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

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Dilver, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. SkaneatelesLake

    SkaneatelesLake Senior Member

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    The older I get (54 years), the more I love this guy. When he joined Skynyrd, he made them the best Rock & Roll band in the world. America's answer to Clapton. Just love me some Steve Gaines!

    Steve Gaines.jpg
     
  2. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Silver Supporter

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    He plays regular lesters too.
     
  3. joeyh1485

    joeyh1485 Junior Member

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    This is decent tone and he's only got one hand
     
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  4. Macronaut

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    So, so many great LP tones over the years that picking one over the rest seem futile, as they are all classic.

    I've always liked LP tones in general, even before I knew that a LP was making the sound I liked (before I played). There are so many iterations to like that I can not choose just one or even a few at any given time.

    However, when I think Les Paul, I think early ZZ-Top by default.

    Before now, I could not understand why anyone would need more than one LP, until I had two completely different LPs that are both 100% Les Paul in sound and feel, though they couldn't be more different from each other but, at the same time, the same,(DNA apparently). So, I obviously need more now to confirm/compare.
     
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  5. Blind Willie

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    Are you referring to Barry Bailey who played a gold top Les Paul Deluxe with ARS?
     
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  6. DB Chuckster

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    Thank you for the response. Not really my genre but the man had smokin’ tone.
     
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  7. Blind Willie

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    Agree! Listening to some ARS right now.
     
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    Mike Ness of Social D.

    Keith Nelson and Stevie D. of BC.
     
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  9. gball

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    That's pretty much it. Whenever I need to recalibrate my internal LP tone reference I spin ZZ Top's First Album. Sets everything right again.
     
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  11. bum

    bum Senior Member

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    The guvnor to me is John Squire from The Stone Roses



    I don't think I have ever heard a sweeter guitar sound than this...



    And him bluesing it up a bit - Stick around until the end if you can :)



    Then Steve Cradock's work with Ocean Colour Scene - Much more subtle but pretty much perfect





    He recorded it all on a Gold top as far as I know, but has a 335 in some vids

    He also played on this with Paul Weller

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxNNBnwLD28

    No idea what the vid is all about on that one, but it's the only studio version I could find
     
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    bum Senior Member

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    I have to break the rules here and post my only real guitar hero - Rory Gallagher
    The reason is, this is a dude, guitar, valves and nothing else - Here is my ultimate hero, with a Strat :laugh2:



     
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  13. BadPenguin

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    Have to always go to the man that inspired me to get a Paul. Robert Fripp. 'Nuff said.
     
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  14. Angus Blackmore

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    IMG_3275.JPG I love this forum and thread. This is a great spring board for me to discover other bands, I do appreciate it fellas. Currently rediscovering Tres Hombres and will be checking out Stone Roses next, so thank you all. I guess I agree with you all, especially the Reverend's and Marsden's tone in the clip. Very impressed with The Darkness's tone, pity I can't mute the vocals.
     
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  15. Christosterone

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    -Chris
     
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    Go to 6:30
    Gaines and Collins set knebworth on fire.



    -Chris
     
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    Thin Lizzy Jailbreak. Using a Gary Moore signature model and a Tech21 Plexi pedal and preamp.
     
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    Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top
     
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    A young Noel Gallagher, putting Johnny Marr's 1960 Les Paul to good use.



    He may have originally recorded the opening riff on a reissue thinline Tele (at the request of producer Steve Brown), but music like this is what made me want a white Les Paul. I wish I could play guitar and sing like James Dean Bradfield.
     
  20. Bend'n'Slide

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    Ah, where to start...?!

    You guys have mentioned so many already:
    Knopfler, Clapton, Allman, Green, Moore, Gibbons, Kossoff, Slash, Bonamassa...

    Let’s not forget the efforts of Felder and Walsh — fantastic individually but sublime synergy when musically bouncing off one another!
     
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