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What is Tone?

What is guitar tone? What does it sound like? Who has it? How do you get it? Can you buy it? What guitar pedal do you need to use? What type of guitar amp do you need to use? These questions have been around since guys have been plucking away on the six string guitar even before it was electric. Many people describe tone by pointing to a certain player on a record and saying, “That's tone!”

When I listen to SRV or Robin Ford, I hear tone, but is it? The SRV tone mystery has been debated over and over again. Everyone seems to have their own thoughts about how he achieved it, what type of guitar gear he used, how it was recorded, and that the SRV tone should be pretty easy to obtain. Well, this is where we get closer to the true meaning of tone. Tone is really the sound signature of an artist.   READ MORE NOW