Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MrMoose, Apr 26, 2016.
The guitar solo in STP's Seven Caged Tigers.
One of my all-time favourite songs, but Be Quiet & Drive by Deftones has an amazing dirt tone, still a great reference of mine.
Fugazi has an amazing trick of making their guitar tones just sound RIGHT for the song. Bed for the Scraping has some great guitar sounds and work! Lead @ 0.29 is great!
I'd also like to doff the cap to Christian Hayes of Levitation & laterly Dark Star, his sound is tremendous - a b-side called 'Jay' from the World Around single has my favourite lead tone ever - can't find any links to it anywhere tho!
Dark Star - Twenty Twenty Sound
Levitation - Need for Not
One of the best clean tones ever
most of earlier Mudhoney (up to my brother the cow at least, before they went for a cleaner recording) fuzzes, especially the "lead" in suck you dry
Flat Out ****ed might be my favourite of theirs, what a fuzz sound!!!
Jeff Tweedy "Hell is Chrome."
To many to mention, but these are the some of the big influences on my tone and arrangements...
Pretty much anything Mike Campbell has ever recorded: for Tom Petty, for Don Henley, etc. His tone sounds deceptively simple and basic, but is fiendishly hard to reproduce. (Probably because I don't have his hands! )
The Edge - Unforgettable Fire and Achtung Baby (opposite ends of the spectrum, but killer tones)
Ken Bethea - Pretty much every Old 97s album. He's kind of like Campbell. Tone sounds simple, but it (a) just works, and (b) is harder to reproduce than you would think.
David Bryson/David Immergluck/Dan Vickery - Pretty much every Counting Crows album. These three guys intertwine and play off each other so well, each with killer tone and each positioning themselves in the mix that their combined playing (and respective tones) just sound like one integrated whole. Amazing!
Johnny Marr - How Soon Is Now? Because... duh!
Mick Ronson - Again. Everything. Bowie. John Mellencamp. And on and on...
The dirty rhythms and the lead tones on that aren't too shabby too.
These really are just random things I like... I've never been obsessed with other people's tone. My own tone yeah, but not others...
Too many to post but here are a few of my favorites...
Eagles - One Of These Nights solo
Van Halen 1 album
Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album
The Edge - Electric Co on U2 live in Chicago
The Melrose Place intro. Ha...seriously. Loved that tone.
John Williams plays Barrios (1977)
David Russell ..Music of Antonio Lauro
Most Julian Bream
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue
Any David Gilmour
Mark Knopler ..Sultans
Robben Ford w/Jimmy Witherspoon .."Going Down Slow " 1977
Any Baden Powell
Larry Carlton .Last Nite
One other guy I really like is Russell Marsden from Band of Skulls - pure Vibro King tone!
Some great choices but when this question has come up before I can only name one song/tone. Chris Isaak's Wicked Game. It's been mentioned once I think but the video needs posted as well:
Also lead tone at the end jam on Too Rolling Stoned
And of course, the one I've been searching for the most....the lead break in Time
The Ramones - loco live
The Rolling Stones "love is strong"
Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing"
Van Halen the first 3 albums
Incubus the first 2 albums
Slipknot the last album
Red Hot Chili Peppers John Frusciante era
Tool "right in two"
Wes Borland clean tone
Guns n roses "You Could be Mine"
Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction
Nirvana "SMells like teen spirit"
Weezer "say it aint so"
Bruno Mars "uptown funk"
Living colours " cult of personality"
Michael Jackson "beat it" "Billie jean"
Rage against the machine the first record
Pearl Jam "even flow" video version
John Mayer - Continuum (The entire album is amazing)
Jet - Cold Hard Bitch ( Great riff and amazing tones!)
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (the whole album is amazing tone)
Smashing Pumkins - Porcelina if the Vast Oceans (right about 2:12 when the guita kick in big and thick, such a good high gain sound!)