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Post a snippet of a guitar tone that you've been chasing in your own playing.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by _MementoMori_, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. _MementoMori_

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    I have so many, but this one I think will always be in the Top 5. No need to listen to the whole song, just a few seconds of the main riff.
     
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    The guitar solo starting at 3:00. One of my lifelong goals for tone, phrasing, choice of notes, and dynamics.

    Reportedly played through a Roland JC-120. Did not know those could sound like that. :eek:
     
  3. basher

    basher Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    PLASTIC FANTASTIC! LOBSTER TELEPHONE!

     
  4. _MementoMori_

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    Billy Duffy is a legit guitar god. I saw The Cult a few years ago... well after their prime... and they still killed it. Duffy has the vitality and stage presence of a 25 year old.
     
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    Some amazing choices above.

    Guthrie's "Down by the River" here is pretty tough to top:



    What I'm always working toward:

     
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    Daniel Lanois is my biggest tonal influence. I just love the sounds he gets.

    Kinda buried in the mix here a bit, but this type of sound is what I go for in my own rig. Nice dynamic breakup with some delay/reverb pretty much always on.
     
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    I never knew Noonan could golf AND play guitar that well. Lucky bastard.
     
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    That's so nice. Like a warm blanket for your eardrums.
     
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    I have many as well, but the lead tone is one of my all-time favorites, particularly during the 2nd lead at 2:42--where the signal collapses. Depending on the band I play with, I'll usually try to attempt a similar overload.

     
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    Chasing for decades...

    A Valco-made, Montgomery Wards-branded amp (made of pressboard, with a coffee filter-grade speaker) came close.
     
  13. _MementoMori_

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    Everything about this is ear crack. I just bought the Rockin' Chair album on vinyl a few weeks ago. I want everything he's ever recorded.
     
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    This is just a Gibson humbucker through a 5e3 or an 18 watt, maybe both. But I just can’t seem to nail it! Koobs tone on the first 3 hold steady albums is one of my favorite guitar sounds.

     
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    Yeah man, it’s crazy that’s just a strat, an ac30, a bassman, and a rangemaster, and it is near impossible to duplicate that Rory tone. Just an absolute legend.
     
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    Plenty to choose from, probably Lindley with Jackson Browne, Duane and Dickey from their stint in that band with two drummers.
     
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    Wolf is THE GOAT but that clip is not how his voice sounds.
    Musta been using a soup can and wire wrapped round a stove bolt for his vocal mic again!

    Figure that was maybe a mono recording to one track tape? Fair chance the vocal mic was also the guitar mic and the guitar also sounds dulled on the recording compared to in the room.
     
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    Touch and dynamics would be the harder part to nail but a lot of the road to Rory can be flown over by cutting bass on whatever parts of you signal chain as control over bass content.
    Treble boosters don't really cut bass, not to that degree.

    A huge leap down that road is adjusting your pickups!
    Some players set their pickups to look nice and level, but you need to make them look ugly and crooked.
    Lower the pickup further from the low E and raise it higher under the high E, that will get closer to that sound.

    I'm not that far away from bass in my tone but there are tons of dirt pedals I just can't use because they have too much bass and the lone tone control only controls treble content.
    In a duo or whatever it's nice to have a big warm guitar tone but in general Rock or Blues band mix I see no need to add bass with the guitar. I want mine to be mods and highs so I can hear it without needing huge volume.

    Again, not THAT thin and cutting, but I go a ways down that road.

    When I played traditional Strats I got slot head screws for the low E end of the pickups so I coule adjust their heights with my pick, to have one more way to control my bass content in the room and in the mix.
    Amazing how much less bass is really needed with a full band compared to what might sound nice in "the bedroom".
     
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