Just like you, we're all tone-geeks here at TC. We spend hours on end chasing those elusive perfect tones, and listen to records non-stop to decipher the sonic sorcery of our heroes. So in order to get a step closer to the perfect tone, we decided to interview the guys that know tone better than anybody else, and ask them what their take on gear and tone is while trying to get to know them a little better.
Is it a mountain? Is it a freight train coming your way? Or is it a T-Rex screaming you right in the face? No, it's John Petrucci's guitar tone hitting you with all its might! Check out the video and get the full story on what great tone is to John.
Paul Gilbert's search for the perfect tone is like the rest of us a continuously evolving journey, but recently it's been all about finding that perfect balance between firebreathing distortion and clean control, for a more dynamic tone. Check out the video to get the full story.
Nathan East's perception of great tone is the tone that best serves the song he's playing. That being said, he doesn't want to compromise with what's most important about bass. It must be present and you must be able to feel it!
Doug Aldrich always seeks to make his guitar sound like a huge wave hitting the beach crashing. If this tonal concept is a little hard to grasp, then check out the video and get all the details about Doug's take on the perfect guitar tone.
Guthrie Govan's take on great tone is all about overcoming your own ego and start to think about how your sound will work in the context of a band. He of course has a couple of pointers on how to achieve this, so check out the video and get ready to cast your tonal ego aside for good!
Bryan Beller's opinion on great tone takes on a more holistic approach. It's all about mind and hands acting as one, complementing eachother instead of fighting eachother.
Kirk Fletcher's take on great tone is all about attitude, intensity and beautiful heartfelt chaos. Check out the video and get all the details.
Ethan Farmer believes that there's no better tone in the world than when you express your own personality. Check out the video and get the full story.