List your all-time favorite recorded guitar tones?

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  1. jeffinaustin

    jeffinaustin Supporting Member

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    My all times favs:
    - John Leventhal's solo of "Climb On" by Shawn Colvin
    - Mike Landau, "I'm Buzzed" from his live disc
    - Buddy Miller, "Shelter Me"

    It seems like every time I'm chasing time it comes back to one of those 3.
     
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    One of the tunes that would've made the cut for a "Use Your Illusion" best of.
     
  3. RMosack

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    How could I have forgotten that? Love that.

    How about the awesome slide tones on Running on Empty and on Seger's Like a Rock?

    Sultans of Swing and a dozen other Knopfler Stratford tones..plus Money for Nothing.

    ANYTHING David Gilmour has ever recorded! I have an entire board dedicated to Gilmour tones.

    Love the Robbie Blount Stratford and Tele tones on Robert Plant's first two solo records. Big Love is so clear and polished.

    The dude from the Cranberries and the dude from the Pretenders both got some great clean, clear Fender tones on a pile of songs.

    Chris Isaak's Wicked Game is classic American tone.
     
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    RMosack Supporting Member

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    I'd give a testicle to sound like Blackmore on the live version of Difficult to Cure from Rainbow's Finyl Vinyl. So good!

    The Weiss Heim instrumental and dozens of other Blackmore songs are right there too.
     
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    I like both Randy Rhoads and Mick Ronson's (David Bowie) mid range nasally overdriven tone.

    Ozzy - Over the Mountain rhythm and solo or Flying high again showcases that tone. Randy often cocked his wah pedal even for rhythm (I think).

    Ziggy Starsust is a good example of Ronson's tone

    Michael Schenker also has this going on with his cocked wah

    Another tone I like is some of The Stones or Black Crowes tele sounds..That tone where you can almost hear the wood from their guitars coming through.
     
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    whole song but especially the intro and solo





     
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  11. MBT74

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    Pretty much every tone The Edge uses through the whole U2 - Zooropa Live in Sydney DVD.
     
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    Gilmour tone in "shine on your crazy diamond"
     
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    Ira's solo (sound/feel...) starting at 2:45 gets me every time


    I looked for "Wonderful World" off Acetone's York Blvd on Youtube to no avail; the lead sound around 2:36 is amazing to my ears.
     
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    David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk
    Michael Landau - Tales from the Bungle
    Steve Lukather (Toto) - Kingdom of desire
    Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
    Andy Summers (Police) - Zenyatta Mondatta
    Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) - Fair warning
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
     
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    I was sooo into Incubus in middle and high school, Echo is far and away my favorite song of theirs. Awesome choice.
     
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    Right now I'm psyched about Pat Methenys fuzz-tones on the solo on Imaginary Day, track 1 from the album with the very same name. Its a fretless acoustic through a fuzz tone, with lots of wet delay. Incredible. I've been trying to craft something similar but the fretless phrasing has a lot to do with the feel of the sound, so it's pretty hard. But the quest for tone i soooooo much fun :D

     
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    Free - All Right Now
    Leslie West - Dreams of Milk and Honey (from his first solo album before Mountain)
    Atlanta Rhythm Section - Spooky
    Keith Scott on Bryan Adams' - It's Only Love; Somebody
    Jimi Hendrix - Who Knows
    The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
    Peter Green - Black Magic Woman (live)
    Warren Haynes - Thorazin Shuffle (live); Mr. High & Mighty
    Mick Taylor & Buddy Whittington - Oh Pretty Woman (live with John Mayall)
    Robben Ford - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (1995); Tell Me I'm Your Man (1992)
    Dickey Betts - from ABB's "Wipe the Windows..." album
    Eric Clapton from Live Cream - Sleepy Time Time
    Eric Clapton from Goodbye Cream - Sitting On Top of the World
    Robin Trower - Breathless; I Want You to Love Me (live); No Time
     
  18. Cool Hand Luke

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    +1

    I don't know what happened since then. I think the guitar tones have become a lot weaker on their latter live releases. Even when they play some of the same songs. I suspect they have been using direct signals from the PODs on those recordings. I thought the guitar tones were especially weak on the Vertigo Live DVD from 2005.
     
  19. MBT74

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    Yeah, I agree about the more recent live recording not sounding as good. That Zoo TV era U2 was a band at the top of their game. Same with Radiohead around their Ok Computer era appearance at Glastonbury.
     
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    Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note.
     
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