Dec 162015

Dann Huff is often best known for his session work on Eighties mega-hits, including Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and, of course, his “Danger Zone” guitar solo.

But the multi-award-winning Huff has had a seriously varied career, with more than 1,500 song credits to his name. He’s played on everything from Michael Bolton to Megadeth.

Receiving his first session bookings in Nashville studios at 16, he was producing his own music by his 20s, initially with Whiteheart and later with melodic hard rock outfit Giant.

In the early Nineties, Huff produced an instructional tape that coincided with the release of Giant’s followup to their 1989 debut, Last of the Runaways. In the clip below, taken from the aforementioned video, Huff performs the guitar solo from the album’s title track, “Time to Burn.”

He then goes on to offer some insight into how he records multi-layered guitar parts to create unique tones. He also discusses some of the other techniques used on the many hit recordings he had been involved in up to that point.

These are tips that can be applied whether you’re working at Abbey Road or your home studio.

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Dann Huff – in session – 1992

Dann Huff performs the solo for 'Time to Burn’ in the studio, then talks and demo's how he records multi-layered guitar parts to create unique tones. A technique he used on many hit recordings throughout his extensive session work. #Guitar #ForgottenGuitar #ClassicGuitar #GuitarLegends #DanHuff #Giant #TylerGuitar #Gibson #90s

Posted by Forgotten Guitar on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Forgotten Guitar: In-Studio Tips and Performance from Session ‘Giant’ Dann Huff
Source: Guitar World