Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Re: The one players tone you most want.
It's funny you say that Jemplayer55, I was just going to say that although I always admire other guys' tone, I don't think I'd want their sound, even if I could emulate it, it's THEIRS.
My overal sound mirrors a few of my favorite influences; Toss Gutherie Govan's sound at the Tone Merchant's gig + David Gilmour + a touch of Petrucci and Yngwie and you kinda have it. I go for less gain than I used to, I want to hear the guitar's tone more than I wanna hear how much drive I can get. The Triaxis shines there, you can dial back the gain, and really let your overall sound ring out.
I still get a pretty consistant tone despite using various pick up configs.
My Jem with Evo's still has an earthy sound to it. My Tone Zone equipped guitars sound GREAT as well. Those are the only 2 pickup combos I have right now. Jem/ EVO, RG/TZ RG7620/ EVO, RG2027/ TZ-7.
I guess I've learned how to best coax my sound from those two pickup models.
If you can get the sound out of your head and into your ears (along with everyone else's), I think you're doing ok.