My favorite electric player Who is yours?

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My favorite electric player Who is yours?

Unread post by NYGeorge » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:21 pm

In my mind Mark Knopfler is hands down the most original "rock" guitarist in the past several decades. Unmistakable sound and great songs.
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Unread post by Saul » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:28 pm

That's always a tough question unless you pretty much like one genre of music. I guess thinking back about players that have sort of stuck with me just off the top of my head I would say Joe Satriani, Lindsay Buckingham, Gary Moore and Alex Lifeson but of course there are so many others. Need to start another thread about favourite acoustic players! That would also be a long list and in my case a LOT longer ;)
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Unread post by Derek » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:12 pm

If I could only pick one, it would have to be Steve Hackett. No contest.

Such an innovator on electric guitar in Genesis. Firth of Fifth has to be the best "mood solo" (as opposed to 1,000 note a minute widdling) ever. His technique was always different to what other players were doing at the time.

In his solo work he was even more experimental: one of the first to experiment with guitar synthesis (Roland GR500), brought tapping to the electric guitar (Eddie Van Halen saw it first at a Steve Hackett concert), and was doing Rock/World Music cross overs (on 'till we have faces) before Paul Simon's Gracelands popularised it, and so on. He was also he first person to spot the potential of Randy Crawford - she sang on his second solo album long before she had her own commercial success. Check out "Hoping Love Will Last"

And for a self taught guitar player, his classical technique is pretty well up there with the best as well.

It amazes me that a guy who can play electric guitar like on "please don't touch", "slogans" or "vampyre with a healthy appetite" (check them out) can do a classical guitar album like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that gets Radio 3's record of the week.

It gets very tough after that, but players like David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, Andy Latimer, Gordon Giltrap would be up there in any list of mine. And from the later bands, it would be Mike Holmes (IQ), Alan Morse (Spock's Beard), Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Flower Kings),with a special final mention to Steve Rothery (Marillion) - such an underrated guitar player, but his technique (always playing for the song) and tone are amazing.
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Unread post by balston11 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:03 pm

I was brought up with the 60s guitar greats Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix Jeff Beck Jimmy Page etc there is no doubt in my mind that Jeff Beck is technically the best there is but I would rather listen to the wonderful touch and feel of Peter Green than anyone else.
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Unread post by Asmikace » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:20 pm

The same person who got me into the Yamaha SG, Carlos Santana. That Moonflower album was one of my favorite vinyl discoveries when I was younger. The other vinyl discovery was Michael Schenker and UFO live Strangers in the Night, made me really love that cocked Wah tone for overdrive solos.
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Unread post by Mimasu » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Sorry all you rockers.....

The best guitarists are found in country music 8)

My favorite: Albert Lee

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BTW: some earlier mentioned aren't bad either :lol:
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Unread post by Struny » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:12 am

Mimasu wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Sorry all you rockers.....

The best guitarists are found in country music 8)
Good old Country Rock :lol:

My first favourite was Jimmy Hendrix, then Santana. Probably because they were my dad's favourites and ever since the list has been growing.
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Unread post by balston11 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:11 am

Mimasu wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Sorry all you rockers.....

The best guitarists are found in country music 8)

My favorite: Albert Lee

Leon

BTW: some earlier mentioned aren't bad either :lol:
Don't necessarily agree with that when there are so many great blues guitarists but I did see Albert Lee live a few years ago in a little theatre in Clitheroe (a small town nearby) He was superb and even my wife who doesn't like country music and isn't particularly fond of guitars said she would definitely go to see him again.
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Unread post by Mimasu » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:03 pm

balston11 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:11 am
even my wife who doesn't like country music and isn't particularly fond of guitars said she would definitely go to see him again.
Bill :shock:

How did you manage to find a wife like that ? ((i))

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Unread post by Ahamayguitariste » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:06 am

J'essaie de choisir un seul guitariste, mais je ne peux pas. I cannot reduce it to a single player.

Walter Rossi, Bruce Cockburn, Al McKay, Lowell George, Richard Thompson, Nile Rodgers, Peter Frampton, Roy Clark, all the guitarists in / tous les guitaristes de Fela Kuti and /et Opeth, Eddie Hazel, Reggie Young, and/et Phil Manzanera
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Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:02 am

Cycled my way through most of the great players through the years but recently been chasing Robin Trowers tone .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV4JUmP ... MQ&index=2
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Unread post by parametric » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:49 am

THANKS for posting that video Les . . . (Y)

My girlfriend back in the 70s turned me on to to him and I never looked back. I saw him at Wembley Arena, The Rainbow and Hammersmith Odeon back in the day.

Another fine example of a three-piece that could . . . . .

Incredible that he was second Gtr in Procul Harem in the Sixties and went on to become what he did . . . ?

Twice Removed from Yesterday/Bridge of Sighs/For Earth Below are my real favourites . . . .

Just noticed this sweet deal from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Studio-Albums- ... NWMJCBWJPY

10 Albums, including the three above for £25.75 8O

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Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:15 pm

Probably due to commercial success I spent most of my youth trying to copy AC DC Thin Lizzy Van Halen Dire Straits Guns N Rosses type of music but in 2017 I purchased a USA Strat and cant believe I missed the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan Robin Trower , A new guitar a new direction . :/:
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