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    Posted: January 29 2007 at 22:48
  1. Rush - Hemispheres
  2. Porcupine tree - Deadwing
  3. Pink Floyd - Dark SIde of the moon
  4. Gentle Giant - INterview
  5. King Crimson - Red
  6. Yes - Fragile
  7. Rush - 2112
  8. Pink Floyd - Wish you were Here
  9. Genesis - Nursery Cryme
  10. Dream Theatre - any album ( I 'dont know them)
  11. Tool - Lateralus
  12. Mahavisnu Orchestra - Bird of fire
  13. Queen - II
  14. other - name it


Edited by pantacruelgruel - January 29 2007 at 22:51
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2007 at 22:52
Out of these, I'd have to say Lateralus.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2007 at 22:53
Porcupine Tree.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2007 at 23:35
Phish- Lawn Boy (Trey Anastasio)

His tone is always incredible. Roine Stolt also always has a great tone. It's really not about tone's per album, it's just in general (guitarists tone's don't change that much.) I would also add in John Scofield but he's not in the archives yet (Jazz Fusion.)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2007 at 23:38
Out of the list, Wish You Were Here takes it.

To answer in general I'd have to really rack my brain though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2007 at 23:40
Out of these:

Rush - Hemispheres- Lifeson always has a good tone on his solos, not a fan of his general sound during chords and everything though. Love Rush, nonetheless.
Porcupine tree - Deadwing- very good tone overall, SW is a mediocre guitarist IMO.
Pink Floyd - Dark SIde of the moon- incredible tone, Gilmour knows how to hear.
Gentle Giant - INterview- Decent tone, why this album? No real mind blowing solos soundwise. But GG was never like that.
King Crimson - Red- Fripp's tone is very technical on this (with the exception of Starless which has a great tone.) Overall, I don't like his tone nearly as much as his songwriting.
Yes - Fragile- Yes were great writers but I'm never a fan of Howe's tone. He plays too many notes and is choppy a lot.
Rush - 2112
Pink Floyd - Wish you were Here
Genesis - Nursery Cryme- Hackett's got a great tone as always. Love his playing. He knows how to solo emotionally without playing 5000 notes a minute.
Dream Theatre - any album ( I 'dont know them)- Petrucci's tone is okay. Can get annoying with the absolutely ridiculous amount of notes but he has his moments.
Tool - Lateralus- Heavy guitars can't really judge the tone much, incredible album though.
Mahavisnu Orchestra - Bird of fire- Great tone.
Queen - II- May has a great tone as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 01:45
Other - Steve Rothery's tone on the albums from Clutching at Straws to Holidays in Eden.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 01:48
Originally posted by Forgotten Son Forgotten Son wrote:

Other - Steve Rothery's tone on the albums from Clutching at Straws to Holidays in Eden.

His tone on those early albums is suberb (Clutching at Straws in particular).Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 01:50
I'll go for Rush, both of them. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 01:51
What exactly is meant by "guitar tone?"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 01:52
Manuel Göttsching has a great tone. Just listen to his playing on the first side of Ash Ra Tempel's "Join Inn".

Edited by BaldFriede - January 30 2007 at 01:53

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 02:32
Originally posted by Cygnus X-2 Cygnus X-2 wrote:

Originally posted by Forgotten Son Forgotten Son wrote:

Other - Steve Rothery's tone on the albums from Clutching at Straws to Holidays in Eden.

His tone on those early albums is suberb (Clutching at Straws in particular).Tongue


I think his tone on Eric is the best tone ever recorded Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 02:56
I answered this question awhile ago but  its gone  my answer isn`t here ?    I said Pink Floyd    "The Wall"   Comfortably Numb  Thumbs%20Up   

Pink Floyd would not be in my top ten bands so thats saying something 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 04:16
Hm.... out of this list...
1.Yes- Fragile
2. PF - WYWH
3. Tool - Lateralus
4. Other - Anglagard - Hybris and Flower Kings - any of the albums up to space revolver

The "other" option calls for a VERY long list, but I dont have much time right nowWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 07:40
How about Nick Barrett on Pendragon's "Believe"? Great electric and acoustic tones throughout.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 08:45
Hemispheres - Rush from that list...

Should have been a poll!   

Also..

Rush - Moving Pictures
Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings
Camel - Moonmadness
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 09:14
That's a tough one...

Most albums featuring Steve Hackett.

Gilmour on Meddle (particularly Echoes)
Andy Latimer doesn't even need good production, his tone is so good.
Mike Holmes' sound on Dark Matter is amazing...
Lifeson on Signals...

Ah, there are too many great prog guitar sounds on record.

Edited by Heptade - January 30 2007 at 09:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 11:02
Shine on You Crazy Diamond, part II 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 13:11
Originally posted by pantacruelgruel pantacruelgruel wrote:

  1. Rush - Hemispheres
  2. Porcupine tree - Deadwing
  3. Pink Floyd - Dark SIde of the moon
  4. Gentle Giant - INterview
  5. King Crimson - Red
  6. Yes - Fragile
  7. Rush - 2112
  8. Pink Floyd - Wish you were Here
  9. Genesis - Nursery Cryme
  10. Dream Theatre - any album ( I 'dont know them)
  11. Tool - Lateralus
  12. Mahavisnu Orchestra - Bird of fire
  13. Queen - II
  14. other - name it
I am so glad to see May because he's my fav guitarist and i think that from Procession to Seven Seas he's full of different ideas...Excellent guitar...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 13:18
Steve Vai has always had the best guitar tone, end of discussion.

I don't care if you think his material is w**kery, or what not. The man creates tonal bliss and has always had the sweetest of vibrato's (for those in the know - guitar players - it's a circle vibrato that he basically invented to create a fuller sound)
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