#1
Which guitar is better for a satriani tone an Ibanez SZ prestige or an RGA prestige?
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satriani does use ibanzes's so i would assume that the sz would be better



what the **** the RGA is a ibanez too!

anyway i would use the RGA because it has better fret access
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#7
JS 1200 or JS 1000.. really hard to replicate Satch's tone.. many have come close.. but failed.. haha..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7UxxuxS1ybU

watch that and you can get a better idea of his equipment.

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Xedit: I would get an S470, like i already did. The body design is almost exactly matching the JS, the hardshell casing for an S470 and Js1200 is exactly the same. Plus, if youre lucky enough to get your hands on the S470BK, you might be able to get away with it lookin like a JS. But i dont think theyre on sale anymore. All the QDXM's have take over..
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#8
The guitar's pretty moot - you play a JS1200 through the wrong amp and you'll be there till the apes take over trying to get a Satriani tone.

Any superstrat type with a floyd is ideal for playing his kind of music, and in his case having the Mo'Joe/Paf Joe pickups actually helps a fair bit. They have that midrange bump that is pretty much his signature sound, but without the right amp you're pissing in the wind. You can approximate the effect of the pickups pretty closely, either with an EQ pedal with the 1.6k ramped up or by using a wah pedal in a fixed position, and you want a middly, crunchy, bright, smooth overdriven sound. Not much reverb apart from the stuff like Always with me...on stuff like Satch Boogie his tone is pretty dry.
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#9
I would say that actually a lot of his tone is in his hands, I know people say this about eveyone but Satch has some of the best pick hand control in the world, and he has unbelievable legato technique so he gets as much tone out of the strings as possible, I'd say you'd be better off trying to imitate his playing style first, then go after his tone, learning to play like Satch will make you a much better player without ending up sounding exactly like him.
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#10
^ Agreed
He's also mastered volumn dynamics and methods of altering his tone by picking different ways and areas of the string.

An Ibanez JS1200 through a Peavy JSX will get you the gear, but you still won't sound like Joe Satriani.
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The guitar's pretty moot - you play a JS1200 through the wrong amp and you'll be there till the apes take over trying to get a Satriani tone.

Any superstrat type with a floyd is ideal for playing his kind of music, and in his case having the Mo'Joe/Paf Joe pickups actually helps a fair bit. They have that midrange bump that is pretty much his signature sound, but without the right amp you're pissing in the wind. You can approximate the effect of the pickups pretty closely, either with an EQ pedal with the 1.6k ramped up or by using a wah pedal in a fixed position, and you want a middly, crunchy, bright, smooth overdriven sound. Not much reverb apart from the stuff like Always with me...on stuff like Satch Boogie his tone is pretty dry.


+1

and obviously you have to be able to play like him too, lol.
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#13
i have a JSX, with a similar guitar, and i cannot get his tone at all, it blows, but i can get a nice petrucci sound. go figure.

but if i added a chorus, an od, a wah, and probably a delay, i could get close.
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^ heh, that's what I didn't like about the JSX, I thought it sounded too satchy, lol.
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