Favorite Guitarists?

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Favorite Guitarists?

Post by tunepeg35 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:24 pm

Hey guys just was wondering what the title says. For me it has to be cat stevens, hes just an amazing guitarists, and has really stood the test of time. He just put out a greatest hits cd called "gold". I think everyone should think about getting it. Anyways feel free to comment on cat himself, or leave your own recommendations. Later

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Post by brad347 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:52 pm

Jimi Hendrix.
Grant Green.
B.B. King.
Wes Montgomery.
Cornell Dupree.
Phil Upchurch.
Thurston Moore.
Ben Monder.
Phelps "Catfish" Collins and his JB counterpart (name escapes me at the moment).
Kurdt Cobain.
Derek Bailey.
J. Mascis from 1985-1989
Albert King.

This is in no particular order and the list varies by the day but this is today's list.


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Post by Hutton Steel » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:11 am

James Jamerson
Victor Wooten
Marcus Miller
Jaco Pastorius
Buddy Guy
James Burton
Joe Pass
Albert Lee
Jimi Hendrix
Roy Buchanan
Freddie King
Eric Clapton
Jan Akkerman
Angus Young

There are many others, but this will do for now!
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Post by brad347 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:47 am

I didn't know bass players were included. If so, Jamerson would definitely have made my list. One of my all-time favorite musicians on any instrument.

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Post by luis » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:06 am

Freddie King
Johny Winter
Roy Buchanam
Brian May
Ritchie Blackmore

and many more....... :wink:

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:36 am

Freddie King
T Bone Walker
Duke Robillard
Jimmie Vaughan
Wes Montgomery
Kenny Burrell
Gatemouth Brown
early BB King
early Clapton
Lightnin Hopkins
Doyle Bramhall II

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Post by mgdew » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:43 am

Obviously the question was favourite guitarists, not neccessarily if in everyones oppinion they are good or not, so these are my favourites (in no particular order).

Slash (he inspired me to pick up a guitar, and always own Les Paul's)
Hendrix (well, just cause he is Hendrix !!)
Clapton (you can feel the emotion with every note)
Satriani (just something about the way he plays)
Matt Bellamy (from the Band MUSE)
Neol Gallagher (OASIS, for proving 3 chords can still make a cool guitar based song to listen to)

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Post by tokaigeezer » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:42 pm

Phil Keaggy
Diblo Dibala
jj cale
will ray
ronnie earl
tuck andress
and others ...

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Post by Shredfreak » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:58 pm

Sorry for the long list but that's how it goes! :D Probably my biggest influence is Steve Lukather and lately I've discovered that my sound and playing reminds me alot of Andy Timmons.

Andy Timmons
Steve Lukather
Paul Gilbert
Yngwie Malmsteen
Vinnie Moore
John Petrucci
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Gary Moore
Mark Knopfler
Brian May
Michael Angelo
Michael Romeo
Jason Becker
Eric Johnson
Eddie Van Halen
guitars, guitars, guitars...

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Post by hans-j?rgen » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:19 pm

Somebody had to mention Billy Gibbons... 8)
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Post by Jim Jones » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:38 pm

Some of my favourites:
  • Jimmy Page (He's the guy that made me want to play guitar.)
    Paul Kossoff
    Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Truth)
    Eric Clapton (Bluesbreakers, Cream)
    Leslie West
    Steve Marriott
    Peter Green
    Joe Perry
    Angus Young

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Post by ScottA » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:15 pm

Jimmy Page
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Angus Young
Brian Setzer
Jerry Cantrell
Ace Frehley
Eddie Van Halen
Jimi Hendrix
Billy Gibbons

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Post by CryBaby » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:55 pm

Peter Green
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Duane Allman
Roy Buchanan
Paul Kossoff
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Alvin Lee
Angus Young
Freddie King
B.B. King
Leslie West
Paco De Lucia
Joe Satriani

The list could go on........... but...

These are the ones i thought of right now, in no particular order.
Also you should all check out Albert J?rvinen, finnish guitarist who played in the band Hurriganes. He's passed on now but man he made alot of great stuff, i'm sure other finns here will agree :)

I've never really thought of Cat as a guitarist but more of a great musician, i love his music! Maybe i should start listening to his playing :wink:
Having the blues doesn't have to be a bad thing...

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Post by orvilleowner » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:45 pm

Because this is a forum about Japanese guitars:

There's a Japanese guitarist named Char who is one of my favorites.

He's been around a long time (since the mid-70's) and really needs more exposure in North America and Europe.

He's had some signature MIJ guitar models, but I forget which manufacturers. I'll have to look that up again.

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Post by luis » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:02 pm

ESP ,Kevin....

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