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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by WetBandit, Mar 24, 2017.
I'm with you on that one. That tone changed everything, and if you we're there at the time then you just don't get it.
Yet another exhibit in the case for simplicity.
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Best is for dog shows. I guess maybe Clapton’s tone on Steppin’ Out was something that hit me very hard. Also, worlds away, Jim Messina’s on Angry Eyes.
No way to pick just one but for now I'll go with Billy Gibbons back in the Fandango/Deguello period.
Not a big fan of these threads about the best tone, but I am moved to submit this in nomination. Jack Pearson on a tele of some sort:
I bought a Gibson SG because he plays one on the album cover and I wanted the lead sound from this song. I don't even know if he actually played one on this song but I'm glad I got the SG! LOL....I could get close to the sound too...just not the talent....sigh....Other great songs on the album too.
Mine, after about 6 or 7 beers...
Might cause a few eye rolls and thrown beers here, but I still think Rick Vito ripped a pretty ass-kicking off-the-cuff slide solo in Seger's "Like a Rock." I e-mailed him on his site to ask him about that once years ago and he replied the next day or thereabouts, and as I recall he said he did a couple of takes and the slide approach was kind of an afterthought, which he nailed in one take, blowing everyone's mind in the control room. He said it was an LP Jr. tuned up from standard (can't remember how far he said) into a Dumble combo.
I generally think distorted slide playing puts me in an instant beer commercial frame of mind, but not that one.
I also remember flippin out the first time I heard Phantom, Rocker & Slick's "Men Without Shame." Didn't know about Drop-D yet.
Most of what Ty Tabor plays in King's X has sounded great to me, particularly in the earlier days when he was slaving an L5 through PA amps and 4 x 12s. That setup KILLED live. He still sounded cool to me later on with the Zions through Mesas, but not as distinctve.
It's hard to pick a "best" because I love so many different types of tone, but I have a lot of respect for someone who can get a killer tone using little more than a guitar and an amp with reverb..especially when it's on a tele:
all the guitar sounds on Marty Stuart's new record, Way Out West
Gary Moore the very first time I heard "Still Got The Blues". Powerful.
Yep Freddie had the tone alright....
James Burton on Emmylou's "Luxury Liner"
I've always been into Weezer (since about 2000, my high school days). They're pretty all over the map, but I love most of their stuff.
I love Brian May's tone on the solo of You're my Best Friend.
Pretty much any Boston song.
Those all hold up for me, but I also find sometimes there are songs that used to completely blow me away, but now I might change the station sometimes when they come on the radio.
Ort this one?
Or this one ?
There are to many good tones outside!!!
Funny enough: I first heard that Prince tune in TDPRI....