Who has your favorite tone (Please Share)

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  1. sniffyduke

    sniffyduke Member

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    Which Professional Guitarist or Band has your favorite guitar tone.

    Please Share. I'm sure there will be some great disscusions : )

    Lets make it fun (You can only pick three)

    Mine are,

    David Gilmore
    Oasis, New Oasis Not the old stuff.
    Counting Crows
     
  2. FrankieSixxxgun

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    Mike Ness
    Reverend Horton Heat
    Jim McCarty
     
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    Neil Young.

    If it wasn't for him and his tone/sound I probably wouldn't have picked up the guitar in the first place. This may sound weird, but whether he plays acoustic or electric, his tone sounds somehow the same to me. I prefer the electric stuff though, especially with Crazy Horse.
     
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    Slipknot-Heavy distortion tone (before I forget, blister exists)
    Andy Timmons-Medium gain (electric gypsy)
    SRV-Clean (Little wing cover)
     
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    I thought I was the only one who dug that tone. The guitar tone on "Carnival" is the perfect "on the edge of distortion" tone. Do you know what amp she was using by chance? I read that she was playing a PRS.

    Dan
     
  8. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Each for what they do:

    George Benson/Wes Montgomery
    Jimmy Nolen
    Hendrix
    John McLaughlin (Inner Mounting Flame/My Goal's Beyond)
    Van Halen
    Dr. Know
    Jerry Cantrell (AIC"s Dirt)
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    Adam Franklin (Swervedriver, Magnetic Morning, Solo)
    Pete Townshend
    David Gedge manages to make a Strat work for me, as does Doug Martsch
    David Kilgour (solo, the Clean)
    Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo)
    Nels Cline

    Y'know, almost all of those guys play Jazzmasters ... -E
     
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    Jimmy Page on "How the west was won", Marc Ford and Rich Robinson on "Shake your money maker"John Mayer on "Continuum"Mark Knopfler anything from "Brother in Arms" onwardsDavid Gilmour "Echoes" to "Wish you were here"
     
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    Somewhere between Joe Bonamassa and Slipknot.
     
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    I cannot do only three, so here a few:

    Angus Young (everything)
    Malcolm Young (everything)
    Joe Bonamassa (everything)
    Billy Gibbons (Tres Hombres)
    Ace Frehley (Alive & solo album)
    Dave Murray/Adrian Smith (Powerslave)
     
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    Ahh jeez, too many to mention, but a few are:
    Frank Black (Black Francis) -- a bit of a chamelon but always the perfect tone for the song
    Johnny Marr
    Mark Ribot
    Pete Townsend
    Dave Davies (especially early Kinks)
    Richard Lloyd
     
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    Joe Bonamassa is my number one tone guy these days.
     
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    I loved the tone on the latest 2 albums from Steely Dan. Sadowsky Guitars, Bogner and Guytron amps I believe. I also like the tone Henry Garza got on the Live @ Austin LLB's, using a Marshall Head thru a Bogner 2X12 Cab, Mexican Strat, Tube Screamer and Wah.
     
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    +1 Mike Ness

    sickboy79 turned me on to his tone/playing a few years ago.
    Definitly one of, if not the most underated players/songwriters around.
     

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