Y'ALLS FAVORITE TONE. EVER.

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  1. Frankentwang

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    What song had yalls favorite tone ever, what was used.

    I'm a southern rock guy, my favorites gotta be Duane Allmans tone from Eat A Peach, specifically Blue Sky, Mountain Jam, or Melissa.
    To my knowledge from research, he used his 59 cherry burst that was equipped with 57 pickups from his goldtop. Very low outputs, he used the neck pickup which I believe was around 6.9 kOhms, not sure if any pedals were used but it was all played through a Fender Twin Reverb, it's just gorgeous.
     
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    Don Rich got great tone. Gene Moles. Bill Kirchen ocasionally has great tone (sometimes too much dirt!).

    Also, don't underestimate James Wilsey (a.k.a. the dude who played guitar on Wicked Game) - killer strat sound!
     
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    hard to say without specifying genre..

    - Rock - Dwayne Allman
    - Country pop - John Jorgensen
    - Classic country - Merle Haggard
     
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    Angus and Malcolm Young infected my brain at a very tender and impressionable age.
     
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    This!

     
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    BB King when he was using a ES355 and a Twin.
     
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    Robin Trower, Daydream
     
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    This is gonna be all over the map..,.

    +1 for Angus and Malcolm. David Gilmour, Orianthi, Keith Scott, Jeff Healey, Sean Ashby, SRV, George Thorogood.
     
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    That's like asking who your favorite player is-- great question, but I cannot answer it, because there are so many tones that are "the best."

    I guess if I only have one vote, it would be for Ry Cooder, because he gets so many tones--unconventional, vexing, whimsical, impossible to imitate.
     
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    Brent Mason, Alan Jackson, She's got the Rhythm and I got the Blues
    Eric Johnson, Cliffs of Dover
    Dave Gilmour, Comfortably Numb
    Reggie Young, George Strait, What's Going on in Your World?
    Reggie Young, Dusty Springfield, Son of a Preacher Man
    Reggie Young, Dobie Gray, Drift Away
    Larry Carlton, Kid Charlemagne
     
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    I mean, I fluctuate between Jimmy Hendrix, BB King, Slash, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer........... I'm a mess actually.
     
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    koen Friend of Leo's

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    Any song by Brian May.
     
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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd's lead tone from Blue on Black. FAVE. LOVE his tone. Never been into strats...
     
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    I don't know that I could pinpoint one favorite tone. And honestly, it's often difficult for me to separate 'tone' from the performance. But here are some right off the top of my head:
    Santana on Europa
    Steve Hackett on Firth of Fifth and Spectral Mornings
    Steve Rothery on Sugar Mice (and the entire Ghosts of Pripyat album, and most of Marillion's catalog)
    Steve Hunter on the Manhattan Blues Project album
    Alice Cooper's Desperado
    Frank Zappa on many things, particularly Black Napkins and Zoot Allures
    Derek Trucks on Midnight In Harlem
    Tom Scholz on Hitch A Ride
    Allan Holdsworth on the first UK album and on Bill Bruford's One Of A Kind album
     
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    i love all guitar tones.
     
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    So many, hard to pick just one. Since this is Tele land, Robben Ford comes to mind pretty quick...but then so does Albert Lee, and Keith and....well you get the picture.

    Good to see another Allman/Duane fan. Keep your ears peeled though, Duane and Dickie did a lot of lead trading. Blue Sky, if I remember correctly, goes back and forth between the 2 of them several times.
    Duane was quoted once saying something to the effect of "Dickie's the good guitar player, I'm just the famous one."

    Keep on listening and playin'.:)
     
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    Toy Caldwell
    Rickey Medlocke (Blackfoot era)
    Peter Frampton
    Eric Clapton (Bluesbreakers/Cream eras)

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    Hmmm. No mention of Yngwie?? Lol! One of my favorite players. Insane shredder that can slow down and do some amazing melodic stuff - and what a vibrato! But his tone? No thanks!
     
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    does tone exist
     
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    Clapton with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the "Beano" album. 100 watt Marshal in the studio. Les Paul I think.

    Actually a lot of what I thought was amp tone turned out to be how he bent notes which my teacher showed me in about 30 seconds. I still don't sound like Clapton though, probably never will.
     
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