Post by StormyPinkness on Mar 29, 2011 6:52:59 GMT -8
I have been thinking sbout this and I think Deaner ends up being my favorite because I have not seen the other greats up close and personal. I think were I given the opportunity to see Zappa or Bartek or whoever, my opinion would change based on how they played when I saw them and how it made me feel then.
I think a lot of what defines a great guitarist is being able to tell who it is instantly; being able to pick them out of a line up. The majority of the great players out there are playing the same scales, but only a few make it there own. In my mind the greatest either have a trademark style, or a very distinct tone.
I thought about this point last night as well. I can pick Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne) out of a line up, yet I couldn't do the same with Randy Rhoads. I didn't get into Ozzy's early stuff too much.
This is why I don't think Slash in overrated. When I listen to a Slash solo its as though I am listening to Slash's voice like he is telling a story and I can hear every word and emotion that he puts into it. I think David Gilmour fits this category as well. Even though David Gilmour isn't the fastest or the most mind blowing, he is incredible at creating his personal mood and sound that you can pick out instantly when you hear it.
Post by sagesquatch on Jul 7, 2011 19:17:20 GMT -8
I agree with Pea... for my money, Stevie Ray Vaughn was the greatest guitar player to ever grace this earth. Isn't it a shame that so many great guitarists Died young, and in the prime of their carreers? (Hendrix, Allman, SRV, more that I'm forgetting)
A lot of good names have been put out there, but here of some of my faves that HAVEN"T YET BEEN MENTIONED. This is based mainly on technical ability for their time as well as having that "unmistakeable style" quality discussed earlier, rather than just on being the guitarist for a great band.
Dick Dale, Eddie Van Halen, Warren Haynes (Allman Bros. band / Govt Mule), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Thurston Moore (sonic youth), Dave Davies (the kinks), Eric Johnson, Buddy Guy, John Fogerty (Credence), and no list would be complete without David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
I like that thing that Joey Santiago does a lot where he plays two pitches a major 2nd apart on two different strings then bends the lower pitch up to meet the higher pitch. I use 'dat shit all the time. Am I doin' it right, sagesquatch?