- Apr 6, 2008
- Reaction score
Zakk is a good songwriter...ill give him that. But he lacks soul next to Slash. Zakk also couldnt improv for shit...he played the same ****in patterns over and over since no rest for the wicked. As far as Slash's tone...yes, since the illusion albums it got real thin and nasal-like...but the tone I associate with him was the appetite tone which had tons of warmth. The buzzsaw tone was in reference to Sykes. Zakk has EMG's which are cheesy as hell.
As far as gain...it takes a wizard to control gain?????
It takes someone with something to hide behind all that gain..cranking the gain makes playing much easier and makes runs easier and cleaner sounding last I checked...less precision necessary. try turning the gain down my friend and see how youre playing goes.
I meant it takes a lot of skill to play with that much gain and make all your notes cut through and sound clear, without running together, especially at the speed that Sykes and zakk play. And Sykes has some great slow expressive lead work, too.
I'm not going to bother with any further discussion as this is obviously a slash fanboi thread going full out. BTW, I hardly use any gain when playing blues, so I know how my "playing goes". Only been doing it for about 30 years.