hahaha...these are GREAT!!!
first of all...thanks for that answer to the lynch tone, michael. of course it's the player...and when i was just a kid (i use THAT term loosely), i remember hearing some sort of rumor that there was something mighty peculiar in line. what blows MY mind is that it was after all the "pro" gear! AMAZING!
same thing with the portastudio and the "unnamed engineer." nothing worse than a bunch of snooty engineers
you know, some days it's just what WORKS...damn 'em all if it's bad audio. who cares? any disbelievers can just dig out those dokken records...that is an amazing tone. ballsy, macho, but you swear you can hear the paper cones on the speakers! i can recall many nights when nuno and me were chasing that tone (gotta remember that he was 17 at the time...using a laney and a charvel...ah, memories)
i still have people picking on me for using my 224 x and LA 3A's...and if there WAS a plug-in or something that sounded better? well, i'm not THAT proud...besides they're worth a fortune on ebay
i don't know if george used the sustainiac gtr...but i do remember recording them before. wild things. i can't be sure if i remember...but the guitar neck or headstock appeared to have some sort of transducer built into it; when you hit the pedal it would feed signal into the transducer and the thing would sustain FOREVER! wild thing, for sure...and it sure beat listening to the control room monitors at 120 db
maybe somebody here remembers those things...talk about feeling OLD!