now im not trying to replicate vais sound
but i am trying to get a vai like tone
that clear cut distored sound
like in tender surrender

im trying to work with the epi valve jr head and cab
thinking of running
a ibanez tube screamer
boss ds-1 distortion
and danelectro fish and chips eq

i dunno how that will sound
neither rwill you
but would you say that is a good set up?
Lots of mids. Use the neck pup and turn the tone knob down a bit. Use the ds-1 with the level maxed and the gain set very low adjust tone to suit. That oughta get you close I think.
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