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Rock / Metal / Alternative San Antonio, TX  US
Should've Known Better
Should've Known Better
Thought You'd Be
Thought You'd Be
Vulnerable-Slash Live
Vulnerable-Slash Live
Out of Control
Out of Control


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    Should've Known Better - Single Release from "A Heavier Tomorrow" Released on Nov 23, 2014


Rauchenstein - Don't Care


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  • Annabelle Black (Artist)
    Annabelle Black
    You rock Rauchenstein
  • D.Soto/ssolo8 (Artist)
    Vicious Vicious stuff!! Back for another fixx!! Thanks
    PRETTY SIC HEAVY SHIT GUYS!!!!! I really like the vocals and guitar!!! STAY BRUTAL!!!!!\\m//
  • MykoMan (Artist)
    "Should've Known Better" sounds great! Enjoying my listen here. ~Mykoman
  • LOST OUR MINDS (Artist)
  • dED and BURYd (Artist)
    dED and BURYd
    Should've Known Better is an awesome classic rock song, great guitar and vocals!



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Sounds Like: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Slash, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne

Label: Unsigned

Bio: Rauchenstein is a hard rock band based out of San Antonio, TX. The band seeks to infuse heavy guitar rock reminiscent of the 80's/90's, draws upon classic metal influences, all while delivering songs with a modern hard hitting Rock N' Roll edge. Rauchenstein maintains their own signature sound w...See Full Bio

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Rauchenstein ROCKS Slash

Rauchenstein ROCKS Slash


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Q: I love your sound! On Vulnerable you have that humbucker crunch on your guitars. What was the lead guitar using on this song? Sounds Like a Nice Les Paul! Try a Vox 77 series. I think you'd love it!

A: Ken, Thank you for the compliment on my tone! I think all of us guitarist are tone chasers! I know I have been through thousands of dollars worth of gear to arrive at my current setup. I run quite a bit of different things stacked on top of each other. The solo was on my Les Paul. . . good call on that. I use a JD-7 by Radial to run a Mesa Road King, Peavey 5150, Peavey 5150 III, and a POD X3 Pro together into my DAW, which is Cubase. I then use a couple of effects in Cubase to color the tone a bit. I learned about the JD-7 after reading about different methods Steve Vai uses to record his guitars. I took a chance on the device and am out of this world pleased with it. It really allows you to use up to 7 different amps and mix the tonal shapes of each to arrive at a truly one of a kind tone. I'll check out the Vox 77 too! A guy can never have too many options! Thanks for the question and the suggestion! Paul

Asked by Ken C Johnson. Answered on Wed Mar 05 2014

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