Dave Crum

Session Guitarist

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I have been a pro guitarist for 20+ years in the Tri-State area, playing many different styles and I am now bringing all of my experiences to help singers and songwriters complete their projects from my home studio.

I can provide rhythm, lead and bass guitars to your tracks, basic keyboard/piano tracks or sequences, drum programming and help with arranging. I can take your simple melody/chords and turn in into a complete arrangement, ready to be mixed or mastered.

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

10 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jahir S.
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    Dave what a genuine guy! Willing to do what it takes to get the job done, period! I especially appreciated his talent, time, and patience. Looking forward to the next one Dave! Will definitely work with you again.

  2. Review by Howard W.
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    Dave is a talented, creative and versatile musician who is able to bring even the roughest musical concepts to fruition. He's a pleasure to work with and has the ability to focus his talent into recognizing your vision. Highly recommended.

  3. Review by Alan P.
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    This is the second time I have been working with Dave. He always does excellent work!! He is more than willing to go the extra mile.!! I highly recommend Him!!

  4. Review by Alan P.
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    Dave is an excellent musician!! He is very creative and patient. It was a pleasure working with him!

  5. Review by Robert A.
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    Dave's a great SoundBetter provider and musician! He got back to me within a few minutes of contacting him and he nailed the delivered recording.

    Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Patrick M.
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    I said it once and I will say it again: Dave is awesome. He is highly skilled, a truly brilliant guitarist, who understands your project within seconds. Hire him. You wil not regret it.

  7. Review by Patrick M.
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    Dave is a highly skilled and extraordinary musician. He performed magnificent guitars parts within a few days. What is more, he is a great personality, easy to work with, quick and very responsive. Dave really cares. Hire him and you will be more than happy!

  8. Review by Jed
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    I can't praise dave enough he has a a amazing ear for a song knows exactly when to play and when to leave space he has a great mix ready sound great communication and works fast he's my new go to guitarist Thanks again Dave

  9. Review by Milutin K.
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    Dave is a highly versatile and professional guy. Communication was excellent. He offered me several finely crafted solutions to my request with which I am more than happy. Hope to work with him again.

  10. Review by John
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    Dave was totally professional and extremely easy to work with. He was able to let me choose between different sounds and styles and delivered a solo better than I ever imagined. If you need guitar work done I highly recommend Dave. He's top notch. You won't be disappointed. I'm looking forward to using his services again in the future. Thanks Dave!!!

Interview with Dave Crum

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

  2. A: Rock, country-rock, pop, R&B, EDM

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

  4. A: Creative parts, ambient textures, hard rocking power chords, layered walls of guitar, delicate finger picked acoustic, etc.

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

  6. A: Listen to the song, look over the notes, take my own notes. If I'm laying down guitar parts, I'll typically choose a guitar and just dive right in and hit record.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Hybrid. I like analog pedals, but digital amplifiers and plug-ins. Setting up microphones and getting great live amp tones is not my thing. I don't have thousand dollar microphones and isolation cabinets needed to get one or two great guitar tones. I can get amazing tones using plug-ins and they are consistent every time, as well as more versatile for me.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Being able to capture vibes of specific players. Having played in cover bands for over 20 years, I have had to learn the styles of many great guitarists.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have over 30 guitars, hundreds of analog pedals, and the best amp simulators and plug-ins available. I can get classic Marshall or American clean tones and everything in between, as well as ambient and crazy fuzzed-out noise!

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

  14. A: I'm a big fan of the work Glen Ballard did with Alanis Morissette as well as the legendary studio guitarists of the 80's and 90's.

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

  16. A: Mostly guitar tracks- rhythm, lead, acoustic. I can also do bass, ukulele and various piano/keyboard tracks.

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I was the Songwriter, Guitarist/Bassist, Programmer, Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions Turn-around time varies greatly from project to project. For example: a guitar solo may take 24hrs or less, but a full project may take a few days up to a week.

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  • Over 30 guitars
  • hundreds of pedals and the best virtual amplifiers and effects plug-ins from Universal Audio and Native Instruments.
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