The first track on Digital Gardens is Infidels. As fans of Big Sir know, Infidels is the third track (thank you Karl Boson!) on Before Gardens After Gardens but the DIGITAL GARDENS version is a way different in approach and gear used. Even the basses were not the same, as well as, one was performed with a pick, the other my fingers.
For DIGITAL GARDENS, I went for the harder sound with my Fender Custom Shop maple neck Precision “Raider” bass. I then grabbed a Dunlop thick-as-a-brick pick and hit as hard as I could.
I ran my bass through my Boss CS-2 that went into my trusty Russian made Sovtek fuzz. I mic’d my Ampeg SVT-VR and 8×10 cabinet (no di used!) with my Heil mic and that was pretty much it except for the chorus on the song. In the chorus of Infidels, I used my Jerry Jones Bass Six that Paul Gilbert gave me years ago. It is the country guitar sounding riff that loops before Lisa screams the chorus. That bass guitar ran into my Lell Russian Distortion so I guess a lot of this track was made possible by Russian manufacturing.
As the album progressed, I got crazier with the pedal use and the distortions and other effects get pretty obscure. If you liked what you read be sure to tweet me or hit me up about effects on songs you might be curious about.
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