Re: Need more 80's!
Man, I think the big thing back then was good distortion, which you have covered, but I also think if you look at most of the stuff back then (I lived back then and saw it all..lol) was that they had a big sound with lot's of cool delay and a little chorus maybe, but for sure delay and reverb. Just a little goes a long way. Also, a good flanger from time to time will give you the old EVH sound as well, but I think you can go a long way with the right distortions for just jamming and then with lead you need that big Delay and Reverb sound. They used a lot of rack effects of course, but now we can get those same sounds in cool pedals.. I'm just not sure they're that cool. The 80's were just a magical time! :-)