Guitar Overdubs

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:

    Acoustics

  • Gibson J-200, 1944 Bannerhead LG-2, and Hummingbirds

  • Santa Cruz Koa OM & OOO Indian rosewood

  • Guild F-50

  • Burgette 1A Classical, Paco Navarro Nylon string

  • Martin 1945 OO

  • 12 string, Resonator, Ganjo, Mandolin, and various specialty Instruments

  • Electrics

  • Gibson Les Pauls incl. Gold top & 70’s Les Paul Custom

  • Fender left-hand neck Tele w/Arcane Pickups

  • Fender Strats

  • Gretsch and more

  • Amplification

  • Voodoo V-plex

  • HI-Watt DR 50 (’70s)

  • Bogner Caveman (yes, that rare bird!)

  • Fenders

  • 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

Featured Projects


    5 Tigers Media, LLC , Developer of Tv series ‘Rhythm Reel’

    In addition to music production, Bartholomew James Lowry is Co-Founder and President of content creation and curator company 5 Tigers Media, developer of the genre-disruptor tv series, ‘Rhythm Reel’.

    Rhythm Reel TV

    Rhythm Reel‘s hybrid-genre tv-series merges Music Entertainment with Outdoor Lifestyle Sport into a first-of-its-kind, powerhouse entertainment experience for passionate music fans and avid outdoor sports enthusiasts.

    5 Tigers Media | Rhythm Reel Partnerships

    5 Tigers Media has entered into a partnership with Open Gate Entertainment and is in the final development of Rhythm Reel before streaming service distribution. 5 Tigers Media also added TV Executive Producers to the Rhythm Reel production and navigation team structure.

    Category Killers

    Rhythm Reel’s venture not only provides opportunity for musicians to gain marketplace exposure outside of customary music platform and concert mediums, the flywheel effect of Rhythm Reel’s sponsor co-branding opportunities provides disruptive potential to music industry thought on artist exposure and fan engagement.

    5 TIGERS | BLOCKCHAIN | WEB 3.O

    5 Tigers Media is a blockchain and Web 3.0 proponent as a decentralized way to preserve IP protection for music, tv, and film creatives and distributors. Blockchain technology’s secure platform for host native IP provides stealth protection from ongoing threats of piracy for creative collectives' intellectual property, while providing transparent, ‘auditable’ platform for performance royalties and distributor rights holders.