Right here goes!! Am i the only one or does anyone else think that Sykes is grossly underrated!! He has huge chops, a mega tone, amazing feel and out of this world vibrato!! Anyone agree? Whitesnake 87 has in my opinion, the best rock tone ever. Just ballsy, chunky, sustainy and excitement inducing! ha ha!! As much as i admire Vai, the playing and tone on 87 kills slip of the tongue (once again just my opinion!) Obviously the same stuff comes up re- tone, in the hands, guitar (les paul, of course), micing, engineers, aligning of planets etc!! However i think he might of used a jcm 800 of some sort on 87, but im not sure. Does anyone have any idea what was used for that album or for that matter any info that is interesting about Sykes. Cheers.