A guitar with personality and character. Most people sample the nicest guitar they can get their hands on, but we went for the most interesting. That happened to be a Defil Tarantella electric guitar made in Poland in 1972, which is a lot like those cheesy old Japanese and Italian electrics of the 1960s, but even weirder. We sampled it as a 6-string, as a 12-string, in Nashville tuning, and both electrically and acoustically. This is basically the ultimate quirky indie guitar, and a terrible guitar for death metal unless you’re making death metal ironically.
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There were also basses made by Defil during that era – the solidbody Lotos, the hollow Rytm, and the Mambo, which has a body and pickups very similar to this guitar. Looking for a Mambo to sample which did not have a broken or warped neck proved difficult, so it was a Rytm which became Secret Agent Bass.