Guitarists You Like With Tone You Don't

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by unbridled, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Gibsonsmu

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    Eric Johnson - he uses so many effects I love and just sounds so 80's to me
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    Clapton (the eras others mentioned)
     
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    Billy Corgan WAS amazing.
     
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    It's clearly a matter of taste, I think... However it hits you.
    Alex Lifeson.... (ducks).... (hiding under chair smiley)....
     
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    Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Lots of notes crazy lack of tone to grab you.
     
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    My favorite Beatle was George Harrison both as a musician and a person, but I rarely liked his lead tone.
     
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    I wonder if some of these older guitarists have hearing loss and and make up for their loss of perceived treble at the amp.
     
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    Love Rush and Alex but his modern PRS tone is sterile and processed to my ears. Killer live band though!
     
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    After many (many) years i recently played through the entire Frampton Comes Alive.
    Love the songs, love the energy, love the playing, but the guitar tone! My god, didn't anyone know any better back then?
     
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    I think Frampton's tone was/is fantastic!
     
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    I think Frampton's tone was/is fantastic!
     
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    Good guess... its a mexi strat!
     
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    Man, I love these guys! 'Hold On' is fantastic. Honestly, though, I have no problem with this guy's tone. Glad to see there's another fan out there! Maybe enough for them to get a reunion show together.
    'Surf City' is so awesome.
     
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    my vote is for Robert Cray. Great singer, great guitarist and of course one of my favorite artists, however, there are songs where I don't particularly care for the tone of his guitar. Otherwise, I believe that he is one of the better if not the best of todays current blues-rock players.
     
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    Billy Corgan had great tone in the early Pumpkins days.
     
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    My wife and I disagree about his one.

    The Stones in the 70's. All mid range, no bottom end, no top end. Maybe it was the sound of the time, maybe it was the recording, but it just lacked "depth" to my ears. Mick Taylor seemed to dime his mid range and turn treble and bass off.
     
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    Also re: Garcia, as a fan I've got to say , after the SG and Strats, his tone seemed to get thinner and thinner with the custom guitars- just sayin'...
     
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    I love gentle giant, one of my favorite bands, but dear god, some of the tones on their early albums make me gag. To be fair tho, I think that's because early on they weren't a huge group or anything, so they couldn't get the best engineers or anything, it's the overall production of the albums for all instruments that's just shrill and I'll-defined
     
  18. unbridled

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    Wow. That was pretty horrid. Heck, I have an Applause (I call it my NOvation) that sounds tons better than that.

    Don't kick me off the forum for having an Applause. It can't be beat for a kick around guitar.
     
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