The most sought after guitar tone/sound

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  1. Ampegasaur

    Ampegasaur Silver Supporting Member

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    Break it down internet style.

    TGP - Robben Ford
    Rig Talk - George Lynch
    Harmony Central - Meshuggah

    I actually like all 3, just putting it out there.
     
  2. HiddenCharms

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    Eric Clapton: Beano, Fresh Cream
    Duane Allman: Fillmore
    Michael Bloomfield: Live recordings from 1969
    Buddy Guy: A Man and the Blues
    Mark Knophler: 1st Dire Straits Album
    Albert King: Live Wire Blues Power
    B.B. King: Live at the Regal
    Wes Montgomery: pretty much everything
    Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love
    Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood
    T-Bone Walker: Imperial Recordings
    Albert Lee: My Baby thinks He's A Train, Luxury Liner
     
  3. guitguy28

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    To sum it up gear-wise, it's either Gibson into Marshall, Gibson into Fender amp... OR, Fender into Fender amp or Fender into Marshall.

    With some notable exceptions of course!

    But the majority of my favorite guitar tones involve either Gibson or Fender guitars, and Fender or Marshall amps.
     
  4. HiddenCharms

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    Two More:
    Otis Rush: Lost In Blues
    Grant Green: Born To Be Blue
     
  5. smallbutmighty

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    OMG....there has got to be room in the thread for Eric Johnson's tone.


    Then again, maybe not. It needs a LOT of room.
     
  6. 73171

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    Duane Allman & Dickie Betts - The Allman Bros live at the Fillmore

    SRV - El Mocambo & Texas Flood

    Billy Gibbons - those harmonics in La Grange!

    ....and of course the jazz guys go for Wes, Burrell, etc.
     
  7. harpinon

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    This whole thread seems pretty odd. It seems like the most sought after tones are pretty bright with scooped mids. Fine. I'm cool with that. But....
    Why is it that everybody rants over amps and pedals that produce warmer, more soft clipping OD/distortion sounds like Gearmanndudes famous SG through a Z?
    I don't get it.
     
  8. semi-hollowbody

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    EVH DLR era
    Slash AFD
    Angus Young
     
  9. Miles

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  10. AJ Love

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    the most sought after tone is Earl Hooker's tone. That is what Hendrix was going after
     
  11. 66fs

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    I would say EJ can get the tone and style of 4 of my favorites...Hendrix, Clapton in Cream, Beck, Wes Montgomery...there must be one I'm forgetting.
     
  12. Johns7022

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    Most sought after tone....

    My Indonesian Squire through a Fender 15 or Crate practice amp......grail tone, I'm telling ya.....

    For $100 it can be yours.....
     
  13. Baminated

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  14. re-animator

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    Robben Ford - Politician
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  15. shane8

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    sheesh u plug ur plank into an amp + turn it up = you
     
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    The DEGUELLO tones from clean to cranked. B.Gibbons is really tasty.

    The Hendrix Rig from Monterey.
     
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  18. MadFrank

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    Surprised nobody's mentioned Peter Green yet!

    It's a holy grail for me anyway, but the man has had pickup manufacturers chasing their tail's as much as anyone has.

    Rattle Snake Shake, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love so Bad (probibally a strat!) and the ultimate LP/Marshall/Talent combination... The Supernatural... damn! I've been running after his tone a lot lately.
     
  19. RobRowland

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    My top 5 would have to be (in no particular order)

    EVH - VH1

    Slash - AFD

    Peter Green - Pretty much anything

    Gilmour - Comfortably Numb

    SRV - Texas Flood
     
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    Joe Pass, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, and some of those blues & rock players.
     

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