Session guitarist from the Netherlands, specialized in Country, Americana, Rock, Pop, Indie, Funk, Soul, Cinematic, etc. I play electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar, pedal steel guitar and the occasional banjo/ mandolin/ dobro part. I will try to come up with parts that fit the song's needs and how you envisioned them to achieve a great result!
I have a wide range of gear to suit most genres and sounds. My recording experience is extensive and I can cover many genres. I have supplied guitar (and other stringed instruments) tracks for hundreds of songs and my goal is to 'play for the song' and translate your wishes into the right parts that fit and complement the song. My live gigging, recording and teaching experience is extensive and I have a Dutch Conservatory (Rotterdam) degree in jazz, pop and classical music.
My gear is selected to be able to provide most common sounds in a professional way. Some of the things on my gearlist are: various electric & acoustic guitars (tele, strat, LP, 335, hollow bodies, baritone, 12 string, acoustics, resonator/ dobro, etc), Kemper Profiling Amp with many great profiles, banjo, pedal steel, bass, mandolin, baritone, dobro, etc.
The usual turnaround is 2-3 days (depending on how busy it is) but I can work faster (within 1-2 days) when requested. Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Showreel with some recordings I contributed to:
This is a track on which I played pedal steel, banjo & acoustic guitar:
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
44 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Bart Dietvorst
Bart once again did an amazing job! Very happy with the outcome and his quality recordings! As said in previous reviews, I will definitely be working with him again in the very near future. Thanks again Bart!
Very professional and helpful. Will work again with him soon.
Bart’s playing is magnificent! Fast delivery and excellent communication. I am grateful for this collaboration.
It's always a pleasure working with Bart. He's my guy for any guitar work, great job once again.
Bart is my "go-to" musician for any of my tracks which need guitar. Either that being rhythm, lead, picking/mute, solo, arpeg... you name it, he's got it! And most importantly he is comfortable with any genre of music. He's a pro!!! Thanks again Bart...till next time.
Bart did a great job on my little project especially given the fact that he only had my written instructions to go by. Great job; very much appreciated!!
Bart is the "go-to-musician" for any of your guitar needs, who can cover every genre of music. I have worked with him in the past on many projects and on this one, he gave the song the groove and feel it was missing. Awesome musician and a true professional! Thanks again Bart!!!
Once again Bart was outstanding, will definitely use his services again!! Quick turnaround time too
Bart is absolutely outstanding and highly recommended.
Bart is super easy to work with. He responds quickly and provides professional quality work. I plan to use his services again. Highly recommend.
Stellar professional, quick, flexible and patient artist providing high quality recordings. Look no further!!! Bart is the one to work with.
Bart once again did a great job coming up with the lead guitar parts for my song.
Great guitar work by Bart. Great communication and fast results. Awesome session player.
Bart delivered great guitar in a timely manner, highly recommended. Smooth and quick communication as well.
This was my first time using Bart and he's excellent! (...and really quick! Wow!) I've already told him he can expect to see me again soon!
Very responsive, professional and fantastic guitar player.
Bart is a masterful guitarist not only on electric guitars, but also for your acoustic tracks. You can hear the emotion in his playing, and his recordings are extremely high quality. If you want somebody who is a professional and is able to deliver on an extremly quick turnaround, Bart is your guy!
Another great collaboration with Bart! He "blues infused" one of my tracks which was trending towards that direction. Will definitely work with him again soon. Thanks Bart!
Bart is just so awesome. A guitarist in god mode. You can't be better. Hire him!
Bart is incredible. He is an amazing guitarist and a pleasure to work with. He is a great communicator, works quickly, and is a stellar player. Highly recommended!
Interview with Bart Dietvorst
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am particularly proud of the tracks I recorded and co-wrote for my band Broken Sun. We play original Americana/ rootsrock songs and I co-write and play guitars (and occasionally banjo).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am doing several recording jobs for songs this week, some guitar sample recording and I'm working on some demos for original songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There are a lot of pro session players on here, too many to mention.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Working digitally has made things so much better and workflow faster. That together with the top quality sounds a Kemper (or similar) can produce with a good DAW is the best way to work for me. If needed I can also use analog/ tube amps etc.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will be satisfied and get what you need!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I create music all day, there is nothing better!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your song and how would you like it to sound? What's the BPM? Please provide a guide track (if possible with 2 bar click count in). What's the time frame for you getting the tracks back?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Read the session musician profiles and listen to the tracks they have on them. If it is to your liking; engage!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tele, Fender Princeton, OCD pedal, delay pedal and a Pina Colada.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a professional musician for 20 years now and I have been teaching, gigging and recording for even longer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Musical and rootsy with enough muscle if needed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ryan Adams. He writes the most beautiful songs I would love to colour in.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to let the song stand out, not your personal part in it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds of stuff. Americana, rock, country, pop, pop/rock, funk, soul, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hearing what a song needs, translating that into music and recording it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I will bring in parts that fit the needs of the song and that fit in with your other parts. My parts will complement the song and make it stand out without unnessesary drawing attention to it and distract from the song itself. I will always make the part the way you want it the best I can.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will load the song/ track(s) into my DAW and have a first listen to the song, whilst making notes on the chords used etc. Then I will come up with the parts needed and record them onto seperate tracks. When I'm satisfied I will edit (if needed) and export clean audiofiles (WAV) of the guitar tracks and a MP3 mix of the whole song with my parts for you to listen to and check.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I usually record with a Kemper Profiling Amp set up with a wide high quality range of sounds in it direct into the DAW/ interface. I have profiles available from most well known (classic) amps by Fender, Vox, Marshall, etc. Guitar-wise I have a wide range of instruments to suit almost everery recording; Tele, Strat, Les Paul, ES335, SG, Gretsch, 12 strings, acoustics, mandolin, banjo, lapsteel, bass, pedal steel, etc. Acoustics are recorded with a quality SE Electronics condensator mic. I have a wide range of pro plugins available in the DAW. I also have various tube amps by Fender and Supro available and tons of effect pedals.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a guitarist I like players like Brad Paisley, JD Simo, Guthrie Trapp, Robben Ford, etc. But a a musician I like artists such as Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, John Hiatt and Neil Young a lot.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually clients bring songs to me to records guitar lead and/or rhythm tracks for. This can be cd quality songs, demos, etc. Sometimes a (rough) indication is already recorded for a guitar idea, sometimes I get to color in a track with no guitars in it yet. Whatever is needed really. It can be electric guitars, acoustic guitars, some mandolin or banjo colouring, pedal steel, bass, etc. I can also provide other parts, not necesserarily for songs (samples for soundtrack/film music for example).