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(@anonymous)
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what player has what you consider the best, or your favorite, guitar tone?
i have to go with hendrix, personally. not exactly a controversial pick, i know, but you can listen to an obscure live recording that you've never heard before, and know withing half a second that it's him.


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Brian May and/or Mark Knopfler

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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I like Hendrix but dislike his tone, it's so piercing and trebly that it makes my head hurt. Gilmour has a fantastic sound, Gary Moore as well. As for favourite tone, that's mine. If it weren't I'd be trying something else right now. :P


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I like Simon and garfunkle , i like Guns n roses tones 8)


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(@banre)
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Gilmour has a fantastic sound. As for favourite tone, that's mine. If it weren't I'd be trying something else right now. :P

Two great points!

I love Gilmour's tone. The Comfortably Numb solo is just perfect, imho.

I agree completely on the next point. If you don't love your own tone, it's time to look for a change.

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Always liked Slash's tone, but I'm not sure I could pick out anything he ever did.

Brian May is definitely up there too.

And this may be weird but someone posted the song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" in the ESD section. Hadn't heard it in a long time so I picked up a copy and the tone on the intro and lead fills is beautiful. That's the tone I'd love to have but can never find it with the crap gear I have.

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(@stormymonday)
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For me it's Peter Green in the early years. An absolutely gorgeous tone. I remember reading an interview with BB King who said Green's tone gave him goosebumps.


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The underestimated, "Chris Rea"

and of course, "Mark Knopfler"

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(@paul-donnelly)
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Joe Satriani and Jan Akkerman have good tones.


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Malcom Young... It just rocks. Period.

Dickey Betts/Duane Allman... Nice mix of rippin highs and sparkly (Can't really explain it) lows.. Great tone.

Stevie Ray Vaughan.. Nice sparkly (Again, can't explain it) multiamped tone...

Ted Nugent... 8) Cranked Twin's. 'Nuff said. 8)

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Jan Akkerman

Cool, someone mentions our own Dutch guitarist. 8)


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(@demoetc)
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I've read where lots of people hate it, but I actually like Steve Howe's fuzzbox tone - that 70s fuzz sound he used where it's really sort of shrill but sustains and sustains, almost like with an eBow.

Also the Clapton 'woman-tone' like in I Feel Free.

Oh, and McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra tone - Birds of Fire period. That cranked Marshall sound.

And then...Fripp's tone in Larks Tongues in Aspic from that live album with Bruford on drums.


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(@twistedfingers)
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If I had to go for one tone. I'd have to say B.B.'s. The intro to Sweet Sixteen still sends chills down my spine and I've heard that song hundreds of times.

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Gotta agree with Clapton's woman-tone. Although, his tone in general is one of my favorites.

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