I would like to ask the following question, but I feel it might come off as too subjective and be closed:
We've all heard the descriptions of a guitar's tone as being "rich" or "bright", an amp as being "warm", and a recording mix as being "muddy". Looking through some google results I found this Yahoo! question/answer, and this Jensen tone chart with some vague descriptions, which leads me to this question:
How can I really know what a tone is? I would think this is subjective question as it relates directly to both the quality of the sounds/notes and to how we perceive those sounds/notes, but given the fact that many people use the same descriptions, there must be something more objective to grasp on to.
Are there any references which you can point me to that describes many main-stream descriptors and what they mean?
I'm looking for clarifications on the following: warm, mellow, bright, loose, tight, fat, bright, rich, muddy, crunchy, bite, edge, smooth, full, rigid, dark, crisp, attack
If this is not okay, I was thinking about breaking it up into more objective questions:
We've all heard the descriptions of a guitar/amp as being warm or mellow. Are these the same/interchangeable?
We've all heard the descriptions of a guitar/amp as being bright or crisp. Are these the same/interchangeable?
Etc... This might be the better option, but I would have to add almost 10 questions, which might seem spammy.
How best to ask this type of question, which I think would be unbelievably helpful to many, to keep it constructive, objective, on topic, and not seem like I'm spamming similar questions?