Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: Joe recording / back to Marshall?
Seeing as how so much of his sound comes from a distortion box (at least anecdotally), I'd love to see what it is he likes about Marshalls. Even with a pedal, an amp can contribute quite a bit of character but that's going to diminish the more gain you use on that pedal. FWIW, I recall Joe's modded DS-1 settings had the drive pretty low.
Point being that when I think "Marshall", I'm not thinking about cleans and in no way am I thinking about it w/pedals. You usually play a Marshall for the Marshall drive itself, not as a platform for dirt pedals.
Really, I could ask this same thing about Vai and Carvin since he's practically in the same boat.