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Whats your favorite Lester tone. ???

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

  1. Yaralag

    Yaralag Strat-O-Master

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    Anybody that ever asks what the big deal was about Clapton should listen to this searing solo. Thanks mshivy!
     

  2. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    I was going to mention Thin Lizzy, but ya beat me. Specifically, the dual attack of Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham. Some of the best tones ever, and the notes they played weren't too shabby either.
     
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  3. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Strat-O-Master

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    Almost heaven
    or Ronnie Montrose ... boom!

     

  4. Igor

    Igor New Member!

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    I like the sound of this Les Paul very much (and having a vintage Selmer is helpful too ;)):

     
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  5. freddairy

    freddairy Strat-Talk Member

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    Michael Bloomfield - Super Sessions and Live Adventures of with Al Kooper. Cranked through a Fender amp.

    Peter Green through a Fender amp is a close second.

    Do Goldtop p90s Lesters count? If so Bloomfield through his Gibson amp and 54 Les Paul on East West.
     
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  6. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    I love this one not exactly Lizzy but nearly.

    One night in Dublin.
     
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  7. joebloggs

    joebloggs Strat-Talk Member

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    I can NEVER get enough of these tones! In a word....MONSTER! Just like honey baby! Thick and oh so sweeeeeet!






     
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  8. stratology

    stratology Strat-Talk Member

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    Ireland
    ZZ Top's first album.
     
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  9. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member

    1970's Les Paul thru an 80's Soldano.....Jeremy Widerman.....Monster Truck....

     
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  10. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Strat-O-Master

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    Almost heaven
    Be sure to listen to the original version, not the one remastered for CD release

    http://deege.free.fr/zztop/

    (Scroll down for the history)
     
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  11. stratology

    stratology Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah, I'm aware of that. I had just listened to one of the tracks while reading this thread, then saw the same track posted here from Youtube. I noticed right away that the Youtube version sounded much worse, thin and tinny.
     
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  12. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

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    What drew me to the Les Paul was Slash's tone and Randy Rhoads shredding the White custom. To me, Les Pauls sing the best with Low output vintage style PAF style pickups. Anything Dickey Betts
     
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  13. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    This guy..
     
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  14. Naradajim

    Naradajim Senior Stratmaster

    I'm old, and I liked all the old blues guys mentioned here, but for bringing the fire, this guy.

     
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  15. smithstrato

    smithstrato Strat-O-Master

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    Those mini hums @ Thin Lizzie are the bees knees.
     
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  16. Yaralag

    Yaralag Strat-O-Master

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    Les Pauls are the sexiest guitars on the planet!
     
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  17. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Love what Slash does here.
     
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  18. Bluestrat83

    Bluestrat83 Strat-O-Master

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  19. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium

  20. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhh I can't believe I missed this....
    +1 on Dickey Betts, especially on At Fillmore East. I know, everybody, their dads and uncles are all about Duane and with good reasons, but to my ears, a good amount of Duane's Lester tones were almost all bridge pup harsh. Dickey would start his solos on the neck pup, play a verse and switch to the bridge.

    He did this from the beginning. You can hear it on "Don't Want You No More/Not My Cross To Bear" on their first album and all over At Fillmore East.
     
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