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 Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Started 
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I'm at the Planet10 Studios in Chicago right now helping Guthrie get set up for the recording session with the new super power trio called The Aristocrats featuring Guthrie on guitar, Marco Minnemann on drums and Bryan Beller on bass. The session will run through April 30 and the album will consist of 3 tracks each from each member. It'll be more like a "live in the studio" type of recording with a minimal of overdubs. I'm here just through Saturday to get the gear set up and help dialing in the guitar sounds. Here are some pics from the first day:

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Here's the list of Guthrie's gear for this session:

GUITARS:

Suhr Guthrie Govan Signature Antique Modern (Basswood body with Maple top, Roasted Maple neck)
Suhr Guthrie Govan Signature Modern (Mahogany body with Maple top, Mahogany neck with Pau Ferro board)
Rasmus Guthrie Govan Signature Model prototype (Mahogany body, Mahogany neck with Rosewood board)

All guitars are equipped with the Suhr SSH+ humbucker in the bridge, the ML single-coil in the middle, and the SSV humbucker in the neck.

AMPS & CABS:

Suhr Badger 30 watt head
Custom Audio Amplifiers PT100 head (designed, manufactured, and distributed by Suhr)
Suhr 2x12 cabinet with Celestion Heritage G12-65 speakers
Custom Audio Amplifiers 4x12 cabinet with WSG Veteran 30 speakers

EFFECTS:

In order in the signal chain:

Peterson Strobo-Stomp Tuner
Sweet Sound MojoVibe
Xotic Robotalk Envelope Filter
Analog Man Clone Chorus
Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry-Baby Wah
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Radial Swithbone (A/B box to run both amps at one or switch between them)
Suhr Koko Boost (clean and midrange boost pedal) - for the Badger 30 head only
Eventide Time Factor Digital Delay (in the effects loop of the CAA PT100)

Analog Man Sun Face Fuzz (on standby for use on certain tracks)

Guthrie's trying out the Switchbone that's in the studio to run both amps at the same time to see if he can get a big sound mixing the two amps and cabs. Sounded really good on its own through the studio monitors but they'll still need to tweak a bit and hear things in the mix to get a real good idea.

The tunes are pretty killer - intense with a lot of twists and turns but still melodic and quite listenable. It'll be very interesting to see what kind of brew comes out in the end. :D

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Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:29 pm
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Post Re: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Sta
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The Aristocrats


Sounds like some kind of bad joke.

(I'm just messin'. Can't wait to hear it.)


Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:06 am
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Penosity wrote:
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The Aristocrats


Sounds like some kind of bad joke.

(I'm just messin'. Can't wait to hear it.)


It's all about the punchline. Look up the movie and see it when you get a chance. There's something perversely funny about it. :wink:

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Post Re: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Sta
Cannot wait for it Ed!

Keep us posted!!!!

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Post Re: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Sta
Here are a few more pics from today. Bryan and Guthrie are still rehearsing the parts and tweaking their sounds. Tomorrow they're setting up the drums for Marco's arrival on Sunday. It seems learning certain sections of Marco's tunes have been the most challenging task for Bryan and Guthrie.

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Post Re: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Sta
I'm really excited about this now.


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the lineup actually made my eyes go :shock:

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Erotic cakes was so long ago, great news!

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this will be the kickass guitar album that everyone is waiting for

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Can't wait. This will be amazing.


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trem7 wrote:
Can't wait. This will be amazing.


Are you Suhr? :P

I know that area near the studio fairly well. The guys should go to Yu's for pretty good Chinese if they get a chance. It's on Golf between Meacham and Roselle.


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^^you need to accidentally also eat at that place and hand out with them or something

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Post Re: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Sta
Some more pics from the session... The floor got messier and messier as we put more toys laying around the studio to experiment with, including a vintage Maestro Phaser, an MXR Flanger, and Durham Electronics Sex Drive that mated particularly well with CH2 of the PT100. We brought out the Riot as well to test with CH1 of the PT and that sounds great as expected, but I expect Guthrie's main sound on this album to be the Badger 30 with a Koko Boost with the midrange side engaged with the Suhr 2x12 with the WSG version of the G12-65's.

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Now, this is Rock and Roll! :lol:
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A good view of the settings on the amp.
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Now here are some pro shots taken by Rob Olewinski who works at the studio and also does a lot of freelance photography in the Chicago area:

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Very nice, man!

Any pics of Marco?

Thanks!

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Great pics. No more Cornford, I take it? :P

Anyway, really looking forward to hearing the outcome of this. :)

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Sir Robin wrote:
Very nice, man!

Any pics of Marco?

Thanks!


Marco just arrived in Chicago today after finishing up a tour with Eddie Jobson's UK. There'll be more pics over the coming week. :D

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teddygorm wrote:
Great pics. No more Cornford, I take it? :P

Anyway, really looking forward to hearing the outcome of this. :)


Well, it seems Cornford just hasn't been able to provide the professional support that Guthrie needs. I really can't say much more than that.

This album is going to be amazing. It'll be more than a mere sum of its parts. These guys have synergy and the chemistry that's rare when great musicians get together.

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I remember that Guthrie Govan was in Asia, but I'm more familiar with Asia with Steve Howe.

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Well, the rough mix is done and the final mixdown will be done by TJ Helmerich over at GIT and the mastering may be done by TJ as well. All I can say is that this album is exactly what we'd expect from a band like this: intense, raw, in-your-face rude, spontaneous, eclectic, groovin', rockin' hard, mind-bogglingly complex at times, lyrical, melodic, fun, mischievous, lotsa unexpected twists and turns, and mind-blowingly virtuosic. Yeah yeah, that's a lot of hype but it's just one of those albums that won't grab you right away but still begs for repeated listenings. Then, at the 2nd or 3rd listening, it starts filtering in and knocks you out.

What I can state with confidence is that this is nothing like the G3 (Vai, Satch, Yngwie, EJ) variety and certainly not like DT either but, then, that's not what you are expecting from this band. It really isn't anything like 'Erotic Cakes' either. This band already has a sound of its own. This sounds and feels like a live trio album. There are virtually no guitar overdubs except for a few here and there to flesh out the mix but this is raw and virtually live. This is what the band wanted for this debut album - no BS! ;)

Here are a few more pics from the session:

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