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steve25
post Jul 6 2008, 04:48 PM
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Hey guys what do you think is the best guitar tones that you've ever heard? I thought it might be quite interesting to see what people think. I'd also like to check out the gear that these guitarists use as i'd like to try and recreate some sounds using my PODxt just so that i can get better at using it smile.gif.

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Eric Johnson
Eddie Van Halen
Gary Moore

Rhythm/Riffs Tones
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James Hetfield
John Petrucci
Mikael Akerfeldt


Those are my 3 for each. Was actually very hard to restrict myself to just 3 but i thought it'd be pointless in filling everyone that i liked because some i like more than others tongue.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 04:52 PM
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The best guitar tone I have ever heard was when I saw Black Sabbath live, Tony Iommi's riffs were even more crushing in person tongue.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 04:52 PM
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You didn't even include Timmons? Or Vai? Mabye even Muris! smile.gif

TBH I don't even like eric johnsons tone anymore. It's to.. perfect, he's a sketchy guy I'll tell you. smile.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 04:54 PM
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Timmons i've not really heard much of, hook me up with youtube? =]. And Yeah Vai's is good, he would be in my top 5 for sure.

As for Iommi's tone, well it would have to be good live because it can't get any worse on record tongue.gif I still like Sabbath though don't get me wrong i guess its because its old
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post Jul 6 2008, 05:08 PM
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I think satch's tone is cool. smile.gif
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post Jul 6 2008, 05:10 PM
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Bucketheads tone in Eletric tears is dreamy wub.gif

Way to Heaven My dream tone for sure wink.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 05:13 PM
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How could i forget buckethead's electric tears tones. There great, padmasana is amazing but way better live.
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post Jul 6 2008, 05:15 PM
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Yep, Eric Johnson has to be one of the best tones ever.

Just check the first 60 seconds of this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKNO4khkT4k

And Also for blues, SRV is famous for his great "Glassy" tone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBIbJKjAZQ

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post Jul 6 2008, 05:21 PM
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I love Eric Johnson, but he just seems too perfect! I dont know if thats a good thing or a bad thing, but he makes everyone else jealous. mad.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 05:39 PM
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Stevie Ray V, Carlos Santana, Niel Young and Gary Moore. biggrin.gif


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Start by playing something - a bend, a riff, a scale, a song - very slowly; if you make a mistake, start over; do this over and over, until you can play it flawlessly - and I do mean flawlessly - many times in a row. Next, gradually increase the tempo. Eventually you'll be flailing like a madman.
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post Jul 6 2008, 05:51 PM
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Other than Iommi live I would go with Dave Mustaine, Lian Gerbino (GMC Instructor, some great tones!), Mark Morton, Alex Lifeson and Uli Jon Roth


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post Jul 6 2008, 05:52 PM
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Luca Turilli need i say more


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post Jul 6 2008, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Jul 6 2008, 01:52 PM) *
Luca Turilli need i say more

+1 ! Forgot about Luca, good choice


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post Jul 6 2008, 06:36 PM
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How could noone have mentioned David Gilmour. The best by a long way.


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post Jul 6 2008, 06:41 PM
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Love andy timmon's tone.
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post Jul 6 2008, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jul 6 2008, 07:36 PM) *
How could noone have mentioned David Gilmour. The best by a long way.

Oops, you're right! :oops: smile.gif


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Start by playing something - a bend, a riff, a scale, a song - very slowly; if you make a mistake, start over; do this over and over, until you can play it flawlessly - and I do mean flawlessly - many times in a row. Next, gradually increase the tempo. Eventually you'll be flailing like a madman.
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post Jul 6 2008, 07:03 PM
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Lead
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David Gilmour
EVH

Rhythm
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Smashing Pumpkins (there's just somethin' bout it)
Jon Schaffer


I also love the triple guitar sound of Lynyrd Skynyrd (RIP) , but thats not exactly tone, more sound smile.gif


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But still I want answers, what's the point, what does all this mean?
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post Jul 6 2008, 07:15 PM
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Hm, that's a hard question smile.gif

May I ask what do you understand by tone ? For me that it's bending/vibrato/picking dynamics, basically everything that comes out of your fingers.
Sound for me is much treble/bass/mids etc.

Talking about picking dynamics, definitely Paul Gilbert. Bending and vibrato, hm there are so much good ones, but my favourites are John Petrucci, Marcus Lavendell, Michael Romeo, Dimebag Darrell and some more.


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post Jul 6 2008, 07:20 PM
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Mark Knopfler, Warren Haynes, and Joe Bonamassa are probably my favourites that aren't mentioned yet.

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QUOTE (Strungout180 @ Jul 6 2008, 08:20 PM) *
Mark Knopfler and Joe Bonamassa are probably my favourites that aren't mentioned yet.


Oh, how could I forget Knopfler ? ohmy.gif


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