Tone that sparked you to learn a song?

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  1. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    My buddy who played drums in our band likes to tell people that we played so loud in my parents' dining room that we gave their neighbor ALS. I still contend it was just a coincidence. (He really did die of ALS. Sadly very quickly - he didn't get the Stephen Hawking kind. Shame - he was a really good dude.)
     
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  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    The grunt on the solo note at 1:52 was the most badass guitar thing I’d ever heard as a new guitar player. The guitar tone on that song is thunderous.

    As far as a tone that inspired me to learn something, when I got my first Boogie (80s MK III Simul-Class combo) I had to go find the Santana sound. Great tones, and I butchered lots of his licks. Alas, the amp doesn’t give you the fingers, but I sure enjoyed it!
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I'm pretty sure I shortened my father's life learning to play "House of the Rising Sun" on my combo organ with the volume maxed on the amp. This took quite a while, as I was not a very experienced player at the time.

    At several points he ran downstairs, completely frazzled, his brain exploding, and shouted, "My god, can you please learn a second song, or stop this endless noise?"

    And there were other songs. And other brain explosions. Plus one of my brothers played drums.
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Probably this.....

     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Man, I listed after those guitars in the Sears and Montgomery Wras catalogs when I was 12.
     
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  6. supergoat94

    supergoat94 New Member

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    Learn a song? Hell I bought a damn guitar because if it. I was looking for a new band to start listening to and went down a YouTube rabbit hole and found Band-Maid. Their lead guitarist, Kanami Tono, plays a PRS and I loved her tone. That led to me purchasing my very first PRS. The song that inspired it was ONSET, the live version.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It probably started the slippery slope that led to their downfall! ;)
     
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  8. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Hmmm. I feel like my tone has inspired me to write more songs than learn specific songs. I’ve not really been a tone chaser or a song learner. I do remember hearing “Out ta get me” by GnR and wanting to learn that opening riff.
     
  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I was going to say earlier that my Junior thru the silver faced Bassman with 4x12 and a Muff did a great job at Leslie’s mayhem. Probably sustained some structural damage to the basement, too.
     
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