As I was goofing around with the Danelectro Baby Sitar that was at Guitar Player Central for review, something started me playing some melodies from the deep past of my music-absorbing youth.
And then I thought, "Why not play those melodies 'somewhat' in sync to videos from 1967?"
Hey, might be fun...
The Baby Sitar cops a pretty neat psychedelic vibe — although the buzzy wonderment can sometimes stop ringing when you'd probably prefer that it droned on a bit longer. But it's a really fun and easy-to-play instrument, as well as a great "weapon" to bring out for sessions, sing-alongs, and live performances where you want to shake things up a bit.
I recorded the song tracks with the Baby Sitar plugged directly into GarageBand. There is no EQ or compression—only some reverb was added via a GarageBand plug-in. The outro sitar has a bit of a "British Clean" amp simulation — again, through a GarageBand plug-in — just because I felt like rocking out a little.