06-12-2015, 06:57 PM
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Any genre. No bashing. Music and musicians move us all differently. No "Best". Just your own personal faves. Discussion is encouraged! Your list needn't be in any particular order, as tastes change periodically. It's quite difficult for me to limit this to ten. But I will practice gentlemanly restraint and not be a name-dropping son-of-a-gun. Ten... (most humble apologies to the greats I must leave off. hopefully someone else will name 'em Winky ). Here goes.

Tommy Emmanuel
Ed Gerhard
Muriel Anderson
Les Paul
George Harrison
Jerry Garcia
Peter Townsend
Steven Stills
Brian Setzer
David Bromberg

Your turn  Biggrin

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 06-12-2015, 07:07 PM
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Got to think.  May not come up with ten but off the top of my head and in no particular  order... 

Jimi Hendrix 
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Jeff Healey
Carlos Santana 
Kirk Hammett
James Hetfield 
Jerry Garcia

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 06-12-2015, 07:09 PM
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No particular order..

Diamond Darrell
Randy Rhodes
Chris DeGarmo
Alex Skolnick
Kirk Hammit
David Gilmour
John Petrucci
Jeff Loomis
Lars Johansson
Marty Friedman

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 06-12-2015, 07:11 PM
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No order and all bands and musicians I listen to.

There are plenty of blues and pioneers who are more deserving, but these are my personal choices from my catalog of music.

Pete Townshend (The Who)
SRV
Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
Jack White (White Stripes)
Jimi Hendrix
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Jimi Page (Led Zeppelin)
Tom Morello (RATM)
Prince
Ben Harper

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 06-12-2015, 07:14 PM
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A rockin' bunch so far!

Have you seen any, most or all of the performers on your list? The only one I've not yet seen on my list is Tommy. The last time he played here tickets were sooo expensive  Facepalm

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 06-12-2015, 07:20 PM
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(06-12-2015, 07:14 PM)chazt Wrote: A rockin' bunch so far!

Have you seen any, most or all of the performers on your list? The only one I've not yet seen is Tommy. The last time he played here tickets were sooo expensive  Facepalm

I've seen Townshend, Jack White, Buddy Guy & BB King (they'd be on my Blues list) and Mike McCready a few times. Mike is a madman live....an absolute madman.

I just saw Nero's list and must say, Neil was pretty good when I saw him live.

Townshend is probably my all time favorite musician from personality and showmanship to playing to writing.

I'm currently working my way through SRV's catalog on vinyl and it's sad to listen to and imagine how great he could have been.

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 06-12-2015, 07:21 PM
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Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
David Gilmour
Randy Rhoads
Kirk Hammett
Dave Mustaine
Chris Cornell
Neil Young
Jerry Cantrell
George Harrison
Keith Richards
Carlos Santana
(and I will say also that Paul Simon is underrated.)

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 06-12-2015, 07:26 PM
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(06-12-2015, 07:14 PM)chazt Wrote: A rockin' bunch so far!

Have you seen any, most or all of the performers on your list? The only one I've not yet seen On my list is Tommy. The last time he played here tickets were sooo expensive  Facepalm

Great thread!
I've seen all but David Gilmour, Randy Rhodes and Lars Johansson.

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 06-12-2015, 08:43 PM
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Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Slash
Dimebag Darrel
Santana
Zak Wylde
Kirk hammet
Kurt kobain
Peter Frampton
Mick Mars (probably removed when I think a little more)
Drawing a blank right now but I love music so this could get interesting...Wow I was the first to say Clapton or slash this is a guitar thread no?

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 06-12-2015, 09:22 PM
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Jeff Beck

Pat Metheny

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 06-12-2015, 10:50 PM
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No particular order, of course:
* Lenny Breau
* Andres Segovia
* Pat Metheny
* Buckhead
* Duane Allman
* Roy Buchanan
* Joe Satriani
* Stevie Ray Vaughn
* Bill Frisell
* Jeff Beck

Too difficult to limit it to these 10 as there were/are so many amazing guitarists!

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 06-12-2015, 11:41 PM
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Ace Frehley
Wes Montgomery
Elmore James
Charlie Patton
Son House
Freddie King
George Harrison
Skip James
Hubert Sumlin

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 06-13-2015, 02:19 AM
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Dan Huff
Steve Lukather
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Eddie Van Halen
Paco de Lucia
Pat Metheny
Neal Schon
Michael Landau
Jack E. Lee

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 06-13-2015, 02:24 AM
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Wow, this is great! I'd love to respond to everyone right now but work beckons, so I'll check back later.

Nero caught my eye with the Paul Simon comment. Yes, he's an overlooked guitarist, just as James Taylor is (he would have made my list if it could have been longer!). Where I think he really shines though is as a lyricist. Imo he's deserves to be put on the same pedestal as Dylan. Arlen Roth once told me that he'd show Simon a lick or two, and a week later Paul would show him (Arlen) a new tune written around the lick. An effective teacher-student relationship if you ask me.

See ya later, gotta go to work  Confused

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 06-13-2015, 04:56 AM
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In no particular order:

Liona Boyd
Julian Bream
Andres Segovia
BB King
Eric Clapton
Keith Richards
Paco de Lucia
Pete Townshend
Chuck Berry
Stevie Ray Vaughn

I have seen Boyd, Segovia, Bream and Richards.

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 06-13-2015, 05:23 AM
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Wow, this is a tough question, so many to choose from. In no particular order-

SRV
Robin Trower
Derrick Trucks
Johnny Lang
Warren Haynes
Brian Setzer
David Gilmour
Alex Lifeson
Randy Rhodes
Dave Mustaine

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 06-13-2015, 05:44 AM
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Picking ten is hard, but Øystein Sunde needs to be on that list - sadly few outside of Norway knows about him.

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 06-13-2015, 07:06 AM
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1. Rick Nielsen. 

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 06-13-2015, 07:13 AM
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In the order they came to my head:

1. Link Wray
2. Warner E. Hodges
3. Dave Alvin
4. Roger Miller (from Mission of Burma, not the country singer)
5. Billy Zoom
6. Bob Mould
7. Andy Gill
8. Johnny Thunders
9. Mike Ness
10. Billy Gibbons

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 06-13-2015, 07:49 AM
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There are some licks that stick over the years, so that's how I rank a guitarist's influence. That would include Elliott Randall's solo on Steely Dan's "Reelin' In The Years"; "On The Turning Away" by David Gilmour (but more than that); Eric Clapton's "Badge" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; George Harrison's "Beware Of Darkness"; Paul, George, and John's "Abbey Road" solo, "The End."

My favorite remains Keith Richards' "Gimme Shelter."

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