The Ships video is somewhat better played, yes, but the sound is frankly terrible. I didn’t even own an amp. All I had was the Washburn N2 guitar and GarageBand running on 12" Powerbook. So I was using whatever built-in amp sim thing they had then. And the Washburns are famously shrill, even the N4 I got later, which has these super bright Bill Lawrence pickups that Nuno actually uses. That’s his sound, but through a better amp, and of course his fingers.
Funny story after I put that up I got an email from a typical sounding email address, like "email@example.com" or something like that (I’m making that up, but it was similar), asking about the tones and how I got it to sound so much like Yngwie. Which I was thinking, uh, I don’t know, doesn’t sound like Yngwie to me! The guy writes back, he goes I’m Jeff Loomis from the band Nevermore. Neither of which sadly I had heard of at that time. Somehow we ended up talking on the phone and he was asking about the guitar tone again. So I told him about the Powerbook and the low-end Washburn. I didn’t know what to ask a guy in a band, so I was like, uh, what amps do you guys use? He was, something something Rectifier. And I was like, ok, cool. But in truth I didn’t know what that was at the time either! The whole thing was hilarious.
The “Lightning” clip is actually fine, playing-wise. But there’s nothing in any of these that we don’t already have on the web site in large quantity with much better and more straightforward presentation. So again, this is why this stuff isn’t up here.