Which artist defines tone for you?

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  1. beanoburst66

    beanoburst66 Senior Member

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    eric clapton in the bluesbreakers and cream
     
  2. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    I wish there was one artist....(if that was the case, life would be easy! Just copy his or her rig/setup and take lessons!)

    But....nope. I just like too many guitar players and styles to have an all-time favorite.
     
  3. GuitarnLax36

    GuitarnLax36 Senior Member

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    Eric clapton as my number 1 his old tone the most though like when he was in the bluesbreakers and cream
    but i love hendrix's tone too (especially woodstock)
    also eric johnson has an awesome tone and same with joe bonomassa
     
  4. dalandan

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan - mid humped texas blues sweetness

    John Mayer - this is good tone TODAY.

    Joe Bonamassa - Sort of a mix of a lot of good players (almost eric johnson meets slash kind of tone but the phrasing is different)

    Eric Clapton - Cream tone is GOD. Bluesbreakers also really nice.

    Jimmy Page - surprisingly warm and creamy despite his treble only set-up

    My two faves:
    Peter Green - perfect low gain solo tone. almost no gain present but so delicious.
    Eric Johnson - clean sound is one of the best; high gain lead to end all solo tones

    so i'm going for something similar to these guys. :)
     
  5. lamf

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    +1 for Mick Ronson ,Ralphs in Mott , Mick Taylor
     
  6. DRF

    DRF Senior Member

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    Cream woman tone.Theres a Youtube vid of Clapton in the '60's giving a sitdown interview on his playing and sound.That Shit is on FIRE.

    Malmsteen has a beautiful sweet sound.when he slows down you can really hear everything at work.Tubes,wood,finger.

    Hendrix,when he gets that 1000lb violin sound like on some parts of Voodoo Chile slight return on Hendrix in the West.

    Gilmore,V.H .....
     
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    AmazingJourney Senior Member

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    Tom Johnston
    Peter Townshend
    David Gilmour
    Adrian Belew
    Joe Walsh


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  8. klohiq

    klohiq Senior Member

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    Adam Jones.

    Though picking just one is hard because I like all different types of music, but just in terms of one tone that I could listen to forever...Adam Jones...I can listen to him for hours while I can't listen to most other guitarists (esp any of the virtuosos...srv, steve vai, etc etc etc)
     
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    overdriver Banned

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    So many , for 60s Rock , J. Hendrix, Mike Monarch do it for me. The tone that stands out in my head anyway M. Monarch and J. Kay together very nice indeed.
     
  10. Leo

    Leo Senior Member

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    too many for sure
    partial list:
    hendrix,..page,..srv,..randy rhoads,...dave gilmour,...the edge,...warren haynes,...mark ford,...jaco p (on bass),...'early' evh ,....slash!!,...buddy guy ,...angus young
    ect ect,....
     
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    patrick ginnaty Senior Member

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    Bloomfield, and Mick Taylor.
     
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    Leo Senior Member

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    i dont think anyone mentioned,...one of my favorite

    CRAIG ROSS!!!

    amazing talent imho,...and cool hair!!!
    every kravitz show i've seen ,and i've seen alot here in nyc, he was incredible!
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    Randy Rhoads & Slash...
     
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    Rhoads,Lynch.Gillis,Mustaine,Iommi
     
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    SRV, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, Duayne Allman.
     
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    It depends on the music being played and there are so many super great tones out there. What does it for me in any order
    Duane
    Billy G, he can make any guitar put out killer tone!
    Clapton
    Page
    Derek Trucks
    Ry Cooder
    and
    Myself ;-), hey my wife likes it
     
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    LEFTY LES Banned

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    As much as I love so many guitar players, for me there is only one. Jerry Garcia, hands down, end of story, for me its not even close. No one and I mean, no one played or sounds like Jerry and no one ever will again.
     
  20. gmacdonnell

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    It's so hard just to pick a few. Broken down into different categories here are some of my favorites:

    Jazz: Charlie Christian, Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, George Benson, (esp. his 60's work,)

    Blues: T Bone Walker, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Roy Buchanan

    Country: Buck Owens, Don Rich, Jimmy Bryant, Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Billy Byrd, Luther Perkins, Merle Haggard and all his lead guitarists, Danny Gatton,

    Acoustic: Djangp Reinhardt, Michael Hedges, Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb, Martin Simpson, Pierre Bensusan, (esp. his early truly acoustic work,)

    R&B: Steve Cropper, Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Johnson (Swampers), Jimmy Nolan (James Brown), Robert White, Eddie Willis, and Joe Messina (Funk Brothers of Motown)

    Classic Rock: Duane Allman, Clapton, (esp. his 60's work,) Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix, Billy F. Gibbons, Jeff Beck, Dickey Betts, David Gilmour, Paul Kossoff, Carlos Santana, (esp. 60's & 70's,) Perry and Whitford's 70's work, EVH's 70's and early 80's brown sound, Collins, Rossington, King and Gaines from Skynyrd

    Modern Guys: Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, John Mooney, Joe Bonamasa, Brad Paisley, Pete Anderson


    And that's only scratching the surface of great tone!
     

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