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#1
What do you consider a great (guitar) tone? Why do you like it? Do people who listen to your playing think it's great, ok or bad?
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#2
The sound you get when driving a pitchfork into a dead baby....Ahhhhhhh...
#3
People may like my playing, that doesn't mean my tone is good or bad.
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#9
I wish I could make my guitar sound like a fog machine
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#11
Quote by ethan_hanus
Marshall MG on the Br00tLz setting with a Squier Bullet strat with a Boss Metal Zone. Now that's a good tone.

I think you mean the Digitech Death Metal for more br00tal stuff.
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#13
This is the first time I've spoken about guitar on Ultimate Guitar in about a year...


Mark Knopfler. Or anything out of a Cornford or Trainwreck.
#17
it means not sounding bad. you also gotta have mids and bass, none of that djent stuff.

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damn it, this could have been a great thread, but you ****ed it up on the first post.

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#18
Quote by due 07

I raise you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nr5DyVLiW0

edit: also, anything that sounds badass and fits the song in a unique way. Basically, none of those bland classic rock tones that people here go on about all the time.
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#20
I like a dynamic tone. One that has more than one "level" to it... sort of like a depth to it, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a thick sounding tone. I hate tones that have sortof like a wall of sound type sound.

This is harder to explain than I thought.

EDIT:
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Slightly off topic, but I really wish he'd stop ****ing singing. I LOVE his tone and playing, but ABSOLUTELY DETEST his voice.
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Last edited by mullet1337 at Jul 19, 2011,
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Quote by mullet1337
I like a dynamic tone. One that has more than one "level" to it... sort of like a depth to it, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a thick sounding tone. I hate tones that have sortof like a wall of sound type sound.

This is harder to explain than I thought.

EDIT:

Slightly off topic, but I really wish he'd stop ****ing singing. I LOVE his tone and playing, but ABSOLUTELY DETEST his voice.


john mayer is the only person i've ever come across that has the most consistent 'you love it or hate it' voice. whoever has an opinion about john's voice, it's usually really passionately on either side.

EDIT: actually, most people i listen to have that quality...
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Last edited by laid-to-waste at Jul 19, 2011,
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Quote by laid-to-waste
john mayer is the only person i've ever come across that has the most consistent 'you love it or hate it' voice. whoever has an opinion about john's voice, it's usually really passionately on either side.

Part of why I hate his singing are the gooey lyrics and the desperate sounding 'flirty' tone of his voice. I bet if I had a vagina I would love his vocals, but as a guy I want the prick to shut up and play his damn guitar, because he's an incredible guitarist and his singing really ruins that aspect for me making me not able to listen to him at all.
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#23
Digitech RP12 distortion into Ts-9 (maxed) into a Line 6 on INSANE ALLLLL KNOBS TO TENNNNNNNNNNN
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#24
Quote by mullet1337
I like a dynamic tone. One that has more than one "level" to it... sort of like a depth to it, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a thick sounding tone. I hate tones that have sortof like a wall of sound type sound.

This is harder to explain than I thought.

"Wall of sound" is typically attributed to music that has depth and layers
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#25
Quote by bastards
Digitech RP12 distortion into Ts-9 (maxed) into a Line 6 on INSANE ALLLLL KNOBS TO TENNNNNNNNNNN


i don't know, the crushing overdrive of a Marshall MG might be better.
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#27
Big thick bassy creamy reverby gainy goodness

Or something more trebley if I have it on clean, slap on some delay, daddy likes that.
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#28
Fat, crunchy and gainy with tight highs that still sound like butter.

Kinda like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9r9MvOk1Ek

But not exactly.
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#29
Quote by mullet1337
Part of why I hate his singing are the gooey lyrics and the desperate sounding 'flirty' tone of his voice. I bet if I had a vagina I would love his vocals, but as a guy I want the prick to shut up and play his damn guitar, because he's an incredible guitarist and his singing really ruins that aspect for me making me not able to listen to him at all.


really, you hear that in all his stuff? i hear it in your body is a wonderland, slow dancing in a burning room, but i don't hear it in the song i linked one bit :/

also, it doesn't bother me, really.
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Quote by laid-to-waste
really, you hear that in all his stuff? i hear it in your body is a wonderland, slow dancing in a burning room, but i don't hear it in the song i linked one bit :/

also, it doesn't bother me, really.

How can this guy claim to be a blues player ._.
#32
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#34
B.C. Rich Bronze Warlock > Boss DS-1 > Line 6 Spider on insane. Gain 11, Bass 11, Mids 0, Treble 5.
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#37
Quote by Zoot Allures
How can this guy claim to be a blues player ._.


he plays a lot of blues
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#38
I came here to say either crushing overdrive or fog machine. Both have been said.
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#39
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-X86oJVe9U

Somehow perfectly rides the line between smooth and screaming tone.

EDIT: Mr. Haynes that is.
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That's forever imprinted in my brain in Dwight's voice. Seriously.

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