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post #46 of 111 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned MARK KNOPFLER! With his in between strat tones on tracks such as lady writer and sultans of swing, you can't go wrong. His work with a les paul is great also.

Also, jeff beck is a tone chameleon but as he said, "I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off."

Another players tone i like is John Frusciante. Whether it's overdrive or shiny clean, Frusciante can get their with a couple of marshalls and a strat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQoZmYUuvXw ~ Mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb8JKV88Z2s ~ Jeff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9xCCjL1RZE ~ John

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Definately Eric Johnson.
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I've got some G3 DVD's and Vai @ Astoria and it seems Tony always gets shafted in the mix. I can hardly hear him yet I see him ripping.
Indeed, T-MAC does rip! He's a far better player than better than Vai, if I can say that without offending the Vai fanboys. I think even Vai would agree, though. On the other hand, probably not. Guitarists have enormous ego's.
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Oh snap, I completely forgot about Ty Tabor!

Good call!
Yup, and he has had so many good tones, and they're all different. First you had the Fender Elite Strat/Gibson L5 sound of the first 4 albums, then Dual Recto tone on "Dogman" (That album is why I bought one!), now he's using who knows what but it still sounds awesome. Check out his sound on the 1st Jelly Jam album. Tone and taste to die for!
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Really, if you search through rock and roll history there's just too many great guitar tones to mention. I vote 'all'! I like 'em all dammit.
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Satch (Strange Beautiful Music)
Vai (Alive in an Ultra World)
Petrucci
Yngwie
Zakk (No More Tears)
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Mixwise, I think Mnemic's "Passenger"-album is pretty close to the ideal. Guitartone is good, audible without overpowering, just enough bite and clarity. So I guess that's (one of) the best tones I've heard in context. You can't just take whatever tone you like - I've had brutal tones that made me go "oh sh¤#" when playing solo, that turned into white noise as soon as they were put in a mix.
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

There's been a lot of great ones mentioned. One of my favorites is George Lynch on Dokken/Under Lock and Key.
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Mr. Eddie Van Halen for me, the brown sound.
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Mr. Eddie Van Halen for me, the brown sound.

This gets my vote too.

I enjoyed the Tony MacAlpine clip...he does get a bum deal playing with Vai, in fact I judged his tone from seeing him playing with Vai. That said, although I now think his tone is nice, it isn't my favourite by a long shot.

Without sounding boring, though, the tones of the players on the first G3 DVD are amongst my favourites. My dream G3/G4/G5 would include SRV, EVH and can't think who else at this stage...
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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.

Brian May is awesome! My biggest influence cause ive been fed a healthy diet of Queen longer than I could walk.

Brian May
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[QUOTE=Kontalonis;641253]I can't believe nobody has mentioned MARK KNOPFLER! With his in between strat tones on tracks such as lady writer and sultans of swing, you can't go wrong.
+1........ I love the Vai EVH Satch tones but Knopfler has his place to.
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Indeed, T-MAC does rip! He's a far better player than better than Vai, if I can say that without offending the Vai fanboys. I think even Vai would agree, though. On the other hand, probably not. Guitarists have enormous ego's.
I wouldn't say Macalpine is "better" than Vai, as much as I like Tony, (I have been a fan ever since the project driver days)I wonder on what base do you judge them? technique, composition, chops, stage presence, fame... what?
To be honest I do not see an area where one is better than the other!!!
IMO they are both awesome guitar players and have respect for each other.
In the Live at the Astoria DVD Vai stated when he was going to do the guitar trade offs with T-Mac that he was going to kick his arse, so I'm sure Vai knows what caliber player Tony is and vice versa, otherwise Tony would have never joined the breed!!!
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Yngwie really wow. Steeler now thats some tone lol. I think as his fingers got fatter it created more surface area for all that "sustain".
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Oh man! OK, I know tone is subjective and all that, but are you sure about this? Ibanez over Suhr? Mesa over Cornford? Ibanez and Mesa would lose BADLY! Very badly.



Aww, damn! Well, Brett's sound doesn't particularly stand out to me but he's in my top 5 guitarists, most definitely. I must admit though, his tone on "Brothers" is great, but that song is incredible anyway. Every guitarist NEEDS to listen to Brett Garsed. The guy is not as well known as he should be, but he's right up there with the world's finest players. Brett's tone on the new Planet X album is completely different, btw. Brett told me himself that Virgil was after a kinda classic AC/DC guitar sound this time around, which is weird considering they play fusion but it works very well. You can hear some samples of the new PX with Brett over at the MySpace page, btw.

It's funny how I was recently sending Brett mp3's of his own music because he still hadn't heard the final mix of the last track on the new PX album. Hehe.

Please, people! DO NOT IGNORE BRETT GARSED!

Thank you.

Not to mention the fact he hybrid picks alot of his stuff, including some of the insanely fast licks.

After having seen Petrucci live at G3, I must say that his tone was UNBELIEVABLE. So thick and smooth...

Anyways, my other tops are:

Holdsworth
Eric Gales (so under recognized...he is insane)
Frank Marino
Satriani (Flying In a Blue Dream from the new Satriani Live album)

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