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#1
Yes, I know its been done before, but I figure we may as well have a lovely new one.

You all get it, post the guitarist/band with your favourite tone and you least favourite as well. And please don't argue or start flaming or any of that crap.

Favourite- Between the buried and me. In THIS video, they have amazing sound and I don't think theres any arguing with that

Least favourite- Probably the generic thrash scooped mids thing. I suppose it works for the genre, but I really don't like it. Metallica is probably the best example.

Post away.
#2
Love the old Van Halen brown sound, hate anything sterile or generic sounding.
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#4
Jimmy Page's all around tone is awesome.
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#5
I like David Gilmour's tone, Carlos Santanas. I actually think Rise Against has great tone. I really hate a harsh high gain sound. Scooped mids too.
#6
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Favourite- Between the buried and me. In THIS video, they have amazing sound and I don't think theres any arguing with that

They have SWEET lead tone.

I hate when there's so much gain the guitar sounds soupy without any definition at all. I mean really. Just turn it down a little?
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#7
Im not too piccy on the tone because each band I like has a tone suited to what they are playing.

My fav. clean tone would definally be Gilmore.
Lead tone: In flames
Rythem tone: Inflames/Metallica post Kill-em all, pre Load.

The only tone that ever annoyed my was system of a downs last 2 albums. didnt like it at all. but thats me.
#9
Favorite:
Santana and SRV are tied

Hated:
Again, scooped+high gain metal stuff, stuff with too much treble, etc.
Call me Wes.
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#10
Fave: Alex Lifeson's modern-day live tone. Joe Perry's modern live tone. Shooter Jennings' dirty and clean tones. Jack White's tones, and David Gilmour's cleans.

Least: Generic thrash shit, stuff without enough mids.
#13
Boston, The old Van Halen Brown sound and Eric Johnson are all tied in my book


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#15
Favourites: Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Dallas Toler-Wade/Karl Sanders (Nile).

Least Favourites: Wayne Static (Static-X), Immortal's first album (Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism), Mutiilation.
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#16
Favorite- Gilmore (live; Dark Side of the Moon Tour) or Steve Vai (Whispering a Prayer; at the Astoria)
Least Favorite: Overly sterile sounding solid states, and guitar sounds that are so buried in effects that you can't tell it's even a guitar
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#17
favourite: probably arch enemys circa wages of sin/anthems of rebellion, triviums from ascendency and disarmonia mundi's from fragments of a d-generation.
i like eric johnsons too

least favourite: anything thats ridiculously over-gained, thin and grey sounding
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#18
Favorites... Gojira, Chimaira, All that remains, Five Finger Death Punch and a slew of other metal bands i cant think of at the moment... also old school blues artists

Hate... Country music tone, and there is a few metal/rock bands i hate but i can never remember then till im in the car and they come on the radio...
#19
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Favorite tones: Sakito from Nightmare, which you guys probably don't know about so here
http://youtube.com/watch?v=IDArad5jf1g
and this guys
http://youtube.com/watch?v=UEN7n_Areo0

Least favorite: Dimebag's tone, it's so damn thin and cold.

Awesome, a Nightmare fan.


As for me though, my favorite tones would be Megadeth's tone on UA, Marty Friedman's tone on Loudspeaker, or Hitsugi of Nightmare's tone. I hate how his guitar's always being drowned out by Sakito, though.

I hate guitar tones with too much treble, and that are super-thin. Or too much gain, like Nile. Don't get me wrong, I ****ing love Nile, and I think their tone works well with the music, it's just that they've got too much gain going on.
#20
Good tones: Nickelback, Dream Theaters newer albums, Metallica Ride the Lightning, Load/Reload, Garage Days (the new songs), St. Anger, Yngwie, and TOOL!!!!

Bad Tones: Old dream theater, Steve Vai, And Justice For All, Nirvana, Dimebag with pantera.
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#21
Good: Simon from Blindside on the album Silence, Acceptance (Rocker 50s baby!), Nirvana's In Utero album...etc.

Bad: Generic pop punk and generic metal
#22
Favs: Ensiferum- Iron album, Wintersun- self titled, Opeth- all

hate: anything with too much gain and the absence of mids.
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#23
Off the top of my head, my favorite tones are Converge (only in You Fail Me), Dave Gilmour, Behemoth, Buckethead, Coheed and Cambria, Van Halen, and John Fruisciante.
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#24
Definitely digging Protest The Hero's tone.
Also Winds of Plague's lead tone anyone?
The tone on the outro of One Body Too Many is just godly.
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#25
Favourite: The opening riff on Newborn by Muse. Basically anything fuzzed up beyond reason.

Hate: Been said a lot already. Just too much muddied up gain. Out of control fuzz still has some character, but too much distortion just sounds sterile. (imo, etc etc)
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#27
I love Buddy Guy's tone. BB King's too. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks also have awesome tones. Greg Ginn's tone is pretty cool, too.

As far as hating tones, I have to say... probably that damned shredder tone. So much freakin delay it's nauseating. Country and surf tones are annoying too. Too much reverb.
#28
do analog and digital petals make a differnce because i need good pedals for a tube amp, wah, phaser, chorus, flanger, metal pedal, tube screamer, delay, etc.
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#29
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I love Buddy Guy's tone.


Dang, forgot about Buddy!
His backup guitarist, Ric Hall has great tone too.
Call me Wes.
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#30
Love Jimi's tones. Hate Daron Malakian's tones.
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#31
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Dang, forgot about Buddy!
His backup guitarist, Ric Hall has great tone too.

Yarp. I love it even more when he brings out that cherry red ES-335. I think his tone was the best when he was with Jimmy Reed, though. He's really not changed that much, though, in the 50 years he's been playing.

I also dig Otis Rush's tone and Duane Allman's tone. My favorite Clapton tone was when he was with Cream, or The Bluesbreakers. I don't like his post-Cream tone that much.

Hubert Sumlin and Muddy Waters also had awesome tones, as did Earl Hooker.

Add Joe Bonamassa's more recent tone (after he got rid of 2/3s of his pedal board), and Wes Montgomery's tone to my list of fav's.

Another hated tone=John Mayer's. He scoops the **** out of his tone, and it was worse before he started using the Two Rock amps.
#32
favorites: SRV, pre-st. anger james hetfield, BTBAM (those videos were unbelieveable), dave knudson from minus the bear, dave gilmour, mark and willie from lamb of god, adam jones from tool, and of course john frusicante

crap tones: mick thompson from slipknot (check out his sig. amp, its actually painful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfYIZgwlaXc&feature=related), and although i love killswitch, their tone kind of bugs me, same with protest the hero and bring me the horizon.
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#33
I like Gus G's (from Firewind) sound, Alexi Laiho's, the good old 80s thrash metal sound (like Megadeth's Rust In Peace or Testament's The Legacy albums) I hate scooped mids sounds like Dimebag's. I used to scoop my mids for so long, and then, I don't know how what I did to survive it lol...
#34
I can't really decipher sometimes because tone and play style go hand in hand. Take Eric Johnson, His tone sounds good but so much of that tone is in the fingers.

I dig smoove jazz tones (semis)

A tone I don't dig is this super trebly tone the White Stripes are sporting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OjTspCqvk8

The fun starts around the 2:20 mark. easily the worst solo and tone I've ever heard
#35
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I can't really decipher sometimes because tone and play style go hand in hand. Take Eric Johnson, His tone sounds good but so much of that tone is in the fingers.

I dig smoove jazz tones (semis)

A tone I don't dig is this super trebly tone the White Stripes are sporting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OjTspCqvk8

The fun starts around the 2:20 mark. easily the worst solo and tone I've ever heard

Jack White kills his tone with that damned whammy pedal. He's got a nice, thick, greasy tone, and that whammy just ruins it for me sometimes. Dan Auerbach has a sexy tone, on the other hand.

And yeah, Jazz tones are teh pwn0rz, especially Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall (GA 50, FTW)
#36
Herman Ri has the best tone EVAR!

Seriously now.

Favourites: SRV, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Mikael Akerfeldt.

Least Favourties: Herman Li, Paul Gilbert and Dimebag.
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#37
Favourites: Slash's tone on the Appetite album, and also on Estranged from UYI2 - Matt Heafy from The Crusade (Some people may argue with this tone, but I seemingly love it) - James Hetfield (On master of Puppets).
#38
I hate all modern pop indie tones, i.e. distorted Fender HRD. And Paul Gilbert's.
#39
I thought I was the only person who hated Paul Gilberts tone, all my friends seem to think its really good. He's a great player, but his tone is too thin, not nearly enough gain for what he plays IMO.
#40
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I thought I was the only person who hated Paul Gilberts tone, all my friends seem to think its really good. He's a great player, but his tone is too thin, not nearly enough gain for what he plays IMO.

see i've always said that. its a very thin tone and its quite scratchy sounding too

but it works for him, so its quite cool
if anybody else played with it, it wouldn't work
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