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bluespunkmetal
01-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Hi guys, newcomer to the shred forum here.

How about a list of Shredders with GREAT tone, I know it's subjective and all, but... just post away !!

Here's m'list:

Good Tone:
-Yngwie Malmsteen
-Paul Gilbert (his studio tone only though, so, still not sure if it's Laneys)
-Shawn Lane
-Marty Friedman (and he's using CRATEs !!!)
-John Petrucci (execptional tone on live gigs)

Bad Tone:
-Francesco Fareri (yucky tone, awesome playing)
-Rusty Cooley (less yucky tone, awesome playing)
-Michael Romeo (especially his live rhthym tone)

Just don't mix up live and studio tone !! Thx, post away, mates !!

duggyrocks
01-07-2007, 11:09 AM
Satch's tone is awesome, his sustain is amazing.

pavan
01-07-2007, 11:10 AM
Bad Tone : Richie Kotzen, Steve Morse, Tony McAlpine, Frank Gambale.
Nice Tone : Nuno Bettencourt, Andy Timmons, Brett Garsed, Eric Johnson.

Vantage
01-07-2007, 11:11 AM
IMO

Good:Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, and Marty Friedman.

I don't dislike any tone for the moment. :p:

flamencogod
01-07-2007, 11:13 AM
-Paul Gilbert (his studio tone only though, so, still not sure if it's Laneys)


???

his live tone is kinda the the same... what don't you like about his live tone?

and of course it's laney, I can hear that from a mile away... in fact I'm getting one in a few months! :peace:

Resiliance
01-07-2007, 11:50 AM
???

his live tone is kinda the the same... what don't you like about his live tone?

and of course it's laney, I can hear that from a mile away... in fact I'm getting one in a few months! :peace:

He probably means some tones from places like his clinics in Seoul where he couldn't bring his own gear and had to use the gear the shops have... (Though his tone in the Seoul clinic owns, just an example).

Anyway, tones I like:

- Gilbert
- Nuno Bettencourt's Extreme rhythm tone
- Carl Verheyen
- Guthrie Govan
- Joel Hoekstra (very similar to Guthrie, both in playing and tone (both play Cornford and Suhr))
- Andy Timmons' old Laney tone
- Yngwie
- Glenn Hughes (not exactly a shredder but pffrt)
- Jimmy Bruno (more jazz than shred but I love his clean tone)
- Jim Hall (see Jimmy Bruno)
- Philip Catherine clean
- Mike Landau
- Mark Knopfler (again no shred but pff!)
- David Gilmour (again)
- Sylvain Luc
- Scott Henderson (particularly on Tore Down House)
- Frank Gambale... But only on very rare occasions where he gets this delicious airy reedy tone, more to come on Frank...
- George Bellas (tone alone, mind you)
- Kenny Burrell
- Michael Schenker
- Mimi Fox

And more, probably, but I can't remember them right now.

Dislikes:

- Frank Gambale usual tone
- Eric Johnson (yes, I know...)
- Allan Holdsworth (great playing but the tone is dull imo)
- Mike Stern (again, playing makes up for it)
- Mike Oldfield
- Frank Zappa overdriven tone (I know :( )
- Greg Howe (talking about when he used SS amps, might have changed by now)
- Pat Metheny
- John McLaughlin
- Al Di Meola
- Johnny Hiland
- Michael Angelo Batio
- Marty Friedman
- Zakk Wylde
- Steve Morse

All I can think of right now...

Phreaky
01-07-2007, 12:07 PM
Neil Zaza's tone is quite sexual.

Stratwizard
01-07-2007, 12:34 PM
Good:

- Steve Vai's before Ultra Zone and after Flex-able
- Paul Gilbert (Especially on King Of Clubs and Superheroes)
- Guthrie Govan
- Jeff Beck
- Yngwie Malmsteen (Especially on Odyssey)
- Scott Henderson
- Bireli Lagrene
- Christopher Amott
- Ritchie Kotzen
- Mikael Åkerfeldt
- Jari Mäenpää
- Pat Metheny
- Al Di Meola
- John Abercrombie
- Andy Timmons (before Mesa Boogie)
- My tone (JEM through Laney)

Bad:

- MAB (THE WORST TONE EVER! AARGH!)
- Jason Becker
- Marty Friedman
- Greg Howe
- John Scofield (mostly)
- Micheal Romeo
- Alexi Laiho
- Shawn Lane
- Eric Johnson

EDIT: Add Joe Pass to the good tones list.

flyingVai
01-07-2007, 12:38 PM
Ulrich Roth and Eric Johnson easily posses the greatest tone ever.

flamencogod
01-07-2007, 12:40 PM
He probably means some tones from places like his clinics in Seoul where he couldn't bring his own gear and had to use the gear the shops have... (Though his tone in the Seoul clinic owns, just an example).

Anyway, tones I like:

- Gilbert
- Nuno Bettencourt's Extreme rhythm tone
- Carl Verheyen
- Guthrie Govan
- Joel Hoekstra (very similar to Guthrie, both in playing and tone (both play Cornford and Suhr))
- Andy Timmons' old Laney tone
- Yngwie
- Glenn Hughes (not exactly a shredder but pffrt)
- Jimmy Bruno (more jazz than shred but I love his clean tone)
- Jim Hall (see Jimmy Bruno)
- Philip Catherine clean
- Mike Landau
- Mark Knopfler (again no shred but pff!)
- David Gilmour (again)
- Sylvain Luc
- Scott Henderson (particularly on Tore Down House)
- Frank Gambale... But only on very rare occasions where he gets this delicious airy reedy tone, more to come on Frank...
- George Bellas (tone alone, mind you)
- Kenny Burrell
- Michael Schenker
- Mimi Fox

And more, probably, but I can't remember them right now.

Dislikes:

- Frank Gambale usual tone
- Eric Johnson (yes, I know...)
- Allan Holdsworth (great playing but the tone is dull imo)
- Mike Stern (again, playing makes up for it)
- Mike Oldfield
- Frank Zappa overdriven tone (I know :( )
- Greg Howe (talking about when he used SS amps, might have changed by now)
- Pat Metheny
- John McLaughlin
- Al Di Meola
- Johnny Hiland
- Michael Angelo Batio
- Marty Friedman
- Zakk Wylde
- Steve Morse

All I can think of right now...

what don't you like about pat metheny? I love his tone!
'bout the rest I agree, even johnson.

TheUltimateSin
01-07-2007, 01:28 PM
Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Buckethead, Yngwie, Marty Friedman, Guthrie Govan...

AdamDK
01-07-2007, 02:01 PM
I like: Buckethead, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie, Steve Vai, Satriani, Nune Bettencourt, and Zakk Wylde.

All have awesome tone.

Resiliance
01-07-2007, 02:25 PM
what don't you like about pat metheny? I love his tone!
'bout the rest I agree, even johnson.

It sounds dead to me. Like it's played out of a cardboard box and three walls inbetween. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much bass and no presence at all, it's so ... Dof (Dutch \o/) imo. Tone control at -50!

I can't stand it.

This isn't his Bright Size Life tone by the way, nor his The Way Up or Speaking Of Now tone... It's the one he used for the most of and in the middle of his career, Question & Answer for example. Eww.

flamencogod
01-07-2007, 03:14 PM
yeah, I can see what you mean, his tone can be pretty dof... hehe

his tone on bright size life was the one I had in mind...

paddyo
01-07-2007, 04:16 PM
Like:PG(Crunch that I've yet to hear better of)
Guthrie(Love its sharpness)
Lane(Except the mush,most of the time :p: )
Becker(most of the time, even some of the raspberry jam terrible recording quality ones)
Andy T
Brett Garsed
Buckethead(Really love it, Clean and dist. tones.
Eric Johnson
Slash(love it. Hate me.)
Mattias IA Eklundh(Oh how close he comes to Gilberto)
Megadeth Rust in Peace album(Marty and Mustayne)(Favourite metal tone,of which in general, I dislike)
Phil Collen(or other Def Leppard guitarist, I'm not sure which :p: )
Rory Gallagher
Dave Sabo
Steve Lukather
Yngwie
Richie Sambora

Dislike: Steve Vai(more I hear it the less I like it. That saturated tone doesn't do it for me like it did..)
Holdsworth(same reason as Resi)
Mike Stern(unfortunately...see holdsworth...Just icky..)
Zakk
John ****ing Petttu ****ing cci(empty....just...empty..)
Rusty Cooley
Scott Henderson

garden of grey
01-07-2007, 04:20 PM
^ Don't like Vai's or John's?

Other than that, awesome list

Scorzerci
01-07-2007, 04:37 PM
David Valdes had kick ass tone before he got endorsed by peavey.

Godly Moose
01-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Am I the only person that likes Howe's tone? :(

Stratwizard
01-07-2007, 04:56 PM
About Metheny's tone.

I think it's perfect for what it's meant to. I couldn't really imagine albums like Quartet or Beyond The Missouri Sky played with a real sharp tone with a lot of presence. Smooth tone suits his music well.


Slash(love it. Hate me.)

Yeah, I love it too. Actually Slash is one of my favourite guitarists.

Righteous
01-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Like:
Eric Johnson
Steve Vai (how can you NOT like the tone in Tender Surrender? Seriously...)
John Petrucci (An Evening with... wow! Favourite tone... simply amazing)
Andy Timmons (both Laney and Mesa I like from him, especially Electric Gypsy)
Guthrie Govan
Greg Howe
The dude from Kamelot
Marty Friedman
David Gilmour
Rusty Cooley
Shawn Lane (sometimes)
Tony MacAlpine
Yngwie Malmsteen
Michael Romeo

Dislike:
Joe Satriani
Paul Gilbert
Al Di Meola
Frank Zappa
Mattias IA Eklundh
Jimmy Page
Scott Henderson
Jason Becker
Shawn Lane (sometimes)

I really, really hate Satch's tone...

Beckerism
01-07-2007, 05:04 PM
Shawn Lane - Can't stand it.
Becker - some good some shit.

Rest is pretty much the same.

lit1219
01-07-2007, 05:17 PM
I like, (or dont mind) most tones of all the guitarists i listen to but the one nasty sounding tone i cant stand (although he is an awesome player) is Francesco Fareri.

Resiliance
01-07-2007, 05:20 PM
I think it's perfect for what it's meant to. I couldn't really imagine albums like Quartet or Beyond The Missouri Sky played with a real sharp tone with a lot of presence. Smooth tone suits his music well.


A real sharp tone? :rolleyes: Come on, don't go over the top.

We're talking about two different things. Quartet is a Pat Metheny Group effort from 1996, not the tone I'm on about, and Beyond The Missouri Sky is from 1997, also reasonably new.

Read what I replied to flamencogod please...

Steve Vai (how can you NOT like the tone in Tender Surrender? Seriously...)


I like the Tender Surrender tone... But compare that to K'm Pee Du Wee, which is oversaturated crap imo...

Stratwizard
01-07-2007, 05:28 PM
Okay, then I must've misunderstood you.

Righteous
01-07-2007, 07:21 PM
I like the Tender Surrender tone... But compare that to K'm Pee Du Wee, which is oversaturated crap imo...

I like his tone on K'm Pee Du Wee for the most part. I must admit that I don't like his tone much on RI:R much at all for the most part, and also on songs like Erotic Nightmares for the most part. But then again the tone on songs like Hand on Heart, Tender Surrender, Liberty, Sisters, The Boy From Seattle, Dyin' Day, and even Bad Horsie totally make up for it man, I really like his tone for the most part. Unlike bloody Satch.

Prophet of Page
01-07-2007, 07:38 PM
I like...
Eric Johnson
Paul Gilbert
Guthrie Govan
Andy Timmon's old tone (I HATE Mesas)
Steve Vai's old tone (I HATE Legacies)
Yngwie Malmsteen
Scott Henderson
Brett Garsed
Brian May
David Gilmour

On the fence about...
Tony MacAlpine
Buckethead
Marty Friedman (some are great, some are dire)
Jason Becker (same as Marty)
Richie Kotzen (some awesome, some not so much)
Neil Zaza
Greg Howe
Allan Holdsworth ( I think it's great for what he does, useless for almost everything else)

I hate....
Joe Satriani
Rusty Cooley
Shawn Lane (mushy undefined and overprocessed shit)
John Petrucci
Al Di Meola
Michael Angelo Batio
Frank Gambale

NevermorePsalm
01-07-2007, 10:18 PM
Govan. Just love his tone.

I actually like Lanes tone 0_0.
I'm a fanboy though.

pavan
01-07-2007, 11:03 PM
And Chris Poland has a terrible tone.

bluespunkmetal
01-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Did someone just post Brian May ?? WT.... ??

Anyway, out of all those posted above.... who do you think has the best

I think................. oops, seems like I haven't figured it out myself !!!

BTW, whoever said Alexi Laiho's tone is bad must've not heard Bed of Razors !!

Worst, still Francesco Fareri !!

Stratwizard
01-08-2007, 09:47 AM
I like his tone on K'm Pee Du Wee for the most part. I must admit that I don't like his tone much on RI:R much at all for the most part, and also on songs like Erotic Nightmares for the most part. But then again the tone on songs like Hand on Heart, Tender Surrender, Liberty, Sisters, The Boy From Seattle, Dyin' Day, and even Bad Horsie totally make up for it man, I really like his tone for the most part. Unlike bloody Satch.

I think Vai's tone really went downhill after Fire Garden. Nowadays his tone is too masked and overprocessed.

K'm Pee Du Wee has one of the best tones on the RI:R IMO. No wonder though, because he recorded it with just a mic in front of his Legacy.

Beckerism
01-08-2007, 09:58 AM
:eek:

I love Meola's old acoustic tones. His non synth like crap.

public property
01-08-2007, 11:08 AM
All tones start to grind me after a while, but the vai firegarden tone has held with me, nowadays he sounds out of tune constantly and his tone dosen't have much punch....

duggyrocks
01-08-2007, 11:37 AM
I guess this question should go in here, as it beats making a new thread,

I noticed that Steve Vai and Jor Satriani both use a boss ds-1, but I thought distortion with tube amps was a big no-no?

Prophet of Page
01-08-2007, 12:26 PM
I guess this question should go in here, as it beats making a new thread,

I noticed that Steve Vai and Jor Satriani both use a boss ds-1, but I thought distortion with tube amps was a big no-no?

They use it as a mid range boost.

YYZ
01-08-2007, 03:42 PM
James Murphy and Muhammed Suicmez.

mrmo
01-08-2007, 06:00 PM
Good tones:
Paul Gilbert
Andy Timmons
Yngwie Malmsteen

Bad Tones:
Shawn Lane
Rusty Cooley
Francesco Fareri

ledcaveman
01-08-2007, 06:03 PM
gd: vai (for the love of good= PURE TONE), satch, malmsteen, hammet..sorta not really much fo tone but oh well haha, petrucci and how the hell does he manage to have same tone live as on the albums!?!?!?!?!

Resiliance
01-08-2007, 06:14 PM
He doesn't...?

metallica2289
01-08-2007, 08:22 PM
This entire thread is completely opinion, and different between each person for the most part. I think that most professional guitar players have a decent tone, but the music really makes the tone, not the other way around. The only tone I truely disagree with everyone on is Yngwie. He uses high distortion on single coils, which sound like shit in my opinion. Vai has the best tone, it is so crisp and clean. Yngwie's tone < crap.

Mascot
01-08-2007, 10:30 PM
- Andy Timmons' old Laney tone

I thought his tone went downhill a lot on his new album. :(

sock_demon
01-09-2007, 03:54 AM
Jason Becker, BOSS SD-1 \m/

bluespunkmetal
01-09-2007, 07:44 AM
Oh, he used SD-1.. becker ??

As a booster or just a solo boost ??

Anyway, I think Steve Vai's tone is pretty bad nowadays,....... perhaps it's the Legacy, or just the extra 3 feet of rackspace he just filled with 64 band EQs. ??

Yngwie Malmsteen, a shredder with DYNAMICS, now that's a good shred tone, can get sick of repetitive runs though.......

Resiliance
01-09-2007, 12:33 PM
I thought his tone went downhill a lot on his new album. :(

Exactly, which is why I didn't include that... Damn Mesa crap.

Righteous
01-09-2007, 07:41 PM
I like his new Mesa sound, I think it's much "fuller" than his previous tone. There is a video of him playing some of Electric Gypsy, for example, on the Mesas and I think the Mesa tone is better, although both are supperb I think. I really like the tones of Mesas and Legacys, and from what I've heard I don't like Laneys. Just my oppinion though.

Axegrinder#9
01-09-2007, 08:12 PM
hmm interesting, certainly Eric Johnson's tone I still feel is probably the benchmark. Yngwie gets great tone, and who else? Holdsworth, Andy Timmons, Buckethead (gotta love that)... Larry Carlton (ridiculously good dynamics) and Satch (the olden days and his live tone)

blues_rocker
01-09-2007, 09:19 PM
I like Gilbert, Yngwie, Muhammed Suicmez, Mattias Ia Eklundh.

Hot Pants
01-09-2007, 10:36 PM
I've never had a GRAVE dislike for any proffesional players tone. That is, until I discovered Symphony X.

Romeo's old tone (Thinking smoke and mirrors lead) was acceptable. As for 'The Odyssey', My bedroom tone is superior.

Mascot
01-09-2007, 10:41 PM
I like his new Mesa sound, I think it's much "fuller" than his previous tone. There is a video of him playing some of Electric Gypsy, for example, on the Mesas and I think the Mesa tone is better, although both are supperb I think. I really like the tones of Mesas and Legacys, and from what I've heard I don't like Laneys. Just my oppinion though.

As far as I know, "That Was Then, This Is Now" was not recorded with only Laneys - he used a lot of different amps. Either way, I find the studio tone on his previous album far superior to his most recent album's tone.

bluespunkmetal
01-10-2007, 04:25 AM
His live tone (Andy's) on the Hoshino Gaki anniversarry with Gilbert and Vai was amazing as well..

Why do you people think Mesa is crap just based on AT's tone ??

Resiliance
01-10-2007, 07:20 AM
His live tone (Andy's) on the Hoshino Gaki anniversarry with Gilbert and Vai was amazing as well..

Why do you people think Mesa is crap just based on AT's tone ??

Uhm, we don't?

I've never liked Mesa, and AT only switched recently. I just don't like the sound of 6L6 powertubes.

bluespunkmetal
01-10-2007, 12:02 PM
Well, .... Marty Friedman sounded pretty good shredding with Crate BVs which are 6L6 based....

John Petrucci's tone ain't that bad wither....... so is Guthrie Govan's.....

And they're all using 6L6s !!! Cheers, mate !!

sock_demon
01-10-2007, 12:16 PM
Oh, he used SD-1.. becker ??

As a booster or just a solo boost ??

Anyway, I think Steve Vai's tone is pretty bad nowadays,....... perhaps it's the Legacy, or just the extra 3 feet of rackspace he just filled with 64 band EQs. ??

Yngwie Malmsteen, a shredder with DYNAMICS, now that's a good shred tone, can get sick of repetitive runs though.......


I've never actually used the SD-1 but i think he used it as a booster

Resiliance
01-10-2007, 12:35 PM
Well, .... Marty Friedman sounded pretty good shredding with Crate BVs which are 6L6 based....

John Petrucci's tone ain't that bad wither....... so is Guthrie Govan's.....

And they're all using 6L6s !!! Cheers, mate !!

The Hellcat (Govan) doesn't use 6L6s.

And no, Marty didn't sound pretty good, nor does John Petrucci, it's not a fact, you just think they do.

YYZ
01-10-2007, 03:23 PM
I like Jeff Loomis's to.

Mascot
01-10-2007, 07:53 PM
I don't like 6L6's, either. :(

Night_Lights
01-10-2007, 10:09 PM
Muhammed Suicmez, Loomis, Yngwie, are my favs. i dont like Vais tone too much, sometimes i think its a bit 'weak', like on G3 compare it to Satches, it lacks balls.

bluespunkmetal
01-11-2007, 04:04 AM
Damn, I thought Govan was using MK50s.... Well, I stand corrected !!

Resiliance
01-11-2007, 12:42 PM
Damn, I thought Govan was using MK50s.... Well, I stand corrected !!

Well he does use a variety of them on Cornford clinics etc, but really his favorite is the Hellcat, and that was also the tone I meant when I included him in my good tone list.

Witch-king
01-11-2007, 01:17 PM
Tones I like:

Vai's overdriven tone in Tender Surrender.
Satch in surfing with the alien and cryin'
Yngwie
Dimebag
Buckethead in sketches of spain (and most of his songs)
Jon Schaffer (best rhythm tone ever imo)

ChurchNSkate
01-11-2007, 06:48 PM
i HATE Michael Romeos tone in the early SX. It's too mid-y. I'm not a huge fan of his tone as of The Odyssey—but this could be because I hate EMG's. He's using X2N/Air Norton now, right? That's my combo, I think it's great..anyways.

Al DiMeola has great tone, what are you guys talking about? His acoustic tone is godly, and his electric tone (Elegant Gypsy, Kiss My Axe, Flesh on Flesh) is still amazing!

Eh, to each his own, right?

Scorzerci
01-11-2007, 06:53 PM
Tommy Emmanuel's tone is sweet.

bluespunkmetal
01-12-2007, 05:50 AM
Okay, back to toneland.......

How do you guys like George Lynch's tone........ ??

6DOIT
01-15-2007, 12:45 AM
I disagree with the guys that dislike Mike Stern's Tone..............I love it...........Its really creamy and thick......It was amazing when i saw his trio, it really filled in the "spaces" also his "sheets of sound" approach helped of course...............................Off the top of my head id have to say my favorite tone would be John Petruccis......................

Diamond Dave
01-17-2007, 08:08 AM
i HATE Michael Romeos tone in the early SX. It's too mid-y. I'm not a huge fan of his tone as of The Odyssey—but this could be because I hate EMG's. He's using X2N/Air Norton now, right? That's my combo, I think it's great..anyways.

Al DiMeola has great tone, what are you guys talking about? His acoustic tone is godly, and his electric tone (Elegant Gypsy, Kiss My Axe, Flesh on Flesh) is still amazing!

Eh, to each his own, right?

hmm i thought he was always on x2n/air norton and now hes gone to emgs? i agree though his tone isnt that great but that doesnt stop him from being the best tapper i have ever seen. (he uses line 6 heads doesnt he?)

EDIT: and for tone i like, definately malmsteen, and i also really like santana's tone, i dont know many santana songs so it might vary a bit but the way he sounds on that song smooth that he did the lead for was awesome.

bluespunkmetal
01-17-2007, 11:21 AM
Santana isn't a shredder........ but he sure knows how to dial a good tone.....

Yeah, MR uses Line 6 Vetta2 heads live.......

YYZ
01-17-2007, 03:05 PM
hmm i thought he was always on x2n/air norton and now hes gone to emgs? i agree though his tone isnt that great but that doesnt stop him from being the best tapper i have ever seen. (he uses line 6 heads doesnt he?)

EDIT: and for tone i like, definately malmsteen, and i also really like santana's tone, i dont know many santana songs so it might vary a bit but the way he sounds on that song smooth that he did the lead for was awesome.

Romeo is pretty impressive tapping. If you watch the guitars suck videos you can find some guys who are probably a bit better though like Dave Martone, Bumblefoot or that Gancalo guy. I think Romeos tone is pretty average. It's nothing amazing but it's not bad either.

bluespunkmetal
01-18-2007, 10:04 AM
Bumblefoot --> Best TAPPER ever.......

But I'm not into tapping.... I leave that job to my Rhythm guitarist.....

power freak
01-18-2007, 02:15 PM
Good tones:

-Paul Jackson Jr (on his solo stuff, not the cheesy '80s synth session tone)
-Charlie Christian
-Robben Ford
-Scott Henderson (Bar TT and VTT)
-Mike Landau
-Larry Carlton
-Jim Hall
-Jeff Beck (Sometimes.. Other times it's quite bad)
-George Benson (Prior to the pop stuff)
-Billy Gibbons (when not too fuzzy)


Bad tones:

-John Petrucci
-Shawn Lane
-Eric Clapton
-Joe Satriani
-Albert Lee
-Randy Rhoads
-Mike Stern
-Frank Gambale
-Jimi Hendrix
-Dimebag Darrell


At least those are what first spring to mind when I think of "good/bad" tone.


:cheers:

Jaffaps2
01-18-2007, 02:45 PM
Santana and Satch.

cockzit
01-18-2007, 05:38 PM
Pat Metheny, though he doesn't really shred that much but he is my favorite guitar player. :)

calebrocker
01-18-2007, 08:39 PM
i really like Vai's tone. i love it actually. some of satriani's stuff is good, like his slower more melodic stuff, some of his older stuff kinda sucks. i want the carvin legacy soo bad. buckethead has a good tone on colma, and SRV's tone is amazing. srv's really not shred though.

huk
01-18-2007, 10:28 PM
Mr.Cucumber has great tone.

twalve12
01-18-2007, 10:29 PM
Likes:
John Petrucci (his tone on Glasgow Kiss is Orgasmic)
Dave Murray (Not Shred, but an amazing guitarist with an awesome tone)
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani (Especially on Always with you, Always with Me)
Paul Gilbert (great metal tone I think)
Tony MacAlpine
Greg Howe
Jerry C
George Lynch (Those Soldano Heads are amazing!!!!)
Jason Becker
Slash (Not shred, but he has a really good lead tone)
Jake E. Lee
Uli Jon Roth

Dislikes:
Yngwie Malmsteen
Rusty Cooley
Randy Rhoads ( I know I'm bound to get flamed for this. He's a great player but i dislike his tone)
Zakk Wylde
Tony Iommi (Not shred, but I figured I'd inclued him)


All I can think of off the top of my head.

bluespunkmetal
01-19-2007, 02:43 AM
Zakk Wylde's tone is awesome IMHO

Why would you list LARRY CARLTON in a shred list ?? His tone is godly though...

johnyprestige
01-19-2007, 12:19 PM
imo paul gilbert hasnt got that great a tone, its just the way he plays just makes it sound so good, the solo to god of the sun in phenomenal his vibrato is out of this world, so so so good.

YYZ
01-19-2007, 03:19 PM
As I mentioned before I love James Murphy's tone, does anybody know what kind of pickups he uses?