Your favorite artists rock sound

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  1. goodtone

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    Everyone has a tonal influence that a fellow guitarist somewhere in our travels made an indelible mark on our playing ! For me it was Rory Gallagher. He had talent, style and attitude . I saw him four times. He got the best blues rock tone ever by using a Strat, his trusted AC30 & 2 late 70's Marshall 50 watt combos. The sound was truly awe inspiring because he achieved massive drive and sustain for his solos , and crunch and clean for his rhythm work. I don't think he used attenuators to get his sound basically it was a rangemaster and later on a tubescreamer plus his amps were pumping serious volume.
     
  2. rwe333

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    Goodness - somewhere between the '70s work of Ritchie Blackmore, Allan Holdsworth and Jan Akkerman for me... Generally Marshall players (at least live) often boosted in some way (treble boosters, Micro Amp, ...).
     
  3. Laroosco!

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    Doyle Bramhall II thru a Fuzzface and any amp.
     
  4. Sharkey

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    Excellent choice. My band cover's one of his songs ( Green light girl)and I love all of the Arc Angles material as well.

    For me its Audley Freed from the Cry of Love period. Brother And Diamonds and Debris. It just doesn't get any better than that 4me. :dude
     
  5. oxtone

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    Doyle Bramhall II- yea! Love the Arc Angels (who've done some "reunion" shows this year!)

    Love Townsend's tone on "Won't Get Fooled Again"

    Angus Young - great crunch!

    Eric Johnson's "violin" tone, and clean

    Warren Haynes - great tones

    Hendrix - "Like a Rolling Stone" - Montery Pop - WOW!
     
  6. smilefan

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    Robin Trower.

    His classic stuff destroys me. Sounds like he
    was channeling some state of altered consciousness.
    I hear it and go into a Zen-like trance.
    Every pulse of his Uni-Vibe rolls thru my
    ears like an ocean swell. Truly an aural buzz.
    His tone on those early records is vintage Fender/Marshall
    at its finest.

    The late James Dewar was the perfect suffering/everyman
    voice to Trower's material. A great earthy counter-point
    to Robin's soaring, etherial playing.

    Too bad so many critics dismissed him as a Jimi wannabe.
    Its good to see how many players recognize his talent.
     
  7. Derelict

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    jimi hendrix
    - machine gun


    zeppelin
    - how many more times
    - black dog
    - white summer, black mountain side.

    Pearl Jam ..some people overlook them, but they are tone gods. songs with tone i love:

    - you are (riot act album, strat + plexi, strat + tweed deluxe w/tubescreamer, this song ROCKS!)
    - nothing as it seems (binaural...man that solo is great),
    - yellow ledbetter
     
  8. Rusty G.

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    Creedence Clearwater Revival---anything, especially Green River, Born On the Bayou, Heard It Through the Grape Vine, Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Up Around the Bend, Bad Moon Rising, and Looking out My Back Door.

    Tom Petty--Mary Jane's Last Dance

    SRV--Texas Flood, Mary had a Little Lamb,

    Beatles--Get Back

    Peter Frampton--Do You Feel Like We Do

    Lenny Kravit--Are You Gonna Go My Way

    Slash--Sweet Child of Mine

    The guitar tones on those songs above are just about the best that I could think of. As you can see, I'm into Classic Rock tone big time.
     
  9. GAT

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    Doyle Bramhall II (sounded great at the Crossroads concert in Dallas)

    Jimmy Herring (good gawd!)

    Early, early Billy Gibbons

    Robben Ford on the Jing Ching Live CD

    Sonny Landreth on anything
     
  10. Sonic Reducer

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    Pete Townshend - Anything on Live at Leeds

    U2 - Anything from the Edge recorded or live sounds great

    Pearl Jam - Hail, Hail from No Code has one of the best rhythm rock tones ever
     
  11. Dylan Fagan

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    Three off the top of my head:

    Trower - Especially the 'Victims of Fury' album.

    Page when he was using that Supro!

    Joe Walsh - Everything up to 'But Seriously Folks'
     
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    +1
     
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    I've played about 20 years and I break these in two catagories. The first ten and the last

    1.Edward Van Halen. Just had the coolest TONE, feel, technique, he had it all.

    2.Eric Johnson. For the same reasons amazing touch, feel, monster technique, and the biggest tone of all time.
     
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    the young brothers- highway to hell and back in black. those albums informed me so much about how i wanted to sound. total 100% crunch.

    slash and izzy on appetite. they had the riffs, the tone, the attitude, the look, everything. i was so totally floored when i saw them in 85 or 86 when i was 17 and living in LA that i was a fan for life. i loved how slash totally rebelled against the overprocressed sounds going on at the time and just jammed with a really sweet tone. woman tone on the next level for sure.

    keith (although some say it's ry cooder) on honky tonk women. this was THE song for me. i knew exactly what i wanted to do with my life as soon as i heard that riff. that smokey bluesy tone just floored me.

    johnny thunders on the first dolls album made me turn the amp up louder and really dig into those strings. he made his guitar sound PISSED and i still love that to this day.

    james williamson and ron asheton on raw power. nothing i can say about that record can do it justice, so i just won't.
     
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    The Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore

    GREATEST RECORDINGS EVER!

    Especially duane and dickey's sound on Stormy Monday, Don't keep me wonderin', hot lanta, and elizabeth reed.
     
  16. Urkoman

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    Doug Aldrich - Any, best tone ever IMO
    Van Halen - I, II and Fair Warning
    Reb Beach - Live in Tokyo, Pull
    Scott Henderson - Dog party
    Marty Friedman - Scenes
    Vai - Alien love secrets
    George Lynch - With Dokken and Lynch Mob
     
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    Jimi Hendrix- Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

    That perfect mix of overdrive and distortion, its heaven.

    Anything by Lynard Skynard. Page and AC/DC also blow my mind with there crunch tone.
     
  18. melondaoust

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    The first SRV record...
    Paul Kossoff's lead tone on "Alright Now"...
    Johnny Gravel's lead tone from those old Offenbach records...
    Hendrix on "Little Wing" and "Hey Joe."
    Dave Gilmore...
    Tom Scholz...
    Fran├žois Lamoureux...
    Billy F. Gibbons...

    etc, etc, etc...
     
  19. jgraham

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    I'll echo Mel:
    Gibbons
    Scholtz
    Gilmour

    EVH - 1984 era
    Iommi
    Brian May

    And one guy that probably doesn't get mentioned much here, Rick Neilson. I saw CT live a few times in the last few years and his tone is awesome. Raw. The cool thing is that it seems to be relatively consistent even with the insane amount of guitar switching.
     
  20. Shamus

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    Peter Green - Early Fleetwood Mac

    Trey Anastascio - Live Phish

    Hendrix - Watchtower

    J. Garcia - His tone was great, regardless of the decades and gear changes... It's in the hands baby!

    Dean DeLeo - STP - what a rock monster he is/was!
     

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