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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #31 (permalink)
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another one of those polarizing threads

however, i will say, if you like Rhoads' tone – enjoy!
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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: Why do people say Randy RHoads had horrible tone?

Was his tone annoying? Yes. But golly, his playing. I mean, he was like nothing else when he came down the pike.

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I loved the King Biscuit Flower Hour. I had a cassette from DIO when they first came out. Vivian Campbell ripped. I wish I had a copy of that.
I saw first Dio tour. Viv played a tob burst Lester ALL night. One of the best performances I ever saw.
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I saw first Dio tour. Viv played a tob burst Lester ALL night. One of the best performances I ever saw.
Viv is a bad mofo himself imo....
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I meant RANDY questions. X I LOVe the lights. It is hard to be a SUPERSTAR
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unfortunately for me, if i've heard Rhoads' tone once in person – i've heard it a hundred times – my ears are still bleeding

btw, no matter the guitar or amp – same tone, pre/post famous

i regret those who like his tone weren't there to hear it instead of me

for the millionth time – tone is in the ear of the listener
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I saw first Dio tour. Viv played a tob burst Lester ALL night. One of the best performances I ever saw.
I saw the second tour, I was 16, my 1st concert. Viv played the black/white Aria Pro II ZZ custom...

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I always found the studio tone to be a little trebly, the tribute album is brilliant though. His chops were unbelievable.

Randy's studio tone was still better than Dimebag, however. His tone just sounded like a bag of ass
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No one in the history of forever has said Randy Rhoads had bad tone.
Live tone--OK--Studio tone on Blizzard--iffy at best-

Lots of people (players I know) mention him not having all that great tone-

I saw him and Ozzy shortly before his death-His live tone was good---

BUT--as we all know--tone is a very subjective term-

George Lynch had a lot of ASS tone, but I like him too-

Randy was the first guy to bring that LA guitar sound to the forefront of metal-10 years later, everybody had the same, not so good tone, IMO---

Who cares--He could play his ass off-
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I always found the studio tone to be a little trebly, the tribute album is brilliant though. His chops were unbelievable.

Randy's studio tone was still better than Dimebag, however. His tone just sounded like a bag of ass
I agree with this statement to the point that I could never get into Dime as his sound just bugged the shit out of me---
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Funny cause I always hated his tone sounds over processed and like he recorded thru a cassette player.His playing is great but also seem too planned out .Shocker is most of his licks and riffs were rehashed from his Quiet Riot days.

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Maybe he did have bad tone? Went right over my head, though, because I was too busy enjoying his kick ass playing.
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Re: Why do people say Randy RHoads had horrible tone?

It was his thing. Personally, I don't think I "hate" a guitarist's tone. But as far as singers, don't get me started on Def Leppard.

Randy was and always will be an incredible guitarist and musician. Personally I like his tone a lot. It was different from anyone else at the time, and I think since.
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Re: Why do people say Randy RHoads had horrible tone?

it was the Altec Lancing Speakers that had the harshness
they were very loud, he was more concerned with cutting through
the mix than tone most likely.
His studio sound was allot better tone wise


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I agree with this statement to the point that I could never get into Dime as his sound just bugged the shit out of me---
Would the phrase hive of hornets on serious amphetamines in the middle of orgasms be an appropriate metaphor?

p.s. The troll may be gone but there are about as many people who couldn't (can't) stand Randy Rhodes' or Dimebag Darrell's tones as could (can), no matter what they think of the pair's playing overall. Comes down to individual choice and ears, like everything else in music.
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it was the Altec Lancing Speakers that had the harshness
they were very loud, he was more concerned with cutting through
the mix than tone most likely.
His studio sound was allot better tone wise


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Re: Why do people say Randy RHoads had horrible tone?

On the Randy Rhoads forums there are a few (including me!) that by far prefer his live tone, to his studio tone. Diary Of A Madman is good, but Blizzard Of Ozz has always sounded very sterile IMHO. To be fair, it may be the production of 'Blizzard', rather than the actual sound Randy was making with his gear, but the tone on the album to my ears anyway, has always seemed lifeless and doesn't do him justice (I say that as a die hard Randy Rhoads fan too)

Of the official releases, the tone on The Tribute album and also the recent live recording with The legacy edition of Diary, are the complete opposite! The guitar is vibrant, 'full on' and Randy sounds like he is constantly having to tame the guitar! It is literally alive and full of energy. That's the Randy I think of...

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I've heard it before. I can understand why it may not be to some peoples tastes, a lot of gain, a bit fluffy sometimes and very ice-picky others, but I think it's great!
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RR was my inspiration, but his tone was thin and weak on those albums. Fact.
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