many thanks. i've taken your idea - use all 3 A11 pickups on the Carvin, set my blues jr. bass, treble to 1/2, mids to 3/4, gain about 1/2...added an old ibanez 808 tube screamer and a boss dynamic wah. its starting to get there, but I cant seem to get the clean sort of 'crying' sound. the wah articulates a little too much but seems to help some & when I try some fingerwork to try and get the strings to do some of the work, the bends sound really bad. The fingerwork seems really straight--no bends whatsoever and no mutes or clips (at least to my really amateur ear).
Any idea where to go from here? I suppose I could post process it and find something pretty close but I'd like to play this live & get that same sort of 'weepy' tone