Phrygian said:I don't recall anyone mentioning Hank Marvin. The classic Shadows tone had a lot of influence. Of course, this is more than a generation before my time. Even in 2004 he still sounded good:
Ted said:Back to the topic...
Hendrix and SRV are clearly notorious for their strat tones and I have a lot of time for both.
Clapton, for me not so much. His strat doesn't remind me of the classic strat tone, but he has the mid-boost cuircut CB mentioned.
My all time favourite strat tone is John Frusciante (clean & dirty) and I also like Alex Turner's dirty strat tone (Arctic Monkeys - not known in US, but very big in UK).