How to Sound Like Tool using guitars and guitar pedals

Tool Time

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So, you want to achieve the sound of Tool on guitar? It’s not an easy thing to do, but with this guide you can achieve those sounds of guitarist Adam Jones more easily than you could before. The Tool band featuring Maynard and others was well-loved by many adoring fans who thought they made good music. Their long, long songs were scary and they had dark nightmare themes in their music videos, such as the one that was claymation. They made dark music in the tradition of other great bands like Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot.

Guitar Tips n’ Tricks

Adam Jones of the Tool band uses many different very cool but very expensive guitars. Adam uses Gibson Les Paul guitars and Gibson SG guitars which are quite nice.

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However there’s no way the guitarist on a budget could afford such guitars. However, there’s no need to worry! All guitars sound the same, and the main difference is just in how they look. So why not go for the  Crescent MG38-CF 38″ Acoustic Guitar Starter Package?

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At only $36.95 it has everything you need to get the TOOl sound, including a Crescent Digital E-Tuner so that you can keep the guitar in tune while playing such Tool songs as Schism and Stinkfist.


Adam Jones use many big, heavy amps which are too heavy for the budget guitarist. Marshall heads, Sunn Heads and Mesa Boogies are just the beginning of all the big heavy amps he uses. While these amps are very cool, and great for achieving rock sounds, they weigh quite alot and cost even more. For the guitarist on a budget, I recommend the Barcelona 10 Watt Amp

Barcelona 10 Watt Electric Guitar Combo Amp

It has everything you’d ever need to achieve a Tool sound, such as Volume knob, treble Knob and Bass knob. And at the low cheap cost of $39.99 it’s a no brainer to buy this one!



Adam Jones uses a plethora of rock effects to achieve his rock sounds. From Phasers, Flangers, Delays, Wahs and more! He even uses a talkbox, like Peter Frampton did in the olden days. BUt how can you achieve these essential tones on a budget? If you bought all the pedals Adam had they could cost up to $500 which is too much money.

Caline USA CP-32 Clear Veil PINK Overdrive Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal

I reccomend the Caline USA CP-32 Clear Veil PINK Overdrive Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal. At $29, it gives you everything you need to achieve a rock sound, which Tool would use. It has a very nice Pink color.

Additional Tools

Adam Jones been rated the 75th Greatest Guitarist of all time by the Rolling Stone. This is no easy feat. If you want to get the tone of Rock Legends it is reccomended that you subscribe to Rolling STone (not to be confused with the band of the same name).

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Do your research by reeading Rolling Stone to fiure out what maeks the rock music you love great!


Sounding like Tool and Adam Jones is not easy, but with this guide it just got a whole lot easier!

One thought on “How to Sound Like Tool using guitars and guitar pedals”

  1. Was this supposed to be a joke? because if it was it wasn’t the funny one if it wasn’t I feel sorry for whoever wrote it. I feel like the retardation is spreading across the internet. if you don’t know what you’re talking about with guitars don’t write an article about guitar and this makes me want to cancel my Rolling Stone subscription

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