It's about ten years that I don't play with a band anymore,but lately I'm going to record something
by my own.So I bought some necessary engine machines to add at the old equipment: .
-Gibson Les Paul custom black '78
-Fender Telecaster USA (recently bought for that dry Kinks-like sound that I love)
-Fender Jazzmaster Japan crafted (good sounds especially clean)
-Fender junior pro 15 (Ideal if you need to play at home)
-Fender sidekick 25 solid state
-Sovtek Big Muff-Boss DS1-MXR distorsion (If you?re looking for fuzz sound, one of these 3 it's good enough for me,using a wah pedal to set the tone,instead of looking for rare and expensive vintage stomps)
-Dunlop Cry Baby
-EHX-Holy Grail reverb (expensive but excellent if you don't have a real sprig one)
-EHX-Wiggler-A kind of vibrato-tremolo-rotary with a two 12AX7 valves;if you put it at the end of the chain(with no need to be switched on),will improve your sound in general.
-EHX DeLuxe MemoryMan-It's a good delay with very weird options to experiment,but if you need to set it for a classic slapback,try something less expensive.
-A Beyer Dynamic and a Shure mics
Recently I took a Fostex 16 Track digital recorder,and a DR880 Boss drum machine... maybe not the ideal for the LO-FI style and attitude..but you spare a drummer and lot of time sometimes.