Thanks for your message. I haven't recorded any stuff in a while (which just goes to show that its about time i pulled my boss recorder out of its dusty case), but i will definitely put up stuff for your listening pleasure...
As for swinging the JS1200 your way, i doubt i'll be able to do that (cos then i'd have to move in with you...especially if you have a Marshall JCM 900 to put it through ;D ..by the way, do u have a big yard..my argentinian mastiff likes to have his space ;D). My opinion of the JS1200?? It plays very very very well. I picked it up while visiting my brother in Boston. I paid $1800 for it and then i spent another 600 dollars getting a custom paint job of the silver surfer on it ;D . Will try and put up some pictures of it soon. Ok, back to my opinion, if the guitar is set up well, it plays like no other...well, almost. The Dimarzios are fanatstic in translating the natural sustain of the guitar. One thing i found out was that with the JS1200, you don't need a sustainer, but it would be magical to compress it a little. But also, because i was scared of it getting stolen at a gig, i have never gigged it. Instead, i spent a little more money and bought myself a JS100 (which is a pretty good guitar) and then changed the pick-ups to a Dimarzio PAF and an Air Norton. This works very well for me on stage, in the studio and at jam sessions. And one last thing about the JS series guitars is that they are really light and comfy to play on. I like to have my guitar high up on my chest because it helps me maintain good technique with optimum speed and good phrasing abilities. Bottom-line, you should take a look around and see what works for you...May the force be with you 🙂
As for the tips on the reverb/delay, i was only glad to chip with some info that i'd picked up along the way. If you're looking for lead+reverb sound that sounds heavenly, i would suggest getting a boss reverb stomp-box. However, being a bigger fan of delay than reverb, i usually get my delay right and eq the entire range by dropping the bass end a little and boosting the mid and treble frequencies. When you put this through a Boogie Lone Star (Andy Timmons' signature amp 8)) you get a nice tight sound with lots of range and sustain.
Also, when it comes to one's rig, i've found that twiddling around and endless hours of figuring out settings and toying with knobs (pun intended) can help you acheive some fab results..u just need to put in the time. It will probably even help you find you dream sound. U never know...
The link for Pat Metheny's tour details is http://www.tedkurland.com/pbuild/tourdates.cfm?view=PME
It says that he is playing at Johannesburg today and tomorrow. And then its Durban on the 25th.
And on a parting note, there's a fun website for guitar players to fool around on...its called www.guitarshredshow.com
It was done as a school project by some swedish guy (what is it about these swedish guys and guitars???) and its so cool that JOhn Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Steve Vai are big fans of his..Check it out!!