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post #91 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

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Great player, good music, but Romeo's tone has always been regarded of very low, which I quite agree with. It has finally improved a bit on Paradise Lost, but for the most part, I truly hate Line6 stuff. Cheap sounding. Digitech had stuff that sounded much better 15 years ago. You don't find may top players out there using Line6 nowadays. There is a reason.
Well, without getting into another Line 6 debate, I'll say that I think Romeo more than makes up for it with the tone that comes from his fingers. I think some people (maybe even myself) well be quick to tell you that their favorite bands have awesome tone just because they like them a lot, or grew up liking them. But what really makes awesome tone to the listener's ears? To me it's that tight, crunchy, "clean" (as in, not mudded out) distortion for rythem. Think Iced Earth & Symphony X for that.
And lead, it has to be smooth and buttery with less high end on the neck pickup, like Jani from Sonata, Petrucci, Vai, or the guy from Scar Symmetry.

Those are sweet tones to my ears...

I understand why some of you pick AC/DC, Led Zep, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy but for some reason they just doesn't do it for me tone wise. Not hating on them, because I love those bands.

I guess I'm just a little biased because I play Ibanez's with DiMarzios (just love the match), and look at the type of players that play this stuff. Everytime I hear someone playing with the described lead tone above I can pretty much guess that they are playing an Ibanez with DiMarzios lol.

I dunno if that made too much sense...lol.
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post #92 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

Well, I didn't read every page here and someone might have mentioned him, ...I'm kinda surprised not to see his name here but maybe I'm weird. I think outside of all the Digitech Whammy work that Tom Morello gets some insane tone. The power of his crunch/distortion tones, his nice cleans with delay. Big fat wicked distortion, and smooth cleans.

Can't leave out the other greats mentioned so far, that's for sure. But I wouldn't leave ole Tom out of the running. Simple but beautiful tone.
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post #93 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

EVH early STUDIO tones...brown, gritty, raunchy, loud, brash, simple, warm, mystical, wet...and of course YET TO BE REPRODUCED!!!
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

oh yeah, some great tones on Smashing Pumpkins records too.
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post #95 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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Vai on the alien love secrets album.

Satch on flying in a blue dream.

Good mix of clean/shread/drastic eq differences...

There are certainly other tones out there that I like, but If my guitars/amps would only make a few sounds, I'd pick these.
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Not in order...

Ted Nugent
Lee Ritenour
Rick Derringer
Al Dimeola
Jake E Lee
Steve Rothery
George Benson
Steve Cropper
Mark Diglio
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post #97 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

Man, I can't believe I've only seen Dimebag in this thread like twice. What does a [email protected]#$%^ gotta do to get some recognition. Cowboys and Vulgar are IT as far a chunk goes (and Dime's tone on that Dracula soundtrack song, "Avoid the Light"- man!). Same with Hetfield on Puppets. Also, Zappa. Man, Watermelons in Easter Hay; Frank's tone is just beyond sick on that track. Of course Vai and Satch, Becker and Friedman. Loomis' tone is pretty much perfect. Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Page, and yeah, that guitar player on Plant's "Priniciple of Moments" was bad ass- glad to see somebody recognized that dude, whoever he is (will have to go grab the CD when I get home and find out who that cat is). Zack's pinch harmonics are the [email protected]#! Bucketheads [email protected]#$%' insane as well! Come to think of it, nobody has put him on here yet. Cuckoo Clocks of Hell. Also, Pepper Kennan has killer tone, always love his playin' and sound. That's all I can think of right at the moment.
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

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Man, I can't believe I've only seen Dimebag in this thread like twice. What does a [email protected]#$%^ gotta do to get some recognition. Cowboys and Vulgar are IT as far a chunk goes (and Dime's tone on that Dracula soundtrack song, "Avoid the Light"- man!). Same with Hetfield on Puppets.
As much as I love Pantera, I've always thought that his tone was never that great. Same with Metallica. I think as far as metal goes, Petrucci gets a better tone.
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*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)
......well, it took me half an hour or so of brain mining to remember:

Robbie Blunt! Great player, probably close to the ultimate clean strat tone!
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Never saw this thread but thought I'd chime in:

The king of tone for me is Ronnie Le Tekko of TNT. Unbelievable tone
Aw, damn! How could I forget to add Ronnie?! Yes, absolutely love his tone. Rather unique, I'd say.
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

i'm a big fan of neal schon's stuff from hardline and john sykes from his blue murder days.

petrucci always has good tone. my personal faves are I&W and awake. scar symmetry is just ill. satch had great tone on extremist and vai did on ALS. i don't think EVH has had great tone since the first few albums. they are all good, especially balance, but nowhere near great. SRV had great tone. that's a given. nuno from pornograffitti. a ton of others...i'm just sleepy.

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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

That's easy: my girlfriend when we are getting busy.
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That's easy: my girlfriend when we are getting busy.
LOLOL!!!
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Re: Who has the best tone you have heard?

the best live tone I think I've heard recently was Petrucci on the G3 this past fall.
God damn , his sound was amazing that night.
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That's easy: my girlfriend when we are getting busy.
I agree. Your girlfriend makes the best tones.
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