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Old 11-28-2018, 06:34 PM
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We all now about Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Beck, Rhoads, who are the others that should be right up there as well. I've always thought that Alex Lifeson and Brian May are fantastic players but don't get the respect they should. I'll also include Glenn Tipton, Smith/Murray from Iron Maiden, and Gary Moore. Going to see Generation Axe next week with Vai, Wylde, Bettencourt, Malmsteen, Abasi which should be great. Who else?
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:00 PM
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Mick Taylor, Charlie Baty, Melvin Taylor, Sonny Landreth.
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The list is about a mile long. Too many to name.
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Don Felder
Roy Clark
Tommy Shaw

Jimmy Page was a fairly shitty musician. Yeah yeah yeah he made some new and innovative sounds but shouldn't make anyone's list of great guitarist. He couldn't keep time with a stop watch and metronome.
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Mike Henderson, listening right now...
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Django Rheinhart, Paco de Lucia, Rory Gallagher, Ry Cooder, Glen Campell, Richard Thompson, Willie Nelson,Jimmy Vaughn, etc etc.
If you limit yourself to a single genre you miss out on the most expressive guitar players of all time.
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Django for sure
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Vince Gill.
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The most impressive guitarist I have even seen was Stephen Stills. Way more so than Clapton. And I saw a bunch of concerts back in the day.
Most recent awesome guitarist I have seen is Derek Trucks. Brad Paisley is next in terms of recent shows.
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Have to say John Mayer was pretty solid. Robert Cray is my mix as well as SRV
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Carlos Montoya was overshadowed by Andres Segovia, but in my mind was just as talented, if not more.

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Justin Derrico, Danny Gatton, John 5, Tina S, Robin Moxie, Richie Kotzen, Jack Lawrence, Albert Lee, Alvin Lee etc. Also agree on Stills and Gill.

David Gilmour is one of those guys that doesn't really standout because of the brilliance of the music of Floyd, but he is one the best.
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
Carlos Montoya was overshadowed by Andres Segovia, but in my mind was just as talented, if not more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv2Fyjk0GGM
You ever heard EVH getting his Flamenco groove on?
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Dewey Cox caught on pretty fast.

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Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
Don Felder
Roy Clark
Tommy Shaw

Jimmy Page was a fairly shitty musician. Yeah yeah yeah he made some new and innovative sounds but shouldn't make anyone's list of great guitarist. He couldn't keep time with a stop watch and metronome.
Page is on alot of peoples list of great guitarists. He was just a little before my time , but he's on the list of some of the greatest guitarists of my generation (eddie, slash, angus, etc) he's considered by many as the single most influential guitarists of his time.

There are thousands of amazing guitar players nobody has ever heard of, technique wise might be better than the guys on the lists above. But if guitar playing was just about perfect timing and technical technique you could just have a computer generated guitarist on tracks or a robot. A truly great musician creates their own style and genious, it's about creating music. I'm not even a Led Zeppelin fan but so many of his riffs I know very well because they are just that good. As a life long amateur guitar player I'd love be as sheety as Jimmy Page. I think he even came up with the first distortion distortions box I had read somewhere

Back.to.the original question, eddie van halen, he may not of invented two hand tapping but when he did eruption....damn!!!! He took It to a new level
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