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    good guitar players?


    who's considered one of the greats for guitar playing?

    I've always liked simple, "commercial" sounds like 311/offspring, and more recently some classic rock favorites like Eddie Van Halen/Jimmy Page, but talking to other guitar guru's, it seems those opinions lacked depth, and the guitar playing of those artists were mediocre at best.

    google results list the commercial sounds of pop culture music...but is pop culture music really what's "good"?

    P.S. - guitar is pretty cool

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    I am every great guitarist in one





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    Re: good guitar players?

    Jeff Beck
    Doyle Bramhall II
    Eric Clapton
    Robert Cray
    Vince Gill
    Buddy Guy
    BB King
    Sonny Landreth
    Albert Lee
    John Mayer
    John McLaughlin
    Willie Nelson
    Robert Randolph
    Hubert Sumlin
    Derek Trucks
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jimmie Vaughan
    Johnny Winter
    Steve Winwood

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    Re: good guitar players?

    The best guitar players are usually the unamed talent, the ones that have an actual abitlity to play..... they usually dont go towards tha mainstream....

    But a few that i like......

    Satriani, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, just to name a few, also check out some unique talent like Andy Mckee, I have never seen anyone play guitar that way, unreal.........

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Well do you want "good" or "great"?

    If you want Good, well, anyone that's better than me... cuz I'm alright & good is better than alright.

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    Jeff Beck
    Doyle Bramhall II
    Eric Clapton
    Robert Cray
    Vince Gill
    Buddy Guy
    BB King
    Sonny Landreth
    Albert Lee
    John Mayer
    John McLaughlin
    Willie Nelson
    Robert Randolph
    Hubert Sumlin
    Derek Trucks
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jimmie Vaughan
    Johnny Winter
    Steve Winwood
    Jimmie Vaughn, and john mayer????

    Jimmie is good, but doesn't compare to stevie,
    and john mayer has talent, but put him up against maybe kenny wayne shepard and he is good but not that good! other than those two, that is one hell of a list!

    Roger Mcguinn? ever heard of him?

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Quote Originally Posted by R1slowflyer View Post
    Jimmie Vaughn, and john mayer????

    Jimmie is good, but doesn't compare to stevie,
    and john mayer has talent, but put him up against maybe kenny wayne shepard and he is good but not that good! other than those two, that is one hell of a list!

    Roger Mcguinn? ever heard of him?
    Agreed....Jimmie shouldnt be on this list...he's a good guy, but you're right. I like Mayer though...he's the real deal. Don't know Mcguinn...have to check him out!

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    George Benson, Pat Metheny.

    2 i just thought of, jazz players, but great guitar players!

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    Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Dick Dale, Frank Zappa, Angus Fucking Young.

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Slash is my favorite, maybe not the best, but he rocks. And James Hetfield is among the best rhythm players ever. I love Zakk Wylde and Dimebag lately too (Im stuck in a metal phase)
    And say what you wanna say about some of those death metal guys, the music sucks but those fuckers can PLAY. Things like Avenged Sevenfold have amazing solos, and those guys can pull them off live.

    The other thing to consider is how the player fits in with his band mates, the best might not be 1000 notes per second, but if it fits in well with the music. For instance, Kirk Hammets favorite solo is hero of the day, a retarded chimp could play that solo, but it fits in well with the song, and he did it well, Ithink stuff like that is great. Even though I love Zakk Wylde on his BLS cd Hangover Music he throws in a BITCHING solo, but it just doesnt fit well with the rest of the music. Its all mellow, then a thrash solo, I dont like that.

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    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Ry Cooder

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Slash is my favorite, maybe not the best, but he rocks. And James Hetfield is among the best rhythm players ever. I love Zakk Wylde and Dimebag lately too (Im stuck in a metal phase)
    And say what you wanna say about some of those death metal guys, the music sucks but those fuckers can PLAY. Things like Avenged Sevenfold have amazing solos, and those guys can pull them off live.

    The other thing to consider is how the player fits in with his band mates, the best might not be 1000 notes per second, but if it fits in well with the music. For instance, Kirk Hammets favorite solo is hero of the day, a retarded chimp could play that solo, but it fits in well with the song, and he did it well, Ithink stuff like that is great. Even though I love Zakk Wylde on his BLS cd Hangover Music he throws in a BITCHING solo, but it just doesnt fit well with the rest of the music. Its all mellow, then a thrash solo, I dont like that.
    Dude check out Killswitch engage, diecast, and candiria......

    Amazing guitar playing.

    In metal today are some of the gretest artists of this generation......

    Too bad some of it sux and its hard to find the great players in some of the crap music!

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    Look up Johhny A. he is out of Salem MA.....or Suzan Tedeschi (SP)

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    Mark Knopfler!

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Quote Originally Posted by R1slowflyer View Post
    Satriani, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton
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    I was gonna list these guys but you did it already. Classic!

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    +1 on metallica and ac/dc

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermita View Post
    Mark Knopfler!
    Yeppers....

    Brian Setzer....how could I have missed him!

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Brian Setzer is NASTY good. Too bad he got lumped in with that swing craze and you barely hear of him anymore. Plus he does a killer version of the Grinch theme song. His Christmas cds are awesome, I put them on at work all the time at christmas cause its the only christmas music I can tolerate and is appropriate for a workplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Don't forget Steve Vai.

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    Re: good guitar players?

    ..................some good folks on your lists.....heres a few more that i like...
    larry carlton
    joe pass
    django reinhardt
    daryl steurmer
    walter becker
    stephan grossman
    robin trower
    chet atkins
    albert king
    martin simpson
    bill perry

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    Re: good guitar players?

    Surprised Duane Allman isn't listed yet...
    This thread could go on forever.
    Kerry King

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    Tony Iommi, his early sabbath work still holds up. there's so many excellent metal guitarist that never get credit cause there not main stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickphoto View Post
    Surprised Duane Allman isn't listed yet...
    This thread could go on forever.
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    +1

    good call

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    I think Jeff Hannemen is better than Kerry King. Kerrys solos are just less melodic than Hannemens. Kings awesome though, especially since he played the solo on Fight For Your Right, that just makes him instantly cool in my book.

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    I can't believe no one said Yngwie Malmsteen. He may be a dick, but he can play.

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