Many decades ago my roommate moved out and took his record player. I looked in my pile of junk and pulled out my sister's old JC Penny record player with a crystal cartridge. I hot wired the cartridge straight into my 1953 Gibson 50T amp, a thick dark sounding amp but Gibson's biggest most professional amp when it was made. Records played through this system sounded horrible until I put on Joe Pass Virtuoso (the only instrument is Joe's jazz guitar). Suddenly it sounded like Joe was in my living room playing! It was unbelievable how good it sounded. The only other record that was fun to listen to was John Coltrane. His fat sax tone came out like a nightmare cross between a saxophone and Howlin' Wolf's voice. It helped make me agree with the folks who say that the most real descendant of Coltrane was Jimi Hendrix.