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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2011, 12:53:42 AM »
Controversial one here ... Jimmy Page. Horrible sloppy playing, zero tone, nothing special at all.

Agreed, wholeheartedly.

Also
Slash, clapton, SRV, clapton, Bellamy, clapton, Eric Johnson, John Maclaughlin, clapton, allan holdsworth, johnny winter, clapton,

Actually, anyone who played 12 bar for more than 15% of their carreer. That should cut down on the typing. Also various avant gard folk, whos skills I appreciated but bollocks to listening to them. And clapton.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 12:59:26 AM »
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers (beside I really like Lynyrd, I think AB have very good musicians, but boring on most songs...)
Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman ( + Dave Mustaine, Kirk Hammet, Scott Ian and most thrashers)
Vai, Eric Johnson...
Matthew Bellamy (beside "Uprising")
David Gilmour (same as Allman B)
John Petrucci... He plays weaker than my 7 years old sister would... Somebody need to tell him to play like a man)
Perhaps Rory Gallagher, I didn't listen much of his songs but the ones I listened didn't make me wish listen more... Perhaps I should go take a try again as there are lots of fans...
Van Halen - he is really good, but not much love for VH songs, although I like his solos a lot...

will stop here before someone shoot me to death :P

Perhaps $%&#ing NOT rory gallagher.

The others meet with my full approval, however.

I realise that rory might violate the 15% 12 bar thing. But I'll forgive him.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2011, 01:03:22 AM »
Most shredders, Clapton, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, BB King and most of all Carlos Santana (screws up every single he asked to play on).
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2011, 01:14:59 AM »
Alan Holdsworth
Derek Bailey (http://youtu.be/H5EMuO5P174)

Some Steve Vai
Some Hendrix
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2011, 01:16:07 AM »
Most shredders, Clapton, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, BB King and most of all Carlos Santana (screws up every single he asked to play on).

I forgot santana. And clapton.

Also,

Mustaine

I'd say Hammet but he doesnt count because hes actually sucked since 1991

Chris Broderic is probably one of the most technically talented and versatile musicians alive, and his dedication to continually learning and improving, along with his humility, are an inspiration. His playing bores me $%&#ing senseless.

Muhammed Suicmez.

Malmsteen. Obvioulsy.

Frank zappa.

His progeny.

I dont know that hes supposed to be 'good' but john fruscantes "playing" does my head in (with a couple of songs as exceptions).

Zakk wylde.

Starting to feel like a bit of a naysaying tosser now (though that seems to be what the topic wants...) so some guitarists I do really really like. They may or may not be terribly 'technically acomplished', but I like their playing and tunes.

Karl sanders and dallas toler wade (nile)
Paul Ryan (Origin)
Rodrigo and gabriella (and = y)
Paco delucia
Paul kossoff.
James hetfield
Tony Iommi
Mike Sullivan (russian circles)
Aaron turner (but only in ISIS)
Pepper Keenan (Groovy Rifftastic)
Tommy Emmanuel
Mark Tremonti....yeah, I went there. He got good, and I like his style.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2011, 01:28:30 AM »
Chris Broderic is probably one of the most technically talented and versatile musicians alive, and his dedication to continually learning and improving, along with his humility, are an inspiration. His playing bores me $%&#ing senseless.

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

That totally cracked me up.


Starting to feel like a bit of a naysaying tosser now (though that seems to be what the topic wants...)

No, not at all - that's why I said "guitarists you don't get" rather than "guitarists you hate".  Not meaning to be mean-spirited, just expressing a mild sense of befuddlement.  :wink:
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2011, 01:30:27 AM »
Albert Lee. If you're reading this Albert then please stop playing so fast. Just stop it. It's entirely unnecessary.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2011, 01:43:54 AM »
Chris Broderic is probably one of the most technically talented and versatile musicians alive, and his dedication to continually learning and improving, along with his humility, are an inspiration. His playing bores me $%&#ing senseless.

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

That totally cracked me up.


Starting to feel like a bit of a naysaying tosser now (though that seems to be what the topic wants...)

No, not at all - that's why I said "guitarists you don't get" rather than "guitarists you hate".  Not meaning to be mean-spirited, just expressing a mild sense of befuddlement.  :wink:

Fair play :)

Frank - mum has used Lee as a session guitarist for some of her stuff: apparently there are some things that it amuses him that people keep trying to play, because they're so fast. In fact, it was recorded in half time and the tape speed doubled. He thinks its funny people think hes that fast.

Hes also a bloody boring guitarist. A lot of his stuff got ditched. I mean, it takes skill to come in a studio and pick up an unfamiliar song with one pass, then lay down a well played and reasonably fitting take in the second. But hes dull to me (and it seems not just to me).

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 01:44:21 AM »
i keep trying to like Joe Satriani, and i just... don't.  he bores me.  with the exception of a couple of tracks i really like, he's just tedious.  and he manages to produce the most horrible guitar sounds from every piece of equipment he touches.

and Clapton.  i know it's a cliche, but really, he hasn't done anything decent since the 60's.  to be honest, i thought cream were a bit cr@p too  :oops:
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 07:28:29 AM »
Vai and his ilk of shreddy instrumentalists. I just can't listen to his albums, they bore me senseless after the first track. Conversely I could listen to Gilmour paint soundscapes endlessley. I just wish he'd not sing. His singing is like vocal vallium. Spoils all his good instrumentals ;)

Then there's Tom Morrello, absolutely love his rythmn playing, don't get his 'solos'... I like to make silly noises with the best of them. But at least I keep it to myself.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2011, 08:22:51 AM »
Eric Clapton. Six string coma...
Steve Howe. I mean, really??
Robert Fripp. WTF doesn't even begin :?
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2011, 09:24:58 AM »
Guitarists I don't get:

Steve Vai
Zakk Wylde
Joe Bonamassa
Eric Johnson
Matt Bellamy
Yngwie Malmsteen

And that's my list of players I can see others liking but that I just don't get, rather than a list of people I genuinely think are terrible musicians. That list would be a lot longer. :)

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2011, 10:14:41 AM »

Guthrie Govan, technically amazing, musically I don't get him

That Monkey tw@t off youtube, seriously, why?

That guy that plays Jazz blues from down south, can't remember his name becuase he's so bland.  You know a tokai 335 and SVL guitars, always in the guitar mags going on about tone.  Plays in an organ trio. Loves Two Rock.
Somebody tell me his bland name, it's driving me nuts!

I was going to say Satriani, but he has had some great musical ideas and I've probably nicked a few.  Pity his tone is shitee.


Peter Green - Only Joking, he's the best ever.  I wonder if being a blues guy, he will crop up in anybodies don't get list, or the fact that he didn't churn it out wearing Armani suits in the 80's means he might get away with it?
He certainly played 12 bar more that 15% but wrote some killer songs. 

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2011, 10:21:39 AM »
Guthrie Govan, Vai, Satriani, Santana... these are all good suggestions that have come up  :)
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2011, 10:24:19 AM »
And Michael Angelo Batio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb5QaCfm7bg

I don't want the keys to that Lamborghini.  They sound nothing like that, that sounds more like a chipmunk playing the fiddle.

They sound like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ecCtbP5iY&feature=related