Get The Tone
In the early days of King’s X, Tabor’s guitar sound was a closely guarded secret. He played a rare Fender Strat model called the Elite, which was only in production between 1983 and 1984, featuring active mid-boost circuitry. In an attempt to keep his signature sound from being discovered, he swapped logos on his amps so the source of his tone remained a mystery. It was years later, before he finally revealed that he was actually using a solid-state Gibson amp for the band’s first four albums. For an approximation of Tabor’s sound, I’d recommend using a single-coil guitar with just enough gain on your amp to give the sustain you need.