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« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2009, 07:40:27 PM »

No mention of Neal Schon on this list?

Come on people. When this guy was 16 he had offers to play with Clapton and Santana, and is regarded as one of the greatest by his contemporaries. People may dismiss his work with Journey as the band was often criticized as being too conventional (though many forget that their first three albums were very guitar indulgent) But his solo efforts--most of them entirely instrumental--reveal an artist who is second to none at expressing passion through their playing. You really hear, and feel the love, and even the pauses between notes are practically notes in themselves. No other player I have ever heard has a style so melodic, that so closely mimics the human voice. And while he has never tried to impress people with flash and burn speed, anyone with any knowledge of his work will tell you that he can easily match ANY player in that regard. 

I would have to say though, that his best work is on Beyond the Thunder, and Electric World. Judging from what I've seen on this thread however, most of those posting would probably be more into Pirahna Blues, or Journey's first three albums.
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« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2009, 08:57:52 PM »

Michael Schenker was my favorite back in my High School days  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2009, 09:29:01 PM »

Dick Dale who also happens to be a Lebanese-American

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xymVxcLQVT8&feature=related
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« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2009, 10:34:52 PM »

No mention of Neal Schon on this list?

Come on people. When this guy was 16 he had offers to play with Clapton and Santana, and is regarded as one of the greatest by his contemporaries. People may dismiss his work with Journey as the band was often criticized as being too conventional (though many forget that their first three albums were very guitar indulgent) But his solo efforts--most of them entirely instrumental--reveal an artist who is second to none at expressing passion through their playing. You really hear, and feel the love, and even the pauses between notes are practically notes in themselves. No other player I have ever heard has a style so melodic, that so closely mimics the human voice. And while he has never tried to impress people with flash and burn speed, anyone with any knowledge of his work will tell you that he can easily match ANY player in that regard. 

I would have to say though, that his best work is on Beyond the Thunder, and Electric World. Judging from what I've seen on this thread however, most of those posting would probably be more into Pirahna Blues, or Journey's first three albums.

Yeah, Neal Schon actually played with Santana for a little while prior to Journey. Journey's keyboard player also played with Santana, I think it was Greg Rollie.

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« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2009, 06:36:18 PM »

The best...

Bruce Cockburn
Phil Keaggy
Eric Clapton

The Rest in no particular order...

George Harrison
Pete Townshend
Keith Richards
Bonnie Raitt
The Edge
John Michael Talbot
Mark Knopfler
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« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2009, 08:11:27 PM »

Well, Dave Matthews of course.  Who else can incorporate poetry and sweet guitar rhythms like that?  Just a personal favourite.  Not all would agree, but hey you asked.
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« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2009, 10:17:27 PM »

1) Zakk Wylde
2) Slash
3) Jimi Hendrix
4) Gene Simmons (but I don't really care about his Bass playing)

I know, not too creative of a list but they still rock!

Some good songs/solos by Zakk Wylde:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA0kx9ZbOzI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYMupc564zE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQWCH9ffY3k
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« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2009, 11:22:05 PM »

Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, older Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, the Maiden guitarists. And yes, Neal Schon is underrated.
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« Reply #53 on: July 30, 2009, 02:20:47 AM »

Twangy, finger hurtin' fun:

Jimmy Bryant/Speedy West
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M_XES449-M

Scotty Moore (with some singer hitting the mic for a count in)


Roy Buchanan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5_kkK8Y2Ts

Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8KBhnebwE

Danny Gatton/Buddy Emmons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD5Tc2TDCmM

Danny again, shot using GitCam


Albert Lee:
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Rockpile:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_-eV8fHl40

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« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2009, 03:40:12 PM »

David Gilmour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wtiNzci1Wc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1moiym6-Nk

Gary Moore

 Parisienne Walkways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyTHJ40pasM

Still got the Blues:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_YMLDvvnw

Mark Knopfler. .there are so many to choose from. .
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« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2009, 10:06:23 PM »

Certainly I can't speak regarding the best guitarists, but the following are my favorites to listen to:

Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
Hinds/Kelliher - Mastodon
Weatherman/Keenan - Corrosion of Conformity
Marty Friedman - Megadeth/Solo
Hetfield/Hammet - Metallica
Lenaire/Mendez - Tourniquet
Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath

Honorable Mention:
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull for Aqualung
Schenker/Jabs of Scorpions for Lovedrive and Blackout
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin for Led Zeppelin IV
Broderick Gray's solo album Metal Machine
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« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2009, 11:23:58 PM »

The new Carlos Santana of our time:    Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys.  Amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGAJLcxUJg
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« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2009, 04:38:40 AM »

I was going to ask if anyone had mentioned Michael Schenker before. It just so happens that I did just that a while back. My memory isn't what it used to be. But if youse guys (instead of y'all) don't mind, I'll post another video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwuUV5YNNJg
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« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2009, 03:01:07 AM »

1 Wes Montgomery
2 Kenny Burrell
3 pre-Breezin' George Benson
4 Peter Bernstein
5 Anthony Wilson
6 Tuck Andress
7 Joshua Breakstone
8 Bruce Cockburn
9 alot of different classical guitarists
10 the Windham Hill guitarists such Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, et al and others in that genre
11 jazz guitarists in general
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« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2012, 01:28:34 PM »

While the new posthumous album from Jimi Hendrix doesn't come out until March 5, 2013, his former sound manager, Eddie Kramer, is teasing a single now.

In the video (available above starting on Wednesday morning), Kramer teases a track on the album, titled "Somewhere." Just in the first five seconds, the track is distinctly Hendrix.
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