Here's my IMHO list (subject to revision, of course): (1-5) First 5 Iron Maiden albums (there's just something about Dave Murray's Strat tone...), (6) Ozzy's "Diary of a Madman" (Rhoads also recorded mainly with a Strat), (7) Metallica's "Master of Puppets" (Hammett + Strat, hmmm, a pattern emerges... ),(8) Van Halen's "1984", Judas Priest's "Screaming for Vengeance", and Dio's "Holy Diver" tied (Van Halen, Strat, K.K. Downing, Strat, Vivian Campbell, Strat), (9) AC/DC's "Back in Black", and (10) Black Sabbath's "Mob Rules." I didn't buy too many CDs in the 90's, but the best tones I heard were (1-5) First 5 Smashing Pumpkins albums, and (6-10) mix and match among SoundGarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, etc.) A '70s list would also be welcome (Sabbath and Zeppelin probably mandatory). C'mon: post them lists! AND DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR BEST GEAR DETAILS EITHER, LIKE WHAT GEAR DID JUDAS PRIEST USE UP TO 1985? MXR, DUNLOP, ROLAND, ETC. and your experience with that gear (Roland echo great but $$$, haven't tried MXR or Dunlop because of bad reviews, etc.) I'll really be let down if this doesn't become a monster thread!----"Just say no to rap."