Why do people say Randy RHoads had horrible tone?

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  1. radiogugu

    radiogugu Junior Member

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    Are we listening to the same albums? Especially on Tribute, the tone kicks major ass on there.
     
  2. SLewis

    SLewis Senior Member

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    Personal opinion maybe?

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  3. AXE

    AXE Six String Soldier V.I.P. Member

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    What people?
     
  4. Electroman67

    Electroman67 Senior Member

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    Your the 1st person i've ever heard it from.......errr troll,
    Your the 1st troll i've ever heard it from.....there ya go :wave:
     
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  5. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    Randy is FANTASTIC! I had a cassette from King Biscuit Flower Hour when Randy first HIT! He smoked. His tone may sound "different" when you take the band away. He sounds GREAT in the context of the band. He was working with a "dinosaur" pedal board.
     
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  6. bertzie

    bertzie Senior Member

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    No one in the history of forever has said Randy Rhoads had bad tone.
     
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  7. radiogugu

    radiogugu Junior Member

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    are you kidding? ANytime i mention him everyone always tells me great player, horrible tone and it pisses me off.
     
  8. River

    River Senior Member

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    Read OP's other posts. He's jerking off.
     
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  9. Skintaster

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    Actually... It IS a pretty common criticism, and one I remember hearing a lot back in the early 80's.

    I think it's that some people think his "Blizzard of Oz" studio sound was shrill. It's a little icepicky to my ears, but I'm still a fan. Live, he always sounded great to me.
     
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  10. Hairless_Ape

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    OP, you need to step up your trolling. This is D- material, at best.
     
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  11. Skintaster

    Skintaster V.I.P. Member

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    Ah... I see. I've stepped into a troll's trap.


    I'm stepping out now.
     
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  12. AXE

    AXE Six String Soldier V.I.P. Member

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    It's probably that crappy Norlin Custom and that piece of shit Marshall he used:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
     
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  13. Publius pro tem

    Publius pro tem Senior Member

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    Get mad. :naughty:



    I'll play Devil's Advocate here;

    I don't care for his tone - too thin, too processed.
    Pedals, effects, blah, blah, blah...

    Give me Angus and Malcomb Young's tone - plug in and GO! :applause:



    But I tell people too, if you wanna know what a Marshall being driven like a locomotive sounds like - check Randy out... :dude:
    (I swear I can smell those smokin' hot tubes...)

    Randy did some cool stuff, certainly was a ground-breaker.
    I think the reason he doesn't stand out more is that he so popularized what was already gaining fans...
    ... EVERYBODY recording a "metal" album saw his sound as the one to emulate - and did so.


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  14. Pinkie

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    Whats not to love about the sound of a Marshall?
    Randy's tone still sounds great to me.
     
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  15. Electroman67

    Electroman67 Senior Member

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    Anyone caring to play or hijack, What was your favorite RR lead ? I go with Over the Mountain
     
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  16. garweft

    garweft Senior Member

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    Can of bee's he has.

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  17. Luckynumber3

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    ... and the buzzy distortion pedal he used to boost them.:lol:

    Seriously, he was an amazing player, but his tone was a bit harsh if you ask me.

    On that note, if people get mad about me saying that, then Op Troll is Sucessfull Troll.
     
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  18. bertzie

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    Crazy Train. Followed closely by Mr. Crowley.
     
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  19. allbusinessjoe

    allbusinessjoe Senior Member

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    I love the sound, but the guitar work is often double and triple tracked, along with other effects.
     
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  20. PapaSquash

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    I see what you're trying to do there...

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