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post #46 of 137 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Talking more specifically song-wise....Pagey's tone on Heartbreaker always moves me

Like.....bowel looseningly good
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Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

and another vote for Slash - simple yet awesome tone
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Ya, I guess Randys' tone can be in question, there are just times, like on the solo in Mr. Crowley I really like his tone. Sometimes there are too much in the way of mids, but I can live with what Randy has done, lol. Jimmy Pages' tone is great, man, wow. That guy, wow. I'm a self professed metal head, and it's gonna be hard to ever outdo the Stairway solo, and Black dog stuff, man everything, he is just a tremendous song writer, (notice I did not say amazing guitarist).
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Another vote for Brian May.
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I love Jimmy Page's clean tone. Somehow I just like it more than all others.
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Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Andy Timmons
Ed on the 1984 Album
Paul Gilbert on the Superheroes album
Kotzen has a unique blues sound.
Jeff Beck too

With these guys you can hear a lot of the fingers making the sound. Most of the other guys seem to be about the playing.


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I love Brian May's tone. Slash's tone is great, as is John Frusciante's tone, thanks to their Silver Jubilees. Paul Gilbert has a great tone that's very, very natural and raw. It's so transparent and straightforward. Post-Surfing with the Alien Satch is great, too. These guys probably have my favorite rock tone, that is, not metal, not fusion, just rock.
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Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Andy Timmons
John Petrucci
Al DiMeola on "Romantic Warrior" is my favorite, but his electric tone is almost always fantastic.
I'm tired and drained from writing a research paper. I've got the rest of the night to go But I'm takin a break.
My main gripe is ORGANIC. I need organic tone. Organic is a subjective word I guess, but I hate its opposite, "processed."
Vai is a good example of both. His tone is usually a mix of those two, but his best example of organic tone is obviously the beginning of "Blue Powder."
Andy Timmon's tone on "Resolution" is incredibly organic.
I like neck humbuckers, or single coils in Timmon's case, that sound like sponges. I like them to respond like a tube rectifier-ed amp...sag...when you have low gain, but I like them to tighten up with gain and volume. Petrucci can pull off that trick pretty well.
With bridge humbuckers, I like thick tone but also it must be crystal clear. Petrucci and Timmons both pull that off, even though they're EQ'd totally different.
Oh! Yet another great example: Richie Kotzen. Great tone.
I could go on and on, but I've got a great glass of chocolate milk to drink and a crappy b*tch of a paper to write
I've nearly started!!
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I like Billy Corgan's/Smashing Pumpkin's tone on Siamese Dream. I also like Reb's solo tone and Lynch from the second Lynch Mob album.
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i'd have to say joyn sykes on the blue murder stuff, neal schon on the hardline album, nuno on pornoraffitti, JP on I&W and awake. satch on extremist, vai on ALS. tom englund and henrik danhage of evergrey on the inner circle. per gessle of roxette on look sharp for non rock/pop guitar tones. andy summers and the edge as well for the non rock.

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No love for Robert Fripp yet?

He has possibly the widest tonal palette I've heard, yet you can always tell it's him.

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post #58 of 137 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 06:35 AM
 
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Another vote for Brian May.
+1
Although I'm a real fan of Alex Lifeson, I think he lost his way tonally a few years back... Glad to see he's sorted it now though.
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Andy Timmons!

And uh, early-ish Malmsteen tone
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Especially on Resolution album..



Steve Lukather too!!
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I agree that Slash's tone is great but that has alot to do with producer Mike Clink. When GNR recorded Appetite Slash didn't even have a Les Paul...I don't think Duff had a bass at all either...they were broke as fck.

Slash has grown into his tone, adopted it in a sense. Nothing wrong with that at all
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