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#1
Hey guys, thought it'd be fun to ask what everyones favourite rhythm/lead tone is.

Format:

Rhythm: X song by Y Band
Lead: X song by Y Band


For me it'd be..

Rhythm: Rose of Sharyn by Killswitch Engage
Lead: Coldy Calculated Design by The Faceless

maybe.
Last edited by Arterial at Jul 18, 2010,
#2
Rhythm: Where Is My Mind? by Pixies
Lead: Hummer by Smashing Pumpkins

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#4
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for vocal tone right?



lead tone doesn't get any better than Eric Johnson. cleans too.

distorted rhythm i'd have to give to Petrucci.
#5
Lead: Ryan McKnight from The Black Dahlia Murder (Deflorate)
Rhythm: Scott Middleton from the Cancer Bats.

I dont have a favorite song, because their tone is in their music.
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#6
Rhythm:

All New Materials - Periphery. Or in fact anything from the album, Misha is a tone GOD.

Lead:

The first leads to Waves by Guthrie Govan, gotta love that Cornford snarl.
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#7
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Rhythm:

All New Materials - Periphery. Or in fact anything from the album, Misha is a tone GOD.

Lead:

The first leads to Waves by Guthrie Govan, gotta love that Cornford snarl.

Periphery's tone is pretty sweet. Did they use Axe-Fx's or ENGL Invaders? Kinda confused.
#8
Rhythm- Claudio Sanchez - Coheed and Cambria
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#9
Quote by Arterial
Periphery's tone is pretty sweet. Did they use Axe-Fx's or ENGL Invaders? Kinda confused.


Earlier recordings were done with ENGLs but I believe the final release version of the album is all Axe-FX. Not that you'd notice that much, Misha knows his way around an EQ so well I can scarcely tell the difference... He sounds almost the same through all the amps I've heard him use including a Mesa Rec, VHT Deliverance, Peavey XXX, Deisel VH4... the man is a tone god as I said
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#11
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Rhythm:

All New Materials - Periphery. Or in fact anything from the album, Misha is a tone GOD.

this is what i was thinking as i read the thread title.
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#12
There are quite a few good tones I like.

Best Clean/Classic distorted = EJ. For sure. His tone from the 1988 ACL, Tones, and Ah Via Musicom were awesome. I'm not a fan of his Bloom tone though, but it has it's place.

I also really like Clapton's cream tone, from the Goodbye CD. The ES335+Marshall Superlead on Politician is just a great tone, same with the Spoonful tone on Fresh Cream.

Hendrix had a unique tone. I love his tone on Are You Experienced? (Both the song, and the album) and on Axis: Bold as Love. He just had a generally good tone. Although I noticed later on he started adding more treble, which can get kind of annoying. His tone from Monterey Pop was great though. Real straightforward.

Claudio's Rhythm tone is great.

Adam Jones's tone is phenomenal. I love it, and I would love to be able to get that tone for any heavy stuff I would ever plan to do. It fits Tool so well.

Andy Timmons's tone from his Lonestar. I don't like his Stiletto tone so much, but the lead he gets on the Lonestar has this dumble-esque quality, but meshed with a Marshall. I think on the song Cry For You, once he kicks in the lead after the intro, the bend he does. It just has this quality to it, very expressive.

Sorry for the long list. I don't think anyone could ever pinpoint a tone as being "The best". For the sake of the thread, I can listen to EJ or Hendrix for hours and hours. Especially EJ.
#13
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#16
This is impossible, so I'll just do what comes to the top of my head. If anything else occurs to me (and it will), I'll post again.

Rythm - Your Betrayal by Bullet for my Valentine
Lead - Mouth of Empty Praise by Bloodbath ~or~ Advanced Corpse Tumor by Necrophagist
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#17
Rhythm: Mastodon- pretty much anything off the Leviathan album, but particularly Blood and Thunder
Lead: Buckethead-Scraps
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#18
Lead : Afterlife by Synyster Gates
Rhythm : Nightmare by Zacky Vengeance

Ok, so I like A7X...get over it
#19
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Lead : Afterlife by Synyster Gates
Rhythm : Nightmare by Zacky Vengeance

Ok, so I like A7X...get over it


*nod*... The Afterlife solo is so insane. A7X is way underrated (or at least, Synyster Gates is, if nothing else), and the sheer amount of A7X hate here on UG makes me sad.
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#20
Rhythm: The whole Youthanasia album by Megadeth

Lead: 2 albums- Onset of Putrefaction by Necrophagist and Hatebreeder by Children of Bodom
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#21
Rythm: Anything by Izzy Stradlin in GN'R
Lead: Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
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#25
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*nod*... The Afterlife solo is so insane. A7X is way underrated (or at least, Synyster Gates is, if nothing else), and the sheer amount of A7X hate here on UG makes me sad.


Underrated? god no, hes overrated
#26
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*nod*... The Afterlife solo is so insane. A7X is way underrated (or at least, Synyster Gates is, if nothing else), and the sheer amount of A7X hate here on UG makes me sad.

Synyster Gates is one of the most overrated guitarists around.
#27
There is no best tone. There are billion six kick ass tones out there.
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#28
I was just watching Whispering a Prayer live at the Astoria, so right now that's my favourite lead tone.

Rhythm has to be, as has been said, Periphery. That's purely with a downtuned guitar though, it sounds like bullocks when you use a guitar in E.
#29
Taste these tones:

Rhythm: Dream Evil - Fire! Battle! In Metal!, Dream Theater - Constant Motion, Lamb of God - In Your Words, Megadeth - How the Story Ends, Opeth - Ghost of Perdition

Lead: Dream Theater - As I Am, Evergrey - The Great Deceiver, Firewind - Mercenary Man, Lamb of God - Grace
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#30
Rhythm: Sunday Papers by Joe Jackson band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5r1ub00btE&feature=related

It's not the "nicest" tone as such but it works well. That crunch tone sounds very "solid state" but very tasteful for what he's playing. There's also a version of this song played live where the guitar is a butchered fender strat run into a marshall JCM800 combo but somehow that tube sound doesn't work too well for the song

Lead: Outside World by XTC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBgWnYDVww

Simple but effective - a '65 gibson SG into a cranked "brownface" fender tremolux ('62 or '63 i believe). And of course, a great guitarist playing it.
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#31
Rhythm: Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth
Lead: Stabwound - Necrophagist
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#32
Rhythm: Most stuff of The New Whats Next by Hot water music full of awesome rhythm tones particularly My little monkey wrench. I love tone of Cant Stop by RHCP not particularly distorted though.

Lead: Duane Allman or Joe Satriani alla Surfing with the alien album.
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#33
Return Trip by Electric Wizard

They were a power trio at the time, and I don't have the mental capacity at the moment to think of specific lead/rythym favs. This song is ridiculous though. Downtuned fuzz plugged into a bass amp. Or atleast that's what I think they used to do.
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#34
Quote by Offworld92
*nod*... The Afterlife solo is so insane. A7X is way underrated (or at least, Synyster Gates is, if nothing else), and the sheer amount of A7X hate here on UG makes me sad.

They are all great musicians, but they just don't write interesting songs.
#35
as a standard answer:
Rhythm - anything by DEATH definitely
Lead - Hard to say, it's been near perfected and copied by every somewhat melodic shredder and his dog everywhere, I'd have to say my favorite would be Joe Satrani's though, followed by John Petrucci's as a close second.
actual answer:
Quote by Bhaok
There is no best tone. There are billion six kick ass tones out there.

I am in complete agreement. Different tones and timbres suit different songs better and allow various emotions to be expressed more easily and clearly than through others. It's one of the many ways one's music can be considered unique and different. I believe that one should strive to find their own individual tone to best suit their own compositions/interpretations of already established songs or best express the ideas that they wish too develop throughout those.
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#36
Enola/alone by the Manic St Preachers.
Ruiner solo - Nine Inch Nails
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#37
Hm...I can't pick just one...D=:

Rhythm:Aftershock by Anthrax, or pretty much anything off Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera
Lead:Slow stuff:Angel by Judas Priest(the first distorted solo) or Fade To Black by Metallica
Fast stuff:Medusa or Aftershock by Anthrax(albeit not so much the entire solo tone of Aftershock as much as the last note...it sounds like a chainsaw. But in a good way. <3)
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#39
Best rhythm tone? I'd have to go with Mikael Akerfeldt's rhythm tone on Watershed.

Lead? Jeff Loomis, on Zero Order Phase.
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