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Favorite Guitar Tones

Pretty self explanatory...I was having a pretty heated discussion with ra friend a few days ago rabout Baroness's Blue Record. Personally, I rthink it's their best release yet (not to mention rone of last year's best) rbut he can't stand it...though he did admit that it had some pretty rrglorious fuzz tones, which got me thinking about the topic of this list. rYep. Also, if you're a rguitarist, feel free to talk about what kind of gear ryou use to create your own delicious tones. rIf you aren't...I guess you rcan somehow contribute to the discussion...
1Baroness
Blue Record


Reason for this list. Incredible fuzz tones, awesome distorted sounds, awesome cleans, even great acoustic tones.
2BATS
Red In Tooth and Claw


That little bit of twang in the distortion is why I bought a Telecaster in the first place. Plus, it gets heavy as balls.
3The White Stripes
White Blood Cells


Just because the fuzz tones are so unapologetically...fuzzy. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground is fantastic.
4Capsule [US]
Blue


Further proof that Telecasters can create crushing sounds.
5Torche
In Return


Maybe it has something to do with the whole ridiculously thick strings, drop A tuning, and aluminum guitar thing, but the tones on this album are ridiculous.
6Fear Before
The Always Open Mouth


Hagstrom must make the world's most dense guitars, because the tones in Mouth and Drowning the Old Hag in particular are incredibly dense. Something about the cleans gets me too.
7Russian Circles
Station


Even though the distortion isn't really all that "heavy", the breakdown in Harper Lewis is awesome, and the tone in the subsequent tapping section is sexy as hell.
8Converge
Jane Doe


Really all of their albums have ridiculous guitar tones. Even though You Fail Me and No Heroes are my least favorites, songs like Eagles Become Vultures and No Heroes have ridiculously dense tones.
9Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3


This album was what inspired me to actually try to sound great as well as play great. Other albums not listed include Circle Takes the Square - As The Roots Undo (mainly for the otherworldly intro to Non Objective Portrait of Karma), Between the Buried and Me - The Silent Circus (clean tone in the Mordecai solo slays me), and Mastodon - Leviathan.
10Periphery
Periphery


Over tweaked, squashed out, digitized BS like this makes me angry. This trend needs to die out.
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