Who’s Les Paul Tone Are You Really Liking Right Now?

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  1. Dilver

    Dilver Senior Member

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    Besides your own, which player’s (alive or deceased) LP tone are you really into right now? Are you able to cop that tone and if so, how? Let’s try to avoid the “I don’t try to copy anyone’s tone; I’m an original” responses and keep it fun.

    I’m really digging Dickey Betts tone on the second half of You Don’t Love Me from Live at The Filmore at the moment. I’m getting damn close with my R8, a Lumpy’s Tone Shop Albion pedal into my ‘65 DRRI. The Peter Florance Voodoo PAF in the bridge position of my R8 has a LOT to do with it.
     

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  2. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    Always into Willy G's Pearly tones from the early ZZ Top albums.
     

  3. NewDayHappy

    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    Eric Clapton's woman tone. Although I think it was more of an SG thing but I use it for my Les Paul all the time and have gotten countless compliments for it.
     
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  4. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Without a doubt, Paul Kossoff. Also David Carruth of Bitch and Preacher on Running Wild's "Gates to Purgatory" album.

    Quite a mix, aye?

    I just use a Marshall old school hard/heavy rock tone. I'm not good enough at fine-tuning tones.
     

  5. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Silver Supporter

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    Always dig Warren Haynes tone.
     

  6. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Alex Lifeson's off of 2112 though tbh that's not a "right now" thing, that's a "since I first heard it" thing.

    I can't get it with my gear right now, primarily because my amp is on the fritz. I'm picking up my Tweaker 15 from GC's 30-day used hold tomorrow, though, and I'm betting there's gonna be some scared jackrabbits around these parts for a while. :)
     
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    endial Senior Member

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    Mick Ronson. Always.

    -Not able to duplicate it, but I've never really tried, either.
     

  8. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    Les Paul player?

    Definitely some Tom Scholz.

    And I want the good Reverend Billy G's swagger, so bad!
     
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    Yep...his is the best out there currently Imo ... I go for what I refer to as "Allman Tone". Duane, Dicky, Warren, Derek all have their variances, but all within the scope that smooth, compressed, midrangey vibe. I have a couple of rigs that get me in the ball park,,,,sometimes. :fingersx:
     

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    Justin Johnson. Seriously, check that guy out, particularly the song where he plays the R9.
     
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  11. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    I am more of a blues-rock to hard-rock kinda guy. My main tonal influences are Gary Moore (in Still got the blues - After hours era), Billy Duffy (on Electric - Sonic Temple - Ceremony era), Joe Perry, Slash (on Appetite - UIY era). But I got admit that Slash in his latest albums gets some absolutely killer tones, different from his classic stuff with GnR.

    I have also found that with my LP and setup, I can also get some early Joe Satriani tones as well. I guess his recordings were not all Ibanez & DiMarzios, contrary to his live playing where he is pretty consistent using those.
     

  12. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    Billy Gibbons/Tom Scholz/with a lot of Angus Young.............I know Angus doesn't play a Les Paul (or one not shaped like a SG)......but the TONE is legit.
     

  13. Dilver

    Dilver Senior Member

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    Not so familiar with Kossoff’s work - what are some lesser known tracks that’s I should check out?
     
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    I reeeally love mark knopfler‘s big fat les paul tone out of his 58 LP. Just listen to „back to tupelo“ for example... that tone and feeling.. no words to describe that. He also did some amazing live versions of brothers in arms in recent years.

    To get similar tones you have to use mainly the neck pickup - and of course fingerpicking.
     

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    Joe Bonamassa's from Black Country Communion live DVD in Germany
     

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    mandobandit Senior Member

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    Clapton, Bluesbreaker album, Gibbons early albums, and of coarse Mr. Page
     

  17. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    "Brothers in arms" tone is to DIE for...

    :cheers:
     
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    Anything from FREE,.............."All Right Now" is NOT lesser known but an excellent LP tone monster track.
     
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    Always liked Mark Knopflers tone..Oh yeh and of course..:slash:
     

  20. joeyh1485

    joeyh1485 Junior Member

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    I'm loving xander and the peace pirates at the moment - think the lead guitarist plays various Gibson's (he has a modernish lp) through a two rock amp
     
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