#1
What pedals would I have to use to get close to Zakk Wylde and the same question for Steve Vai. These are just two tones i'd like to recreate, cause to me they both sound amazing and something I'd like to use in my own playing. I'm using a little Marshall 15w G15RCD practice amp and a JSX halfstack. Does anyone have any advice??

edit:just found the practice amp, its right on there now. Please specify the settings and gear for the guitarist(though i could prolly guess, lol).
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#2
Well, what's your amp?
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#3
Apparently Steve Vai's sound is all in his guitar, because I got it right off running one through some random amp at Guitar Center. No one cares about Zakk or how he gets his tone, really, so I couldn't tell you.
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#4
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Steve Vai plugs into Carvin Legacies right? Not too sure about that, I'm not a vai fan, but I thought I read that in a book somewhere. And, his tone is not all in his guitar.
ZW uses JCM800's I believe, with some of his signature stuff.
If your amp is good, a good old tubescreamer should help you.
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Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#5
Give a healthy amount of bass, a decent amount of mids, and not too much treble. Use a lot of gain so it's creamy but don't go overboard, you want your sound to stay articulated. It'd be good to use an overdrive or boost in front to tighten it all up. Also splash in reverb or echo. And make sure you use the JSX rather than the MG, cause that thing blows.
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#6
zakk wylde uses jcm800's boss sd-1 boss ch-1 dunlop univibe and dunlop crybaby
#7
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Steve Vai plugs into Carvin Legacies right? Not too sure about that, I'm not a vai fan, but I thought I read that in a book somewhere. And, his tone is not all in his guitar.
ZW uses JCM800's I believe, with some of his signature stuff.
If your amp is good, a good old tubescreamer should help you.


yes, the legacys are vai's sig amp from carvin, although it's pretty much designed to sound like his bogner ecstacy i've heard
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#8
you should be able to get that (or close enough) out of the jsx, surely?
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#9
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you should be able to get that (or close enough) out of the jsx, surely?

I agree. Start turning those knobs.
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