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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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The best sound I ever heard

Can you nail down the best tone you ever heard to the specific song, I can: John Petrucci on A Change of Seasons playing Achillies Last Stand during the solo. It's the best to me.

What was he using at this time? Pickups, guitar amps? Anyone know? What kind of pickup could I use to achieve this type of sound?

Please, share your ultimate tone down to the song and section if you want.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

I really love the tones on Joe's Crystal planet album, but if I had to narrow it down, i'd say that the solo tone on House Full of Bullets is as close to perfection as I have heard imho.

The ironic thing is that when I look for tones when i'm playing, I like using a more old school metal sound myself. If I tried for that sort of tone, it just wouldn't be "me".

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

Guthrie Govan in his 'Fives' video on YouTube, I'd say.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 02:41 PM
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

i love zakk wyldes tone on no more tears album.paul gilberts tone is awsome aswell
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

I love Vai's tone on the opening riff of Sex and Religion (the song, not the whole album). Thick'n'creamy

Of course....the tone on Bad Horsie ain't too shabby either

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Re: The best sound I ever heard

John Sykes...on the Whitesnake 87 or Blue Murder albums.....it gets no better IMO....Sykes!
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Oh yeah....i've always been quite partial to Pagey's tone on Heartbreaker too
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Re: The best sound I ever heard

Anything by Eric Johnson ..... Andy Summers on, well, just about anything The Police recorded.........
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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Any solo Petrucci did with a triaxis .
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John Sykes...on the Whitesnake 87 or Blue Murder albums.....it gets no better IMO....Sykes!
ahhhhh i forgot about that.1987 album was awsome,steve vai described it as guitar players paridse.im pretty sure jon sykes used mesa boogie amps on this album.
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I really love this tone http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KE4HGlmtOcg

It just sounds (to me) really Earthy and....well, Mahogany.
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I dig the wah sound on Satch's "Love thing."
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My wife makes some cool sounds
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^ You're right, she does. I'm pretty sure she doesn't want us to talk about it over the internet though.




(You walked into that one Cosmic.)
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van halen I............end of story
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