Nick Larimore

Session Pedal Steel/Guitarist

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I'm rooted in country and rock music, and specialize in more modern/psychedelic approaches to the pedal steel guitar. You can hear a bit of what I'm talking about on my Spotify playlist, which is just a small collection of songs I've played on recently.

I'm originally from St. Louis, l lived in Boston where I gigged and toured around the east coast, and now I'm based out of Nashville where I record and play with my band Save Henry.

I play Guitar, Pedal Steel and Mandolin. So far in my career I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage or recording with artists such as Corrina Tadros, Sara Gougeon, Warner Brownfield, Max Subar, NINA, The Ghost Caravan, Tim Gamache, Riley Goldstein and put out several EPs with my band Save Henry.

My recording setup is based around an Apollo Twin MKII into a MacBook Pro, and I track acoustic instruments in a treated room and my amplifiers in an iso closet. I use a WA14 Large Diaphragm Condenser on acoustic instruments and amplifiers, as well as a Sennheiser e906 on amplifiers.

Fender 68' Deluxe Reverb Reissue
Fender Champion 600 (with upgraded transformer and weber alnico speaker)

Williams S10 E9 Pedal Steel Guitar
Rickenbacker 620
Orville Les Paul
Fender Stratocaster
Gretsch Electromatic
Larrivee L-02 Steel String Acoustic
Cordoba Classical Guitar

Wide collection of pedals/effects

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Nick Larimore

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

  2. A: I like to receive a stereo file of the song, either with click or without that I'll track along to.With each song its good to receive any info like sample rate, tempo, and any notes or references you have for the track. After tracking I will send 2 different passes as WAV files, as well as MP3 reference tracks for each take.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I track at home with my amplifier in an isolation closet, usually with a Sennheiser e906 and/or a WA14 condenser. From there I go into an Apollo Twin mkII Duo and run Logic Pro X.

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

  6. A: Most often I track Pedal Steel or Weissenborn (think acoustic lap steel) as an overdub after the vocals and most of the instrumentals are done on a song. I normally provide 2 different versions of each track that you can choose between or comp. Occasionally I also track acoustic/electric Guitars and Mandolin.

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Sunflower by Corrina Tadros

I was the Pedal Steel Guitarist in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Greg Leisz
  • Eric Heywood
  • Russ Pahl
Gear Highlights
  • Williams S10 E9 Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Rickenbacker 620
  • Orville Les Paul
  • Larrivee L-02Fender Deluxe Reverb 68 RI
  • Fender Champion 500
  • Peavey Nashville 400
  • UAD Apollo Twin MKII
  • Shure SM58
  • Sennheiser e906
  • Warm Audio WA14
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