making guitars wish they were still trees
This may've been covered in a past session, but here's a gear-ish suggestion if it hasn't. Say I hear a killer tone somewhere and I'd like to cop it. What is your process to follow to try and get it matched? For instance, I was walking through the room where my wife was listening to something the other day, and I had to stop and listen because the band had what I told her was the best 70s guitar rock sound I had heard in a long time. Just the right amount of growl while retaining some cleanness. A little bit aggressive without being brash. Where would you start to try and match that tone? Do you start with the amp or pedals and do you work your chain from guitar to amp or backwards from amp to guitar? Or do you pick whatever amp/pedals you think you might need and start twisting knobs until something sounds right?