5 favorite guitar players

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  1. Leistera

    Leistera New Member

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    1. Randy Rhoads
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    2. John Sykes
    3. Gary Moore
    4. Jimmy Page
    5. Joe Pass
    6. Charlie Christian
    7. Grant Green
    8. Pat Metheny
    9. Andy Timmons
    10. Scott Henderson
    11. Wes Montgomery
    12. Jukka Tolonen (Finnish Fusion Guitarist)
    13. George Lynch
     
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  2. ddawson2014

    ddawson2014 New Member

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    In no particular order:

    Michael Hedges
    Wes Montgomery
    Billy Gibbons
    Sonny Landreth
    Peter Frampton

    definitely want to add more but this will do...
     
  3. bestellen

    bestellen New Member

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    Just a couple off the top of my head.
    Comfortably numb-Floyd
    Roll with the changes live version-Reo Speedwagon
    Reeling in the years-Steely Dan
    My Sharona-The Knack
    Shakin' , live version with John Nelson-Eddie Money
    Home sweet home demo version-Motley Crue
     
  4. guitarman001

    guitarman001 New Member

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    I'm incredibly surprised Slash hasn't been mentioned more.

    And yeah, yngwie... great tunes and I still feel he has some of the most natural technique.
     
  5. d1backwoods

    d1backwoods CISUM

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    Buddy Holly
    Ryan Adams
    Stu G
    John Mayer
    David Crowder
     
  6. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    Eric Clapton
    Vince Gill
    John Mayer
    John Scofield
    Trey Anastasio

    Honorable mentions: Mark Knopfler, Matt Schofield, Tab Benoit, Derek Trucks & Andy Summers
     
  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Nuno
    Gilbert
    Rabin
    Eddie
    Haynes
    Tremonti
    Satch
    Huff
     
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  8. Drags13

    Drags13 New Member

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    Jimmy Page
    David Gilmour
    Pete Townsend
    Dave Navarro
    Joe Walsh
     
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  9. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Nice to see Nuno get some love. Nuno was VERY inspirational to me in my middle school and HS years. I don't want to go breaking rules by mentioning other brands, but a Washburn N4 has been on my list for a LONG time.

    Rounding out my list.

    Randy Rhoads - one of the rare guys who understood the music as well as he played it.
    John Petrucci - probably my biggest inspiration. "Under a Glass Moon" is a clinic in how to play the guitar.
    Kirk Hammett - I'm going to get bagged for this one. But, I've been in denial for many many years about the impact his lead playing has/had on me. Forget the Black album stuff and after. No one played better solos in the 80s than he did on Kill em All thru Justice.
    Alex Lifeson - No explanation needed. Pure awesome. No guitarist did more in single 8 year span than he did with Rush from 74 thru 82.
     
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  10. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Ace Frehley- the reason I started playing in the first place
    Joe Satriani
    Brad Gillis/Jeff Watson
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Nigel Tufnel
     
  11. Moose6

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    George Lynch - the reason I started playing
    Jake E Lee
    John Sykes
    John Petrucci
    Michael Romeo
     
  12. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Nice to see so many people mentioning John Sykes, criminally underrated. A lot of people got very high opinions of Adrian Vandenburg and Vivian Campbell in the mid 1980s playing air guitar on MTV to John Sykes' actual guitar playing. Nothing against either of those guys, both fantastic musicians too.
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    In no specific order:

    Paco de Lucia
    Gary Miller (aka Dr. Know from Bad Brains)
    Nile Rodgers
    Mick Jones (from The Clash, not the dude from Foreigner :confused: )
    Ray Parker Jr.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    He's the only dude in that band that has gotten better as time goes by, I'd even go so far as to say he ruled on the Black album.
     
  15. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Have you ever watched "A Year And A Half In The Life Of..."? It's great stuff, especially if you like the behind-the-scenes stuff in the studio. (I did lose some respect for Lars' drumming on the black album after seeing how it was all pieced together. I know editing happens, but it seemed like overkill.)

    This is one of the parts that stood out to me. NSFW...

     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    In no particular order: Bryan, Dirty Bob, Chris, Sergio, Tim
     
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    Shawn Lane
    EVH
    Paul Gilbert
    Eric Clapton
    Joe Pass
     
  18. Disturbing Manor

    Disturbing Manor New Member

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    I've got a metric ton of "new" favorites, but the Top 5 Of All Time (in no particular order) would have to be:

    Tony Iommi
    Ace Frehley
    Randy Rhoads
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Joe Satriani
     
  19. USofguitar

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    Slash
    Marty Friedman
    Nuno Bettencourt
    Guthrie Govan
    Wayne Shepherd
     
  20. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    There's no way I can narrow it down to five. I'd be lucky if I could do five per genre. But here are some of my faves in no particular order:

    Billy Gibbons
    Rick Nielsen
    David Grissom
    Lindsey Buckingham
    Cindy Cashdollar
    John Entwistle
    Lemmy
    Jerry Reed
    Stevie
    Albert King
    Chuck Berry
    Hubert Sumlin
    Angus
    Malcolm
    Michael Hedges
    Kenny Vaughan
    Marty Stuart
    Carlos Santana
    Brian May
    Greg Koch
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Gary Moore
    Michael Schenker
    Ace Frehley (or Kulick/Wagner/???)
    David Lindley
    Roy Rogers
    Gary Richrath
    Eddie Van Halen

    Goldtop Lloyd
     
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