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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Favorite Guitarist tone?

While he's not my favorite, Eric Johnson has the best tone out of any guitarist IMO. I've played vai's setup, and I just cant do it. its too thin for me lol. EJ's tone is so melodic and worldly... its HUGE. I love it I cant begin to replicate it
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1-George Benson

2-Al Dimeola

3-Lee Ritenour

4-Steve Vai

5-Joe Satriani
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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

paul gilbert 80's tone (ada mp1).also evh tone from 51/50 album not sure what gear eddie used on that album but omg it was smoking.like everyone else i could go on n on n on about stacks of great tones but these 2 ive mention are just 2 of 1000000000's of tones i love lol.
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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

I love Trey Azagthoth's tone.
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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

I enjoy Eric Johnson's tone quite a lot also.
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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

Anyone who plays a mesa boogie,2 came to my mind =

Petrucci and Timmons LIVE tones.
AWESOME tones.

It's kinda weird thinking about a player tone cause they all have different tones in all their albums.
Vai as an example has different tones in all his albums so I like some and I hate some.
So I can only think about LIVE tones and not processed studio tones which the recording engineer and all tools he used are part of that tone.
I like Petrucci and Timmons studio tones too cause they're all about mesa boogies but they have a recording engineer hand and not only the player himself and his gear.
So I only relate LIVE tones 100% to players and not studio stuff.

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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

I love Paul Gilbert's tone.
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Satch's tone on Flying in a Blue Dream- cool fat sound.
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Shawn Lane r.i.p. Tri-tone
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EJ and bonamassa, Satch (FIABD), Vai, and Rob Balducci.
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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

I always found Neil Young's distortion tone on Hey Hey, My My to be badass, maybe he's no virtuoso but he certainly has his place in rock history.
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Always been a huge fan of Paul Gilbert's tone but after seeing Rush live this last summer I have to say Alex Lifeson has the most impressive tone. I swear his chords sounded so rich and vibrant.
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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

Well, Eric Johnson has definitely been known for his tone.

For me, it's hard to say. I really prefer a lot of different things depending on who's playing and what genre it is. I couldn't just nail down a single one.
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paul gilbert 80's tone (ada mp1).also evh tone from 51/50 album not sure what gear eddie used on that album but omg it was smoking.like everyone else i could go on n on n on about stacks of great tones but these 2 ive mention are just 2 of 1000000000's of tones i love lol.
He used a Kramer Ripley stereo guitar, Steinbergers with a transtrem, and i can't remember what amp. I don't think Gilbert used ADAs until the early 90s--he was using Metaltronix amps during the Racer X days
My choices are:
George Lynch--Back For The Attack album
Steve Vai
Jake E Lee
Paul Gilbert
Andy Summers



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Re: Favorite Guitarist tone?

the metal side of me says michael stafford of chelsea grin (just so heavy).

the punk in me says Lyle Preslar of minor threat (his tone is just so dirty and raw, i love it!)

and the rock side of me says paul gilbert
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