New Users - Favorite Guitarist?


Carl King
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06/09/2020 8:02 pm

We have a lot of new users lately and I'm curious -- who is your favorite guitarist?

Mine happens to be Steve Vai but I am a sucker for 80s hair metal... one of my other favorites in that genre is Vito Bratta of White Lion (way under-appreciated).

-Carl.


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06/09/2020 8:27 pm

I'd just like to learn to play like Chet Atkins.


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06/09/2020 8:32 pm

I have 4 , not necessarily because of skill level, but the way they create their music.

Paul Weller

Johnny Marr

John Squire

Noel Gallagher


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06/10/2020 12:01 am

Am I new enough to be included? If you hear me play you might think I am only a month into the journey, so I think I can qualify as "new" for this one. [br][br]

Hard to pick a favorite but I think if pressed I would say Knopfler and Frampton. I don't see too many people mention Frampton.


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06/10/2020 1:59 pm

A few that I can think of. I can't pick just one.

Tommy Emmanuel

Joe Bonamassa

Johnny A

David Gilmour

Gary Moore

Ian Moore

Warren Haynes

Brent Mason

Carl Verheyen

Eagles (Don Felder)

Richie Kotzen

Gregor Hilden

Jeff Beck

Jim Weider

Paul Gilbert

SRV

...These are a few of my favorite things


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06/10/2020 5:17 pm

Neil Young


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06/10/2020 5:26 pm

Think as AustinUk mentions it's Noel Gallagher for me. Just a brilliant overall musician I think (considering what he has had to put up with from certain people who should be close to him!).

Same with Paul Weller. Classic Uk stuff!

Cheers,

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06/10/2020 8:29 pm

My favorites are considered usual suspects:

- BB King

- Eric Clapton

- Keith Richards

- Eddie Van Halen

- John Mayer

and a special mention the great Paco De Lucia


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06/11/2020 1:26 am

Hey, cool shout out there for Warren Haynes. Got to include Derek Trucks right alongside Warren. Then when I think of Derek it makes me think of Bonnie Raitt.

I don't even mention BB or EC or SRV because they are kind of assumed to be in there. But, EC makes me think of JJ Cale. He doesn't get too many mentions but I love that smooth laid back style.

I have to include Mr. Buddy Guy, too.

How about Steve Cropper? [br][br]

So many greats it is impossible to pick one or two favorites when you start going through players. That's why I like this type of thread - I always end up seeing someone mention someone that I really don't know much about which is cool.

Good shout out for Chet Atkins, TwoHoot. True story, when I was about 12 years old I got my first portable 8track player (cool red plastic thing, it was) and my grandad gave me a Chet Atkins tape and a Flatt & Scruggs tape (Nashville Cats, cool as country water!). I kind of had to hide those tapes from my friends because they weren't exactly cool, but I have to say that I pretty much wore them out when no one was around.


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06/11/2020 9:50 am

Shawn Lane is pretty mind blowing. Hendrix always makes me smile and Neil young every day. Roy Buchanan too. Knopfler for sure. Bottomless subject though.....


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06/11/2020 9:05 pm

Mark Tremonti

Phil Demmel

Gary Moore


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06/11/2020 11:29 pm

The different tastes of the people here is kinda interesting

Cant pick only one, so...

Michael Schenker

Wolf hoffmann

John Petrucci

Marty Friedman

Dave Murray

Dave Mustaine


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06/12/2020 12:39 am

SRV far and away for me, not that I don't enjoy many others


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Carl King
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06/12/2020 1:32 am
Originally Posted by: KLZ39

The different tastes of the people here is kinda interesting

Cant pick only one, so...

Michael Schenker

Wolf hoffmann

John Petrucci

Marty Friedman

Dave Murray

Dave Mustaine

Agreed on Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman! Such a fantastic duo -- gonna go listen to some right now...

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06/12/2020 3:20 am
Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420

SRV far and away for me, not that I don't enjoy many others

I lived in Texas in the 80s when SRV was really rocketing to fame. I was lucky enough to see him a bunch of times in about a three year period. Seemed like everywhere I went, Stevie was playing. Spring Break at South Padre, several venues in Houston which have probably all fallen down or been torn down now, saw him in Austin a couple of times and Dallas once. The intensity was off the charts every time I saw him. My favorite memory from his performances was when his big brother Jimmie (no slouch) came out and played with him for a few songs. At one point Stevie was sitting on a chair with Jimmie behind him reaching over playing Stevie's guitar. They traded back and forth, and you know they had to have done that kind of thing goofing off when they were growing up.


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06/12/2020 7:26 am
Originally Posted by: KLZ39

The different tastes of the people here is kinda interesting

Cant pick only one, so...

Michael Schenker

Wolf hoffmann

John Petrucci

Marty Friedman

Dave Murray

Dave Mustaine

Dave Murray over Adrian Smith?

imo Maiden lost a little something in the guitar department when he left.

Don't get me wrong though, Murray still class


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06/12/2020 7:28 am
Originally Posted by: theMolster

Think as AustinUk mentions it's Noel Gallagher for me. Just a brilliant overall musician I think (considering what he has had to put up with from certain people who should be close to him!).

Same with Paul Weller. Classic Uk stuff!

Cheers,

theMolster

Just can't beat strumming a bit of Oasis or the Jam 🤘


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06/12/2020 3:26 pm
Originally Posted by: AustinUK___9teen70eight

Dave Murray over Adrian Smith?

imo Maiden lost a little something in the guitar department when he left.

Don't get me wrong though, Murray still class

Yeah, i know Haha

I was really close to write both names, just didnt want to make the list too long, so i just pick one without over thinking it... even if suspect someone would complain no matter who i choose to write


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06/13/2020 11:22 am
Originally Posted by: KLZ39
Originally Posted by: AustinUK___9teen70eight

Dave Murray over Adrian Smith?

imo Maiden lost a little something in the guitar department when he left.

Don't get me wrong though, Murray still class

Yeah, i know Haha

I was really close to write both names, just didnt want to make the list too long, so i just pick one without over thinking it... even if suspect someone would complain no matter who i choose to write

it's your list pal, write has many has you want 👍


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