The top 10 guitarists which you personally find most inspiring/facinating!

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Member

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    No argument with any of it, I just prefer drummers who swing a little more than them. Personal preference and nothing more.
     
  2. Thumpalumpacus

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    I remember seeing an act called Swicegood and Wood open up for Omar and the Howlers at the old Caravan of Dreams in Fort Worth, about 25 years ago. It was an odd pairing, as the openers were Eric Johnson-style fusion and O&tH were loud roots rock.

    Jerry Swicegood tore it up. I remember telling my gal as we left, "I'll never play that good." But I sure spent a lot of time trying!
     
  3. JHand

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    Gary Moore
    Peter Green
    Eric Clapton
    Jimmy Page
    Hendrix
    BB King
    Paul Kossoff

    Not sure after that ... Maybe some of the new Schofield/Fletcher/Josh Smith types. Also I am going to listen more to some of the guys others have listed.
     
  4. 70' s Tone

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    All great stuff.
    Last year I purchased the Pick Floyd volume of material the band did during their early years ('65-'67), which has many songs never officially released (Vegetable Man, Scream the Last Scream and others - all mega-terrific stuff), plus a DVD of early videos. I only got the first volume because of the Barrett content. I have Syd's two solo albums (CDs with bonus material) and several other CDs that came out (if I remember correctly) in 2010. Syd's song "Opel" is incredible.

    Syd was a gifted artist and has not received the level of attention/credit he rightly deserves. He was and remains brilliant.

    I think most everything Floyd did revolved around the person/memory of Syd. The bastards cashed in on his decent into madness and left him for dead. There's a documentary where the drummer confesses that the band decided not to pick up Syd on their way to a gig - thereby dropping him from the group. That's the way the miserable SOBs handled Syd's mental instability. The unedited documentary, which includes interviews with the four members, provides telling insight into each member's person. Some of which is not good.
     
  5. NoiseNinja

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    Agree 100% percent.

    Shine on Your Crazy Diamond has become a little hollow after I figured out what really had been going on, sounds more like a song made by Waters in an attempt to wash his hands.

    I mean, I am sure it was not easy, in all the tumult that came with being an upcoming pop star, neither for the band or for Syd, still they pretty much owed it all to Syd, and I don't think becoming a pop star was really what he wanted, he just wanted his music to be heard, which it definitely also deserves, more so than later Pink Floyd, especially in the light of how that version of the band came to be.
     
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    @70' s Tone

    Here's what the song If It's In You would have sounded like had it been taken proper care of (one of the songs that was recorded after Gilmour and Waters had taken over production of the album):


    This is a more note to note cover of the song, just being taken proper care of, but the other songs of that album are more the different artist's personal versions.

    It's a great album by the way, with a lot of artists doing songs from his first solo album, J. Mascis, another of my guitar heroes, does a version of No Good Trying, though nothing really gets quite as good as the original one with Soft Machine as backing band.

    The whole album is here:
     
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  7. Mikhael

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    Holding it down to 10 was damn near impossible, and I left out many who also inspired me. One thing I've noticed in going through these lists, though - two names show up a lot that I didn't expect: Alex Lifeson and Steve Howe. Alex, because he tends to be overshadowed by Geddy and Neil. Steve, because he's so eclectic. There's not an ounce of blues in his style, yet he's so expressive! And I'm just kind of surprised there are so many people who listened to Yes; one of my favourite bands.
     
  8. Hulakatt

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    Ritzy Bryan
    Rory Gallagher
    Roy Buchanan
    Jimi Hendrix
    Jimmy Page
    Philip Sayce
    Kevin Shields
    Eric Johnson
    Dave Gilmour
    Josh Homme
     
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    Two more I want to add, because I realized they probably belonged in my original post:

    Dean Deleo of Stone Temple Pilots. Great riffs and killer solos. Lots of jazz chords. Stands out from other grunge era rock bands.

    Devin Ocampo of Faraquet and Medications.
    Very unique style. Hard to describe. Wild riffs and whacky angular chord work and melodies. I highly recommend checking out either of his bands. He plays a strat and his tone and attack sometimes reminds me of Wayne Krantz on Greenwich Mean.
     
  10. Cool Hand

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    David Gilmour
    Carlos Santana
    Eric Clapton
    Neil Young
    Dickey Betts
    Larry Carlton
    Mick Taylor
    Gary Moore
    John Cipollina
    Steve Hackett
     
  11. JB Winterblues

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    No special order. All were important at different stages of my development...
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    Richrath
    Gilmour
    Richards
    Slash
    Barre
    Campbell
    Easton
    Ace
    and YouTube dudes who break it down.
     
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    No order...

    Hendrix
    David Gilmour
    Steve Stevens
    Mick Ronson
    Frank Zappa
    Chris Spedding
    Reeves Gabrels
    Steve Miller
    Steve Jones
    Annie Clark
     
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    Dave Knudson
    Dan Auerbach
    David Gilmour
    John Mayer
    Alex Turner
    Noel Gallagher
    Tom Morello
    Jack White
    Brian Aubert
    Jim Ward

    May not all be the "greats" but they inspire me.
     
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    Jerry Garcia
    Stephen Carpenter
    Steve Vai
    Buckethead
    Trey Anastasio
    Adrian Belew
    Joe Duplantier
    Frank Zappa
    Jimmy Page
    Tony Iommi
     
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    Duane Allman
    Hendrix
    Trey Anastasio
    Derek Trucks
    Neil Young
    Freddie King
    Elmore James
    Mark Knopfler
    Gary Clark, Jr.
    Marcus King
     
  16. DCross

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    Here is what I came up with...
    J.Beck
    Clapton
    Hendrix
    Tuck Andress
    Django
    Les Paul
    Duane Allman
    Phil Keaggy
    Rev Gary Davis
    Brian May
     
  17. middy

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    Hendrix
    Zappa
    Page
    Charlie Christian
    Joey Santiago
    Johnny Marr
    Larry Carlton
    Richard Thompson
    Angus
    And honestly, Dave Navarro doesn’t get enough respect.
     
  18. BehindBlueeyes

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    Jimi
    EVH
    Jeff Beck
    Freddie King
    Buddy Guy
    Slash
    Steve Vai
    Billy Gibbons
    Ty Tabor
    Dan Auerbach
     
  19. ffoont

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    Roy Clark
    Malcolm Young
    SRV
    Brian Setzer
    Some other guys too
     
  20. Stratman Dan

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    What?

    No Tosin Abasi on any of these lists?
     

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