I have a 1995 Japanese ’62 Reissue Fender Stratocaster. It’s got a pretty chunky neck and has always sounded great. Most of the time I would record it in the traditional way, but after sampling it I realised that the software instrument makes some parts sound better, cleaner and in some cases… possible, when playing sustained chords or intervals that my hands can’t reach on the guitar itself. It doesn’t replace the need for an actual guitar, but I have found it quite handy. It’s recorded in three velocity layers, sampling every 3 notes. It’s played into a 50th Anniversary Marshall JVM1 1 watt head on the edge of breakup, and a homemade pine 1×12 cabinet with a Celestion Greenback G12M.
Also included is a Logic channel strip that adds a bit of compression, reverb and delay.
I hope you find it as useful as I have.
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Very good sounding
This has a unique character, I recomend it. There are just some issues in the unicity of volume in some samples, but is very well worked in overall terms.
One of the things that has become clearer and clearer as I'm listening to more and more PB sample packs is the fact that having a good instrument and then playing it expertly makes an enormous difference in the end result of sampling. I'm not a guitarist, so I don't know what the creator of this library did, but I know how a really well played guitar is supposed to sound, and this library perfectly captures that sound. I also really love how when you dig in and hit that harder velocity layer, there's a little hair and drive. This is just an awesome guitar sound. One of the many hidden gems on the PB site!
This is an allround fantastic sample library, and absolutely worth a download if you're looking for a good, clean guitar sound. As was said in the description, it doesn't replace an actual guitar, but it comes close. There's honestly not much I can say about this one. It does what it's supposed to do, and it does it well!