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GREAT Tone!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steerforth, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    Okay, so who has had GREAT tone, and on which song?

    I’m not talking all the time. You can cite just one song by a particular artist in which they just nailed tone.

    What song by which artist illustrates how perfectly you’d like to nail the appropriate tone for each song that you ever play?

    I’m not talking about using the same tone for every song, I mean, “This is how perfectly I’d like to nail the right tone for every song that I play”.
     
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  2. NJ Deadhead

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  3. BenM

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    This. All day, this.

     
  4. LOSTVENTURE

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    Two Strat players come immediately to mind when I think "great" tone.
    One we all recognize, David Gilmore.
    But the second guy, Stewart Smith, is a little harder to find. If you've seen any of the Eagle's latest concerts, he's the tall guy over on the far right of the stage. Usually playing a double neck. When I listen to Stewart I think, this is what Gilmore would have sounded like if he had gone country.
     
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    More times than not, Jerry Garcia's clean tone is as good as it gets to my ears. A nice easy to hear example is the Althea album cut:
     
  6. Buckaroo65

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    Hard to find a song where he doesn't nail it, but this one stands out
     
  7. mexicanyella

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    I once saw Blue Mountain in St. Louis and Cary Hudson had killer twangy tone through the whole set...on a beat-up-looking brown Les Paul with a Bigsby on it. Not sure on the amp...maybe a Super Reverb...and couldn’t see if he had pedals or not. I got the impression that he and that guitar were closely linked.
     
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  8. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Here's your Steuart Smith tone, backing up Rosanne Cash singing Runaway Train. I've listened to this at least 50 times and am still stunned by the simplicity of her delivery and how Steuart's perfect lead is framed by great tone.

     
  9. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    I think Jock Bartley had it all come together when Firefall recorded this:

     
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    OldPup Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I always loved the tone in this song.

     
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    Eric Johnson
     
  12. gwjensen

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    Well, I like my tone when I'm on a roll, which isn't as often as I'd like... It's really about phrasing and technique, and when I'm in the pocket, I like what I hear... Just wish it happened more often... I don't try to cop anyone else's "sonics", but I do try to cop other players phrasing and technique, or incorporate them into my own style, and when I succeed, the sound coming out of my amp sounds great to me.
     
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  13. cravenmonket

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    That's totally one of my dream go-to tonal guides. The chime and shimmer, and the warm brightness he gets from his Tele is hypnotic. I can get something approaching the sweetness of Hallelujah with the neck pickup on my Deluxe, straight into a PRRI.

    Obviously I don't have JB's pipes though...

    Edit: There are a few tracks on JB's Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk where he uses a similar tone and it's magic.

     
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    I didn't want to post the usual songs. I'd love to be able to consistently dial in any of these tones (AND be able to play like any of them)

    Rich Robinson "Sting Me"



    Ronny Wood "Miss Judy's Farm"



    Billy Gibbons "Blue Jean Blues"



    Damn near ANYTHING ever done by Jimmy Page
     
  15. gregulator450

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    The guitar tone on this song was a revelation to my 17-year-old ears...



    This was too...

     
  16. uriah1

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    Grissom and Holt always had it going on...miss this band








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    Vince Gill on most any song with a guitar solo, but "Oklahoma Border Line" is a stick out to me.
     
  18. Telenator

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    Exemplary

     
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  19. Torren61

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    You got the album right but, imho, the better song is "Hummbucking Part 2.

     
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    Hendrix, Red House, on Hendrix in the West.

    Greatest tone ever!
     
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