “Noticing The Sky” Very tight. How old is he and what kind of rig is he using? Overall an extremely good mix – I especially like the vocal harmonies at the end and the trailing reverb on the outro… Not too much, yet “noticable”, no pun intended! Well done! Rob

  2. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    p.s. Do you also play guitar on “You Found Me” little groove at the beginning…are you playing your PRS and Fender amp? Sounds a little Les Paul’ish….

  3. richard cleaver
    richard cleaver says:

    Hey Rob,

    At the time we started tracking, Joshua was 15 and still a bit too young to cover the project. He does support Cliff on his live dates. And he covers the bass lines very well.

    The bassist on the CD is Fergus Marsh. Fergus toured and recorded with Bruce Cockburn for many years. He is a top flight player renowned for bass and the Chapman stick. He used a P-bass on this track and we took his signal direct through an Alembic preamp.

    I did play the electric guitars on the song. There are five electric guitar tracks and two acoustic guitar tracks. I used my PRS for the guitar riffs and the Fat Strat for the balance. I used a couple of Fender blackfaces (Deluxe Reverb, Super Champ) although most of what you are hearing is classic Fender Deluxe sound. Good ears!

  4. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    Whoah! You have a Super Champ??? I used to own one in the early 90’s but had to sell it – darn kids cost too money at the time! 🙂 Always looking on Ebay for one but they are just too pricey – wished I still had mine! And yes, my ears do detect the rumblings of special guitars and amps….that’s what 36 years of playing does!

    So, what about your clock?

  5. richard cleaver
    richard cleaver says:

    I have a stock 1984 Super Champ. I have re-tubed the little guy but otherwise mint condition. Great little studio amp.

    And the mysterious clock. My website is hosted by a company in a different time zone.

    Whenever comments or posts are uploaded to the server, the timestamp is applied by their local clock. Oddly enough, this only just happened. Before some recent upgrades, they applied the time stamp relative to the address of the domain owner.

    I am told that they will allow a configuration change to reflect my time zone. I guess the web is truly a place of relative time.


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