Yeah. The treble is set too high at the halfway point. The trick seems to be to turn the treble down around 3 and find a balance between the Drive and Gain.
Those Videos were around about
Presence - 4
Bass - 4
Middle - 4 1/2
Treble - 3
Gain - 8
Drive - 7
Paul Gilbert uses pretty much the same EQ on his but he has the Drive back at 4 and the gain full whack, which is a ok Tone for stuff like Scarified and Technical Difficultys but not full enough or round for Vai and Satch stuff.
The main thing is the way they react to Ibanez. If i use a washburn it sounds not even half as good. The Ibanez sig models seem to have a more independant voice than other guitars i have played
Yeah, the treble is set too high, I agree.
But I donít like the overall distortion character of it, even if I would turn the treble to zero.
So it is not a setup thing, really, it is more that I donít really like the sound they have.
I agree on you with that Paul sound works for music like that, were it really has to be clear for everything not to turn much. But I donít like his sound, at all.
Maybe they react better to Ibanez? But then Iím really lucky I didnít try it with other guitars :-)
But like I said before, it is not bad amps, it is just that I donít like them.
I donít like Marshall either, but loads of people do.