Fair Warning: This is a guitar post - and yes that was a Van Halen joke ;) so you can see where we're about to go with this. After Danca Kizomba came out this week I got asked some questions about latindian music guitar tone. Anand Bhatt solo projects with "Latindian" Style guitar definitely have a layer of clean bachata toned or reggae toned guitar with an occasional layer of Santana style crunch underneath.
OK, it's no secret that I'm usually a Parker Guitars guy. But sometimes I do like to go back to my heavy rock roots and want something totally metal with BDSM humbucking pickups. BDSM pickups (you've gotta love the name) don't get the best reviews. But that is because people aren't using them for what they're intended for. You don't use a screwdriver to drive a nail, and you don't try to screw with a hammer. When you think B.C. Rich - which btw Guitar Center has, bc rich mockingbird at a great price! - you think Metallica, Not Santana. If you plug in a guitar like the B.C. Rich Mockingbird straight into an analog amp you run the risk if it feeling "too hot" or sensitive. Or muddy like blues, or shrill when trying to do something subtle. But Hot, Muddy, and Shrill are Awesome if you go digital/direct into a laptop and swap and play with various heads, amps, compressors, eqs, etc.
Check it out, see what I mean:
That's a "metal" guitar in action. Totally different setup than one in a Latindian Kizomba ;).