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Best guitar tone you have ever heard?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by WetBandit, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. SwayzeBacon

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  2. Linc Gray

    Linc Gray Tele-Holic

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    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.
     
  3. Sjnoring

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    Yet another exhibit in the case for simplicity.
     
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  5. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    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.
     
  6. Stratohacker

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    No way to pick just one but for now I'll go with Billy Gibbons back in the Fandango/Deguello period.



     
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  7. jwp333

    jwp333 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    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:

     
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  8. MDZimmerman

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  9. Straydogger

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    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.

     
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  10. Johnson johnson

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    Mine, after about 6 or 7 beers...:D
     
  11. mexicanyella

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    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.
     
  12. mckeeiain

    mckeeiain Tele-Meister

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    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:

    AND
     
  13. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
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    all the guitar sounds on Marty Stuart's new record, Way Out West

    dang
     
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  14. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Gary Moore the very first time I heard "Still Got The Blues". Powerful.
     
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  15. brbadg

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    Yep Freddie had the tone alright....
     
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  16. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

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    James Burton on Emmylou's "Luxury Liner"
     
  17. Bakeacake08

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    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.
     
  18. Besquire

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  19. Besquire

    Besquire TDPRI Member

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    Ort this one?
    Around 3.30
     
  20. Besquire

    Besquire TDPRI Member

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    Or this one ?



    There are to many good tones outside!!!

    Funny enough: I first heard that Prince tune in TDPRI....
     
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