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Favourite Guitarists?

Im gunna say John Petrucci.

Whos else?

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Andrés Segovia. :)

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Jerry Garcia
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Norman Blake particularly during his time with The Rising Fawn Ensemble. I loved John Fahey. Jeff Hannah is a favorite. This list could go on forever. I've played harmonica for 35 years. I stumbled into bars where I played with Jimmy Buffett and Alabama in the mid to late 70's before anybody heard of them. Some of the best pickers I've seen are still unknown but are living room and boat dock musicians who just do it for the love of it.

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Will Marker. Personal favourite.
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I'm a blues-ey kinda girlie myself....

B.B.
Stevie Ray
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Eric

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Sienna Dawn,
I'm a blues-ey kinda girlie myself....

B.B.
Stevie Ray
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Eric
Then surely you must have listened to Robert Johnson. He was amazing, very spartan by today's standards but inspiring nonetheless.

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He's one of my Husband's favourites too!
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I`ve listened to all those guys and theres no denying they are all great...
I listen mainly to rock and metal though, Joe Satriani, early Van Halen, and Yngvie Malmesteen, all those long haired geetar heroes.!

My biggest influence though is probably Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. The style and sound is unmistakable, the guy just rocks.

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*ahem* :wink: Jimmy Page

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Anyone heard of Jeff Achison, a blues Guitarist from Australia? He endorsed by Gibson who gave him an acoustic guitar. Hes amazing but not well known.

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David Gilmour for sure! He wrote phenomenal music, great solos, and has an amazing voice. :D

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OOh, yeah I second that, he`s one of those guitarists that can make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, I always remember listening to solos of his on the likes of Comfortably Numb etc and thinking wow I want to play like that....some hope!

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Ummm its a tie...Jorma Kaukonen or Leo Kottke. Nobody else makes my jaw drop like that...and I'm more an acoustic guy, really... A gardening themed song called Bean Time by Kottke is my favorite guitar song (by which I mean no vocals, just guitar). Simply amazing...

Satriani is a machine (as is Eddie VH) , and I saw Stevie Ray right before he passed; top of his game and really fantastic. Jerry had his nights, but he was also the worst guitarist I've seen some nights... his fav was Django Rheinhardt (sp.?); his stuff with Stephan Grapelli is too cool, despite its age... Electrically the guy I like to listen to most (maybe not the most technical; like Satriani is hugely technical, but a little soulless) is Jeff Beck. Listen to Air Blower off of Wired, and tell me he ain't the complete package...

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What about geddy lee from Rush???
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Pepper, I hate to break this to ya, but Geddy is the bassist. Alex Lifeson is the guitarist, and he's really good, but we are talking virtuosos here and he's not quite there...

But Geddy would make the list for best bassists for sure...

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Carlos Santana At least his latest work. Haven't heard much of his earlier stuff.

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Geddy

You're right! I stand corrected. :oops:
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Santana and Croce
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smokensqueal, you are defintely on the right track; cut my teeth to Carlos. My first instrument was bongos and I played along with Abraxas and the first album Santana when I was 8 yrs. old. Don't know the new stuff well, but I know Carlos can play. With soul and fire, too...

Jim Croce was a singer/songwriter and in that context an amazing man, but a singer first and guitarist second. If acoustic guitar is what floats yer boat, try the two guys I mentioned. A whole 'nother level, really.

Somebody that just popped into my head is Pat Metheny; sort of soft jazz, but really interesting stuff and pretty talented... Love New Chattaqua...

Oh. and Steve Howe from Yes needs mentioning. Mood For a Day is a great guitar piece and his rock stuff is pretty amazing too...

Oh and not many newer guys impress me, but Trey Anastasio from Phish is VERY talented...


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Fav guitarists

I`m not overly keen on the band MUSE but I do like some of the tracks and I think the guitarist / singer is extremely talented. Saw them a few years back perform live on the Brits absolutely blew me away with their performance that night.

Some of the stuff he plays whilst singing is amazing....if you`ve ever tried singing and playing guitar at the same time you know what I mean!

Have no idea what the guys name is though :)

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>>>Jimmy Page

My daughter and I discuss his playing now and then. His guitar can say as much and sometimes more than Robert Plant's singing. It really does speak. I'm not a musician or an expert, just a layman, but his guitar style has a way of communicating the soul of a song.

I'm a fan of Hooky the bassist from Joy Division and New Order, especially his work on Joy Division.

Bass is an important part of Joy Division and I've always been drawn to bands that feature good bassists with something to say.

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Good call Rog; for example, I feel Adam Clayton of U2 has never gotten the recognition he deserves for their sound, and he's an awful big part of it...

Favorite bassists?

Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, and Chris Squire, in that order. Jaco was a monster, far beyond what anyone had thought of doing with the instrument, but like many geniuses, he was crazy and it killed him. A tragic loss for music...

Check out The Fish by Chris Squire...HUGE!

And plopstar, I DO try, but it scares the cats and makes the wife mad...

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If thats the case you can come to my garden and have a go... it might keep the damn cats off of the raised beds, and the newly sown veggie seeds.

Arggghhhhhhh!!!

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Try some orange peel scattered about amongst the seedlings; I hear they hate the smell...

DO NOT use orange oil around the plants as it is a herbicide...

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If we're going to talk about bassists how about Victor Wooten? I saw him do the best guitar solo I have ever seen when he was touring with the Flectones. It still gives me chills...
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Nice call Wendel; this guy is SICK!

[url]https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5903290271524559468&ei=mWzSScT-BZ2SrAL2ttmUBg&q=victor+wooten+bass[/url]

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No one will like these but Pat O'brien form Cannibla Corpse, Karl Sanders from Nile, The dude form Necrophagist... Mahammed something..

All pretty sick on the guitar

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Death metal's just not my thing; I need a melody to enjoy music, and much of the "guitar fury" I hear in that style is just masturbatory and not really linked to a musical theme. S'why I didn't pick Eddie V. H. first breath; much as he does keep a coherent thought when soloing, it tends to be more mechanical than melodic; same with Satriani. I am far more wowed by an Al Di Meola or Paco De Lucia than by some speed demon, heavy on the demon...one man's opinion...

Here's a bit from what was the night after Friday Night in San Francisco, one of the greatest guitar albums of all times; three true masters having fun...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ[/url]

Here's John and Al a few years back, doing a Chick Correa tune with a little inspired fun in the midst of it...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOVWqhGXVNA&feature=related[/url]

Just being fast is one thing; within the confines of a musical idea is when it is genius. I can appreciate fast, but I like to listen to happy, not angry music...

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Gettin' in late on this conversation

Stevey Ray Vaugh and Carlos Santana with honorable mention to Eric Johnson - love Cliffs of Dover (I've misplaced the CD) uhoh. :roll: :oops:

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The first two were well known to me, but Eric Johnson was new . Listening to Cliffs of Dover as I write this, and this is what I'm talking about; great speed and technical skills , but the guy rocks out as well. A little soul to the machine; NICE!

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re: the death metal mentioned last page...karl sanders (of nile) mixes a lot of old egyptian modes into what he's doing, some of it's actually quite pretty...but those bits ARE buried in less stomach-able (for non-fans, anyway) ugliness, heh.

always been more interested in flavor and style than technical prowess myself...if i was to mention one player that i've been loving recently (and is remotely likely to have been heard of here), i'd have to say david rawlings. his work with gillian welch is phenomenal.

well, him, leadbelly, and mississippi fred mcdowell.

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Im not to bad. Im gunna say me.

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Rob, are you the cyclist with that name?

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Fingerstylist Adrian Legg for me. :)

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Can't believe no one's mentioned Ry Cooder. He's not only really great, but has grown and learned throughout his career, experimenting with all different styles of music from different countries.
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Buena Vista Social Club still gets regular rotation in this household... lovely stuff, but we're more talking technicians and Ry isn't that...

You know who doesn't get credit but is really nasty is Prince. That purple leprechaun can play a blue streak...check out the intro on [url=https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5792204981326161348]When Doves Cry[/url] or the ending solo in [url=https://www.imeem.com/groups/yJPt_x2Q/video/3Zgn31rz/prince-and-the-revolution-purple-rain-music-video/]Purple Rain[/url]. Monster!

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Lots of good ones. I noticed you posted earlier that you liked Django Rhinehart, too. I love his sound--if you like him, I bet you'd like 'Hot Club of Detroit'. They're great and of course their name is an homage to Rhinehart's 'Hot Club of Paris'.
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Rickenbacker 660 sounds very good here:
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