Recording w/ Hugo

I spent my 28th birthday at Riksmixningsverket, one of Sweden’s finest recording studios, owned by Benny Andersson from ABBA. The session was for guitarist/songwriter Hugo Lundgren’s new project, and the main focus was on getting basic tracks on four songs. Hugo and I also had the company of Alexander Carlberg who played drums and vocalists Bella Sohlberg and Julia Jonas who sang with us. The goal was to get good takes of all of us playing together, so we did quite a lot of takes on all four songs. I played my Bravewood jazz bass through a 1966 Ampeg B15 mic’ed with a vintage U47. That was a killer setup, and everyone liked the bass sound very much. Of course, now I will have to buy a B15 at some point…they’re quite pricey though. The drums sounded fantastic as well. Alex played a vintage Ludwig kit and sound engineer Linn Fijal had put up a nice selection of mics around it. There was an AKG C24 stereo tube mic for the overheads, Coles ribbons as room mics, U47 FET in front of the kick…you get the picture!