what i found out over the last few weeks, on my journey to the ultimate tone.
there is no such thing. it's an illusion your mind is trying to trick you into. you think you got it, but then you sleep over it and discover that you dont like it and you are in for a darker sound.
so, i came to this conclusion:
Perfect guitar sound does not exist, only a guitar sound that fits the song perfectly, or absolutely not. be that a duncan loaded jackson through a soldano or a beaten up stock squire through a radio.
obviously one doesnt work in a high gain power metal enviroment as the other doesnt fit into the dirty blues rock kind of song, but when used in the right 'accent' of the song, it just fits and those things make each song KICK ARSE in it's own way.
so i announce:
my quest for sound is over. from now on i'll work with each song individualy
anybody else feel the same?