Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by 45RPM, Aug 29, 2017.
Balance era EVH
Diver Down era EVH
When Bowie died, AXS was playing Ziggy non stop, and I realized 2 things: 1) Mick Ronson was a total BADA$$!!!! and 2) I felt like I was watching -the- man influence of one Mr. Randy Rhoads. Just like when watches "The Sting" and sees a future Brad Pitt in Robert Redford, one can watch "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and see a future Randy Rhoads in Mick Ronson. Don't believe me? Google for the footage of Randy with Quiet Riot before Ozzy. The Mick Ronson influence is obvious.
Oh, golly jeez......if I say one thing today, tomorrow it'll be something totally different. If I were FORCED to pick one, I'd say Cream era Clapton.
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts probably.
60's Clapton (Blues Breajers, Cream)
Hendrix on Band of Gypsyes
Leslie West on first few Mountain albums
Marc Ford on the "big 3" BC albums
Toy Caldwell, live tone especially
Difficult to pick one or two. Depends a lot on what I'm listening to... but a few highlights:
A couple of Clapton Tunes:
Sleepy John Estes' 1937 tune, "Floating Bridge" redone by Clapton in '81....
Muddy Waters' 1969 tune, "Blow Wind Blow" off the same Clapton Album (81s "Another Ticket")
Then 1977 Clapton tune re-done by Joe B and Shannon Curfman:
Finally, Joe B's rendition of a 1968 Jeff Beck Group tune:
Clapton: Gibson SG or ES-335 and Marshall amplification, Cream era. And that explains why I regret him switching to a Strat and Fender amps. One of the reasons I like my Guild Starfire so much is because it nails that Clapton tone.
Several of many...
Eric Clapton (Cream era)
Fred "Sonic" Smith
Toy Caldwell had amazing expresssive tone with his ' magic thumb' and a Les Paul. Fortunatel to have seen Marshall Tucker ( just once) around '76 and they put on a heck of a concert ( with Charlie Daniels). Toy played guitar like it was ' no big deal' but he what came out was powerful!
EVH, Hendrix, Angus Young, Michael Schenker.
For me it will be a lot of guys in Nashville. Yeah they use awesome amps and guitars.
Derek Trucks. The first time I heard him was on this version of Drown in my Own Tears. It is far and away my favorite guitar tone.
My second favorite guitar tone.