Dave Crum

Session Guitarist

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I have been a pro guitarist for 20+ years in the Tri-State area, playing many different styles and I am now bringing all of my experiences to help singers and songwriters complete their projects from my home studio.

I can provide rhythm, lead and bass guitars to your tracks, basic keyboard/piano tracks or sequences, drum programming and help with arranging. I can take your simple melody/chords and turn in into a complete arrangement, ready to be mixed or mastered.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

15 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by DJ W.
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    Dave was very accommodating to my requests and was very helpful in taking my track to the next level. thank you again Dave!

  2. Review by Dan Dave Larson
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    Dave crushes guitar the way a college frat house crushes beer cans. Unbelievably fast and in quantities that seem inhuman. Seriously, an excellent guitarist, sent everything to me at requested specs and communicated clearly, as to his busy schedule. Creatively brilliant, and with guitar moves at a speeds one would have to call EXPERT. Hire Dave to make whatever you have sound its absolute best.

  3. Review by Frankie
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    This man is the man for the job. He was super patient throughout the process and sends you more than enough content to pick and choose what works best for you, no other guitarists like this one! Hit him up and get right!

  4. Review by Jahir S.
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    Amazing talent! Great musician he understands right away what needs to be done and is very open to collaboration of ideas. Will definitely be working with Dave again for sure! If its working why change it?

  5. Review by Fairoz S.
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    I was looking for guitar solos with feeling and emotions, and Dave nailed it. There's no need for any improvement or amendments! All around nice cool guy to work with. And speedy response too!

  6. Review by Jahir S.
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    Dave what a genuine guy! Willing to do what it takes to get the job done, period! I especially appreciated his talent, time, and patience. Looking forward to the next one Dave! Will definitely work with you again.

  7. Review by Howard W.
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    Dave is a talented, creative and versatile musician who is able to bring even the roughest musical concepts to fruition. He's a pleasure to work with and has the ability to focus his talent into recognizing your vision. Highly recommended.

  8. Review by Alan P.
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    This is the second time I have been working with Dave. He always does excellent work!! He is more than willing to go the extra mile.!! I highly recommend Him!!

  9. Review by Alan P.
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    Dave is an excellent musician!! He is very creative and patient. It was a pleasure working with him!

  10. Review by Robert A.
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    Dave's a great SoundBetter provider and musician! He got back to me within a few minutes of contacting him and he nailed the delivered recording.

    Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Patrick M.
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    I said it once and I will say it again: Dave is awesome. He is highly skilled, a truly brilliant guitarist, who understands your project within seconds. Hire him. You wil not regret it.

  12. Review by Patrick M.
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    Dave is a highly skilled and extraordinary musician. He performed magnificent guitars parts within a few days. What is more, he is a great personality, easy to work with, quick and very responsive. Dave really cares. Hire him and you will be more than happy!

  13. Review by Jed
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    I can't praise dave enough he has a a amazing ear for a song knows exactly when to play and when to leave space he has a great mix ready sound great communication and works fast he's my new go to guitarist Thanks again Dave

  14. Review by Milutin K.
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    Dave is a highly versatile and professional guy. Communication was excellent. He offered me several finely crafted solutions to my request with which I am more than happy. Hope to work with him again.

  15. Review by John
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    Dave was totally professional and extremely easy to work with. He was able to let me choose between different sounds and styles and delivered a solo better than I ever imagined. If you need guitar work done I highly recommend Dave. He's top notch. You won't be disappointed. I'm looking forward to using his services again in the future. Thanks Dave!!!

Interview with Dave Crum

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

  2. A: Rock, country-rock, pop, R&B, EDM

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

  4. A: Creative parts, ambient textures, hard rocking power chords, layered walls of guitar, delicate finger picked acoustic, etc.

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

  6. A: Listen to the song, look over the notes, take my own notes. If I'm laying down guitar parts, I'll typically choose a guitar and just dive right in and hit record.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Hybrid. I like analog pedals, but digital amplifiers and plug-ins. Setting up microphones and getting great live amp tones is not my thing. I don't have thousand dollar microphones and isolation cabinets needed to get one or two great guitar tones. I can get amazing tones using plug-ins and they are consistent every time, as well as more versatile for me.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Being able to capture vibes of specific players. Having played in cover bands for over 20 years, I have had to learn the styles of many great guitarists.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have over 30 guitars, hundreds of analog pedals, and the best amp simulators and plug-ins available. I can get classic Marshall or American clean tones and everything in between, as well as ambient and crazy fuzzed-out noise!

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

  14. A: I'm a big fan of the work Glen Ballard did with Alanis Morissette as well as the legendary studio guitarists of the 80's and 90's.

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

  16. A: Mostly guitar tracks- rhythm, lead, acoustic. I can also do bass, ukulele and various piano/keyboard tracks.

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I was the Songwriter, Guitarist/Bassist, Programmer, Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions
Turn-around time varies greatly from project to project. For example: a guitar solo may take 24hrs or less, but a full project may take a few days up to a week.

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  • hundreds of pedals and the best virtual amplifiers and effects plug-ins from Universal Audio and Native Instruments.
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