#2
The guitar is the least important thing when chasing tone, it's mostly in the amp and pedals. He's using a Matchless, what amp do you have?
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#3
It's actually in his guitar, too.
When he smashed the walnut 325 and started using mainly the cherry one, the sound definitely wasn't the same.
There's just something special about that Walnut guitar.
You can try to find some pickups that are similar to those mini-humbuckers.

Also, his tone has been intact even though he went from a Matchless to a Vox (though they are sort of comparable).

But Cathbard is right, too. A lot of it comes from his drives and amp, but try looking for similar pickups since both the 325 and Casino (if I'm correct about it, never played a Casino) is fully hollow.
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#4
The guitar is a factor but if you were running his exact guitar into an MG it would sound shit.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#5
That is true; but I've also ran one of the $60 Starcaster guitars into my Matchless and it sounded like shit.
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#6
Yeah, both make a difference but if you are chasing a tone and all you are considering is the guitar (or the amp) then you're not going to get there. For all we know, the TS has a Behringer starter amp.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band