Scott Nelson

Pop Session Guitar and Bass

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Catchy pop hooks, ambient textures and funky chords from top UK session pro

I'm a London based session musician and would love to add something to your next song! I've recorded at top studios including Abbey Road and RAK Studios, plus I have over 4 years of remote session experience, with 100% positive feedback on SoundBetter, independently and on other platforms.

I focus on simple yet effective parts that serve the song, and make sure they're recorded clean and precise - ready to drop straight into your track. I can recreate a guitar sound from an existing song, play a part you've written, or come up with that 'something extra' to tae your track to the next level!

Examples of what you'll receive:

Electric Guitar - $125:
An unlimited number of electric guitar tracks for your song, with effects, double tracking and mixing if required

Acoustic Guitar - $125:
An unlimited number of acoustic guitar tracks for your song, with double tracking and mixing if required

Electric and Acoustic Guitar - $150:
An unlimited number of electric and acoustic guitar tracks for your song, with effects, double tracking and mixing if required

Bass Guitar - $100:
An unlimited number of bass guitar tracks for your song, either DI'ed, from a mic'd amp or both.

Hit the contact button at the top of the page to get in touch! Ask me about discounts for multiple instruments, multiple song orders or short loops!

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

12 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Billy S.
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    Scott Nelson makes playing anything I ask him look easy, and he always comes through with quality and a quick turnaround.

  2. Review by HIDDN
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    Another great session with Scott! Always a pleasure to work with him

  3. Review by Kate
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    Wonderful experience working with Scott such a talented and flexible guitarist. The turn around was lightning too!

  4. Review by Billy S.
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    Scott worked on most of the tracks on my current project. He was extremely accommodating and professional, with a great turnaround time and attitude toward his clients. He's also proficient in many styles, and we were not limited in what we were able to do. I plan to work with Scott again, and I highly recommend him for your song or project!

  5. Review by Rafael S.
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    It's been great working with Scott, fast turn around, talented and professional, highly recommend!

  6. Review by HIDDN
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    It was a pleasure to work with Scitt Nelson . He is Very Proffessional and very efficient in delivering high quality audio. Recommended

  7. Review by Sunny G.
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    Scott is now my Go-To Contact for Guitar and Bass parts now. And he was kind enough to recommend a drummer friend named Jack Amblin of his, who has also been a great asset to my endeavours,

  8. Review by Billy S.
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    Scott Nelson is a great pick for professionalism and skilled guitar work. He's open-minded in regards to genre, has been very good about communicating, and gave me just the performance that I requested. I already plan to work with Scott again very soon, and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a session guitarist.

  9. Review by Kevin J.
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    Another great session from Scott. Two different rhythm ideas for the whole song for me to comp. and delivered in record time. I highly recomend this session player and I will be returning to use Scott again myself. Thumbs up!

  10. Review by Kevin J.
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    First class player. Played around with different rhythm ideas. Amazing lead solo. Very easy going. Good coms. I highly recommend and will certainly be working with Scott again.

  11. Review by HIDDN
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    I had a great session again with Scott . Amazing talent! I will definitely work again with him.

  12. Review by Sunny G.
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    I will continue to collaborate with Scott because it's a fruitful experience, and he's happy to experiment and make adjustments, rather than be completely stuck in a particular style, and also can play multiple instruments.

Interview with Scott Nelson

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

  2. A: Usually it's under the 'pop' umbrella, although that is a pretty broad term! A lot of what I play is contemporary for is contemporary pop songs that have that electronic/EDM flavour to them, and I love adding guitar parts to these tracks. I also work on tracks with a more organic feel - either from a rockier background or acoustic vibes. Lastly I'm a big fan of hip hop and RnB so love adding some slinky guitar parts to those type of tracks!

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

  4. A: I try to craft a part that marries and fits with the song's feeling and vibe - I'm always an advocate of playing 'for the song'. Thinking about technique, touch and sound is key to what I add to each song: if it's a choppy Nile Rodgers rhythm guitar part, I'll make sure I have a clean single coil guitar sound with a touch of compression, and focus on locking in the right hand parts to the rest of the rhythm section. Or if it's a textural, spacious thing that I'm adding to the track I'll go to my pedalboard and experiment with reverbs, delays and swells to create something that blooms and adds that quality to a track.

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

  6. A: First of all I listen to a track without an instrument in my hands - thinking about what's already in there and what it needs, clocking the structure, shape, and feel of the song. The last one of these is very important because it's our role as session musicians to capture and augment the meaning and emotion of a song. Then I'll grab a guitar or bass and play over the track, maybe record a couple of quite 'sketches' to get ideas and guitar sounds down. Once I've got a solid part, I'll then record until I have the perfect take, and add any other guitar tracks - usually this might be stereo left and right for double tracking, or overdubbing a lead line. When it's recorded I'll take a step back and listen to the whole thing a couple of times, listening to make sure I've captured what the client/producer/artist was looking for in terms of vibe, feel and sound. Then I'll send the stems over to the client to make sure they're happy with it, and get any further direction for revisions. Usually it's right the first time, but there's no shame in telling us session musicians to try something else, after all it's in everyone's interest to make the songs 100% fulfil their potential!

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Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions are included free of charge. Usual turn around time is approx. 1-3 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Coldplay
  • Bruno Mars
Gear Highlights
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  • Fender P Bass
  • 65 Amps Soho
  • Fender Twin Reverb
  • Markbass head/cab
  • Top of the line effects pedals
  • Shure SM57
  • Audix i5
  • Rode NT1A
  • Apogee Duet
  • Logic Pro X
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SoundBetter Deal

Discounts for multiple instruments on one track, or for a batch of songs ordered at once. If you just need a 8/16 bar loop I also offer a significant discount for this!