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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2011, 10:25:00 AM »
Van Halen - he is really good, but not much love for VH songs, although I like his solos a lot...

You see Fernando, I like his songs and riffs, but not his solos.. so thats funny!
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2011, 10:26:21 AM »
Not much love for Clapton here!  :lol:

I thought Telerocker was brave to call out BB King - most of the time, it seems like whenever his name is mentioned we're supposed to throw ourselves on the ground, flagellate our backs with birch twigs and mutter "not worthy, not worthy...".  But I've never "got" him - not even Live at the Regal.

Carlos Santana is an interesting one - I actually love his playing, all those sustained singing notes and fat neck pickup tones.  But I absolutely loathe all his recent albums with guest vocalists (including the Guitar Heaven covers album  :x ) - he seems to have no sensitivity to the material at all, just blows the patented Carlos Santana Guitar Solo (TM) over each and every song*.  He could basically go in and do all the solos before they record the rest of the albums.  :(


(*which made me think, maybe that could capture that sound in an "Enhancement Pedal"...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQIUfqKcakE )
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2011, 10:26:35 AM »
I see Rory Gallaghers been mentioned a few times.. I find this unfair, but I would like to suggest his namesakes Noel and Liam
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2011, 10:28:40 AM »
Not much love for Clapton here!  :lol:

I thought Telerocker was brave to call out BB King - most of the time, it seems like whenever his name is mentioned we're supposed to throw ourselves on the ground, flagellate our backs with birch twigs and mutter "not worthy, not worthy...".  But I've never "got" him - not even Live at the Regal.

Carlos Santana is an interesting one - I actually love his playing, all those sustained singing notes and fat neck pickup tones.  But I absolutely loathe all his recent albums with guest vocalists (including the Guitar Heaven covers album  :x ) - he seems to have no sensitivity to the material at all, just blows the patented Carlos Santana Guitar Solo (TM) over each and every song*.  He could basically go in and do all the solos before they record the rest of the albums.  :(


(*which made me think, maybe that could capture that sound in an "Enhancement Pedal"...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQIUfqKcakE )

I wanted to mention BB too, but I do like him, just think hes a bit overrated.

Clapton's period in Cream and Derek and The Dominos saves him for me.. but think his solo and Bluesbreakers stuff is very middle of the road/boring.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2011, 10:31:53 AM »
Just thought of a couple of guys who seem to be better known for their YouTube videos than recordings or live work:

Thomas Blug
Gregor Hilden

Great, tasteful tones for sure.... but they're so bland.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2011, 10:32:34 AM »
How could I forget Brian May!

Nice bloke though but I prefer to see him on Sky at Night than playing guitar


Would be interesting to see if there is one guitarist that we all universally 'get'

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2011, 10:36:56 AM »
  'ere Philly.... you stole my idea for this thread... :lol: :lol: .
 
No surprises in the replies - 12 bar blues lovers/haters, shredders lovers/haters, Jeff Beck haters(Twinfan  :D) etc. Agree with the Jimmy Page comments - came up with some great riffs but always found his live playing to be all over the place.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2011, 10:46:54 AM »
I'm getting the impression from this thread that Clapton is so clichéed it's actually a cliché to not like him.

Robert Cray. Just ... ugh. Blues for dentists. Horrible.

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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2011, 10:47:25 AM »
Most if not all shredders, those dudes from Dragonforce.

And thank god I'm not the only one who mentions Clapton and Hendrix.

I do get Page, BB King and even the Edge.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2011, 10:55:24 AM »
 'ere Philly.... you stole my idea for this thread... :lol: :lol: .

Yeah, sorry 'bout that.  :oops:  I did say at the start it was picking up from the Bonamassa thread, I thought you had a good idea which deserved a thread of its own - so I took it upon myself before the discussion died out.  Dirty job, but someone hadda do it....   :P


Anyway, might as well have my tuppence worth on Jimmy Page - I know he's sloppy and always was, when I see him on TV shows or whatever now I cringe.  But apart from guitar, he was such an incredible writer/arranger/producer.  And he gave us the intro of "In My Time Of Dying", which absolves him of all other sins.

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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2011, 10:57:14 AM »
Robert Cray. Just ... ugh. Blues for dentists. Horrible.

Yeah, his music is..... lightweight, to say the least.

But thanks to him, Fender make a hardtail Strat with a decent-sized neck.  So I forgive him.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2011, 10:58:05 AM »
Can I just single out Page's slide playing for special contempt? It's utterly rubbish.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2011, 10:58:19 AM »
Would be interesting to see if there is one guitarist that we all universally 'get'
I suspect that will be Iommi
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2011, 11:01:37 AM »
Does 'not get' = 'not like'?  There are plenty of guitarists whose playing I do not like, Slash, Satriani or Vai, for example but I get what is technically good about them.  On the other hand I just do not 'get', say, Alan Holdsworth or Jeff Beck.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2011, 11:03:02 AM »
Would be interesting to see if there is one guitarist that we all universally 'get'
I suspect that will be Iommi

Nope, I've met many guitarists who don't get him.

The one we all get? Django Reinhardt?
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