If you don't like any guitarist's tone how do you manage to get your tone with similar gear to them? As you said each CD has a different tone and feel, so if you don't like ANY of them, you've got your work cut out to avoid them all?!??!
Come on, you've got to think, yeah, "that tone" on "that album" sounds good? Which one?
When I said I don't like any guitarist's I meant all of them have so many different tones and sometimes different in the same album so I can't pick only one.
I don't know Jono,like I said I like so many different tones from different albums and different players.Mesa boogie and rocktron delievers tones I like.Guitarists who use mesas have tones I like such as Petrucci,Timmons,Derek Friggo etc.
I never tried to get this or that guitarist's tone,I just plug my guitar ,listen than record it.If it sounds good with the whole mix,that's it.
If I had to pick 1 guitarist....hmm Petrucci.
Awesome cleans in all albums,powerful heavy rhythm guitars and beautiful lead tones but like I said,they're all different in his albuns so I can't pick only 1 tone.
That's why I prefer picking mesa and not only 1 guitarist.