Im trying to get a distortion similar to Joe Satriani, but everytime I try a setting, it just sounds like generic metal. Is there anything I need to do differently or am I just being stupid?
what amp/pedal are you using?
Buy a Peavey JSX
DiMarzio humbuckers + basswood guitar body + Peavey JSX half-stack + 30 years of experience = Satriani's tone.
Im using a kustom 10watt practice amp and a gnx3000 pedal. I just wondered how to get a distorted tone more like his as opposed to a more metal sounding tone.
Try throwing a wah into the mix. They can take a crappy sound and make it amazing! The ibanez tube screamer has a great sound too.