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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Deafsoundguy, Mar 24, 2020.
Gilmour, Frusciante and Mayer. Did I say Gilmour?...
Eddie Van Halen
And last but not least myself.
Life is good,
But considering my taste for tone and the fact that I ain't no virtuoso, nor like modern approaches, or shredding, for what it's worth, I'd rather point the one guitar player that ended up defining my tone, technique and general relationship with the guitar, even as the live player I am.
Master Keith Richards.
Well, it's more in terms of vibe and aesthetic, but...
i'll cite Wes Montgomery. Pat Metheny, and Robert Fripp,
and i'll leave it to you folks to figure out why those three,
but this is what i sound like:
James Dean Bradfield
and a topical one at the moment
East Bay Ray
"For me it would have to be Jimi, SRV and Robin Trower. I know that throwing RT in there might seem odd to some people over let's say David Gilmour who I respect greatly as tone master, but I say RT because I saw that guy in like 76 headline and when you see three guys fill up a coliseum with people and sound, there's not many people that can do that other than maybe ZZ Top. I remember these deep pastel colors on the show and Trower just had these super deep sounding chords and changes and I was pretty blown away by the fact that it was one guy on stage playing guitar and no stinking keyboard players! All three guys play Strats so uh..... hard not to be in love with those guitars."
For me this is such a great, great topic while equally it's the biggest load of bull going. lol.
Hear me out first. Guitars, guitarists, music, who's better than who and why....... everything to do with modifying and racing cars. I've got twin passion/obsessions.
What I'm getting at it give me the wildest most oblique reference I can use to takk guitars and that's all I require to bore folks to stone, like the trolls early on in The Hobbit on their first days adventure
It's completely subjective, I'm an intelligent fellah, I know that it's opinion and little more but once I get going opinions they may be but it slips my mind leaving only fact and truth to pass my lips. lol.
Of course, that is all a bit tongue in cheek what I've said so far but I do love talking the most.... the best.... my favourites because we can talk till the cows are in bed and snoring just so long as folk realise there is no best unless you apply a little inductive logic permanently prooving there isn't a best.
And three, there's no way I can distill it down to just three unless I can have a hell of a lot of joint seconds and thirds. Why not ask me to pick from my 17 children
In saying that you're chosen three definitely meet with my approval. Jimi's there and that's one cast iron fact we can be sure of. SRV, mmmmm you know I'd maybe choose Rory Gallagher to fit that role but I need room for Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Peter Green, Angus Young, Alvin Lee, Ritchie Blackmore ummm to name but a few.Ace Frehley too,I love that guy lol.
I was always mesmerised by Jimi but for me my greatest hero growing up was Jimmy Page, that fellah is cool personified so you can bet your last pound it was a Les Paul I dreamed of for so long.
My first proper decent guitar though was my black and white MIJ Squier which I still own, love and demand to be buried, incinerated whatever with,it's coming with me just incase I'm as wrong as can be and there is an after life, Eternity with no Strat is unthinkabke.
I got first a quality LP copy last october then went out and bought a 2016 LP Traditional for £1350 a couple of weeks later. It is everything I imagined and hoped and then some...... yet when I play I want my MIJ or the MIM Player I also bought last year. I will agree with you unequivocally that strats are 'the best' guitar..... for me at least.
Oh yeah, I admit this with genuine shame but you're other choice Robin Trower. I've been familiar with the name for 20-30 years but never heard the man play a single note till just before christmas.
If I take Jimi and Jimmy then let's just say it's a fight for the other spot between Gary Moore and Robin Trower. By which means, I manage to sneak 4 in under the radar. In saying that those two are level of the third spot and I really don't know who to choose
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Hendrix (which lets me sneak in SRV)
4th Place: Jimmy Page
Damn, damn, damn I completely forgot to give a mention for Dave Murray.He was another one I really rated from early on. A strat player too, well probably more ESP and Charvel ultimately but Strat-like.
I think he's a very underated guitarist that deserves a hell of a lot more credit than he gets.
Hendrix , Clapton , Page , Betts , Harrison, Beck , SRV , no order and many more.
David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, and Chet Atkins.
Literally everyone who played with Ronnie James Dio
I should also mention Emmpu Vuorinen. I don't listen to his music much anymore, but it was Nightwish's Wishmaster album that made me want to play rock guitar in the first place.
I wanted to play like Leo Kotke, Al Dimeola, And Steve Howe... but that was pretty impossible. Hendrix, Clapton, and Gilmour were the guys I was able to steal more licks and tricks from.
Page was my favorite for decades, but even though I learned a bunch of LZ songs I was never able to achieve a feel for doing it like he does.
Ohhh that’s not fair...... but ok first 3 that come to mind
But really so many more
Since only 3 are allowed, I'd just throw out Jimi Page, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower. Wish we could list 10 because a lot of bluesmen and blues rockers aren't getting their due respect from me, and my humble thanks for ripping them all off.
you didn't say they had to be famous, these were the most influential guitar players to me.
1- my old friend Charles (best ear I have ever seen still to this day) I have been chasing how good he was at 16 ever since.
2- a guy from Portland named Michael Brown (monster player)
3-My Uncle Bob (fantastic jazz and swing player)
Chet Atkins for the win
Bob's your uncle? i like it!