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!
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20 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Clint Wells
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.
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.
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!
Clint was easy to communicate with and delivered quickly. He brings a really beautiful and spacious guitar sound.
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!
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.
Great, knows what you want, easy to work with!
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.
Clint is a great player and delivered exactly what the song needed and the turnaround was short too!
Clint is super talented, prompt, and communicative. Really happy with his work. Excited to work with him again!
Clint is simply superb. He has an acute sensibility to provide exactly what the song needs. Prompt & professional as always!
Very collaborative. Guitar playing is excellent. And easy to work with. Thanks !
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!
Quick and high quality production. Clint is very professional.
Incredibly quick turnaround. Beautiful interpretation of my song.
Clint is not only the best guitarist I know, he is fantastic to work with! Very versatile, creative, and professional. I highly recommend working with him. I've worked with him a few times now and not one revision has ever been requested.
Prompt and professional. Over delivered. I highly recommend Clint!
Clint did such an amazing job. First there was nothing, after Clint put his stamp on it, everything sounds great. I can highly recomment Clint if your are looking for some great guitars.
Clint is a pleasure to work with. This was our second time working together and he's become my go to guitarist. He's talented, professional, communicative, and elevates every song I've sent over. I highly recommend Clint if you want a crisp, vibrant, top notch track.
Clint is an exquisite guitar player and also has fantastic instruments and recording gear to bring out the best in his playing. He is very generous with the multiple tracks he will give you, and he is stylistically flexible. Great ears and great musicianship all around. If you don't know what you want, he'll still know what to do. Can't go wrong!
Interview with Clint Wells
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Crafting songs, being creative and working with others to make music I believe in and love.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
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!)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andrea Perry - amazing bass player and vocalist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Ambient, textural, tasteful
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney...for obvious reasons.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types! But mostly rock, pop, blues, country, americana.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Thoughtful guitar arrangements that serve the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use an Apollo Twin Duo into Logic Pro X with various condenser/dynamic microphones. All sorts of plugins, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Acoustic and electric guitars.