Doug Bowling

Guitarist specializing in lead

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20 yrs professional guitar experience. Former member of local favorite OCULARIS recently started working on solo material, OPIA. Specializing in heavy guitar riffs from fat rhythms to soaring solos. Will work hard to get your ideas to life.

Currently, I’m playing on a 7 string Shecter Apocalypse through MXR pedals into a Boss Katana amplifier. I also have a Dean Razorback. If you want creative, otherworldly sounds then you’ve found the right guy! I’m able to provide unlimited tone options with the Katana amp that has built-in effects that can be adjusted in any way using my PC. I’ve played with OCULARIS, OPIA, and Nexus Church to name a few. I’m excited to add more to my list!

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  1. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Doug was great to work with! Kind, professional, with mind-bending heavy guitar songs that go beyond the usual. I can't wait to hear what he does next!

Interview with Doug Bowling

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

  2. A: My “promise” to my clients is my work is 100% guaranteed. I will not accept pay unless your happy. Also since I’m new to this site I’m doing tracks for no more than 40$ maybe less I’m down to hook up some people. After my first few clients I’m going to raise up prices to better reflect my ability. Need to get some work on here and get some reviews

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: I take a lot of tricks and ideas from every musician that inspires me. I would say my style is speed, thrash, insane guitar pinch harmonics, natural harmonic bend screams, with earth shaking chugs.

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

  6. A: Typically I will go through the project with client get an idea of what they want. Afterwards I try to hit the track, lay down my part preferring to capture an early take with the goal of capturing an energetic emotional take for the client. I get the track done with speed and precision

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Presonus gear, usually run guitar straight to preamp for direct isolated tone control. Simplified setup atm. Using studio One daw. Not the fanciest, flashiest, but my results are 100% money back guaranteed

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

  10. A: I’m currently working on my solo band OPIA, and also I’m working on a project with Beutifully depressed.

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

  12. A: How do you do those screams, it’s all about the right hand and angle of the pick.

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

  14. A: I’m very proud of my solo work it’s been a learning curve for sure, but I have done every single aspect of this band from writing to performing,recording,promoting, everything.

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

  16. A: Dan konopka, he has recorded some tracks for me and this guy wet above and beyond. He even reached out and called me to speak to me personally about the project. The best that I’ve worked with.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: I’ve recorded on both and honestly I didn’t think that analog sounded better then digital. It did have some qualities to it that I preferred as far as tone but in my experience any analog tone can be matched or surpassed with digital. The unlimited mod options and conveniences of digital or what makes it superior.

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

  20. A: The same thing that got me started, the feel of the strings on my fingers

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

  22. A: That metal music is just a bunch of noise, it’s actually pretty technical complex music

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

  24. A: What type of vibe are you going for? What tone or style of guitar would you like?

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

  26. A: Look no further then me with no risk and 100% guarantee on my work you can’t go wrong, but if you do go elsewhere don’t be afraid to give the new guy a chance. You gotta start somewhere.

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

  28. A: Lol funny, well generator, and anything I could turn into shelter, boat, or weapon to fend off the canibals,

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

  30. A: My last band OCULARIS was on its way to the top. We had record deals in the works. Plans to do a major American tour opening for some big acts. The band broke up sadly and I basically retired for a year. After that sad year I began writing my own material and pushing it pretty hard. You can check out my work OPIA under Doug Bowling on Spotify if interested.

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

  32. A: Steve vai, that dude is a freak on the guitar. Insane

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

  34. A: Warm up and stay relaxed, don’t over analyze

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

  36. A: I work mostly on heavy metal but a lot of blues as well.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: My solo ability is top notch

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

  40. A: I bring killer kick in the nuts tone and lead work you just won’t come across these days.

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

  42. A: The list of inspirational people is a long one, but I can tell you the best guitar player in the world is playing in his or her garage somewhere unknown killing it. Jimi Hendrix, Dimebag, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Randy Rhodes, Slayer, Batushka, Phil collins, Bach, etc...

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

  44. A: Lately I’ve been hard at work on my OPIA project. My solo band. Besides my band I offer up my guitar skills for various musicians. With this profile being completed I look forward to helping you with my guitar expertise.

Opia Goliath

I was the Producer,composer,instrumentalist in this production

Terms Of Service

50$ a song unlimited revisions may do cheaper depending on the task, typically able to get back to you in 3 days or less. Well going down to 40$ a track. This will not last long

GenresSounds Like
  • Pantera
  • Rotting Christ
  • Sepultura
Gear Highlights
  • shecter apocalypse
  • dean razorback
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SoundBetter Deal

40$ track for visitors and first few clients

  • UpdateApr 02, 2021

    Proud to activate my account and begin my work here on sound better. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.