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Whats your favorite Lester tone. ???

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by garyhoos1, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

    Yep, Joe B first thing in the AM, that'll do ya.... But seriously, he KNOWS Les Paul tone...

    Montrose... forgot about him. WOW!

  2. ido1957

    ido1957 Strat-O-Master

    Oct 13, 2014
    Probably anything by Bad Company
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  3. Jimgchord

    Jimgchord Strat-Talker

    Jan 29, 2016
    New york
    The solo on Zeppelins no quarter(song remains the same version). Like angels are flying out of Jimmy's guitar.

  4. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    This one's not...

    Went with the album version since it was a better recording.

  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Pretty sure it's a Les Paul. The entire first album was a Tele, but he started using a Les Paul on the second album (on most of the tracks from what I have read), and I'm pretty sure Whole lotta love was one of the LP tracks.
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  6. rolandson

    rolandson Senior Stratmaster

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  7. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 1, 2014
    Yes, there's something about Leslie West putting-it-out, that's for sure ! Cool post ! And Felix Pappalardi ( bass ) has got to be "the" hippest dude on the planet for his time lol ! ( Felix produced Creams albums BTW ).

    Cool post,

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  8. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    I remember in high school after playing a couple years going nuts because I could not sound like that. Well still cant :whistling:, anyhow. Cool info about Feliz I did not know that.:D:D
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  9. fezz parka

    fezz parka R.P.M. (Retired Professional Musician) Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Like Nowheresville, man.
    I like' em clean. My' 71 Custom:

  10. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    What's the signature clean tone for an LP and what amp is typically used? For strat clean tones, we have the Twin Reverb or something similar, what brings out the signature LP tone on a clean setting?

    I've been reworking my tone a bit to be more purposeful and I always like starting with a clean tone that lets the guitar's natural tone come through.
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  11. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    I don't know if you were addressing the question to Fezz, but...mainly, the same things as a Strat. Back off the volume and the preamp. For me good rooted in a Super Reverb.
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  12. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

    Apr 12, 2017
    way out there
    My favorite Les Paul tone is the sound Hubert Sumlin got on Howlin Wolf's early/mid 60s recordings.
    Goldtop with P-90s through a Silvertone 1485 with six speakers, then a Twin Reverb later on. Both pickups (wired out of phase) on.

    He's off-camera here but you can make out the headstock about two minutes into the video on the bottom right of the screen...

    ...and about 2:20 into this one:

    Here he is backing Sunnyland Slim:

    He used Les Pauls with humbuckers later on but sounded pretty close to the way he did earlier on. When I saw him on one occasion he was playing a ESP Strat copy and sounded almost exactly the same. The next time I saw him he was playing a borrowed Telecaster and yes, still sounded like himself.

    I don't think he uses a Les Paul very often anymore, but Junior Watson has terrific tone no matter what gear he uses. (It's actually a Tokai with a Gibson headstock overlay added to it after a headstock repair)

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  13. fezz parka

    fezz parka R.P.M. (Retired Professional Musician) Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Like Nowheresville, man.
    A good amp, and a good player. :D

    For the fun of it, what amp do you think I'm using in clip I posted? :cool:
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
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  14. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Strat-O-Master

    Oct 25, 2012
    Southern California

    Mick Ronson's tone made me a Les Paul convert. I prefer the studio recordings.
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  15. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

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  16. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

    Trick question? You've been known to record straight into computers through simulators and such, I think. o_O
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  17. LarryBirdsFace

    LarryBirdsFace Strat-Talker

    Jan 17, 2017
    Duane Allman and Neil Young.
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  18. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013

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