Andy Basiola

Session Guitarist, Producer

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HI! My name is Andy Basiola, guitarist, producer currently based in London, UK. I have worked with top names in the industry including producer Phil Kinman (Doogie White), Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Orange Amps), Vivaldi Metal Project (Rick Wakeman). Endorser of Fret King Guitars.

I CAN RECORD QUALITY ELECTRIC OR ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRACKS REMOTELY IN MY HOME STUDIO. I OWN PROFESSIONAL GEAR INCLUDING:

GUITARS

- Gisbon '86 Les Paul Custom
- Gibson '90 SG Custom
- Gibson Flying V Tremolo (with Floyd Rose)
- Gibson Songriter Deluxe EC (acoustic guitar)

AMPS

- Blackstar HT-5R guitar amp
- EVH 5150 50w guitar amp
- Orange 1x12 guitar cabinet

EFFECTS/PEDALS:

- Tc Electronic Flashback Delay
- Dunlop CryBaby Wah
- Tc Corona chorus
- Tc Hall Of Fame reverb
- Boss GE-7 EQ

- Amplitube
- Logic Pro X
- Apple Macbook Pro
- EZ Drummer 2

I can record D.I and amped tracks. Styles include: rock, pop, funk, acoustic, metal.

I can send the tracks to you in wav. or any other preferred formats via WeTransfer

I CAN ALSO WORK ON ARRANGEMENTS AND COMPOSITION OF FULL SONGS

GET IN TOUCH AND WE CAN DISCUSS ABOUT YOUR TRACK!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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4 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Morgan K.
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    Andy is fantastic to work with. He's polite, very quick to learn parts, and accepts constructive criticism very well. 100% recommended.

  2. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    Andy did another awesome job! Great communication, fantastic guitarist and quick turn-around. I couldn't be more pleased.

    *****I highly recommend him*****

    Thanks Andy, always a pleasure :-)

  3. Review by Morgan K.
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    This was my first time working with Andy, and I'm very impressed! He has VERY fast turnaround times, and is very open to make changes/revisions. Great guitar tones & high quality recordings.

  4. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    Andy played an amazing guitar performance on my original song, I highly recommend him, as I will be reaching out to him again on future projects. Awesome guitar player with an exceptional gift...a true talent!

Interview with Andy Basiola

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I had the pleasure of recording guitars for Boston's lead singer Tommy De Carlo. I am hoping to do some more work for him as it's been a pleasure for me.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm focusing on some original instrumental tracks

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I would say Tommy De Carlo (Boston band's current lead singer) I would defenetly recommend him, his instructions are extremeley clear and he is super talented!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital: Better sound for cheaper equipment Total recall of session setup and mix status Potential for very low distortion and noise/hiss

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I won't stop until clients are 100 percent satisfied

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Being able to work from home at the times that I decide

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How do you approach recordings? Answer: what I wrote above

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I am not only limited to rock music. My influences come from many different styles including blues, funk and country.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: How long is the track you want me to work on? (this way I can be more specific about my fee). What style? Electric or acoustic guitar? Do you want me to compose parts?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Please as detailed as possible with what you want from my work. The more details I have the more chances of you being quickly satisfied

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My Gibson Les Paul Custom,, my laptop, my interface, a guitar cable, and my wah pedal (so I can carry on working on the island)

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been recording since I was 16, back home in Italy (where I'm from) and then in London, UK. I now have my own private studio where I do all the recordings.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: 3 features: melodic, versatile and technical

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would say Richie Kotzen. He always been one of my favourite guitarists

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: You have to be completely satisfied with your job before you even send it to the client

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Rock, Pop, Blues

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Recording rock guitar tracks, composing guitar solos

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Depending on what the client wants, some people want to play a part exactly as it's written, other allow me to input my own ideas to a track. Either way I always try to bring the composition to a higher level.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: The client sends me all the details about what he is looking for. I record demo samples and send them in mp3 to check they are 100 percent happy with the job. I allow up to 3 free revisions. If they are happy I then export each single guitar track in wav. and sent them in a zip. file

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Macbook Pro, Irig HD interface, Logic Pro X, KRK Rokit Monitors, Blackstar HT 5R amp, EVH 5150 50w amp. Orange 1x12 cabinet (with Vintage 30 speakers) Guitars: Gibson '86 Les Paul Custom, Gibson '90 SG Custom, Fret King JD, Gibson Flying V Tremolo, Gibson Songwriter deluxe acoustic guitar

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Guitarists : Andy Timmons, Robben Ford, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson... Music Production: Misha Mansoor, Ola Englund, Rob Chapman,...

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Recording guitar tracks for projects

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Revisions : 3 usually Turnaround time : 3 days Price is for a track with a lenght of 3 minutes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Led Zeppelin
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson '86 Les Paul Custom
  • Gibson Flying V Tremolo
  • Gibson Songwriter Deluxe
  • Gibson '90 SG Custom
  • Fret King JD
  • Blackstar HT5R
  • Orange 1x12 cabinet
  • EVH 5150 50w amp. Apple Macbook Pro
  • Logic Pro X with Amplitube.
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