I see some great players listed here but I though this thread was about TONE..... You know, players that have distinguished themselves based on having a unique ability to wring out the best of their equipment and create tonal diversity. Not about their playing and whether you like it or some obscure song on one album.
Some of the players listed surely aren't recognized for their great tone.
Come on...... Ace Frehley = tone? Seriously, that's just a bad joke waiting for a punch line..... when there isn't one!
Now showmanship and pyrotechnical props..... he's a god!
He could write a book on the many uses of butane in rock guitar.
Stryper? Heck, I'll give props to Vito Bratta for his version of the "brown tone" but Stryper?
Neither Oz Fox or Michael Sweet were known for great tone...... just yellow and black spandex and something about a religious message. At least until they decided on an "image" change in 1990 to black leather and the loss of "God" in their message. And yet still no mass appeal..... hmmm
Who knows, maybe that recognition for great TONE will come with aging gracefully..... and of course S
ncouragement, and R
Malmasteen= a tone master? Hardly!
The guy is known for his neoclassical chops, NOT TONE!