LOL "I'm all over you, just like superglue"...love it!
Phil is weird (funny, yes), but you like it because he's some visual and verbal combination of Val Kilmer, Jim Morrison, Sammy Hagar, and surfer dude. I write better copy, though.
Yea, you can definitely hear the 'crispies' in that clip when he has the volume dialed down; great example of it occurring in a real amp.
As Cliff mentioned, it depends on the amp.
Really? I think it's a great heavy tock tone. Dial the gain down some, and that's Alex pre-Signals.
Anyone who thinks the Axe is to fizzy should spend some time comparing famous commercial recordings with the naked guitar tracks from those recordings. It's a real eye-opener.
Or they could explore subtle things in the amp block as I have lately. IRs may get me further, but that's still a daunting task.
exactly, and this goes back to what Cliff said about having your ear up to the cabinet. We are hearing from that vantage point...which makes our tones more consistent from stage to foh but takes a while to adjust to after having cabs blasting us from behind all of our guitar playing lives. We never heard all the things that were there because we were never at the vantage point to be able to hear them.
I just happened to have a local guitar guru tell me to listen in front of the speaker/cabinet, and I did. Oh.
That's the whole point. These guitar tracks do indeed represent what the audio engineer had to start with—the sound coming from the amp. It doesn't matter whether they've been processed or not. The fizz you hear comes from the amp, not from a signal processor.
Yeah, but if the Axe is capable of getting that polished tone, I'm on it.