What song has your favorite guitar tone?

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What song has your favorite guitar tone?

Post by gag halfrunt » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:24 pm

So I was wondering the other day about truly inspirational rhythm tone. Great guitarists have a wide variety of tones in their catalog, so I'm thinking about specific songs that exemplify the ultimate in great guitar tone. Also, I'm trying to separate your favorite guitar player from you favorite tones. I know they often overlap. But also, they might confuse the issue. For example, I'm a big Satriani fan, but his tone has never blown me away.

I've had many favorites over the years. The ones that have endured have created those perfect tones in my head - the ones I've been chasing all my life. Thankfully, modded MTS modules have brought these tones to me. Here's my very short list, off the top of my head:

ZZ Top - Tush
Van Halen - Mean Street
Alice in Chains - Them Bones


What song or songs encapsulate the perfect tone for you?
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Post by JD » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:08 pm

Pretty much anything by Steve Morse. His lead tone always sings...

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Post by The Rossness » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:00 pm

Man On a Mission- Van Halen
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Somewhere Near Japan- The Beach Boys
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Post by drewiv » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:27 pm

ZZ Top - My Head's In Mississippi
VH - Unchained
Cinderella - Somebody Save Me
Poison - Unskinny Bop/Flesh & Blood

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Post by Jaymzrock » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:46 pm

Skid Row-18 and Life
M?tley Cr?e- Dr. Feelgood
Alter Bridge- Blackbird
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Post by GtrGeorge! » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:32 pm

So many cool sounds out there...but If I had to pick one guy: Trevor Rabin
has alot of great guitar sounds...
His Live in LA CD is great (from Owner of a Lonely Heart to...so many other great songs)
btw: City of Love from 90125 AWESOME!!!


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Post by BigBrewtus » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:00 pm

Just a few:
Alterbridge-Coeur d'Alene
Show me a sign
Slash-Back from Cali
Cry of Love- Highway Jones
Sunday Morning Flood
Alice in Chains-We Die Young
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Post by gag halfrunt » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:50 am

Cool responses, guys.

I've added links to mine.
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Post by zepplin490 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:42 am

metallica : Ride the Lightning
The Eagles : Hotel California Solo
SRV : everything and anything
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Eric Johnson : Cliffs of Dover
Machine Head : Burn My Eyes (the only Good Drop C tone ive ever heard)
Eric Clapton and Duane Allman - Layla
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Post by Nightdare » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:08 am

Kind of hard to point out anything pure with all the processing and doubletracking going on in songs
not to mention the fact I love harmonies
It's not always solely the tone, but also at times the technique or how it fits in a song


but a few of my favorites

Stryper - To Hell With the Devil
Dire Straights - Brothers in Arms
Loudness - Run For Your Life
Vandenberg - Burning Heart
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
*Crazy train is higher on my list, but I find it a god aweful guitartone by itself, in the song it fits so well, as if 'out of control', that it's magnificent
Scorpions - Still Loving You

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Post by Petrucci » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:24 pm

Warrant - All My Bridges Are Burning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYyOWCoCXTs

Ratt- What You Give Is What You Get
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Pk7NcPdpg

Danger Danger - Everybody Wants Some
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vhKBA3ibc4

Loudness - Let It Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKnMtj1OBbI

Bullet For My Valentine - Hearts Burst Into Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n3cUPTKnl0

Killswitch Engage - My Curse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPW9AbRMwFU

Keith Merrow - Pillars of creation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSP7vEva8Ho

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Post by GtrGeorge! » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Nightdare..
you are so right..
Its about CONTEXT
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Trevor Rabins tones throught "Silent Spring" on TALK are outstanding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9olwF7epXeg

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Post by Oregon » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:34 pm

Surprised with the metal focused guys here to not see any Sevendust love.

It's hard to pick just one or even a few...
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Post by Oyster » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:45 pm

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Post by Oregon » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:28 am

jHere are the ones that come to mind where I had to listen to the guitar tone first... albums listed here:

Van Halen - Fair Warning
Kings X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Extreme - III sides
Sevendust - Greatest Hits (cause the tone seems pretty consistent for the first few albums at least)
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