“For that “in-your-face” rhythm guitar sound I still haven’t found a better combination than an old Les Paul going through an external Pultec EQ unit with an LA2 or LA4 compressor. I also like miking a Marshall 412 cabinet (a little off centre from the cone) usually with a Sennheiser 421 mic – this will avoid phasing problems. I will then mix the guitars very dry (very little or no reverb). This process will give me that “in-your-face” rhythm guitar sound.”
Tom Treumuth – producer, Gypsy Rose, Honeymoon Suite, Helix, The Spoons, The Look People.