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01-03-2008 12:42 AM
CaptainD00M
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Originally Posted by Chimp RG View Post
Woah there, dude...I don't think it's the "follow the sheep syndrome" on this one
Just putting it out there . I mean EJ aint my thing... that doesnt mean my suppositions about his tone aren the wprd of God.

Just a Demi-God
Anyway, i'll just get back on my Box.
01-02-2008 11:30 AM
jl2556
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Originally Posted by Scali View Post
John Sykes.... Best vibrato in the bizz
Wrong..I say Gilbert has it by far....IMO
01-02-2008 10:37 AM
metal gods
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Warren DeMartini
Van Halen (both sounds)
Paul Gilbert
Glenn Tipton & K. K. Downing
Whoever did the guitar parts on 'Danger Zone' (Kenny Loggins) and 'Transformers' from the original 1986 movie.
01-02-2008 09:35 AM
Rotti
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Warren Haynes
Angus Young
Toni Iommi
01-02-2008 08:48 AM
Batchimp RG
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Originally Posted by CaptainD00M View Post
I've never gotten the whole EJ thing. I sometimes wonder if thats his own publicity that people buy into, or truth. But once again this is just one dudes oppinon.
Woah there, dude...I don't think it's the "follow the sheep syndrome" on this one
01-02-2008 08:45 AM
CaptainD00M
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Originally Posted by Dino View Post
I really think Dimebag had great tone for what he played... When I go back and listen to those albums I am amazed at how powerful that stuff really is.
As an asside i think my friend summed up some of Dime's tone (it did vary quite a bit) as the equivilent of having your trebel and bass knobs on full bore while the midd was isolated in Death Valley in California...
Or something to that effect.
01-02-2008 08:42 AM
CaptainD00M
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Originally Posted by Chimp RG View Post
Actually, I was pleasantly surprised after watching the G3 dvd....
I'm probably going to get burnt for this but i liked his tone on Rising Force, but that was probably due to the production. I thought it was a nice full lead tone a bit like Marty Friedman... No where near as good as Friedman, but still.

Michael Romeo from Symphony X has a pretty solid tone.

I've never gotten the whole EJ thing. I sometimes wonder if thats his own publicity that people buy into, or truth. But once again this is just one dudes oppinon.
12-27-2007 11:59 AM
jemaholic
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

SRV. PERIOD.
12-27-2007 11:40 AM
Holy Katana
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

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Originally Posted by mccabekyle View Post
I'll have to thrown in a vote for Opeth, particularly the guitars on Damnation, which I would consider more "rock" and not the usual (insert twisted sub-genre of metal here) tone. It's godly, to say the least.

Some others:

Slash (who indeed recorded AFD with a Les Paul and a hot-rodded Marshall)

Allan Holdsworth - Granted, most of his stuff isn't "rock", but he still did enough rock material for me to throw in a vote for him.

John Frusciante - Best cleans I've ever heard (when he wanted it that way)

Brian May - Need I say more?
Absolutely agree with all of those, especially Opeth. They're going to go on tour with Dream Theater next year, hopefully they'll make a stop in Nashville.
12-27-2007 07:41 AM
Scali
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Okay, I just read through 7 pages of this thread... and I may have overlooked it... but Gary Moore wasn't mentioned!?

Geez, his tone on Still Got The Blues has got to be one of the best Les Paul/Marshall tones ever conceived!

Other than that, I fully agree with Kee Marcello, I really loved the 'glassy' sound of the solo on Superstition.. not to mention the excellent phrasing and technique demonstrated there.
Malmsteen is also a longtime favourite of mine, his tone is really 'dirty', and very transparent, the character of his Strat and his picking technique shine through so well (I guess that's what some call 'organic').

I also really liked the early 90s live tone of Satriani, eg on Dreaming #11, or the live part of Time Machine.

John Sykes is another favourite of mine, the tone on Whitesnake's 1987 is fantastic, as is the playing. Best vibrato in the bizz

And ofcourse Neal Schon and Brian May, always tasteful. And Eddie van Halen, he started it all!
12-27-2007 06:57 AM
Kerem
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Guitar solo in Journey's song named Who's crying now also has a nice warm guitar tone
12-25-2007 12:33 PM
cavera
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

I also forgot to mention Robben Ford!!!
12-25-2007 12:31 PM
cavera
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

Ok...
First:
SRV had a great strat tone (the best) , also David Gilmour .

Main Event:
Van Halen -Brown sound
Steve Vai - David Lee Roth,Whitesnake and Passion and Warfare.
Richie Kotzen

These are the ones Im inspired by...
12-25-2007 11:09 AM
spider murphy
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

leslie west(mountain) anyone? full throttle rock tone at it's finest IMO. you can always tell within 2 notes that it's him playing.
12-21-2007 04:25 AM
HeavyMetal4Ever
Re: Best Tone in Rock Guitar

I'm really liking Joe Satriani's tone on Crystal Planet lately. It just seems really organic and natural to me (if that makes sense?).

Rock on!
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