Great guitarist, a list

Discussion in 'Music' started by el demente, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. el demente

    el demente Members

    Yeah I know this can quickly become a popularity contest, but let it begin.

    I will start with a trip down the heavier side first. And yes there are many greats out there that aren't rock, some of the best can be found in country and of course blues (Didn't Robert Johnson lead the way?) But rock is where I will start.

    First and foremost I gotta start with Satch, Joe Satriani, who in my opinion is just one of the greatest to ever pick up an axe. This man can play. If you don't believe me, just try to play along with him

  2. el demente

    el demente Members

    And then there is probably the most sexiest one you will find on this or any list, Nita Strauss. I found her because I'm a big Cooper fan and she plays lead for him Now Alice is great and you can't be a slacker to be associated with him so I started looking around. This beautiful lady can flat out play, no lie.

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  3. Unpopular opinion, but my favorite guitarist is Kurt Cobain. Perhaps not the most technically skilled, but he knew how to use it to set a mood.
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  4. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    I think Peter Frampton - but I'm not actually sure. He was definitely famous, but maybe more for the talk box...

  5. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Satch: Oh look... I can play 58.3 notes in two seconds.

    Me: I don't care.
  6. guerillabedlam

    guerillabedlam _|=|-|=|_

    Guerillabedlam's Top 10 Favorite Guitarists:
    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2. David Gilmour
    3. Steve Vai
    4. Michael Hedges
    5. Stevie Ray Vaughn
    6. Jimmy Page
    7. Tony Iommi
    8. Buck Dharma
    9. Tom Morello
    10. Kirk Hammett
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  7. el demente

    el demente Members

    Now the next guy is pretty freaking amazing as well. You may know him from the guitar duel with the Karate Kid or as the lead guitarist for David Lee Roth or you may recall he played lead for Whitesnake. I give you Steve Vai

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  8. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    Lol! :)

    I like the solo on "In Bloom" I think it was... It's both harmonious and abrasive/grating all at the same time. :D
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  9. Gul Dukat

    Gul Dukat Kanar, anyone? HipForums Supporter

    No Slowhand, gb? Not a fan?
    Great list, btw.
  10. el demente

    el demente Members

    I get it, he is not for everyone but I love his stuff.

    Satch is not just about speed. He hits his notes perfect every time and has just a fantastic sound. and the wingspan! No way can I span that many frets.
  11. guerillabedlam

    guerillabedlam _|=|-|=|_

    I am a fan, he would easily make a top 20 list. I just don't listen to his stuff all that frequently.
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  12. el demente

    el demente Members

    Not a bad list there. I just haven't gotten around about Stevie Ray, Love his stuff and his style of play.

    Did you know that Satch helped both Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett with their playing?
  13. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    This one was alright.

    I listened to it more than once; which is actually an accomplishment for me because usually if it's on CD (& it was) I listen to it one time and sell it back to the store. I don't really know why I do that.
  14. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    Did Satriani learn from Frank Zappa or something?
  15. Yeah, he used strange chords and bends in the right places to create a dissonant sound. He was really creative with it.
  16. guerillabedlam

    guerillabedlam _|=|-|=|_

    Yah Vai got mentorship from Satch and played with Zappa early on, a good head start to say the least. Probably a testament to his prodigious talent as well.
  17. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    James Iha of The Smashing Pumpkins

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  18. el demente

    el demente Members

    Here is a bit of bio on Satch

    This is one of my favorite songs of his.

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  19. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    I actually know that one! :)

    I play it different and when I learned it I thought it was a Phish song... :laughing:
    I play part of a "B" chord lower on the neck to some kind of "E", then back to "B" but with an F# bass-note. :) The last two chords are his; I play them the same configuration, but he uses his thumb to play the F-Sharp note*... Lol
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  20. el demente

    el demente Members

    Let us not forget these old Blues guys, ain't to many of them left in the world. Believe it or not Buddy Guy is considered on the of greats.


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