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post #76 of 137 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 10:17 PM
 
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To Chimp: Gotcha. I read in Guitar Techniques from the man himself that his LP copy (the most common one...crazy flame maple top, zebra seymour duncans) was used on Appetite, and was given to him about then. So maybe that's the same guitar.
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Eric Clapton (I'm not saying he's great, but in cocaine and layla he really did great)
I don't know if anyone has said this already (haven't read the entire thread here), but on "Layla" Duane Allman played the lead. You may not have implied that Clapton played the lead on the song, but thought I'd mention it.

Anyways, I love Petrucci's tone on Images and Words.
Eric Johnson captured an amazing sound. I envy him haha
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Saraceno is always left out, but he's got amazing tone.
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Satch
Brian May's signature tone is killer
Slash has a great sound thanks to production
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Tone and wine seem to have a lot in common.
There are so many descriptive words to describe certain tones (warm, bright, glassy, bell-like, etc.) like there are many ways to describe a wine's taste and smell (cherries, currants, plu,s, etc.)

While wine snobs will argue about what is the best tasting wine, they can all agree on wines that are horrible.
And while we will argue about who has the best tone, I think we cal all agree on what bad tone is.

I don't know where all this is coming from, but I was thinking about it earlier today, so I thought I would share.
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If you want to talk about bad tone, my vote goes to Jack White. I think he might actually be tone deaf.

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If you want to talk about bad tone, my vote goes to Jack White. I think he might actually be tone deaf.

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Glad to see I'm not the only one. The White Stripes also get my vote for being one of the most overrated groups of recent years. Jack White's voice sounds like a cat in heat, the lyrics are ridiculous, and the drumming is too simplistic, mundane and mindless.
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+1 for Jack White.
I didn't know Duane Allman played the layla part, I was actually going to post that I loved Claptons tone on that.
I usually hate strat Tone, but Hendrix got some really great tones with his neck pup, and Jake E. Lee got some decent studio sounds, not a huge fan of his quackier live sound.
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Well, go ahead and flame away, but...

I like the White Stripes and I love Jack White's tone. Very garage-rock sounding in a good way.

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Well, go ahead and flame away, but...

I like the White Stripes and I love Jack White's tone. Very garage-rock sounding in a good way.

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I wouldn't flame you for that. To each their own.

I'm sure that you would raise your eyebrows to some of my musical choices.
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I wouldn't flame you for that. To each their own.

I'm sure that you would raise your eyebrows to some of my musical choices.
Too true. If we all had the same tastes, the world would be a very boring place.

No flames from me sick-boy, but I was wondering who you would choose as the worst tone?

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No flames from me sick-boy, but I was wondering who you would choose as the worst tone?
That's a tough one for me.
Aside from a lot of kids in YouTube videos, I don't think there's a lot of actual working musician's with bad tone. Maybe some with mediocre tone, but nothing that leaps out at me as particularly dreadful.

I think it just depends on the context of the music itself. For example, I think that Kurt Cobain and Jack White have good tone because they are going for that garage rock/punk rock feel. If they were using the same instruments and settings but trying to play something like progressive rock, then there would be an issue.
But I don't know, everytime I hear "Dead Leave and the Dirtly Ground" I get shivers. So Jack must be doing something right.
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Worst tone:
Michael Romeo. I like the fact that it's clean and pretty smooth, but it's a very VERY processed tone. He's a MONSTER player, but I can't stand his tone.
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Worst tone ever Malmsteen in Steeler. He had to put the lid down to have a place to sit while soloing.

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Nothing wrong with Larry Carlton, Steve Morse, Gilmore.
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Worst tone:
Michael Romeo. I like the fact that it's clean and pretty smooth, but it's a very VERY processed tone. He's a MONSTER player, but I can't stand his tone.
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Agreed. Awful sound.
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Andy Summers, Trevor Rabin, & Robbie Krieger are my favorites for tone, with several others that I like a lot, too.
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