Who's your top 5 favorite Guitarists?

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  1. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Yep, he's another one of those seriously underrated guitarists. I followed him from the Cats all the way through the amazing big band, which I'll admit I was a little sceptical of at first, but all the credit in the world for trying something new! I was so in lust of that 6120 Gretsch and Bigsby...until I tried one or 5, sadly Gretsch's just aren't my cup o' tea. I think I wind up over thinking when I play them if that makes any sense. But dang, they look cool!
     
  2. Tradascent

    Tradascent New Member

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    He is a hell of a player. .. The Gretch reminds me of a run thth PRS did in 2010 or 20112. Can't remremer the modelm, but it was a large semi hollow body with a Bigsby. BeauBeaut but intimidating lol
     
  3. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    For me it’s never been about the technicals but about the music, and technicality is more a means to achieve the music, and realise what the mind can conjure. The better the skill, the more flexibility you have to bring to reality whatever the mind can conjure.

    So I have to name Slash and Neal Schon, because each of their solos and riffs are a song in themselves. It’s like a song within a song.

    It helps take the song in a new direction and keep it interesting for its duration.
     
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  4. alman

    alman Professional Hack

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    Duane Allman
    Dickie Betts
    Warren Haynes
    Derek Trucks
    Trey Anastasio

    The list would probably different tomorrow ...................
     
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  5. alman

    alman Professional Hack

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    Tomorrows list :)

    Bill Nelson
    David Gilmour
    Eric Clapton
    Ry Cooder
    Jimi Hendrix
     
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  6. Vertigo

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    Larry Lalonde
    Charlie Hunter
    Jerry Reed
    Django Reinhardt
    Elliot Smith
    Mark Orton

    This was top six, right?
     
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  7. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I always enjoy these lists to see not only the players chosen individually, but the group of players that a certain guy chooses. In some big forms (TGP) you’ll see one guy name 5 shredders and one guy name 5 blues players, and one guys chooses several from several styles, etc.

    I find it interesting that in this forum, we’re getting a lot of guys with significant diversity in just 5 players, and some even choosing 5 from different styles or types of music. I have enough trouble choosing 10, but can do that with minor changes from time to time. But 5... I can’t do it. If the thread stayed active I’d be adding one and subtracting another every few months.

    So after all the BS introduction, here’s todays top 5:
    Jimi Hendrix
    Alan Holdsworth
    (These two NEVER leave the list)
    John Petrucci
    Eddie Van Halen
    Robin Trower

    Next week, Yngwie and Jeff Beck will be on there. And probably DiMeola. Depends on who comes up on the playlist in the car.
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    How about it....Bolin was such a monster player, imo. I wish more people were into him.
     
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  9. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Apologies to the OP, but I'm gonna go semi off topic here since we're both Bolin fans: What your 5 favorite Bolin songs?

    Mine in no particular order and confined to his 2 solo albums:
    Savannah Woman- that little opening lick is just killer
    Wild Dogs
    Gypsy Soul
    People People
    Alexis-okay so I cheated and threw in a song from his James Gang days. It's a great song though!

    If you're noticing that Post Toastee is missing, it's for a reason. The local rock station where I grew up, played Post all of the time! Seriously. It was pretty much the only Bolin song they ever played, so while it's a great song from Tommy, it's not a top 5 favorite.
     
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  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I get the Post Toastee part. It's the song I've heard the most too. Great tune, but I'm with you. And, it's ok to cheat with James Gang, because I'm going there as well, along with Zephyr and Deep Purple!

    Standing In The Rain
    Savannah Woman
    Sail On
    Gettin' Tighter
    Wild Dogs

    Honorable mention: Moon Rider from Moxy (featuring Tommy Bolin)
     
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  11. TerraRich

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    Joao Gilberto
    SRV
    EVH
    Archer Prewitt
    Alex Lifeson
     
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  12. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Terry Kath sooooooo underrated!
     
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    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Just saw Skynyrd with Ricky...wow!
     
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    When Hendrix was asked who he admired, he mentioned Kath. Pretty good endorsement!
     
  15. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    No doubt!!
     
  16. Stevie F

    Stevie F New Member

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    Well done Elliot you are the only one( i think) that chose a Guitarist that plays a PRS
     
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  17. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    John Flansburgh - They Might Be Giants

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Dennis Casey - Flogging Molly

    David Grissom

    John Frusciante
     
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    Fredrik Åkesson, he’s brilliant, just brilliant, Joe Walsh, Jeff Buckley, Hendrix and Gary Moore
     
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    1) Zakk Wylde
    2) Slash
    3) Eric Clapton
    4) SRV
    5) Joe Perry
     
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  20. RaySachs

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    I’m new here and enjoyed checking out people’s lists. I have about 20-30 who could probably be in a top 5 on any given day. But the people who’ve blown my mind (musically, not technically) for a looooong time and never fallen off the list would have to be:

    Jimi - first and forever
    Keef
    BB
    Garcia
    Richard Thompson

    Other’s who could be in the list on any given day if I’d been listening to them lately:

    Scofield
    Duane
    Joe Pass
    Django
    Robert Johnson - I don’t listen to him that often, but where would we be without him?
    Carlos
    Knopfler
    Rory - both Gallagher and Block
    Bonnie
    Joni Mitchell - incredible rhythm work
    Tom Verlaine - phrases I couldn’t imagine in a zillion years.
    Jorma - acoustic
    Peter Green
    Billy Gibbons
    Charlie Hunter
    Weir - but only in the context of the Dead, harmonically bridging between Jerry and Phil like a mad alchemist - never heard him in any other context where I though much of him at all...

    I’m not into speed, shredding, anything more technically impressive than musically expressive. A LOT of technically amazing guitarists leave me totally cold. BB could say more with one note than anyone else could say with 1000. That’s what I strive for. I’m far from there, but I guess I’d have to say I can say more with 4-5 than I can say with 20. I’m not good enough to compare myself with anyone other than myself but I’m getting better at playing really spare stuff and my rhythm playing, too neglected for too long, is getting better every day...

    -Ray
     
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