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who are you fav LP players for tone.. and have you been able to cop those tones? and how?

 

being pretty new to playing LP's (less than a week) i'm just using with my existing gear. i did find last night i got a pretty decent Beano tone with my LP w/ '57 Classics -> Blues Pro -> PRRI. i was going by memory of course so it may have been really off... but it sounded pretty good to me.

 

i also like Joe Bonamassa, Peter Greene, 70's Kiss / Ace

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In this order exactly:

 

1) Tom Scholz - Boston

2) Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne (classic lineup)

3) Neil Schon - Journey

4) John Norum - Europe (I think he plays LPs, I could be wrong)

 

**Though Alex Lifeson (Rush) currently plays Les Pauls (after being with PRS for 20 years or so), the classic Rush tones I worship were mostly made with his alpine white Gibson ES-355 if I remember right.

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Gary Moore - 'Don't believe a word', from Back On The Streets Again. No, I never got that sound. In addition to the tone, I really like the ambience and the reverb

 

Also Al DiMeola - 'Elegant Gypsy Suite'. Combining the pickups with a great stereo phaser. On the same track, he uses high gain but the clarity is amazing - probably again with both pickups selected.

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His tone in 'Fire and Water' was his best for me.

 

I love that song too. And don't get me started on Mr. Big. I can play it for hours! (Until my wife tells me to play something else) =P~ I think it's so cool the way he uses small chord voicings to get such big sounds. The chorus of "All Right Now" is another example of this. I think he was lazy about rhythm guitar - brilliantly lazy - and he found a lot of really cool chord voicings because of it. Why move the hand way up there if I can play this two note chord right here. Gotta love it.

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I read a Guitar World article a while back and was shocked to learn that Gibbons used a strat for La Grange and Blue Jean Blues.

 

He's used a lot of stuff. My favorite tone is the live side of Fandango... just sickeningly fat.

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I love that song too. And don't get me started on Mr. Big. I can play it for hours! (Until my wife tells me to play something else) :-& I think it's so cool the way he uses small chord voicings to get such big sounds. The chorus of "All Right Now" is another example of this. I think he was lazy about rhythm guitar - brilliantly lazy - and he found a lot of really cool chord voicings because of it. Why move the hand way up there if I can play this two note chord right here. Gotta love it.

 

+1.

 

As I've said elsewhere he's in my top 3 all-time players.

 

Further to surfpup's comments on his lazy ('economic' would sound more polite!) approach; for me it is shown at it's best on the live version of "The Hunter". Just filling-in with some wondrous phrasing during the verses.

 

True Genius.

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I guess I'll be the one to say Slash. I don't car what people think though. I love his music GnR' date=' VR, Snake Pit, things hes done with different artists ex. Alice Cooper, and I'm looking forward to his solo album. Oh and Page is good too, Randy as well[/quote']

 

i picked up GnR's AFD last night, had the cassette years ago when it came out. listened to in the car on the drive to work this morning... man oh man i forgot how AMAZAING Slash is and what killer record that is. no joke, it's great! i'm going to be busy learning all the licks i can off of that CD this weekend (between hockey games of course =D> )

 

sorta off topic.. but does anyone know what Slash is up to now that Velvet Revolver is dead?

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i picked up GnR's AFD last night' date=' had the cassette years ago when it came out. listened to in the car on the drive to work this morning... man oh man i forgot how AMAZAING Slash is and what killer record that is. no joke, it's great! i'm going to be busy learning all the licks i can off of that CD this weekend (between hockey games of course =D> )

 

sorta off topic.. but does anyone know what Slash is up to now that Velvet Revolver is dead?[/quote']

 

 

For what I know they are just auditioning for a new singer, but I might be wrong...

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In this order exactly:

 

 

**Though Alex Lifeson (Rush) currently plays Les Pauls (after being with PRS for 20 years or so)' date=' the classic Rush tones I worship were mostly made with his alpine white Gibson ES-355 if I remember right.[/quote']

 

You are correct sir. And I agree 100%. I love Alex's new tone with almost all LP's. However, he still picks up the ES-355 every once in awhile, which is ok by me.

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oh man.... how could i forget Johnny A?!?! i know he plays his own model now but most of his first disk was done on a Les Paul... and he's got an amazing clean tone

 

Johnny A! Great to see his name mentioned, and you are right, what a great tone.

 

Matt

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