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Who has the best tone?

#1 Post by treeduck » Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:42 pm

Ok I want you to pick the one guitarist who literally floors you with his tone with just one chord or one note. The guy who with one powerchord can make you sit up and go jeeeeeesus that's great!!! The one player who with one single note can literally lift you off your feet. The guy that can impress you without unveiling any of his chops at all...

Who is your tone master?

For anyone who thinks speed all the time no matter what, I'm not talking licks here or speed, or anything like that, not even articulation of notes oe vibrato no just one thing: TONE...So who is it? Who sounds the best to you? Who has the sweetest tone... or the killer tone, or the shiver down the spine tone, or the fattest tone or the most muscular tone or whatever fits your own personal tone criteria. And just to be clear one more time I'm talking TONE.

My personal tone king is Mike Landau...

some others are:

Allan Holdsworth
Billy Gibbons
Eric Johnson
Shawn Lane
Eddie Van Halen
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Herring
Steve Morse
Scott Henderson
Ray Gomez

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#2 Post by miker » Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:08 pm

Eric Johnson is the tone master. yah. GP sez so too... heh

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#3 Post by Andelusion » Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:10 am

Paul Gilbert.

Your list is flawed ;)

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#4 Post by Js1000 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:45 am

steve morse, van halen and eric johnson are my favorites

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Re: Who has the best tone?

#5 Post by Melodic Dreamer » Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:52 am

treeduck wrote:Ok I want you to pick the one guitarist who literally floors you with his tone with just one chord or one note. The guy who with one powerchord can make you sit up and go jeeeeeesus that's great!!! The one player who with one single note can literally lift you off your feet. The guy that can impress you without unveiling any of his chops at all...

Who is your tone master?

For anyone who thinks speed all the time no matter what, I'm not talking licks here or speed, or anything like that, not even articulation of notes oe vibrato no just one thing: TONE...So who is it? Who sounds the best to you? Who has the sweetest tone... or the killer tone, or the shiver down the spine tone, or the fattest tone or the most muscular tone or whatever fits your own personal tone criteria. And just to be clear one more time I'm talking TONE.

My personal tone king is Mike Landau...

some others are:

Allan Holdsworth
Billy Gibbons
Eric Johnson
Shawn Lane
Eddie Van Halen
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Herring
Steve Morse
Scott Henderson
Ray Gomez
Awe, I love you. lol
I think your my long lost brother. lol

Mike Landau & Scott Henderson.
Shawn Lane & Eric Johnson
Jeff Beck & Billy Gibbons
Brett Garsed's newer type of tone & Shane Theriot
Larry Carlton & Papa Michael
Allan Holdsworth


Tone = THD Flexi 50!!

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#6 Post by Picabo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:35 am

Eric Johnson and Steve Morse!

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#7 Post by mi2tom » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:42 am

Steve Vai 8)

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#8 Post by treeduck » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:13 am

Andelusion wrote:Paul Gilbert.

Your list is flawed ;)
Ugh not Paul Gilbert his tone is harsh and cold that's why I never listen to the guy, even in Mr Big his tone ruined the show...

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Re: Who has the best tone?

#9 Post by treeduck » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:17 am

Melodic Dreamer wrote:
treeduck wrote:Ok I want you to pick the one guitarist who literally floors you with his tone with just one chord or one note. The guy who with one powerchord can make you sit up and go jeeeeeesus that's great!!! The one player who with one single note can literally lift you off your feet. The guy that can impress you without unveiling any of his chops at all...

Who is your tone master?

For anyone who thinks speed all the time no matter what, I'm not talking licks here or speed, or anything like that, not even articulation of notes oe vibrato no just one thing: TONE...So who is it? Who sounds the best to you? Who has the sweetest tone... or the killer tone, or the shiver down the spine tone, or the fattest tone or the most muscular tone or whatever fits your own personal tone criteria. And just to be clear one more time I'm talking TONE.

My personal tone king is Mike Landau...

some others are:

Allan Holdsworth
Billy Gibbons
Eric Johnson
Shawn Lane
Eddie Van Halen
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Herring
Steve Morse
Scott Henderson
Ray Gomez
Awe, I love you. lol
I think your my long lost brother. lol

Mike Landau & Scott Henderson.
Shawn Lane & Eric Johnson
Jeff Beck & Billy Gibbons
Brett Garsed's newer type of tone & Shane Theriot
Larry Carlton & Papa Michael
Allan Holdsworth


Tone = THD Flexi 50!!
Yep MD.

And Brett and larry have great tone too, very different but both sweet.

Also Steve Lukather...

As for Greg Howe and Guthrie I think they're tone is in development, but I really think Greg is going places tone-wise on Extraction. When's he recording a new one I wonder?

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#10 Post by Real_Confusions » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:50 am

I'd say Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, and Jeff Beck.

That's just me, though. :wink:

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#11 Post by Instrumentalrockrocks » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:58 am

I think Gary Moore, Paul Gilbert, Stevie Ray Vaughan/Andy Timmons (looks a bit like eachother).

Gary Moore because it's the most definied tone in the world

Paul Gilbert because his strings sounds like steel and it's NOT ICY as treeduck mentioned.... I think my buddy treeduck needs to listen to songs as Viking Kong and stuff.... than you're absolutely banned to listen for it for hours and hours and hours...... :wink: :P

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Andy Timmons because it's so warm and tuby (with tuby I mean that you almost can hear the tubes burning... that kind of sound... well you get the idea...)
And so clean yet still very gainy.... very hard too explain actually....


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#12 Post by treeduck » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:04 am

Instrumentalrockrocks wrote:I think Gary Moore, Paul Gilbert, Stevie Ray Vaughan/Andy Timmons (looks a bit like eachother).

Gary Moore because it's the most definied tone in the world

Paul Gilbert because his strings sounds like steel and it's NOT ICY as treeduck mentioned.... I think my buddy treeduck needs to listen to songs as Viking Kong and stuff.... than you're absolutely banned to listen for it for hours and hours and hours...... :wink: :P

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Andy Timmons because it's so warm and tuby (with tuby I mean that you almost can hear the tubes burning... that kind of sound... well you get the idea...)
And so clean yet still very gainy.... very hard too explain actually....


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Yeah Andy has great tone, Stevie and Gary too, but I only put in a few examples :wink:

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#13 Post by CymbalSplittingSkinbasher » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:09 am

I'd have to go with the late, great Chuck Schuldiner from Death, always liked his tone a lot, or Joe Satriani.

Other fav tone masters:

Tony Iommi
Steve Vai
Buckethead
Eddie Van Halen
Randy Rhoads
Raymond Geerts (Hooverphonic, very unique tone. Def check out Blue Wonder Power Milk & A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular)
Gary Moore
Vinnie Moore
Shawn Lane
John Petrucci
Phil Keaggy
Frank Gambale
Allan Holdsworth
James Mankey (Concrete Blonde)
Al Di Meola (Al always has a nice tone, electric or acoustic)
Mattias Eklundh
Fredrik Thordendal (check out FT's Special Defects,Sol Niger Within,Version 3.33 & some Meshuggah)
Chris Poland (very unique tone, esp. on Return To Metalopolis)
Emmpu Vuorinen (Nightwish)
Joe Bonamassa
Robin Trower
Michael Burks
Bruce Franklin & Rick Wartell (Trouble)

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#14 Post by PRINCE O(-> » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:24 am

Carlos Santana is the tone for me.

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#15 Post by Abhishek » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:52 am

Eric Johnson,Al Di Meola,The late Dimebag Darell and Nuno(pornograffitti era)

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