What's happenin UG? I'm a bass player, but I've got a couple guitar-playing friends that are both really technically talented, but don't know anything about tone. They're not the types to come to a forum like this and ask for help, so I'm doing it for them.

Anyways, I was wondering if you guys could give me tips as far as EQing, pick-up selection, effects, etc. to get some particular tones that could be used in a lot of situations. For example, what should you do if you want to get a Foo Fighters type of rhythm guitar sound? How about an A7X, or generic metal rhythm sound? More importantly, what about an A7X lead sound? What about both rhythm and lead like they use in the band Jet Lag Gemini, which you can find on myspace to hear their kickass lead guitarist.

I was also wondering how all this works in a live mix..

For the Jet Lag Gemini tone, I mainly use an old Marshall JCM 800, sometimes with a Vox AC30 running on crunch at the same time.