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

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  1. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    I always loved the warm springy sounds of Marshall and Lester that Gary Richrath used to play.
    Him and Alex Lifeson would be the pair I try to emulate the most.

    I've got the modern Alex tonez down pretty good, but ATWAS is still a goal.
     
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  2. Tomsmenace

    Tomsmenace Senior Member

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    That guy's tone.
     
  3. Kitsune

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    For my part when I think about a Les Paul sound I am thinking more about these people and bands: Adam Jones (Tool) Billy Howerdel, James Iha (A perfect Circle, Smashing Pumpkins) Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson , really great sounds from the 90's.
     
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  4. noise5150

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    Gary Moore live tone
     
  5. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    Jeff Beck Yardbirds, Truth, and Beck-Ola
    Free Fire and Water and dozens of live performances
    Disraeli Gears (could be just about any Gibson)
    Tres Hombres
    Steve Clark on High 'n' Dry
    Ronno on Ziggy
    Marc Bolan
    Marc Ford on Southern Harmony...
     
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    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Johan Segeborn, in his demos of a few particular Marshalls.
     
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  7. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    Ronno live in studio with a 200 watt Marshall and it still gives up that loose Fender-y tone with all of its Marshall-y break-up. Glorious. And genius performance.

     
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  8. Veeing Fly

    Veeing Fly Senior Member

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    I hear this kid Slash out of LA has a nice sound.
     
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  9. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Any LP plugged into a Marshall (amp) sound good to my ears.
     
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  10. djuul

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    No love for Jimmy Page?
    The opening of wholle lotta love on How the West Was Won is massive!!
    And mr. Hudson's tone on AFD is pretty legendary
     
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    yamariv Senior Member

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    The one and only Gary Moore, 59 LP through a Marshall. Specificlly still got the blues!:dude:
     
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  12. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    I had an SG and a Marshall 2205. I never understood all the astonishment at "Slashtone". :dunno:

    The 2205 had that scronky-ass mid-range, too much preamp gain, all day and all night. :hmm:

    Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross had some pretty inspirational LP tones.
     
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    redcoats1976 Senior Member

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    mine...
     
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    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Just listened to Gary Moore playing Need your Love So Bad
     
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    Dilver Senior Member

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    Wow. Totally different generation and frame of reference.
     
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  16. Dilver

    Dilver Senior Member

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    This IS EXACTLY what prompted me to start this thread. I love the way a Les Paul sounds and wanted to get introduced to other players and bands where the Les Paul is featured. Always love discovering music I’d never heard before.
     
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  17. Danomyte

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    I prefer the tonal majesty of Professor James Page in his minor pentatonic period.
     
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  18. SlyStrat

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    Terrible recording but great tone. Start around 7 minutes in.
    ZZ Top in '73.
     
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    I've never heard a Les Paul sound more beautiful than in this man's hands . . .









     
  20. Ides of March

    Ides of March Senior Member

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    Ace's tone, early Kiss
    Adrian Smith's tone on Killers
    Kossoff's tone Free Live
    Warren DiMartini's tone on OOTC
     
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