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    Poster Children For Your Favorite Tones

    Got thinking the other day how some songs that have incredible riffs don't always have tones that fire me up, and some songs with great tones don't have great riffs. Then there's the sweet spot where that venn diagram overlaps. What 3 songs do that for you?

    Here's 3 for me:





    And, for a retro one. This is the song that made me want to play guitar in the first place. These days there's way better tone, but back then, man this was it for me:

    Tone Chasers Anonymous ™ - I’m not just a member, I’m the President.
    Don’t expect much, it’s not like I’m a rocket surgeon.

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    Older/less produced: Bloodbath in Paradise comes to mind first.
    Modern tone: Any LoG/Devildriver song.

    And of course early Petrucci before his songwriting got so far off the rails I couldn't enjoy his playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Mr. Test View Post

    And of course early Petrucci before his songwriting got so far off the rails I couldn't enjoy his playing.
    Petrucci's lead tone (and playing) is pretty damn tasty on Awake. The end solo in in Scarred is a prime example.

    I've always loved the rhythm tone on Swallow the Sun's Hope album.


    Often I find that some tones fit an artist or a certain feel, but wouldn't really work in any other setting. I wouldn't for example say that most stoner bands have great tone as such, but it works in the context.

    A third example is perhaps Master's Apprentices by Opeth - Deliverance definitely isn't my favorite Opeth album, but the production is stellar.
    "How can less be more? It's impossible. More is more."
    -Yngwie J. Malmsteen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Mr. Test View Post
    And of course early Petrucci before his songwriting got so far off the rails I couldn't enjoy his playing.
    Definitely a thing where great guitar players go from writing amazing riffs & songs to gold medaling in fretboard gymnastics. Like "I'd rather impress my peers (other guitar players) than the masses who pay my bills." Cacophony comes to mind immediately.

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    Another great modern-day tone, this whole Feared album is perfect imo.



    That tone is so fucking thick and heavy, yet still super articulate. Big massive chords where you can still hear the individual strings.

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    Every Exodus album since 2004, but especially this one:





    and of course:

    C'mon son.

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    A tough one, my quick list.

    Old stuff




    Newer


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    He's getting that tone with a fucking Strat in the bridge position. GTFO. EMG's or not, they're still single coils.



    Not just the rhythm tone, but the wah sound in the solo has been my benchmark since I was a wee lil' shit.

    Perfection is the enemy of progress.

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