Clint Wells

Session Guitarist

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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!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Clint Wells
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Elise Davis
  • Elise Davis
  • Bob Schneider
  • Griffin House
  • Griffin House
  • Waterslide
  • Waterslide
  • Bob Schneider
  • Red Mountain Music

25 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marco P.
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    Was a pleasure to work with Clint. Great sounding guitar tracks.
    I recommend Clint.

  2. Review by Adrian M.
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    Third time using Clint for full-service guitar work on a new song. He nails it every time. Thick, rich textures and beautiful leads. At the most recent studio I stopped by to track final vocals, the engineer said "who is this playing guitar??" Highly, highly recommend.

  3. Review by Alan c.
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    Clint is fantastic - a great feel. I'll def work with Clint again.

  4. Review by VIA
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    Hi Client, this is Daniel. I really appreciate your patient and your hard working. Now because of your wonderful guitar track. Things get easier and we can continue do the next steps for my song. You are a really great guitarist. I Wish you all the best in the future!

    Daniel and Via

  5. Review by Alan c.
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    Clint is fantastic. Very talented. Nice subtle gtr hooks! Will def work with Clint again (and again).

  6. Review by Adrian M.
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    Once again, tremendous work. Lots of tracks, textures, riffs, swells, things I didn't know the song needed. He has a great ear for parts and executes them perfectly. Do your song a favor and hire Clint.

  7. Review by Adrian M.
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    Incredible work. He did the full work-up on my song. Tons of great textures and melodies. Just so much to work with. Really beefed up the track. Will definitely use again.

  8. Review by Jon Prezant
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    Clint is a pro. His recordings are clear and high quality. He's communicative and easy with revisions. Really lucky to have found his talent. Anytime I need guitars I only work with him. Go with Clint!

  9. Review by Luke Miller
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    Clint was easy to communicate with and delivered quickly. He brings a really beautiful and spacious guitar sound.

  10. Review by Jon Prezant
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    Third time working with Clint and he's a total pro. He made my song amazing. Incredibly talented, quick, communicative, and easy with direction. Will work with him again soon!

  11. Review by Kai
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    Clint, was awesome to work with! Outstanding communication, professional attitude and great positive energy. Was more than helpful, patience, quick response and of course did a great job on the track.

  12. Review by Alex c.
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    Great, knows what you want, easy to work with!

  13. Review by Oliver M.
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    Again, Clint delivered a very outstanding guitar work.
    Before the song sounded like a demo, now I have an adult piece of music. I can highly recommend Clint.

  14. Review by Andrew N.
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    Clint is a great player and delivered exactly what the song needed and the turnaround was short too!

  15. Review by Jon Prezant
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    Clint is super talented, prompt, and communicative. Really happy with his work. Excited to work with him again!

  16. Review by Michael G.
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    Clint is simply superb. He has an acute sensibility to provide exactly what the song needs. Prompt & professional as always!

  17. Review by saikat r.
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    Very collaborative. Guitar playing is excellent. And easy to work with. Thanks !

  18. Review by Ben M.
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    Clint is a Music Master and he has the genuine soulful sound that will give your song the sensational guitar you yearn to hear. He is incredibly quick in his work and gives very detailed instructions on how to easily mix your music. He adds vocal references to his tracks to make it simple to line up the music. On a scale of 1-10 he is a 10 Plus!

  19. Review by Drew M.
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    Quick and high quality production. Clint is very professional.

  20. Review by Drew M.
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    Incredibly quick turnaround. Beautiful interpretation of my song.

Interview with Clint Wells

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

  2. A: Crafting songs, being creative and working with others to make music I believe in and love.

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

  4. A: The White Album, Rubber Soul, Meet The Beatles, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour (I know the question was about gear, but I couldn't resist!)

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

  6. A: Andrea Perry - amazing bass player and vocalist.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Ambient, textural, tasteful

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

  10. A: Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney...for obvious reasons.

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

  12. A: 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.

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

  14. A: All types! But mostly rock, pop, blues, country, americana.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Listening

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

  18. A: Thoughtful guitar arrangements that serve the song.

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

  20. A: 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.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I use an Apollo Twin Duo into Logic Pro X with various condenser/dynamic microphones. All sorts of plugins, etc.

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

  24. A: 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.

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

  26. A: Acoustic and electric guitars.

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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.

GenresSounds Like
  • Pink Floyd
  • U2
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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
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