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#1
Hey UGers, just wondering if you could name you favorite tones for lead and rhythm guitar.
Mine would be:
Rhythm: Nymphetamine by Cradle Of Filth
Lead: They Said That Hells Not Hot by Marilyn Manson
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#2
Somewhere between Andy Timmons and Eric Johnson.
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#3
Brown Sound (original, before he started using signature guitars)
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#6
David Gilmour's lead stuff in Shine On You Crazy Diamond (or any Pink Floyd really...)
Eddie Hazel in Maggot Brain
I've always liked Gary Moore's tone on most of his stuff, too.
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#7
I dont know, but I'm pretty sure that when I hear it I will know it.
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#8
I hate Dimebag's tone. Way too harsh and trebly. Sounds like everything is coming out of an iPod Touch's speakers.

I would choose something that's powerfully (but not overwhelmingly) distorted. No compression. A7X may be my favorite band, but I hate Syn's tone. It would be bassy, with clear treble. Balanced middle. Humbuckers for extra warmth. Mahogany body with a maple top shoudl give it the tone I want. Peavey Classic 30 with a Les Paul (handmande) and a DS-1. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge (trebly, super hot pickup) and a DiMarzio Breed neck (super warm, powerful and bassy). Together, they would even out and create the perfect tone. Like a punch in the face.

Clean, I'd have the breed neck only, with a hint of chorus and delay, also through a Peavey Classic 30.

Oh wait, I just described my setup. I <3 my tone.
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#9
i would want either a really bright tone with light distortion like josh's from tokyo police club or a really smooth full tone like hendrix's
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#11
for rhythm: something similiar to the sword and a very bassy tube sag kinda sound out of a orange rocker
for lead: modded plexi tone (jimmy page) and clean/slightly distroted tone like hendrix
#12
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Train of thought - Petrucci lead and rhythm, Heavy and clean

Definitely not his best tone.


I dunno, I'm a big fan of the kind of creamy, smooth distortion that's not really TOO distorted. I hate all that extreme gain shit. If I wanted my guitar to sound like a synth, I'd get a Roland module.

When it comes to clean tone, a slight amount of chorus or phaser is just perfect for me. Not too much reverb, either, but just enough for a subtle ambiance.
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#13
Clean: Mark Knopfler, end of story
Light overdrive rhythm: Clapton's current tone
Light overdrive lead: David gilmour
Heavy(sorta) overdrive rhythm: EVH
Heavy(sorta) overdrive lead: Jimmy Page
#15
There's more than one perfect tone for me. It would mostly be a super dynamic tone that sounds smooth and warm but crunchy and crisp like a Mesa Lonestar (a la Andy Timmons) when picked softly. But when picked hard, it will sound like a cranked Bogner Ecstasy will loads of edge and string definition.

Or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP9ipbjWZIA
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I hate Dimebag's tone. Way too harsh and trebly. Sounds like everything is coming out of an iPod Touch's speakers.

I would choose something that's powerfully (but not overwhelmingly) distorted. No compression. A7X may be my favorite band, but I hate Syn's tone. It would be bassy, with clear treble. Balanced middle. Humbuckers for extra warmth. Mahogany body with a maple top shoudl give it the tone I want. Peavey Classic 30 with a Les Paul (handmande) and a DS-1. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge (trebly, super hot pickup) and a DiMarzio Breed neck (super warm, powerful and bassy). Together, they would even out and create the perfect tone. Like a punch in the face.

Clean, I'd have the breed neck only, with a hint of chorus and delay, also through a Peavey Classic 30.

Oh wait, I just described my setup. I <3 my tone.


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I hate Dimebag's tone. Way too harsh and trebly. Sounds like everything is coming out of an iPod Touch's speakers.
(handmande) and a DS-1. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge (trebly, super hot pickup) and a DiMarzio Breed neck (super warm, powerful and bassy). Together, they would even out and create the perfect tone. Like a punch in the face.

Clean, I'd have the breed neck only, with a hint of chorus and delay, also through a Peavey Classic 30.



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I hate Dimebag's tone. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge (trebly, super hot pickup) and a DiMarzio Breed neck (super warm, powerful and bassy). Together, they would even out and create the perfect tone. Like a punch in the face.



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I hate Dimebag's tone. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge (trebly, super hot pickup) and a DiMarzio Breed neck (super warm, powerful and bassy).


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I hate Dimebag's tone. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge (trebly, super hot pickup)



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I hate Dimebag's tone. My pickups would be a Dimebucker in the bridge


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OT: I haven't heard it yet. I've heard some great tones, but none absolutely perfect for me.
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OT: I haven't heard it yet. I've heard some great tones, but none absolutely perfect for me.




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#19
The one that blends in properly with the rest of the frequencies in context.

That being said, I like midrange. Midrange midrange midrange midrange. Especially when it's modulated somehow, but that isn't used as much on guitar. Think wobble/acid bass filter modulation.
#20
David Gilmour


And the majority of the guitar work on In Rainbows, Radiohead. Like House of Cards and stuff.
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#21
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OT: I haven't heard it yet. I've heard some great tones, but none absolutely perfect for me.


But I'm not playing only with a dimebucker through a razorback. I'm softening the harshness with more classic equipment
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#22
Rhythm is Opeth's on Deliverance, lead is Devin Townsend's on Infinity.

Not my opinion, that's proven fact. I can back it up with graphs and numbers.
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#24
I have a Mexican Strat that I run into a little battery-powered Vox DA5. Today, I rolled both tone knobs on the Strat all the way down, switched to the neck pickup, selected one of the high gain settings on the Vox, and started soloing on the G string.

It was fucking glorious. I've never heard such wonderful tone.
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And the majority of the guitar work on In Rainbows, Radiohead. Like House of Cards and stuff.


Oh god yes, House of cards. So nice.
#26
Clean: OneFender Super Sonic into a 212 (open) with v30s.
Dist: A randal and a engl going into seperate cabs. (closed) Not with v30s.

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#27
Becker's tone on the perpetual burn album and Petrucci's tone on Images and Words.

But really, I value technique over tone anyday.
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#28
Brian May.

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#29
Eddie Van Halen's tone in Panama

EDIT: Or The Edge's tone in the whole Joshua Tree album.
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#32
For me the tone totally depends on what's being played. I can appreciate nearly all tones. Like someone already said, the context is very important.
#34
Lead:
On softer songs: David Gilmour's tone
On heavier songs: John Petrucci's tone

Rhythm: I kinda like Dream Theater's sound, but my tone is a bit lighter.

Bass: Whatever fits the song.

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#35
steve vai for lead or muhammed suicmez (sp?) for solo's on occasion

bucketheads clean tones
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#37
Lead - Dave Murray's tone on Benjamin Breeg.
Rhythm - Van Halen's Brown Sound.
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#39
Rythym tone - Josh Hommes "Kyuss" tone.

Lead - Josh Hommes "Kyuss Lead" tone.
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