You can utilize B. James’ years of professional experience by having him play guitar on your project!
COMPASS NORTH SOUND
What do guitarists at the pro level all have in common?… No two are alike! B. James’ Nashville recording studio, Compass North, is where he serves up his years of session experience doing guitar overdubs for artists, bands, and songwriter’s dream projects through the easy audio file upload form on this website.’ It’s always rewarding when I can help make an artist’ song and recording project come to life thru the file share process’!
SOUND ACROSS THE WATER
Artists, Songwriters, and Producers outside of the US including Germany, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the UK also utilize the sound quality and experience from B. James’ guitar overdubs services at Compass North.
GUITARIST 101, INC
‘What I love about being a guitarist and utilizing the guitar as a voice, is how it’s an extremely individualistic vehicle for personal expression, and in a cerebral way, your souls’ very signature. How I get expression out of a note, for instance, is different from the player next to me in the studio, on stage, or someone on YouTube. And vice versa.
If distilled down to just one element that distinguishes say 20 guitar players each playing The same exact riff side by side? It’s pretty simple; It’s in their vibrato, or how much ‘English’ you put on a note as Joe Satriani likes to say!
UNITED WE STAND
I occasionally tear off a handful of wrong notes, ‘discover’ a few chords every now and then that aren’t in any chord book anywhere!! But all of this usually occurs when I’m really going for something on the edges. I never want to lose that feeling of lift-off, the spontaneity factor when playing guitar. Otherwise, at least to me, it’s just a sanitized, sterile headspace to play an instrument in. Leave the ‘bots to A.I.! I’d rather live & die musically with some spontaneity because occasionally, you’re gonna bust into something on the edge of your ability that will surprise you and is amazing and fulfilling! Usually, when you do – everyone else will likely feel it and respond in a similar way too!
GEAR & MORE GEAR: THE ARSENAL
The arsenal of guitars and amps B. James deploys in the studio include:
Gibson J-200, 1944 Bannerhead LG-2, and Hummingbirds
Santa Cruz Koa OM & OOO Indian rosewood
Burgette 1A Classical, Paco Navarro Nylon string
Martin 1945 OO
12 string, Resonator, Ganjo, Mandolin, and various specialty Instruments
Gibson Les Pauls incl. Gold top & 70’s Les Paul Custom
Fender left-hand neck Tele w/Arcane Pickups
Gretsch and more
HI-Watt DR 50 (’70s)
Bogner Caveman (yes, that rare bird!)
Fractal AXE FX 111
Assorted cabs including 4×12’s, 2X12’s & Single 12’s
TC, Boss, Dunlop/Custom Audio, MXR, Voodoo Labs, Keely, and a garage full of FX pedals
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