What player would you say you techincally match?

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  1. docgorpon

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    Not who you sound like, but who you would say your technique/knowledge of the instrument compares to? Like, the maximum player that you could play every note of, if you wanted to.

    For me, Slash. I do like him as a player. But I wish my technique and knowledge was quite a bit higher. My fingers are a bit sloppy and I don't know what I'm doing. Though I can meander in key endlessly if it's a typical rock progression.
     
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    lol
     
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    George Harrison back in 1959 or so.
     
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    Not sure about knowledge because they have years on me, but I'd bet I could keep up with the likes of:

    Rich Robinson
    Keith Richards
    Mick Taylor
    Tito Larriva

    I’m sure there are others, but I tend to lean more towards that style, and haven’t heard them play anything live or in the studio that I wouldn’t be able to play after a good warm up or practice.

    In terms of material…they have me beat. I also haven’t spent two+ decades writing music as a profession either, so I’d give myself the benefit of the doubt that I could do something at the same level in terms of technicality and skill. Lyrics, hooks and arrangements are a different ball game.

    Its probably an arrogant assumption and I'd likely get my arse handed to me in a live situation. Here's to hoping.
     
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    I'm way better than 30-year-old me, but not as good as the upcoming 42-year-old me... unless I lose an arm in the next couple months.
     
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    Horrible misspelling of Leon. :p
     
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    My guitar skills are equal to, but not greater than, David Lee Roth.


     
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    John McLaughlin for sure....when he was an infant :rotflmao
     
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    Damn, there are some good players on this forum.
     
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    well, vocally, I can go toe-to-toe with Tiny Tim. He's better on the uke, though.
     
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    I can play about as well as Johnny Ramone can play, as 3/30/15.
     
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    Danny Gatton. Now.
    Duane Allman. Today.

    Seriously, though, sometimes you feel like you can throw down with the best of them, and some days your ears are tin stuffed with cotton.

    I've been a songwriter a lot longer than a lead player... I could probably hang with a lot of guys in the "overall musicality" category. As a guitarist specifically, I'd say I'm in a certain ballpark, but have no idea how technically adept I am compared to another player.

    Jimmie Vaughan, maybe ;)

    One thing to consider is that a LOT of players CAN play with a skill they don't necessarily demonstrate in their popular material. I knew a player who was a shred monster. Amazing metal chops. He once
    played a Merle Travis country-blues bit that would have had you swearing he was a Nashville session guy. Unreal.
     
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