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Old 10-06-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default Great guitarists thread.

So which guitarists do you admire the most?

Here are some of mine

Michael Schenker - This guy never seems to get mentioned in the great guitar players lists and his bizarre behaviour seems to get more coverage. But his work with UFO is second to none. Love To Love, Lights Out, Rock Bottom, Only You Can Rock Me, etc. Wonderful.

Tony Iommi -one of the founders of metal

Jimmy Page - I love his studio work, but some of his live material is tedious, bowing his guitar and 45 minute solos on Dazed and Confused etc.

Glenn Tipton - his work on Stained Class, Killing Machine and British Steel showed why Priest were one on the greatest metal band in the late 70's/early 80's. Shame he's now being influenced by Andrew Lloyd Webber as is apparent in Priest's most recent diabolical album

Adrian Smith -Perhaps not as competent as some of the others listed, but I love his work with Maiden. His departure from Maiden was very noticeable, No Prayer For The Dying is proof

Brian May -Forget Radio Gaga. Listen to 70's Queen - Brighton Rock, The March Of The Black Queen ,We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody. Very distinctive

Malcom Young - a rhythm guitar player. The heart and soul of AC/DC and the man responsible for those timeless riffs

Rory Gallagher. I'm a recent convert. Wonderful blues rock and beats the pants off the overrated Clapton

Joe Bonamassa - another recent convert thanks to the Black Country Communion album
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:26 AM
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I could go on forever with this one

Quinny and Doug for starters, Adrian Smith, Karl Logan, Ross the Boss, Tony Iommi, Tipton & Downing, Angus, Joe Satriani, Yngwie, Mick Mars (very underated), Joe Stump (Holyhell), Brian Robertson, Zakk Wylde...etc
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:28 AM
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JESUS!!!!!!.......i forgot Jimmy Page, what a tool . He started it all for me along with Ritchie Blackmore
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:40 AM
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brian may and rory gallagher are the best for me.

others i love are

iommi
blackmore
knopfler
tipton/downing
wolf hoffman
mathias jabs
paul quinn
angus young
george harrison
mick box
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:31 AM
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My choice would be:
Doug Aldrich
Paul Quinn
Zakk Wylde
Tony Iommi
Satriani
Adrian Smith
Paul Gilbert

Could go on forever!
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:31 PM
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heartily agree with those mentioned

I have always been a blues rock fan as well as loving heavy rock/metal so a few of my favourites over the years

Peter Green-great player, unfairly underrated IMO-different approach to many, his work with John Mayall and original Fleetwood Mac influenced the genre.

Robin Trower-due a mention for the awesome Bridge of Sighs album. Heavy Hendrix influence and a player with a lot of light and shade-still rockin!

Paul Kossoff-Free were a band who never hit the heights they should have. Oh I Wept, Be My Friend and The Hunter among his best stuff

Stevie Ray Vaughan-exceptional talent, sadly missed. Cold Shot, Texas Flood,
Voodoo Chile and Pride and Joy are permanent fixtures on my I-Pod.

Kirk Hammett-shredder extraordinaire! great work on the ionic Black Album.
Too many solos to list but what a talent over the years.

Rory Gallagher-I have mentioned my feelings for his work on another thread,just to say that the first time I went to one of his gigs I was totally gobsmacked and continue to be whenever I hear his work.

Joe Bonamassa-currently with Black Country Communion-a guitarist who has paid his dues and deserves a stay in the mainstream. Opening for BB King at 15 says it all!
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:36 PM
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In no order

Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Paul Quinn (Saxon)
Phil Campbell (Persian Risk/Motorhead)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows)
Zakk Wylde (BLS)

...uh, that is all I can think of at the moment
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there are a lot of fantastic guitarkiller lol...

i havent got a favorit but very good g players are :

Angus Young
Steve Vai
Quinn/Scarrat(of course)

Richie Blackmore

Etc..
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:32 PM
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Call me a bit dull but I think highly of the guitarists that Motorhead have had over the years. From Fast Eddie through Brain Robertson upto the four piece with Wurzel and Phil Campbell and just Phil on his own they've all been cracking players with very unqiue approaches to the songwriting process, and they've inspired me to no end.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:35 AM
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A lot of great ones have been mentioned, but a couple who haven't....

- John Sykes, from Tygers of Pan Tang to Thin Lizzy to Whitesnake to his solo work just a great, great guitarist

- Eddie Van Halen, don't think I need to say anything about his greatness
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