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Who's your favorite guitarist?

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by BeauJ, December 5, 2004.

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  1. BeauJ

    BeauJ Moderator Emeritus

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    I pulled out my Fender Stratocaster recently and have been getting back into playing guitar again. I got decent at it before, just have had the urge to get good at it again.

    Any other guitar players out there? If so, who are you favorite players and why?
     
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    been playing for a while now, not that good, but I enjoy it. As far as a favorite, there's too many to pick. Stevie Ray Vaughn was amazing, Eddie Van Halen's old stuff is great, Steve Vai is in a league of his own, James Murphy is the best death metal guitarist ever, Trey Azgoth is pretty amazing too. Guess it all depends on what style you like, I prefer speed, death metal, but can appreciate any good guitar playing.

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    Mason Williams I like. Esteban is good too, I like watching him on the infomercials.
     
  5. BeauJ

    BeauJ Moderator Emeritus

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    Les Claypool from Primus is amazing. That guys is soo damn good it makes me mad.

    Jimmy Page of course. His old stuff with Zeppelin is awesome. My favorite probably attitude wise is Slash from Guns N Roses and currently in Velvet Revolver. Ive got a few G N R videos on my computer and he just breaks it down in the solo in November Rain when he's in front of the church.
     
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    BeauJ Moderator Emeritus

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    LMFAO. My god, I feel soo much better knowing I'm not the only one who's watched those. But, he is damn good.
     
  7. FenderStratMan

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    Eric Clapton - he and I share a similar life history, I identify with him. He is a passionate yet considerate guitarist who believes in the song and always makes room for the other band members (a George Harrison influence no doubt). He is also noteable for his virtuosity and I believe, he will continue to make relavent music until his dying day. He has my devoted respect.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn - virtuosity and technical ability (I think he one-upped Jimi's "little wing and Vodoo Chile"

    Jimi Hendrix - composition, vision, and inate sense of rythym

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - all of them for passionate hillbilly rock that has very few comparisons in the terms of technical, composition, or orchestration.

    In my opinion only one person can compete in three areas. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmore.

    Only a few can compete in the combined areas of composition and orchestration Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin) and to a lesser degree Gary Moore.

    Country guitarist favorites;

    Chet Atkins - A world class treasure who will go down in music history on par with the forever remebered.

    Jerry Reed (yes JERRY REED! if you disagree listen to some of the music instead of the often goofy words)

    Vince Gill - A Journeyman technician

    Pete Anderson - He's just got BIG balls!
     
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    nobody has probly hear of him but Bruce Kulick can wail...he was in KISS for awhile but has gone solo after they reunited with the original members...great solos
     
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    I remember Bruce, never cared for KISS, but he jammed. After looking at the list I have to say that I consider Hendrix at the number 1 position. Even after being depart for close to 40 yrs he has set a standard for anyone to emulate. Anyone remember Alex Scholnick from testament?

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    tom morello from rage aginst the machine can do some amazing things with a guitar
     
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    Allan Holdsworth = God
     
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    Bo diddley, hendrix, mason williams, sonny terry/Bobbie mchee on accoustic stuff,cris rea.Robt lucas, (Luke and the locomotives)
     
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    Here's a few more:

    Tal Farlow
    Jimmy Raney
    Barney Kessel
    Joe Pass
    Wes Montgomery
    Kenny Burrell
    Grant Green
    Tony Tedesco
    Julian Bream
    Adreas Sogovia
    George Benson

    Anyone studing guitar should know these names, these are your roots, without them there would probably be no guitar.
     
  14. MONMIX

    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I am not a guitarist, but a live engineer

    Eddy VanHallen
    Scott Dante'
    B.B. King
    Dave Beegal
    Neil Shaun
     
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    Hendrix and Clapton.
     
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    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    < smacks self in forehead

    How could I NOT say Hendrix ?
     
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    Doug I'm Awesome! Moderator Emeritus

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    wow I can't beleive any one has said this yet, Angus Young is one of the best guitarists imho.
     
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    celly disturber of the peace

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    I saw Ritchie Blackmore live once when he was with Rainbow. That was amazing. Have also seen Jimmy Page do a guest appearance with Robert Plant (enough said), saw Eric Clapton (Mark Knopfler was also on stage for the entire show), have seen Eddie Van Halen twice (once with David Lee and once with Sammy) and also Angus Young. I sure like John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers too. Tom Scholz of Boston was amazing, as were the dual lead guitar solos of Pat Travers and Pat Thrall. Pete Townsend was superb as well (he had an injured hand from jamming it on his whammy bar at a show in Seattle, but was still rock solid).

    I've seen a ton of live shows so I'm sure I'm forgetting someone.

    I don't play guitar but have always appreciated it since my high school buddy and I would sit down and he'd play his Les Paul for me. Seeing a guitarist live is the best way to gauge just how good they really are, IMHO.
     
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    forgot to add jerry cantrell from allice in chains
     
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    Tab Benoit is my favorite. His playing isn't the flashiest or the fastest, but he puts a lot of feeling into his music, and gives it all he's got every time he plays. He doesn't use any effects, so what he plays is what you hear. I've seen him play 15 times or so since '97, and always look forward to the next time he comes around. Here's a sample.
     
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    Yes, and as I type I'm wearing an AC/DC shirt. I still can't believe anyone hasn't said Slash from GnR
     






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