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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:41 am
As is Rudolph Schenker for the Scorpions, excellent rhythm player.
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:11 pm
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:29 pm
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:50 pm
On the acoustic side, Keller Willliams can do some truly ridiculous things. And Phil Keaggy always sounds great, in concert and on recordings.
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:52 pm
and others too numerous to mention..!!!
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:12 pm
Very surprised to hear the choices people have listed here.
I offer up this list of "beyond human" as techincally amazing. Once you get to a certain level, it's all just a matter of personal taste. Not suggesting I am right about anything, just opinions...
The BEYOND human:
The extraordinary humans:
Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Mark Knofler, Eddie VH, a zillion other guys...
Why are there (almost) no great American guitarists? OK, Hendrix I guess...I only care for the Brits myself.
Speaking of Americans (I am one)...
Not to pick a fight here, really, but it is a WIDELY held belief in the industry that Rick Derringer played ALL the guitar on those Guns-n-Roses recordings, and Will Lee played all the bass. I wasn't there, I can't say, but I have heard it from enough reliable sources that GnR weren't that different than the Monkees, I can't help but think it may be true. I never saw GnR live (don't care for the voice and especially most of the lyrics), but the vids I've seen suggest Slash isn't worthy of his rep, and may be surviving on the abilities of a "ringer". If I am truely wrong, my heartfelt apologies. the studio recordings do offer some terrific guitar, whoever played it.
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:33 pm
Why are there (almost) no great American guitarists?
If I may:
T Bone Walker
Edward Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Doyle Bramhall II
Hound Dog Taylor
To name just a few.....
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:59 pm
OK, I can agree with some of that list.
Thought of one myself:
Brad Paisley!I don't care much for Country, but this guy is over the top!
BTW, Eddie VH is Dutch.
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:43 pm
BTW, Eddie VH is Dutch.
Well, by birth anyway......
Here's a couple more to add to the USA list of greats:
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:37 pm
WOW! Am I a DOPE! I FORGOT LES PAUL!!! ---AND, ON A TOKIA FORUM! SHAME ON ME!
That said, the point I am making, is I really, really, really like the Brits approach to rock guitar. I actually don't care for most of the people listed just above. Not that they are bad, just don't reach where I live inside.
Having recently been to England for the first time, they should at least have plenty of guitar joy for the troubles of living in that country! Granted it's WAY cool, but the weather!!! -And while I really like brick, EVERYTHING being brick does get a bit oppressive, especially with the clouds and rain. This coming from someone who has spendt a great deal of time in "Frostbite Falls" USA!
Seriously, not knocking England, going back soon. I was however surprised by the lack of comfort there, the heat didn't really work in any hotel I stayed in (many expensive ones), the plumbing was unrelieable, etc. Guess I'm just a soft American (as I was told multiple times every day)...I'm not overwieght, but as a middle aged arthritic American, it was a real eye opener.
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:13 am
The Fru.. John Frusciante
I love his old stuff and equally like his newer stuff but for different reasons, he's knows what to play and more importantly what not to play
plus i like his style and anyone who pays 30k for a gretsch and then gigs it every night ranks in my books
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:42 pm
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
and an awesome Brit:
Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:07 am
Here are mine
Hendrix (Duh some more...)
Hisashi (He's the lead from a Japanese group called GLAY)
Malmsteen *Correct me if I'm wrong on my spelling*
I've heard of an old Japanese guitarist, "CHAR", I know someone mentioned him earlier. I've yet to find his music, even with all of the Japanese music I have... Anyone know where to find it?
Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:11 am
Having recently been to England for the first time, they should at least have plenty of guitar joy for the troubles of living in that country! Granted it's WAY cool, but the weather!!! -And while I really like brick, EVERYTHING being brick does get a bit oppressive, especially with the clouds and rain
And we all dress like chimney sweeps and speak like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
Gawd Blimey Guv'ner !!!!
Malmsteen *Correct me if I'm wrong on my spelling
Dunno if it's a myth but apparent when Yngwie played london in '85 the gig was packed full of Bruce Sprigsteen fans- The Boss was also in town and they erroneously believed it was a warm up gig, played under a false name
Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:42 am
And now for something completely different. I grew up in the 80's and never cared for "exessive noodling". The first guitar player I heard that struck the right chord to my ears was Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. From there we go to;
Joe Strummer - NO ONE played with as much pasison as Joe.
Mike Ness - You've got to love the attitude he plays with.
Brian Setzer - Though he tends to get exessive on the noodling it always manages to sound right. Plus he's my kids favorite.
Thurston Moore - This guy does some wild things with his guitar.
J Mascis - I could never figure out how he could play and sing those songs at the same time.
So there's a bit of differnet list of guys with an alternate slant on guitar playing. They may not be the most technical but they're the ones that fueled my passion for guitars and music in general.