Anyone know how Carlos Santana gets the sound he does out of his guitar? It sounds like it's distorted without so much of the harshness to me. Kind of like a rounder sort of sound. Anyone know?
I guess I should've been more specific. The songs I hear it in are Into The Night with Chad Kroeger and Smooth with Rob Thomas. And Black Magic Woman
he uses a wah. he lushes it down, say halfway and takes his foot off it.
A big part of his sound is the Paul Reed Smith guitar he's playing with. The pickups in those guitars are amazing. In addition he plays through a Dumble head which is run through a Mesa Boogie cabinet.
A big part of it is the guitar.