Music Radar: 10 Greatest Strat Tones

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I agree with Rory, Yngwie, and Jeff Beck.

I'd add:

- Gilmour on Pulse
- Knoppfler on the first two Dire Straits albums
- Trower on Bridge Of Sighs
- Jimi on Band Of Gypsys
- Krantz on Long To Be Loose
- Scott Henderson on his Live album
- Blackmore on anything :D
Now THAT’s a list I can get behind. I’d try to shoehorn Ed King in there but other than that yeah.
 

guitarzan33

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1. Hendrix, National Anthem, Woodstock
2, Hendrix, Machine Gun, Fillmore
3. Hendrix, House Burning Down, Electric Ladyland
4. Hendrix, Purple Haze, Are You Experienced
5. Hendrix, Foxy Lady, Maui
6. Hendrix, Voodoo Child, Maui
7. Hendrix, Castles Are Made of Sand, Axis: Bold as Love
8. Hendrix, Stone Free, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts
9. Hendrix, cadenza after Purple Haze, Woodstock
10. Hendrix, Hear My Train a Coming, Berkeley, or Woodstock.
I'm going to add to this list:

1) Hendrix - Are you Experienced (live at Winterland, October 10th, 1968, 1st show)
What a ****ing intro!!! This is one of the many reasons why Hendrix blows everybody away in the electric Blues rock genre.....

2) Hendrix - Little Wing & Voodoo Child (live at Royal Albert Hall, February 24, 1969)
Amazing show altogether.

3) Hendrix - Killing Floor (live at Monterey Pop, June 18, 1967)
Absolutely killed this at the POP!

4) Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Boston Garden, June 27, 1970)

5) Hendrix - Johnnie B Goode (Berkeley Community Theater, May 30th, 1970)

This is why Hendrix is considered the GREATEST Guitarist in ROCK!
 

deeohgee

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I'm going to add to this list:

1) Hendrix - Are you Experienced (live at Winterland, October 10th, 1968, 1st show)
What a ****ing intro!!! This is one of the many reasons why Hendrix blows everybody away in the electric Blues rock genre.....

2) Hendrix - Little Wing & Voodoo Child (live at Royal Albert Hall, February 24, 1969)
Amazing show altogether.

3) Hendrix - Killing Floor (live at Monterey Pop, June 18, 1967)
Absolutely killed this at the POP!

4) Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Boston Garden, June 27, 1970)

5) Hendrix - Johnnie B Goode (Berkeley Community Theater, May 30th, 1970)

This is why Hendrix is considered the GREATEST Guitarist in ROCK!
And Midnight Lightning - (South Saturn Delta)
 

WIshbones

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Definitely agree that any Strat list that doesn’t include Knopfler, Blackmore or Gilmour is hard to take seriously

And I can think of a dozen SRV tunes that have better examples of killer Strat tone than CSTW (likewise for the Beck selection)
Funny. CSTW is the first tune always the first tune that pops into my head when I think great Strat tone. The tone on that note when he nails the Bm change? It just oozes.
 
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Right...except for one thing. That wasn't Rick Derringer playing the strat on Free Ride; that was Dan Hartman. Derringer played a Les Paul mostly back then.
Embarrassingly epic fail on my part. I see that Rick produced the song, but the guitar parts were shared by Dan and Ronnie Montrose. RIP to two great musicians.
 

Leonc

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No worries man. Yeah, I remember seeing them do it live on a TV show...Midnight Special or something like that. I remember Dan Hartman playing a double neck guitar...bass and strat IIRC. I can't remember what Derringer was playing...but it was Hartman who played that epic strat part.
 




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