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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #195 on: November 10, 2011, 10:07:37 AM »
I would say Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Satriani's music just doesn't resonate with me emotionally, and Steve Vai's music is so melodramatic when he's not just showing off.

Also, what is with the fan? Is he unable to play guitar without his hair being whipped behind him at 100 miles per hour?  :?
Did you not hear? The fan is history (for now), he cut his hair!

Personally I like that over the top fan + glowing guitar + extreme poses while wearing a coat thing...is it too much? Is chocolat + vanilla icecream with cooky dough, chocolat chips and brownie pieces too much? Yeah, but it is still freaking amazing.

Though it took me a while to get Vai....but as of now I own the man a lot.
He did this one video thing where he gives you advice on how to be succesful, which I find to be the most inspiring live lesson I ever heard (with Conan O`Briens final Tonight Show) and he plays "Whispering a Prayer" in between.
I can only recommend you watch it all, weather you like the man or not, he has whise words to say.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #196 on: November 10, 2011, 10:49:48 AM »

He did this one video thing where he gives you advice on how to be succesful, which I find to be the most inspiring live lesson I ever heard (with Conan O`Briens final Tonight Show) and he plays "Whispering a Prayer" in between.
I can only recommend you watch it all, weather you like the man or not, he has whise words to say.

http://youtu.be/Fle4QNtSiRs


I watched that a while back and it blew me away. I feel out of love with Vai many years ago but that video sparked such admiration, I was awestruck.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #197 on: November 10, 2011, 11:22:41 AM »
Is chocolat + vanilla icecream with cooky dough, chocolat chips and brownie pieces too much?

It is if you're $%&#ing diabetic.  :evil:


(Sorry dude, your point was a reasonable one.  :wink: )
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #198 on: November 10, 2011, 06:37:49 PM »
I said I didn't want to go on about shredders, but I saw an ad in Guitar World today featuring this guy, and I really don't get him...

Rusty Cooley.

That's the guitarist i would choose for not getting. Its just scales played fast. Its boring after a few minutes.

I don't get that people here don't get Jeff Beck!
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #199 on: November 13, 2011, 05:26:00 PM »
Yeah I'm a little surprised at the level of anti-JB feeling. I think he's extraordinarily creative.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #200 on: November 13, 2011, 06:51:25 PM »
I would say Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Satriani's music just doesn't resonate with me emotionally, and Steve Vai's music is so melodramatic when he's not just showing off.

Also, what is with the fan? Is he unable to play guitar without his hair being whipped behind him at 100 miles per hour?  :?
Did you not hear? The fan is history (for now), he cut his hair!

Personally I like that over the top fan + glowing guitar + extreme poses while wearing a coat thing...is it too much? Is chocolat + vanilla icecream with cooky dough, chocolat chips and brownie pieces too much? Yeah, but it is still freaking amazing.

Though it took me a while to get Vai....but as of now I own the man a lot.
He did this one video thing where he gives you advice on how to be succesful, which I find to be the most inspiring live lesson I ever heard (with Conan O`Briens final Tonight Show) and he plays "Whispering a Prayer" in between.
I can only recommend you watch it all, weather you like the man or not, he has whise words to say.

http://youtu.be/Fle4QNtSiRs


Excellent video. Kiichis right, like the man or not, hell, play guitar or not; this is great advice for anyone with musical aspirations. It crystalised a lot of thoughts that I've had about attitude to musical work and development that I could never have solidified and articulated so well on my own, to do with attitude and passion being the most important things. Inspirational indeed.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #201 on: November 13, 2011, 07:15:57 PM »
^ ^ + ^ ^ ^ I know I said jeff beck might qualify for me, but he was on some programme on bbc2 last night where people were playing beatles covers, and I thought he was great.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #202 on: November 13, 2011, 08:33:55 PM »
^ ^ + ^ ^ ^ I know I said jeff beck might qualify for me, but he was on some programme on bbc2 last night where people were playing beatles covers, and I thought he was great.

I saw that one too (black Gibson Les Paul) and his playing was marvelous.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #203 on: November 13, 2011, 09:01:47 PM »
yep, that's the one :)

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #204 on: November 15, 2011, 01:53:58 AM »
How did I forget this guy? Roland product demonstrator Alex Hutchings. Everything he plays sounds like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vf0__9TSDi0

It's all just ... ugh ... horrible BOSS characterless toneless processed sounds, some of the worst facial contortions seen on a product demo, utterly tasteless and unnecessary use of effects ... I hate every sound he makes.

EDIT: And the videos where he's using that silly VG-99 digital guitar nonsense are even worse, fast forward a few minutes to hear unlistenable silly noises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9SDaaXQxE

EDIT 2: Worth mentioning I don't like his beard either.

EDIT 3: Or his shirt.

EDIT 4: Jeff Beck is a genius.





« Last Edit: November 15, 2011, 02:36:59 AM by Frank »

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #205 on: November 17, 2011, 10:25:25 AM »
I was having a think about how this thread panned out. I think some of the comments about not getting guitarists who made a name for themselves years ago are a bit strange. Take BB King. He was one of the first pioneers of electric guitars. Ok I understand by todays standards his technique isn't  in the same league as someone like Guthrie Govan, but its of its time. He does have a lovely vibrato. There wasn't a huge amount of electric guitar players around in the 50's and early 60's compared to today. Its easy to look back in 2011 and say you don't get players from 40+ years ago but they inspired others who inspired others ect. Without Page, Clapton, Beck ect who I do get, we wouldn't have the great guitar music that their music gave birth to. They had their fingers on the pulse of what was happening when interest in electric guitars began to gather momentum. How many Gary Moore fans are there in here? Well he took up guitar because of the Beano album. How many of us in here can play like Clapton did back then? Hendrix. He took black music back to America after hearing what the Brits were doing with it and can you really say you don't get him as player? Really? There is a lot of of his music/playing not to get.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #206 on: November 18, 2011, 12:19:54 PM »
Dimebag... seriously not a fan.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #207 on: November 18, 2011, 12:46:00 PM »
How did I forget this guy? Roland product demonstrator Alex Hutchings. Everything he plays sounds like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vf0__9TSDi0

It's all just ... ugh ... horrible BOSS characterless toneless processed sounds, some of the worst facial contortions seen on a product demo, utterly tasteless and unnecessary use of effects ... I hate every sound he makes.

EDIT: And the videos where he's using that silly VG-99 digital guitar nonsense are even worse, fast forward a few minutes to hear unlistenable silly noises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9SDaaXQxE

EDIT 2: Worth mentioning I don't like his beard either.

EDIT 3: Or his shirt.

EDIT 4: Jeff Beck is a genius.









that dudes voice in the second clip was enough to make me throw up. He looks like a klingon thats just come from a c--ktail night at a village club.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #208 on: November 18, 2011, 01:01:32 PM »
that dudes voice in the second clip was enough to make me throw up. He looks like a klingon thats just come from a c--ktail night at a village club.

I was thinking that too - wasn't bothered about his playing or tone, but has has an incredibly annoying voice!
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #209 on: November 23, 2011, 03:35:12 PM »
This is more of a I Hate thread than anything else. With such broad music tastes in most of us it's easier to define your music taste by what you don't like rather than what you do. It's just easier to be disagreed with over somebody you don't like rather than feel dissed because somebody hates who you love!

"I don't get..." Threads like these.