#1
Been meaning to do something like this for a bit. What tones people like, maybe discuss a little equipment and stuff, maybe give a little guidance for people. And it's always fun to see who likes what tones.

I like...
Jeff Beck
Mark Knopfler
Steve Howe
David Gilmour
Duane Allman (later stuff)
Stevie Ray Vaughn (maybe not CR, but whatever)
Brian May
Geddy Lee (bass, but whatever, I like his bass tone)
Chris Squire (see above)
John Wetton (ditto)
Jimmy Page's full lead tone, otherwise...


I dislike...


Most other Page tones
Robert Fripp
John McLaughlin's electric tone
Johnny Winter
Randy Rhoads
Alex Lifeson
Tony Iommi (save for occasional parts of live Sabbath)

On the fence about...

Neil Young (ordinarily I would dismiss this as bad tone, but it lends an edginess to the sound that I actually enjoy)
Clapton
Hendrix (really varied here, some sweet rhythm tone but some that makes me want to scream)
Carlos Santana
Steve Hackett
Peter Frampton

All the players I listed for bad tone are ones whose playing I actually enjoy, if anyone's wondering.

My tone that I generally enjoy is one where despite an "aggressive" sound, the instrument is still clean enough to allow the player to articulate well, which I feel most of those in my "good tone" list do.
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#2
I agree with your last statement. I like really aggressive distored tones but not to the point where you cant play a lead part.
I thought hendrix's more distorted tone was really good such as purple haze or his woodstock perfermance. His cleaner tone, such as little wing, while more appropriate for his songs is less appealing.
#3
I like...
Jimmy Page
Alex Lifeson
Brian May (duh, everyone does)
Eric Clapton

Basically, there are few CR artists whose tones I dislike So few that I can't think of any.
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#4
Dislike
I greatly dislike Iommi's tone cause it sounds like processed garbage. Good player though
Duane Allman's tone from the first album
Clapton's "After Midnight" bs
Some of Page's tones are too thin
Hendrix and Townshend when they got way too much feedback

Like:
Knopfler's clean tone
Hendrix' low gain tone
Clapton's Cream live tones: unreal sustain
Townshend with fuzz kept in check
Page's fuller tones
Gilmour obviously
Dickey Betts super sweet tones
Roger McGuinn's jangly 12
Neil Young's small amp, big sound
Joe Walsh's rock tones
Peter Green's perfectly edgy blues tone
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#5
I keep meaning to check out Peter Green, quite a few people on here seem to hold him in high regard. Any particular songs or solos that anyone would recommend?
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#6
searching for madge, and fighting for madge are intense, as well as the green manalishi. He doesnt solo much in the studio, but you can just hear the amount of potential he had.
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#7
Clapton's tone while he was with Cream was incredible, its my all time favorite Classic Rock tone. I also love SRV's even though hes not CR. Duane Allman's slide tone is absolutely insane as well.
#8
I really like Dave Davies and Zappa's tone.

Hendrix's tone is kind of sub-par, his playing is immense but his tone is kinda meh.
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#9
Really like :
Mark Knopfler

David Gilmour

Jimmy Page's not so much heard tones. (acoutsic stuff, experimental stuff and the bow)

That guy P&HFan mentioned sorry forgot the name but he had a very nice tone,

P&HFan who was it? The smooth clean player you refferred to in the Zep thread?

Jimmy Hendrix on some songs like Little Wing


Dislike:

Most modern bands (doesn't count as classic rock so this isn't there just thought i'd mention)

Jimmy Hendrix at Woodstock...

Yeah can't say much else for now but yeah a small idea of tones I like.

Iommi he's a great player with cool chops but I don't dig the tone too much.
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#10
CR Tones I Like:
Jimmy Page's Tone
Rory Gallagher's Harder tones
Brian May
David Gimour
Alex Lifeson
Ace Frehley
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Toni Iommi
Ted Nugent
Ritchie Blackmore

Other Tones I Like:
Jerry Cantrell
Slash
Kim Thayil
Randy Rhoads
Dimebag
Dave Murray
Adrian Smith
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Favorite tones

joe walsh- perfect amount of distortion

dave gilmour- no explanation needed

dickey betts

duane allman- statesboro blues slide work sounds so perfect

george harrison

Dislike

few tones that i dislike but i'm not a huge fan of tony iommi's
#12
Finally you made this thread!

I like:
David Gilmour
George Harrison
Brian May (OMG)
John McLaughlin (in your face psychodelia lol)
Jeff Beck
Robby Kreiger
Santana (then rather than now)
All the guys from CSNY

DISLIKE:
Iommi
Angus Young
Page after like 1975
Lindsay Buckingham
Ted Nugent

Undecided:
Keith Richards
Andy Summers
Pete Townshend
Eric Clapton
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John McLaughlin (in your face psychodelia lol)


He has a distinct tone, I'll give him that. I just happen to not like it

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Undecided
Keith Richards


That's funny, I was thinking the same thing earlier today. When it isn't too distorted it sounds kinda cool.
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#14
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Jimmy Hendrix on some songs like Little Wing


I think his tone on Little Wing is way to thin, and the tone that you dislike in Woodstock I think is mostly due to him playing very sloppy
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I think his tone on Little Wing is way to thin, and the tone that you dislike in Woodstock I think is mostly due to him playing very sloppy

Lol yeah I noticed that.

I guess great minds don't always have to think alike.
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brian may is one of a kind with his homeade guitar
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#17
These are looking pretty generic now, but my favorites are Clapton's 335 Cream tone, Jeff Beck, and of course, Duane Allman.
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He has a distinct tone, I'll give him that. I just happen to not like it


That's funny, I was thinking the same thing earlier today. When it isn't too distorted it sounds kinda cool.


Yeah. Keef's tone is quite regular. Maybe its just because everyone's copied him though...
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These are looking pretty generic now, but my favorites are Clapton's 335 Cream tone, Jeff Beck, and of course, Duane Allman.


Most of Clapton's tones from Cream came from his psycadelic SG.
#20
^^^I know, but I like the crossroads tone, where he was using the 335
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^^^I know, but I like the crossroads tone, where he was using the 335


Oh, my bad.
#22
does anyone know what equipment dave gilmour use on saucerfull??
i got close using a wah and a slide with lots of reverb.
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How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
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#24
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#25
Neil Young
Mark Knopfler
David Gilmour
Joe Walsh
Alex Lifeson
Brian May
Tom Scholz
Santana
Neal Schon
Steve Howe
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#26
Anyone know how to get a Roger McGuinn tone?
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