Electric/Acoustic guitars specializing in ambience, tone, and texture (Tom Petty, U2, Coldplay, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, etc.)

As a session guitar player based in Nashville, I specialize in rock, blues and country and am mainly known as an ambient/texture guy along the lines of U2, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, etc. My rock/country guitar playing is influenced by tasteful guitarists like Mike Campbell, Keith Richards, and Daniel Lanois. Focusing on texture, tone, parts and vibe, I believe guitar playing should always serve the song.

My process is simple and designed to give you what you need as efficiently as possible. If you know what you want I can easily do it. If you're unsure about what you want then I'm happy to lend my years of professional experience to help you create the best guitar parts for your song. I'm a fan of layering and panning and will send you fully edited and comped finished tracks so all you’ll need to do is plug them into your song. Included is a .txt file called "Session Notes" with my detailed thoughts behind each track. I'm easy to work with and can communicate ideas very clearly with artists about the vision of a song in terms of tone, parts, references, etc. Let's make some music!

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Clint Wells:

  • Bob Schneider
  • Griffin House
  • Griffin House
  • Bob Schneider
  • Elise Davis
  • Elise Davis
  • Red Mountain Music

Gear highlights

  • Apollo Twin
  • Logic Pro X
  • Assorted Condensor/Dynamic Microphones
  • Gibson J-200
  • Gibson ES-335
  • Gibson SG
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Fender Jaguar
  • Martin D-28

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I usually do up to 3 revisions with a 1-3 day turnaround. But I'm reasonable and committed to giving you exactly what you want.

Reviews of Clint Wells

  • Default-avatar6 days agoby Verified Review

    Clint did such an amazing job. First there was nothing, after Clint put his stamp on it, everything sounds great. I can highly recomment Clint if your are looking for some great guitars.

  • Listing_thumb_ap_summer_20156 days agoby

    Clint is an exquisite guitar player and also has fantastic instruments and recording gear to bring out the best in his playing. He is very generous with the multiple tracks he will give you, and he is stylistically flexible. Great ears and great musicianship all around. If you don't know what you want, he'll still know what to do. Can't go wrong!

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Interview with Clint Wells

Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Andrea Perry - amazing bass player and vocalist.
What do you like most about your job?
Crafting songs, being creative and working with others to make music I believe in and love.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
The White Album, Rubber Soul, Meet The Beatles, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour (I know the question was about gear, but I couldn't resist!)
How would you describe your style?
Ambient, textural, tasteful
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney...for obvious reasons.
Can you share one music production tip?
It's a cliche but I've found that the "less is more" adage is true. Songs matter the most when they are simple and direct.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All types! But mostly rock, pop, blues, country, americana.
What's your strongest skill?
Listening
What do you bring to a song?
Thoughtful guitar arrangements that serve the song.
What's your typical work process?
Depending on the track I usually send anywhere from 3-10 guitar tracks fully comped with detailed notes on each track with volume/panning suggestions.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use an Apollo Twin Duo into Logic Pro X with various condenser/dynamic microphones. All sorts of plugins, etc.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
In general I'm constantly inspired by the recordings of The Beatles and Radiohead. In terms of guitar players I'm mostly influenced by subtle players like Mike Campbell, Daniel Lanois, David Gilmour and Johnny Marr.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Acoustic and electric guitars.