Top 5 Guitar Players?

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  1. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    nice pics but who is this daily guy? lol
     
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    Danny D Strat-O-Master

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    Oh Good Lord, I can't wait for this. Please take into consideration my age and the historical context in which the players plied their trade in conjunction with my growing interest in electric guitar.

    I'd love a tech savvy person to take the data and crunch the numbers.

    My response is based on initial exposure followed by the, "That blows my mind" factor.

    1. Chet Atkins
    2. Jimi Hendrix
    3. Eric Clapton
    4. George Harrison
    5. Clem Clemson

    The gray areas are so wide because interest in one player leads to interest in another.
     
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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    players are getting wiser these days ..possibly due to covid lol
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    Fine player

    A friend once sent me a picture of him playing, he said he reminded him of me (I don't think so), I thought it was a frigging video link...I spent 5 minutes trying to open it for a listen. :oops:
     
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    blasphemoustrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    Danny D Strat-O-Master

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    Danny D Strat-O-Master

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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    Clapton
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  9. Danny D

    Danny D Strat-O-Master

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    I love the way you redefine influence. I think inspiration is a much stronger descriptor.
     
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    UFO1965 Strat-Talker

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    Punky Meadows (early influence)
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hang on -- we'll be doing a "Middle Five Guitar Players" thread soon, just to change things up for you.
    I wonder if he is related to Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    There are / were simply too many to group into the five best.

    I'm grouchy this evening. ThunderHeadL.gif

    OK, most every evenings...
     
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    dante1963 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Top 5?
    That’s a tough one.
    Key is who influenced me. ( besides being technically proficient and guitaribly remarkable)


    Duane Allman

    Richard Betts

    Joe Walsh

    David Gilmour

    Eric Clapton
     
  17. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    Maybelle Carter
    Tony Iommi
    Buck Owens
    John Fogerty
    Eric Clapton

    And, since I play bass too, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee and Steve Harris.
     
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    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    with apologies to all five for trying to blame my failures on them.

    patti smith
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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    Have a Slim Jim.
     
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