List your all-time favorite recorded guitar tones?

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  1. Tommy Biggs

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    I do hate to go old school here - but Leslie West cranking out Mississippi Queen.
    And Malcolm Young, on a lot of songs.
     
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  2. mj6thbuif

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    Gilmour's clean tone on the verse of Another Brick in the Wall is probably one of my favorites of all time
     
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    I think that is a great pop rock style distortion. I am not familiar with their music, but what distortion do you suppose is used in that song?
     
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  4. GuitarMD

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    One of my all time favorite tones:


    My newest favorite tone:


    Guitar tones that sound like they belong in a horror movie. (Just listen to the intro.)


    There are so so so many good ones. I will add a few more later.
     
  5. bluwoodsman

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    Mick and Keith, best tone duo ever:



    Walsh--too many to list. Guy was borne to create heavenly tone. Just love some of the stuff in the Barnstorm days though:



    Knopfler. Again borne to it it seems:



    Freddy. Some people think BB was the King of tone amongst the "Kings". They'd be wrong:



    The Master of the Telecaster:

     
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    I read in an article it's a combination of a Marshall Plexi, and Orange, and a Hiwatt.
     
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    Eric Johnson, Manhattan. Both the clean and the lead. Tone-wise, that song drew the map for me for how I wanted my Strat to sound in various settings and genres.
     
  11. Serenity

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    Always a big fan of Izzy...

    Been listening to this a lot lately. Richard Fortus always has great tone.

    Most recently this has been really fueling my GAS, killer tone!
     
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    Man, so many, and they're all over the place.

    Just about anything by Larry Carlton, but especially Eight Times Up (live, 335 into a cranked Boogie Mk I)
    Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
    Pat Travers and Pat Thrall (Pat Travers Band) - Live! Go for What You Know
    Duane Allman from the Fillmore East live album

    Perhaps my favorite or "ideal" rock rhythm sound is Tommy Shaw's intro on this one, pretty sure it's a Lester into a mid-79s JMP Marshall. On vinyl, through a cranked-up, nice home stereo, it's very huge.

     

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