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post #16 of 111 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

Here's the ones I like : v )

Govan
Gilbert
Timmons
Sabo & Hill (early Skid Row)
Tom Maxwell (Nothingface)
Zakk Wylde (early Ozzy)
Loomis
Bettencourt
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

No tone discussion is complete without Eric Johson, Yngwie, and SRV
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Joe Satriani for me!

His tone is so warm and full sounding. It's great.

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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

For me it'd be:
Malmsteen
Vai
Gilbert
SRV
Morello
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

Too many guys have great tone, I think that, in part, is why we know who they are. If they had crappy tone, they'd be less likely to have a gig.

Also, no tone discussion is complete with out throwing in that "Tone is in the fingers."

That said, my list is pretty long.
*David Gilmour
*Nuno (Porno & III sides)
*Gutherie
*Garsed & Helmrich (Quid Pro Quo tones)
*Yngwie
*Pettruci
*"IA"
*Eric Johnson, OF COURSE!
*Satch's tone on Blue Dream and Surfing.
*ANGUS, I really do like the simple straight ahead crunch he gets.
*I don't know the name of the musicians that played on these 2 albums, but the uber stratty 2nd position tone on "Big Log" from "Principal of Moments" and "Ship of fools" from "Now and Zen". (great playing too)
*Dave Uhrich
*EVH 5150 album Tone
*Santana "Europa" tone
*Michael Romeo (Mesa Triaxis tone rules)
*HIM's Linde, just because of some of the sounds he gets are so odd and buzz saw like, that I have no clue on how to obtain them.
*John 5 & Trent Reznor's grind and buzz saw again. (whoever plays for Trent)
*Dick Dale (not a tough one, but I love that surf sound)
*Clapton's 80's remake of "After Midnight" tone
*Mindcrime's Tone, again, not really a tough sound to emulate, but the guitars grab you.
* cKy's octaved riffing.
I'm sure I could come up with more, but you get the picture.

I have a lot of influences with respect to tone and musical direction.'
In most cases the tone is dictated by the player's ability to pull it out of the gear he/ she uses.
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

fav rhythm tone = petrucci live or on solo album.
fav lead tone......... hmm thats hard.. probably vinnie moore
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Petrucci sounds awesome on the new Dream Theater DVD Score. I love his tone; wish I could afford it.
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

I'm surprised no one's mentioned Uli Roth yet. It's amazing how he gets a Strat to sound like jet airplanes. He's gotta be one of my top 10 tones.

Other noteable mentions:
Ty Tabor
Gilmour
Angus Young
John Petrucci
Vai
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Eric Johnson "the tone ranger" with out a doubt. Kee Marcello (however you spell it) from Europe had a great tone on the "Out of this world" album.
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Oh snap, I completely forgot about Ty Tabor!

Good call!
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Steve Vai
Marty Friedman
Angus Young
John Petrucci
Jason Becker
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I just can't believe this...no one has mentioned Brian May...man...best tone of all time, period...plus the biggest influence you can get, at least for me xd hehehe...but seriously...I can't think of a better tone. I sure love SRV, Timmons, Vai, 5150 album EVH and a few others, but it really strucked me that no one, NO ONE had mentioned Brian...
By the way, and I know you'll hate me, but I really don't like Satch tone...his sound always felt somewhat "plastic" to me, not warm enough...I don't know, it's just a very personal feeling...I prefer him know, JSX cab rules.
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

Best tone? Clapton during the Cream years. I never get tired of it and I always smile every time I hear it. It's my Holy Grail.

There are others that I love though.
Slash (very similiar to Woman tone)
Santana (his tone is "Smooth")
David Gilmour (I call it the "Space Age Blues" tone)
Alex Lifeson (Especially the early years)
Jimi Hendrix (gotta love the Voodoo sound)
Jeff Beck (Some people have tone for days, he has tone for f*cking years)
Alvin Lee
Jimmy Page (duh)
Tony Iommi
Duane Allman and Dicky Betts
And finally, like sleepyone said, Brian May.

But if I could only pick one, it would be Cream era Clapton. I love it forever.
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Favorite tones...

Van Halen,early Zakk Wylde,Gilbert,early Satriani(while on Marshalls)
Petrucci on Images & Words and Awake,Eric Johnson,Vinnie Moore.

I am hard-core Marshall fan,so naturally I like those sounds the most.
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For clean tone, Eric Johnson.

For distortion, I LOVE Vai's tone on Expo '92
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