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What is your favorite blues TONE?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by REDstrat55, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. AJBaker

    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    Just wow on Peter Green. I know his music, but hadn't heard that track. Some of the best blues music/tone ever, and in particular arguably the best ever Les Paul tone. Surprisingly clear, aggressively raw, with the out of phase phase quirk for a surprising variety.
    As BB King said, it'll give you the chills/make you sweat.
     
  2. joealso

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    The first 12 seconds

     
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  3. wrathfuldeity

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    Actually tons of favorites...grew up in this little bar seeing folks like Albert Collins, Hubert, Gatemouth, Johnny Copeland, Otis Rush and the likes. And here's Luther Allison in this little bar.
     
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    Sounds good to me.
     
  5. znanjeiimanje

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    I was trying to make my setup to be as versatile for the stuff I play with my blues band (in a range from Creedence, over Cream, to Led Zeppelin stuff, as well as everything in between) and my setup is the following:

    Guitars:

    1) Big Apple Strat
    2) AO '50s Tele

    Pedals:

    1) Fulltone '69 MK II Fuzz
    2) SD Pickup Booster (v1)
    3) Vox 847 Wah (considering swapping it for Clyde Deluxe)
    4) BD2 Monte Allum mod
    5) MXR Carbon Copy

    Amps (depending on the venue):

    1) Twin Reverb UL
    2) Blues Jr. I with an extension cab

    I've had on my blues board previously (and still sitting either in the drawers or on my big board): Marshall Guv'nor, Boss DS1 Keeley Mod, Boss DD6
     
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  6. telemnemonics

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    ONE tone???
    Nope hahahahahaha!
    Too many possible answers and some are even made with an acoustic guitar or a resonator.
    None is my favorite and there are some I love when other people make them yet I don't want to hear when it's me playing.
    LP into an old non master Marshall is stupendously great in the right hands but my ear wants my fingers to make more cutting sounds.

    For that matter I don't play Blues, but Blues is certainly at the core of much of my playing.
     
  7. Jimclarke100

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    Peter Green is right up there. Then there’s this other guy that BB King fanboyed over... as did John Mayer...

     
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    How on earth do ya pick just one?
     
  9. Chip

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    Neil Young and the Bluenotes

    Most people are aware of his usual rig of the Fender Deluxe amp with his Whizzer unit that is then run through several other amps. He also uses several different effects controlled with his “Big Red” pedal board.

    But with the Bluenotes it was Old Black straight into a cranked Silvertone amp and a reverb tank.

    I’m in the front standing at the stage just to Neil’s right with the Silvertone pointed straight at me. It was awesome!







     
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    Big clean amp for me if I want to play the real blues.

    Inviato dal mio SNE-LX1 utilizzando Tapatalk
     
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    Fenton Robinson’s Tone live is from another world.
     
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    And that funky capo....LOL
     
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    Any guitar into any amp. As long as it's clean. When people start adding overdrive pedals then that's blues rock. To me, blues is about the music ( the feeling ) not the tone or the gear.
     
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    Eric Clapton
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    Song: Reconsider Baby
     
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    Peter Green
     
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    Hi.

    This kind of mirrors what I was thinking, as I was reading the thread. Not about myself though.

    But rather, about many of the artists / acts listed so far. I don't really consider them blues, but more blues derived, or blues anchored, or something. It's hard to articulate this feeling without sounding snobbish, exclusive, or elitist or something. But that's not what I mean.

    I don't really have an answer to the question, but incidentally, the Yardbirds' You're A Better Man That I was playing as I started writing this, and the solo just went by. I like that solo tone (& the solo itself - brilliance and economy). Blues derived clearly, but not the blues.





    Think I'll throw this version in too - rubbish sound, but does have that other bloke & a transitional mirror / dragon Tele...




    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  18. gwjensen

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    My favorite tune off my favorite record of Clapton’s. Just enough squish from the PAFs out of the sweet middle position of the open-sounding 335, into his typical tweed back line.

     
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  20. brookdalebill

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    Dickey Betts’ early ABB tone is my favorite.
    Specifically, a late 50s Les Paul, usually the neck pickup into a loud, clean 100 watt Plexi Marshall.
     
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