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Neal Schon (Stone in Love) - my favorite lead tones

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by Gasp100, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. MikeMcCourt

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    One of my favorites - I always figured it was a few different guitars, LP on the main track, into a Marshall.

     
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    Yam the BOMB Silver Supporting Member

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    Clearly a Les Paul with a whammy on this live vid. Look at the 1-minute mark.

     
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  3. Stokely

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    That solo at the end is one of my favorites.

    While Escape has the best sound/mix IMO, my favorite Journey album was always the live one from the pre-Escape days: Captured. The vids on youtube are awful quality. If you can find this one (it's a double album) check it out. Their songs weren't prog monsters to play but they were monster players.....
     
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    Not a Journey fan but I learned that song for a band I was in that had a female singer. I’m a bass player though. Those bass lines are killer too. I believe they were written and recorded by Randy Jackson.
     
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    There's a video out there of Schon in his hit Journey days playing, of all things, a silver knob Peavey Mace, like Skynyrd used to use. Hmmmm...
     
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    My favorite as well!
     
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    Probably my fave Journey song. Jonathan Cain, usually on keys, was no slouch playing the guitar riff intro either.
     
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    Love his playing on this tune. The solo at the end gives me chills. For some reason I thought he used HiWatts during this period but I'm probably remembering wrong.
     
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    The only guy I know of that changes gear as often Schon is George Lynch. Pretty much every tour is done with a different rig. My fave Schon tones came pre Perry.

     
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    I don't have Stone in Love up ever since they made us take it down on YouTube, but here's Escape. I think I was using the Treadplate model at the time.

     
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    Randy Jackson played with them for the Raised on Radio album and tour, around 1986, but there is no credit to him on the Escape album, and I can't imagine why Ross Valory wouldn't have been the one to write and record Stone In Love, being that he was in the band well before and after that album.

    I seem to remember reading that he used Peavey Mace amps on that tour, not sure about the album.

    This is a really old thread, btw.
     
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    Old and not sure why it's in the modeling subforum...? :hide2
     
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    Well it's just what I was told.
     
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    We did this one when we had a female lead singer. Dgt-pinnacle-delay-clean amp. Broke a lot of strings getting that solo down. Lotsa fun
     
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    Speaking of, I just found an old demo my band (at the time, early 90's) made of this song. Not quite note for note, but not bad:

     
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    A lot better than "not bad"....what a fun tune to play - countless cover guitarists wish lead singers could hit more Perry high notes so more Schon riffs could be played....
     
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  18. JiveTurkey

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    Lots of killer wigs up in the videos in this thread. I dig! :banana
     

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