Which Guitarist Has Your Favorite Tone?

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  1. uitar99

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    Man, there are some great names here, lots to look into.

    One name not mentioned, Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull, Bloodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams Band, This Was)

    Love Koss, Warren Haynes, Peter Green/Kirwin
     
  2. fitzo

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    Sorry, no idea. Awesome, though. I return to that vid frequently. Definitely where my head is at for tone the last few years.

    Here's another vid of him playing through a Vox and the tone is different but still close. Commodity is the second song.


    There's an interesting Premier Guitar Rig Rundown with Trapp on YT, too.
     
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  3. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Roth Era EVH was above and beyond anything else I was aware of :huh The exception is 1984 which sounded incredibly thin for some reason.
     
  4. Neer

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    Wayne Krantz clean sound is way up there for me.
     
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    Carlos Santana, Samba Pa Ti. This, to me, is THE tone.



    Kinda worried Carlos hasn't been a bigger part of this thread.

    Lots of Gilmour stuff, I guess Marooned sticks out on my head currently, but lots of early stuff, DS, Meddle, and of course the Pulse tour stuff. Never heard a Gilmour tone I don't like.

    Robbie Krieger- another I worry about why you guys don't like more. I guess JM casts a darker shadow than most.

    Spyder- one of the most underrated players ever.

    EJ- early is better. Ah Via Musicom was a landmark in tone IMO.

    Edge- say what you will, I get a kick out of everyone praising Gilmour and then complaining that Edge uses to many effects. Happy Shiny Guitar.

    Tom Kiefer (?!?)- Yup. You say Les Paul, and this guy is one of the first to come to mind. Think Long Cold Winter. Never had a chance to really shine behind the Cinderella thing, although I still love that band. Why?

    There's so many. I feel bad about some of the names I've left out (esp after bringing up Kiefer). I agree with the guy who said "well, tonight so-and-so has it, last night it was someone else."
     
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  6. Guitarheel62

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    At this moment in time, David Grissom.
     
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    Larry Carlton - regardless of what type of guitar he plays he always sounds fantastic.


     
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    Richie Kotzen has a monster tone live right now with Winery Dogs. It's all fingers and no picks and sounds amazing.
     
  9. MrX

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    In alphabetical order:

    Adrian Belew
    Al Di Meola (the early years)
    Alex Lifeson
    Brian May
    Buck Dharma
    Chris Oliva (RIP)
    David Gilmour
    EVH (DLR era)
    Gary Moore
    Jimmy Page
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Robin Trower
    Slash
    Tony Bourge
    Tony Iommi
    Uli Jon Roth

    ...... and others I'm sure I'm forgetting.
     
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    Agreed. I saw them live a few months ago and his tone was pure Strat into the Tweed and the Vox for 80% of the show. It's a very classic sound.
     
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    Grant Green
     
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    Steve Kimock.
     
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    +1 for Neil Young and Keef
    honorable mentions for Kevin Shields and Dan Auerbach..
     
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    Very few names in this thread that I disagree with, and only mildly at that, but for me I always go to...and this is an oddball, DP Holmes from Dub Trio and Matisyahu. For a guy with an obscene amount of pedals to have on stage I can still hear him beyond the effects. He was a big VHT amp guy for years and that’s what I still refer to. I’m still on the hunt for those older ones he used but haven’t seen one for sale for s long time.
     
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    Blackmore 70 to 73
    Dan Hawkins from The Darkness
    Early VH
    70's Malcolm
    Schenker on Strangers In The Night
    Elliot Easton on the first two Cars albums
    Ian Moss on the early Cold Chisel live recordings
     
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    Dave Murray - Iron Maiden
    George Lynch - Dokken
    Warren DeMartini - Ratt
    Matthias Jabs - Scorpions
    Devin Townsend
    John Petrucci
    Doug Aldrich
    Late 70s Angus and Malcolm
    Early Van Halen
     
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    Alex Lifeson.

    Dozens of amazing rhythm and solo tones along his career.
     
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    Gilmour, Page, Early VH, Neil Young, Edge
     
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    Clapton, Mayall, Cream, Gibson, Marshall. His tone on Beano and Fresh Cream still makes the hair on my neck stand up.
     
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    Thanks a lot man, you just reminded me that I still need to get some kind of univibe to get that killer sound on that track. I guess I know the next thing i'll need to spend money on this year. :idea
     

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