The recording was from the FOH presonus soundboard. We have had mixed results, but when it comes out like this its when the sound guy listens to me. I say "I like it hot and wet, the band will control dynamics" and if they listen it comes out good. Some sound guys are afraid to open up the channels and let the band play because some bands play too loud or dont have dynamics. If your band does play dynamically and you can convince your sound guy of that, it helps a ton. Plus, most sound guys (that i work with) are so afraid of reverb. I tell them "if it sounds like a bit too much, its probably perfect!"
The guy running sound this particular night listened and got it just right for my tastes.
The vocal rig? well, Kat Walkerson of course!
Im doing a run off the e and a strings to an a7 chord sliding up from flat. does that make sense?
Im a believer that the tone comes from 50% gear / 50% touch. Ive heard other people play through my rig and it sounds nothing like what you hear when I play through it. Getting the gear is only one part, but I think we all know that.
Thanks for all the positive feedback...most of you were very helpful in helping me get my gear together...escpecially wlado!