The three note club

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  1. Ubersooner

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    Was watching video on David Grissom's sig PRS where the both he and the actual Paul Reed Smith were talking about immediately recognizable players. PRS opined that Grissom had made the club in his opinion because of his very distinctive tone and phrases. I thought it was an interesting observation. Are there guitarists that you can recognize in three notes? To me this isn't about how great a player is but rather how distinctive there tone/style are. Who makes the list or does anybody really make the list?

    My take, IKPO:
    SRV
    modern Jeff Beck
    Jimmy Page
    Santana

    It could be argued that Page makes the list, if he does, because of Zep's production. It is overall a signature sound to me but I think Page's sound would stand out even in Iso.
     
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    I would add,
    Clapton
    Duane Allman
    Dickey Betts
    Paul Kossoff
    Jimi
    BB King
    Albert King
     
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    I can tell Alex Van Halen with 2 hits of the hi-hat.
     
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    I didn't intend my list to be exhaustive but I don't know how I overlooked Edge. He's almost a poster child for this kind of list. I'm on the fence with Clapton, not because he might not belong but because his tone has kind of become a rock and roll genome. Not necessarily distinct to my ear.
     
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    Edge could potentially be the sole member of the one note club. Love him or hate him, his sound is very distinct.

    The notion of this kind of list is interesting, because including a player depends on two things. First, how distinct is their sound, and how much exposure have you had to them? So essentially, we'll each have or own list.
     
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    I don't disagree with the suggestions given, but a lot of it has to do with how much you listen to any given player.
     
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