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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 01:38 AM
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

Eric Johnson gets some great sounds. I like how he switches between amps in Desert Rose. That's great. Sometimes sounds like a violin.

Guthrie Govan's Suhr + Cornford setup sounds awesome.

Nuno Bettencourt on the second track on Waiting For The Punchline. Whatever the song is called, that tone is BADASS. Possibly my ideal tone, to be honest. Kinda "single coil on steroids". Perfect.

Allan Holdsworth. Damn, whether it's clean or lead, the guy knows good tone.
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Gotta agree..... EJ and Govan!
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

I still get chills when listening to Comfortably Numb.
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 03:17 AM
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

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Tone is relative. Your taste and what you think is a good tone will change as you do.
Absolutely. I mean, I can kind of appreciate John Sykes on Blue Murder, for example, but I appreciated it so much more back when it was released. Now, I wouldn't even think about including it here if someone hadn't already mentioned it because I'm almost a completely different person 20 years later. My taste has changed drastically and matured as I've discovered new players. Or in fact older players that I'd missed out on. Damn, I used to read about Holdsworth in Guitarist magazine when I was a kid but I thought "who's this funny looking lanky guy?" ... I had no clue and wouldn't give him a chance because he didn't have a pair of tight jeans on long hair! I could have learned so much, especially from his lead playing, and it would have helped my development as a musician greatly.

As for Blue Murder, I think there are only three OK songs on the first album: "Riot", "Valley of the Kings" and "Billy". In fact, check out the cool video of "Billy" on YouTube! Really, some of the Blue Murder songs are just plain embarrassing now. Back in the day I thought almost all the songs were great and the guitar sound was the best thing since sliced bread. It's funny how we change!
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 01:22 AM
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

Anything off the first Dokken album has great tone.

Their follow up albums are great too!

Of course Vai in DLR/ Whitesnake is also very good

And Eddie Van Halen has great tone on Van Halen I and II. Tone sort of tapers off in later albums though.
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