Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
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.
*Nuno (Porno & III sides)
*Garsed & Helmrich (Quid Pro Quo tones)
*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)
*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.