Omar, I'm not really after Slash's tone or any other tone. The Vintage Modern is my voicing,
distinct Marshall grainy tone! On top of that, it has great sustain and all the gain you could wish, no need for pedals
which I never used anyway - actually it has too much gain so I replaced a pre-amp tube to lower the gain.
My problem is capturing the right representation of the tone I hear in the room, which is just great.
I do like trebly tones and I set my amps like that; I think that the lower frequencies should all come from bass and kick
drum, the guitar should be all upper mids and treble to make a nice contrast and don't overlap. But you are right,
frequently and with different amps I hear comments that my tone is trebly (even on live shows), it seems like only I enjoy
For hard rock tones I like George Lynch's Dokken tones from the 80s (some recorded with the same original Marshall AFD amp
as used in Appetite) , Brian May (Rangemaster treble Booster + AC30) and Mick Mars Motley Crue Girls Girls Girls album
(modded Plexi) - they're all upper mids ad treble.
Above all of that is Peter Green; he played Fenders, Marshall's, Oranges and always sounded amazing; some say it was the
out of phase pickups but Gary Moore bought him his Les Paul and never sounded anywhere as good.