25 Of The Great­est Tones

Join us as we in­ves­ti­gate, dis­sect and un­lock the most iconic gui­tar sounds in elec­tric gui­tar his­tory and show you how to get them too

Total Guitar - - CONTENTS - Wo rds Rob Laing, Michael Ast­ley-br own, Jonathan Hors­ley, Chris Bird

We’ve all been in­spired by the sounds of clas­sic songs at some point, pro­pelled to chase down or even buy our way to get that sound. On­line de­bate con­stantly rages be­tween play­ers over who used what, how and when on record, but there can­not be a ‘de­fin­i­tive’ list of the 25 great­est tones ever in or­der; that’s an im­pos­si­ble task. In­stead, we’ve un­leashed the tone­hounds and hunted down the very best clas­sic sounds you can achieve with ac­ces­si­ble gear. And we’re cov­er­ing a world of pos­si­bil­i­ties in the process with valu­able tips these tones can teach us that all play­ers can ben­e­fit from. From Hen­drix to Homme, and Marr to Marvin, we’re break­ing down their sounds and build­ing your sig­nal chain. It’s time to dust down the ped­al­board and fire up your valves for tone city…

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