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post #16 of 137 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ya SRV is defenately one of my fav's as far as tone. Man, just amazing listening to that guy. Brian May was a good call as well.
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I don't know if you would call them rock or metal, but I love Dave Murray and Adrian Smith's tones on Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast.

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Ditto.
I like a lot of tones from a lot of guitarists, but it seems like EJ is spot on for me just about every song.
+2, Noone comes close imo.
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The Brown Sound.
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Warren Haynes deserves props here.
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Andy Timmons!

And uh, early-ish Malmsteen tone
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I've always loved Satch's tone on Flying in a Blue Dream.
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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 Salvation Through Redemption, Yielding Peace, Encouragement, and Righteousness!

Malmasteen= a tone master? Hardly! The guy is known for his neoclassical chops, NOT TONE!
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I think Jagori Tanna from the Canadian band I Mother Earth had pretty awesome tone. He used many different tones throughout each song, but for some reason the tone he used in each part seemed perfect for that part of the song.
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I'm an old school guy.

George Lynch - He's a tone chaser live. What you hear on record is not what you get live. But in the studio he has his sh** down pat.
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I stand by Warren Haynes. The man has TONE, and the man has skills.
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Malmsteen= a tone master? Hardly! The guy is known for his neoclassical chops, NOT TONE!
Imo Yngwie Malmsteen does have a great tone.

Early years:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9SrMxGH6BE

Recent:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=hLa6iW7dRf4

Then again: you can't argue taste!

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I love Yngwie's tone now days, just amazing, I believe some of it can cover up his playing a little, but it still sounds great.
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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.
LOL I agree...I just couldn't resit the urge!!! Tone never found him!! LOL

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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
I agree they "backslid" I hated that.. but they are on the right track now...
everyone makes mistakes...As far as tone, I think it worked for
them. Would I dial in a tone like that for me, no. I like the way it sounded
for them.I'll say this about Stryper, those duet solos SMOKE a lot
of things that were out as THAT time. Heck, Soldiers Under Command
is better than most of the stuff that's out now..

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Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

I think eric johnson is an obvious answer (he talks about tone is the most important thing he goes for)
The very best tone player i believe is satriani (super colossal like they said in here is a masterpiece)
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