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Music Your favourite guitarist/s?

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  1. Yotta

    Yotta Member

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    Had a few beers tonight and been going through a few CDs. Just reminiscing over an old fav guitar player of mine, Frank Zappa.

    Guitar solos don't get much better than Yo Mama, or Inca Roads, or Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More.

    Who does it for you?
     
  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Buckethead.

     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Kirk Hammet, not the best technical player, but a great writer and brilliant live... Massimo Fiocco, a guitar player for One Minute Silence, again not the best technical guitarist, but a seriously great live performer.
     
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  5. Yotta

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    There's loads of really technical guitar players about, some of them are super talented, but saying that a lot of them just leave me feeling cold, like Steve Vai (Zappa student) or Yngwie Malmsteen (arrogant t**t). I find it hard to put into words, but it's not a case of lack of passion, I mean look at Steve Vai, he puts a huge amount into his playing, but for me he comes across as more of a gimmick than anything else, even though I do appreciate his technique.
    After all, music is art and how it makes you feel, not just a vehicle for technique.
    I've been drinking, sorry if I'm going on.
     
  6. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Joe Sat
     
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    Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Daryl, Slash Tom Morello and Eddie van halen. Some of my favorite riffs by them. Gotta love Tom's out there riffs, Dimebags are just heavy, and Randy and Eddie shred. Slash because he's just badass and shreds.
     
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  8. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Can't say there's just one favorite, so here's my list:

    Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis)
    Steve Howe (Yes and Asia)
    Mike Oldfield
    Al Di Meola (jazz)
    and Charo

    Yes, I said CHARO! If you get past the coochi-choochi stuff, she is a fantastic, well-regarded flamenco guitarist. Really.
     
  9. Yotta

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    Now this makes me laugh. Slash as 2nd greatest gutarist ever, durr!
    Then Ponce Prince as 4th greatest, please, have a word with yourself mate!
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I know exactly what you mean, and Dimebag and Kerry King can often leave me feeling like that - their solo's are technical masterpieces, but they can lack soul, and sometimes feel complex for the sake of it.
     
  11. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    for Hispanic definitely Carlos Santana
    otherwise, I'm not sure
     
  12. Yotta

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    Al Di Meola.

    Didn't he and Zappa cross paths musically if I remember correctly? I'm sure I've got a recording of them together somewhere.
     
  13. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Eric Johnson probably comes top, with Clapton a close second.
    Satch as well obviously, and a bit of Vai. Hendrix was kinda good as well I guess ;).
     
  14. TheCherub

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    There are a couple that spring to mind, in no particular order:

    Rodrigo Y Gabriella
    Dave Gilmour
    Eric Clapton
    JJ Cale
    Django Reinhard (especially when you consider he was missing two fingers on his left hand)
    Nick Harper
     
  15. dom_

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    If we are talking classical then it has to be Paco de Lucia.
    Otherwise possibly Stevie Ray Vaughn after Jimi Hendrix

    edit: oh and Ry Cooder is pretty good too!
     
  16. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    It's possible, but no idea to be honest.
     
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    Hendrix
     
  18. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    whats interesting is its subjective.
     
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    My favourites include Johnny Marr, David Gilmour, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Page.
     
  20. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    You don't say? :D
     
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