Very interesting philosophy that's clearly worked out well for him. He also made me think about the inspiration we get from different gear though. I know different guitars inspire me to play differently. Amps as well to a lesser extent. In my opinion while his philosophy was crucial to his...
I know this is an old thread but did anyone have any luck replicating "The Greg" on the Helix? I played around with the Bassman 0 bass, 10 mid, 0 treble, 10 presence settings and it's cool but it's not quite there. That Koch amp has defifinitely got something special going on.
Here's mine from hardest to easiest.
BC Rich Mockingbird
The Tele is really the only one that's a little tough but it's not that bad and nothing else sounds like a Tele.
Cheap guitars now are exponentially better than when I was a kid! There were basically 2 levels. Beginner guitars that really weren't even that cheap relative to todays options, and Strats, LP's, Teles, etc. Sorry but anyone that thinks it was better then either wasn't alive or is insane.
I'd bet there's a whole lot of this going on. I should try it but I know I'm not fast enough for the non-tapped sections. I've been learning the Hotel California solo for the last 4 days here and there. Much more within my speed limit.
Here's a heavy bluesy groove for you. Bonus: it's in tune...
No disrespect to John Lee Hooker but that out of tune live example was not the best choice in my opinion though I totally get what the OP is saying.
If you're looking for a true high gain amp like the Archon or EVH type thing the Sonzera's probably not for you. That being said, the high gain channel is by no means bad. It's actually pretty Marshallish up to a point but once you get the gain halfway up it starts getting mushy. I put a 5751 in...
I did, I still have it. 50 Watt head, it's a great amp but it's LOUD! Clean channel is sweet, reverb's pretty good, not great but good enough. The dirty channel is not quite as good IMO but it's by no means bad. I have it on Craigslist for sale as we speak. I just don't need that kind of power...