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Old 02-19-2010, 12:14 PM
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Hi All,

Well this time let's try something a bit different, this time just post guitar players who have killer and unique tones that you like.

Mine are:
Satch
Andy Timmons
Eric Johnson
John Forgerty

Besides, I also like noisy guitars, so I'll go with Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore. I also love Robert Smith's guitar tone in songs like In Between Days or The Kiss.

Now it's yours turn guys.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:11 PM
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Favorite is not a word in my music vocab, but here are a bunch of guys I'm loving listening to these days:

Jimmy Herring,
Oz Noy,
Scott Henderson,
Wayne Krantz,
Michael Landau,
Joe Bonamassa,
John Scofield,
David Fiuczyniski,
Derek Trucks,
Warren Hayes

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:52 PM
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Chuck Berry
Jimi Hendrix
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimmy Page
Edward Van Halen
Gary Moore
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Favourite Guitar Player.

Love a good guitar sound!

Blues
Jimi
Jeff Beck
BB
Stevie Ray
Ry Cooder on slide

Others
Brian May
Dave Gilmour
Carlos
Steve Hillage
Mick Ronson
Steve Hunter
Tommy Bolin.

More "locally", the guy from Larry's main band has a fabulous sound *jealous*

A guitarist I used to play with used to knock me out with this clear, sparkling tone he'd get. Here's a thing he played for me back in the Paleozoic Era for me when I was putting together a collection of mood music.

When we first played together I thought it was this great Gretsch semi-acoustic he had, but he extracted similar sounds from pretty well any axe he had in his hand. Mad as a cut snake, but he had the touch :)
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:17 PM
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he might be a douche but i loke mayer's trio stuff with steve jordan
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Favourite Guitar Player.

Polly, my guy Zig will be surprised to hear that! He does have a good tone.
I'm a little partial to Danny Gatton.
Everybody mentioned so far could qualify too. Ry Cooder probably has the coolest name though
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:41 PM
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Truly unique guitar tones? Hmmm.

Jeff (Skunk) Baxter
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Mark Knopfler
Brian May
Tom Scholtz
Carlos Santana

There's probably a few others I will think of and add later.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:04 PM
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I like pairs...

My two guitar players: Juampy & Bebo (www.filacteria,com)
Clint Lowery & John Connoly - Sevendust
Kiko Loureiro & Rafael Bittencourt- Angra
Friederick Throdendal & Morgan Hagstrom - Meshuggah
James Murphy & Alex Kulnick - Testament

There are also some righteous solo dudes
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Alex Lifeson - Rush
George Lynch
Ramon Ortiz - Ankla, Puya
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:40 PM
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In no particular order...

SRV
Jeff Beck
MIke Stern
Skunk Baxter
BB
Joe Jewell
Carlos
Allan Holdsworth
Billy Gibbons
Frank Gambale
Lincoln Brewster

and others that my addle (sp?) brain can't recall right now.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:43 PM
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In no particular order...

SRV
Jeff Beck
MIke Stern
Skunk Baxter
BB
Joe Jewell
Carlos
Allan Holdsworth
Billy Gibbons
Frank Gambale
Lincoln Brewster

and others that my addle (sp?) brain can't recall right now.
Great ones, Derek.. how could I have forgotten the greatest guitarists' greatest player, Mr. Jeff Beck??!!!!

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:11 PM
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A dead guitar player.











Just Kidding.
-Alex Lifeson
-Chuck Garvey
-Al Schnier
-Buckethead
-Dave Gilmour
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:41 PM
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Jade Puget of AFI,
Eddie van Halen
Some other guys that I don't know the name of. Generally, I consider any guitar player that can count to 4 in a given tempo to be above average.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:06 PM
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Great ones, Derek.. how could I have forgotten the greatest guitarists' greatest player, Mr. Jeff Beck??!!!!

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:09 PM
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Jade Puget of AFI,
Eddie van Halen
Some other guys that I don't know the name of. Generally, I consider any guitar player that can count to 4 in a given tempo to be above average.
Hilarious Philly! I'm going to steal that line to throw at my guitarist.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:15 PM
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Jade Puget of AFI,
Eddie van Halen
Some other guys that I don't know the name of. Generally, I consider any guitar player that can count to 4 in a given tempo to be above average.
That's one of the reasons I posted those guys: they are amazing rhythm players. All of them.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: Favourite Guitar Player.

Carlos Santana, (his percussionist is pretty awesome too), Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix are my top faves.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:05 AM
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BB KING
Jimmy Page
Zakk Wylde
David Gilmour
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:55 AM
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Oops, forgot Andy Summers. Can't leave him out of a great guitar sound thread.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:17 AM
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Mr Steve Cropper. That Tele sounding and playing make me uuuuuuh.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:48 AM
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Will Bernard plays with Stanton Moore I believe and I really like him. Buckethead is the best though
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:53 AM
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EVH. Pound cake. Love the cordless drill.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:19 AM
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Morguis, thanks for remembering Steve Cropper. A class player.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:59 PM
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The Swedish geezer!: Yngwie Malmsteen + Rising Force.

My favourite Aussie: Angus Young.

and Brian May is a classic one.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:14 PM
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Jeff Beck
BB King
George Harrison.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:46 PM
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Default Re: Favourite Guitar Player.

as with drummers i cant name one so here is a few.

alan holdsworth (he is to guitar what vinnie colaiuta is to drums for me)
misha mansoor - periphery
mark tremonti - alter bridge
bb king
guthrie govan
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:29 AM
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this is why drummers get a bad rap.....a thread about favorite guitarists,and not one mention of Randy Rhoads.....*sigh*

So um yea, Randy Rhoads
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:05 AM
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Ok...I apologise in advance for this, but you did ask....here we go, in no preferential order......(draws breath).......

Chet Atkins, James Burton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, Dave Gilmor, Ritchie Blackmore, Brian May, Mike McReady, Jerry Cantrel, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, The three Kings - Albert, Freddy & BB, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Roy Buchanan, Kirk Hammet, Tom Morello, Ben Harper, Noel Gallagher, Dave Navarro, Jimi Hendrix, Vernon Reid, 'Keef' Richards, Mick Taylor, Izzy Stradlin (great rythms!!), Hilel Slovak (check Uplift Mofo again, you'll see what I mean)

Plus I'd better show patriotism and include a few Aussies in, Tommy Emmanuel, Geoff Achison and Ross Hannaford (sound here, not ability).

But there is one and one alone who can still send shivers down my spine. James Patrick Page!!

Apols to the other 300 or 400 that I've left off, but that is surely enough for one post.

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Old 02-22-2010, 02:32 AM
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WOW! What a challenge!

In no particular order:

Jimmy Page
Angus/Malcom Young
Jimi Hendrix
Bruce Conte (TOP)
Edward Van Halen.....hulloh!
Ted Nugent.......friggin A
Tom Scholtz (sp?)
Terry Kath (Chicago)
Dickie Betts....duh!
George H.
Slash
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:27 AM
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this is why drummers get a bad rap.....a thread about favorite guitarists,and not one mention of Randy Rhoads.....*sigh*

So um yea, Randy Rhoads
Over The Mountain would be my favorite track of his

His pupil, Carlos Cavaso of Quiet Riot was also very good

However, there were so many incredible shredders in all of the hair bands - and in 80s metal in general - that it is kinda hard to pick among the litter: DiMartini, Bratta, Schenker, Lee, Campbell, Sykes, Collen, Gillis, Marcello, Becker, etc....

On the other hand, I don't know of many guitar players who know who Vinnie or Buddy Rich are/were - so we may be kind of even...
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Here's my favorites:

Right now mine's Jeff Beck.

Stevie Ray Vaughan RIP.

Can't forget David Gilmore.
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I have many. But the one I have enjoyed watching the most in live concerts over the years is probably this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQzwqGBLYn0
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I guess it's the guitarists' turn, huh? Here's my list, inpo:

Yngwie Malmsteen
Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alter Bridge)
Joe Satriani
Alex Lifeson
Eric Clapton
Don Felder (Eagles)
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles)
E.V.H.
John Christ (Danzig, solo)
Rik Emmett (Triumph)
Ted Nugent
Tony MacAlpine (solo,CAB, Planet X, Mars)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Explorers Club)
Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
Doyle Bramhall II (Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters)
Toni Iommi
Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)
Brad Gillis (Night Ranger, Ozzy Osbourne)
Tom Scholtz (Boston)
Glenn Tipton & K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
Dave Murray & Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
Kerry Livgren & Rich Williams (Kansas)
Jimi Hendrix
Neal Schon (Journey, Santana)
Peter Klett (Candlebox)
Chris DeGarmo & Michael Wilton (Queensryche)
Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO)
Steve Vai (Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake)
Angus Young
Stanley Jordan
Andres Sogovia
John McLaughlin
Allan Holdsworth
Pat Metheny
Pat Travers
Guthrie Govan (Thanks Thaard!)
Chuck Berry (Oops! How could I forget him?!)


Yea, I know...another LOOOOONG list. Wheww...

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Old 03-01-2010, 02:41 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPEewaalik
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:12 AM
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OMG. I'm gonna add him to my list, Thaard. Wow! He's impressive, man. Great choice. Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:49 AM
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OMG. I'm gonna add him to my list, Thaard. Wow! He's impressive, man. Great choice. Thanks!
No problemo. I'm just doing my part to make him more famous. He's the best guitarist I've ever seen. You should check out his solo album Erotic Cakes.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:45 AM
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No problemo. I'm just doing my part to make him more famous. He's the best guitarist I've ever seen. You should check out his solo album Erotic Cakes.
Will do, again. Thanks. Sounds great!
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Thom Yorke; he's the one musician who's had the biggest impact on me, no doubt about it.

Melodically speaking he uses chords you wouldn't find in a lot of commerical music or other music full stop! and more specifically he's taken extended harmony from a Jazz setting and turned it into to something that's very different...you can quite clearly see the link but he and Radiohead have developed upon it and created something that has their stamp on it.

Another thing I love about Thom's playing is his use of chord subsituations. Typically the chords in Radiohead's music don't seem to move in blocks or units, rather melodies are buried together to create the chord so in effect what you have is melodic counterpoint pulling the chords in different directions, but anchoring it down into a direction that makes sense. I find this much more creative and flowing than just playing the appropriate major and minor chords underneath a main melody, it intergrates everything melodically about the songs into one entity. I've not seen many players who are very chordal, play the guitar in a way that seems to fullfil both a rhythmic and important and fundamental melodic function at the same time.

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This guy is incredible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eC0DuspVZ4
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this is why drummers get a bad rap.....a thread about favorite guitarists,and not one mention of Randy Rhoads.....*sigh*

So um yea, Randy Rhoads
And even worse, Rory Gallagher.
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Some of my favourites in no particular order:

Adam Jones (Tool, brutally psychedelic)
Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah, haunting)
Marten Hagstrom (Meshuggah, skull-crushingly brutal)
Jonthan Donais (Shadows Fall, epic solos)
John Petrucci (Dream Theater, NOTES THAT BLUR TOGETHER!)
Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders and (touring with) Born of Osiris, 8 strings of awesome)
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