Which Guitarist Has Your Favorite Tone?

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  1. mikesch

    mikesch Gold Supporting Member

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    Balance era EVH
    Diver Down era EVH
    Petrucci
     
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    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.
     
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  5. Ken Whisler

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    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.
     
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  7. William Braddell

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    Duane Allman and Dickey Betts probably.
     
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    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
     
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  9. MartinCliffe

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    Difficult to pick one or two. Depends a lot on what I'm listening to... but a few highlights:
    Eric Johnson
    Andy Timmons
    John Norum
    Trey Anastasio
    Roine Stolt
     
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  10. GenoBluzGtr

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    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:
     
  11. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  12. Bmused

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    Several of many...

    Pete Townshend
    David Grissom
    Brian May
    Brian Setzer
    Mark Knopfler
    Jimmy Page
    Eric Clapton (Cream era)
    Leslie West
    ...
     
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    Fred "Sonic" Smith
     
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    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!
     
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    EVH, Hendrix, Angus Young, Michael Schenker.
     
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    For me it will be a lot of guys in Nashville. Yeah they use awesome amps and guitars.
     
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    Morse......of course!
     
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    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.
     
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    My second favorite guitar tone.
     

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