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Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton

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What is your favorite guitarist based on either virtuosity, technical skill, or creativity?Or all of the above, if you like!

 

My first pick would be Buckethead. Very eccentric, insanely talented.

 

 

I chose him because he meets (in my opinion) all three of the above criteria.

 

Who do you chose? 

 

 

 

if i were an aspiring guitarist, and i heard buckethead play, i think id probably quitely put down my guitar, set it on fire, and pick up the slide whistle or the kazoo or something. 

 

i'd love to hear him play some jazz.
 

 

 

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What is your favorite guitarist based on either virtuosity, technical skill, or creativity?Or all of the above, if you like!

 

My first pick would be Buckethead. Very eccentric, insanely talented.

 

 

I chose him because he meets (in my opinion) all three of the above criteria.

 

Who do you chose? 

 

 

 

if i were an aspiring guitarist, and i heard buckethead play, i think id probably quitely put down my guitar, set it on fire, and pick up the slide whistle or the kazoo or something. 

 

it would be cool to hear him play some jazz too.

 

 

post #19 of 153

I'm listening to Buckethead's 2010 release Captain EO's Voyage right now.  It's just damn amazing.

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Pat Metheny

 

Mike Stern

 

Scott Henderson

 

 

post #21 of 153

Slide guitar----Duane Allman, Derek Trucks...........Jazz-------Andy Brown,Grant Green, Anthony Wilson( to many to list)------- Rock greats.......Clapton,Dickie Betts, Mark Knopfler,David Gilmore,Carlos Santana,Joe Walsh.. ETC.ETC... Blues, Where to start,.... Roy Gallagher, BB.King,Buddy Guy...John Mayer, John Lee Hooker, to many to list..... Plus I got to include George Harrison.  and Crazy Joe 


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Slide guitar----Duane Allman, Derek Trucks...........Jazz-------Andy Brown,Grant Green, Anthony Wilson( to many to list)------- Rock greats.......Clapton,Dickie Betts, Mark Knopfler,David Gilmore,Carlos Santana,Joe Walsh.. ETC.ETC... Blues, Where to start,.... Roy Gallagher, BB.King,Buddy Guy...John Mayer, John Lee Hooker, to many to list..... Plus I got to include George Harrison.  and Crazy Joe 



Nice list 9pin, but how did Warren Haynes not make the cut confused.gif

 

 

post #24 of 153

John Fahey, because he is the only guitarist I know of that makes interesting 20 minute solo guitarsongs, without any effects.

post #25 of 153
Joe Pass
Django Reinhardt
Frank Zappa
Charlie Christian
post #26 of 153

Not the most widely known of artists, but, Nick Drake deserves a mention here....

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXnfhnCoOyo

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A little tamer, but still Ritchie..

 

post #28 of 153

 

Fripp is amazing.

 

Some other guys I like are: 

Ben Weinman from the Dillinger Escape plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfVXLDGWPwc

Very rythmically he's all over the place, but it makes sense. 

 

Chris Arp from Psyopus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8pZawn0xTY (meant to show what's he doing, sound quality isn't too good)

He's so technical it's drives me crazy. 

 

Kurt Ballou from Converge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hcUxV7BmSc

I think the end of the song is 4 on 3 (he's playing two riffs, and over layed them one has 4 beats per measure the other has 3)

His guitar also sounds great. He's not obviously technical but try playing some of their songs and you'll realize they're harder than they sound. 

 

Chuck Schuldiner from Death:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i38m-xGX7io

A legend. 

 

Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0hRznmgLUo

He pretty much covers the entire spectrum in his songs, to awesome riffs, creativity, blues, some jazz, and knows when to hold back on solos. 

 

post #29 of 153

Fripp

Petrucci

Satriani

Ad Vandenberg

post #30 of 153

David Gilmore.  Can't get into technicalities because I'm not a musician.  What I know is Pink Floyd guitar solos from the 70's give me goose bumps.  He, to me is a genius.

 

Agree or disagree?

 

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