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post Jul 6 2008, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE (chast @ Jul 6 2008, 02:21 PM) *
Oh, how could I forget Knopfler ? ohmy.gif

Probably the best ever imo, both his rhythm and lead tones are flawless and piercing.


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post Jul 6 2008, 07:34 PM
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How could i forget Marcus Lavendell. His tone is great. smile.gif
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post Jul 6 2008, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Jul 6 2008, 07:34 PM) *
How could i forget Marcus Lavendell. His tone is great. smile.gif


Yeah Marcus' tones are definitaly an inspiration when i come to make my own.

I've heard of Knopfler but haven't actually heard any of his stuff. Any notable tracks that should be checked out?
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post Jul 6 2008, 07:46 PM
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Best Heavy Tones (riffing, shredding)

Morello
Jerry Cantrell
Andy Timmons (best "nice" rock-shred tone in my opinion, I always thought it was thomas blug or eric johnson, but in a side by side comparison timmon's tone comes out way ahead for me)
Iommi (how can you say its not amazing?! Iommi's tone is CRUSHING!)
Marty Friedman
Alex Skolnick

Best Clean to Crunch Tones

John Mayer
Gilmour
Ted Nugent
Dan Auerbach
Danny Gatton (possibly the best live tone ever. I heard one live record of his where the tone was just so fat, glassy, bright and smooth all at the same time, plus his playing is just superb... it was great)
George Benson
John Fogerty
Neil Young
John Frusciante
Knopfler


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post Jul 6 2008, 07:56 PM
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Great list, JVM! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 08:16 PM
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OMG this is a difficult one really, I love all the tones from famous guitar players, Hendrix, SRV, BB KIng, Moore, Santana, lots of other. I seem to like vintage natural sound more than synthetic rack sound.


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post Jul 6 2008, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (chast @ Jul 6 2008, 08:21 PM) *
Oh, how could I forget Knopfler ? ohmy.gif


Knopfler is nice, but imo his tone isn't that unique? biggrin.gif

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post Jul 6 2008, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Jul 6 2008, 03:17 PM) *
Knopfler is nice, but imo his tone isn't that unique?


I'd say it is through his style, the fact that he fingerpicks gives him a nice warmer strat sound, plus he makes good use of swells, etc.


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post Jul 6 2008, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Jul 6 2008, 08:34 PM) *
How could i forget Marcus Lavendell. His tone is great. smile.gif


Cool thing is that he just uses a PODxt.

QUOTE (JVM @ Jul 6 2008, 09:19 PM) *
I'd say it is through his style, the fact that he fingerpicks gives him a nice warmer strat sound, plus he makes good use of swells, etc.


Well, the way I'm thinking, tone is tone, not style tongue.gif
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post Jul 6 2008, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Jul 6 2008, 03:21 PM) *
Cool thing is that he just uses a PODxt.



Well, the way I'm thinking, tone is tone, not style tongue.gif


True, but I'd say a pick is a gear choice. By not using a pick, another gear choice. Also making use of the volume knob or a volume pedal is another gear choice. IMO of course smile.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 10:17 PM
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I agree with that to a certain extent however isn't that more how you choose to play the instrument?
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post Jul 7 2008, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 6 2008, 05:17 PM) *
I agree with that to a certain extent however isn't that more how you choose to play the instrument?


Different picks result in different tones, without a doubt. Just in this case, substitute your fingers for the pick. I'd say fingers qualify as gear. Cheap gear biggrin.gif

I mean, without trying to write a scientific thesis on it, I'd say anything that you do outside of note and rhythm choice should qualify as gear, which then relates to tone. Using his volume knob is an effect, for sure. He also gets some fairly unique sounds other ways, such as the money for nothing riff tone, more going on there than simple tube overdrive. But in general I'd just say he has a nice crystal clear strat sound. Which may not be that unique but I think he's easily one of the best strat players tone wise.


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post Jul 7 2008, 04:30 AM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Jul 6 2008, 08:21 PM) *
Cool thing is that he just uses a PODxt.



Well, the way I'm thinking, tone is tone, not style tongue.gif


Well if you don't like fusion and love metal.. You can't say that the metal guy has a better tone than the fusion guy. It all comes down to what they play really.. and what kind of playing you like better.

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post Jul 7 2008, 04:43 AM
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a couple super under rated tones , Andy Summers (the Police), Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and not so much under rated but worth a mention Jeff Beck and Jimmy Paige


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post Jul 7 2008, 08:13 AM
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Theres too many..
Muris, lavendell, scott henderson, srv, mikael from opeth, david gilmoure, satriani, daniel from pain of salvation, daniel gottardo, but the most beautiful guitar tone in my opinion was produced by mark knopfler.


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post Jul 7 2008, 12:19 PM
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Hands down.. bar none.. ac/dc tone is the best... !!!


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post Jul 7 2008, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 7 2008, 12:19 PM) *
Hands down.. bar none.. ac/dc tone is the best... !!!


Hell no!
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post Jul 7 2008, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Jul 6 2008, 02:34 PM) *
How could i forget Marcus Lavendell. His tone is great. smile.gif


Marcus' tone is pretty badass. Noticed that recently myself.

I like tone a little wrecked. Stuff like what NIN does to their guitars. Ministry. Nirvana. Steve Albini.

Probably because I'll never have the kind of gear to get Jimmy Page's tone from Heartbreaker.


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I think it's a crime not to mention Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale in this list biggrin.gif
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John Petrucci live... The sound/tone of his... It was something so great I'm unable to describe it ohmy.gif
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