What exactly does Frusciante use to get his Mother's Milk tone? All I could find are links to current or recent rigs.
I know he didn't use a strat for mothers milk. He used an Ibanez for the studio work - the model escapes me. Anyways, a lot of the sounds have a lot of distortion on them - his rig was very small at that time I think (for BSSM he had a Boss DS 2, CE-1 and the WH-10). Considering this I assume he coupled the distortion from the DS-2 with some of the distortion from his amp to give it that massive sound. Also, on Good Time Boys I always notice that delay on his heavy guitar sound at the end. Try put some delay on and a considerable amount of distortion. Off topic - Gotta love Sexy Mexican Maid Awesome song
I know he didn't like the tone on that album. The producer (whose name currently escapes me) insisted he played more distorted and heavier than he liked to.