gcsteel

Pedal Steel Guitar

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Hi, My name is Gary Carter and I am a Nashville studio musician and producer. I have toured with several Nashville artists, Music director for Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Pam Tillis, and featured instrumentalist on the Marty Stuart TV show on RFD network. I have also played on the Grand Ole Opry for the last 18 years.

My choice of DAW is ProTools on a Mac computer.
I record my steel through a Telonics, Fender Deluxe, or Pevey 112 amp depending on the style and tone needed.
I mic the amp with a Sennheiser MD 421, then into a Universal Audio LA-610 mic preamp.
I normally send out one mono .wav file per song.
I'll be happy to send one revision if needed.
My steel tracks are cut flat unless I'm doing a modern steel part that requires effects as it's being recorded.
You can watch several of my instrumental videos on YouTube .

Thank you.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Gary Carter
  • Connie Smith
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • Marty Stuart
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • Tim Hus
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • Marty Stuart
  • Connie Smith
  • Marty Stuart
  • Jeff Scott
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash
  • Faith Hill
  • Randy Travis
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Faith Hill
  • Randy Travis
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Heycowboybob
  • Heycowboybob
  • Heycowboybob
  • Bobby G
  • Audrey Auld

38 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Shawn F.
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    I couldn't have had a better experience! Gary's pedal steel parts were so beautiful and expressive...made my track really come alive. Truly an honor to work with him.

  2. Review by Ron S.
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    2 for 2. Another amazing track from the incomparable Mr Carter. Thanks for making it so easy.

  3. Review by Ron S.
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    Gary is one of the absolute greats of the Pedal Steel. He has the greatest tone and best intonation in the business. Incredibly fast turnaround time and super easy to work with. Without question, Gary has impeccable taste.
    It was an honor to have him play on our tune.

  4. Review by manfred k.
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    Gary`s Pedal Steel playing is beautiful and outstanding. Perfect pitch, perfect time, professional ,fast delivery, musically and above all, very friendly. Enjoyed working with Gary and look forward to the next session with him. My Rating: 7 Stars!
    Manfred Kirchmeyer

  5. Review by Keith Kofron
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    Gary's pedal steel playing is the tops. His feel and technique are both amazing. I have had him on several recordings before and it's always exceptional work! Thanks again Gary.

  6. Review by Elliot I.
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    I you listen to Gary's audio example (currently Nickel Creek's "The Lighthouse's Tale") you'll know that he has incredible chops!

    I'm pleased to say that he also has great taste. I recently had Gary do pedal steel on a slow country ballad and he played perfect parts for the song. I would not hesitate to use him on future projects.

  7. Review by oufielove
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    Gary played an amazing part, just right for the song. Quick turnaround, professional delivery. All-around pro - one of the best!

  8. Review by Riley S.
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    This is the 4th song I've had Gary play on and once again he nailed it right away, played a fantastic solo on it, and sent it back to me fast. I couldn't be happier with his playing not to mention his professionalism and quick action.

  9. Review by Riley S.
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    Gary is a great communicator. He is fast but i have yet to have him revise any tracks. He plays with perfect time and perfect pitch!

    Riley

  10. Review by John P.
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    Gary is fantastic to work with. He is a consummate professional who provide me with a track tailored to my request in a very timely manner. I will definitely hope to work with him again. Thanks so much!

  11. Review by Riley S.
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    Gary is a true artist! And he communicates well and does what he promises!

  12. Review by Riley S.
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    Gary was quick to respond and complete the job. His playing was fantastic with no revisions needed. I will be regularly using him for more great Steel Guitar parts!

  13. Review by Chris Biano
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    Working with Gary was a true pleasure. He had an excellent song, gave great direction, and was very cool and kind throughout the process. I hope to work with him again sometime. Highly recommend.

  14. Review by Keith Kofron
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    Thank you Gary! What an amazing part. Always a pleasure to work with you!

  15. Review by BBMFX
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    Gary was great. His first pass was very good--I gave him a few notes, and he delivered exactly what I was looking for on the revision. True pro.

  16. Review by Farah S.
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    Very professional sounding pedal steel that tied together my song! If you are looking for pedal steel definitely hire him

  17. Review by Adam L.
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    Excellent experience working with Gary. He laid down a great part that fit perfectly and elevated the recording. Very impressive player who will bring a producer's perspective to your work. Great communication. Super fast turnaround. I highly recommend working with him if you've got recordings that need some steel.

  18. Review by Steven W.
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    Complete pro.

  19. Review by Steven W.
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    Yep. Perfect. To quote Levon Helm, "Easy if you know how."

  20. Review by keith k.
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    Gary has amazing chops. Always a pleasure to work with!

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Gary Carter

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Terms Of Service

I provide a wav file with my steel guitar, recorded flat, only light compression.
I will need a music file with a click track all the way through the song.
Three day turn around. One revision

GenresSounds Like
  • Faith Hill
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Vince Gill
  • Alan Jackson
  • Wynonna Judd
  • Reba McEntire
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • Craig Morgan
Gear Highlights
  • I mic the amp with a Sennheiser MD 421
  • then into a Universal Audio LA-610 mic preamp.
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