I'm a complete amplification and effects pedals n00b. I hear sounds I've heard in music all my life without ever considering how they're made, but I'm coming to grips with my first emando and suddenly I want to know, but the field is so broad that I don't know where to begin.
Above is a track by Tim Eriksen, singing Rudyard Kipling's arch lyric about about 19th C smugglers, Poor Honest Men, to the tune of Spanish Ladies. It ends (beginning around 2:25) in a glorious electric guitar meltdown. Can anyone give me any clues about how he's getting that sound? I'd be a happy man if I could make my mandocaster do that.