THE BEST ROCK GUITAR PLAYERS!!!

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THE BEST ROCK GUITAR PLAYERS!!!

#1 Post by Hjalmar Jakobsson » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:46 am

Hi everybody!!!!
I'm searching for cool rock guitarists that I've never heard of before so I thought it'd be nice to have a place where people can reveal there favorite rock players (other than Vai). So post them here:D

Some of my favorite rock guitarists at the moment are: Zakk Wylde & Geoff Tyson

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#2 Post by precario » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:55 am

The first one that came up to mind is Eduardo Ardanuy, from Dr. Sin

I would strongly recommend their first CD, also called Dr. Sin. For me it's one of those you listen and can't find any weak song. Great stuff !

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#3 Post by mayuka » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:17 am

Eric Johnson
Frank Zappa
Dweezil Zappa
Steve Howe
Steve Stevens
Steve Morse
Jeff Beck
Bumblefoot
Jason Becker
Tony Macalpine
Mike Keneally
Eric Sardinas
Steve Lukather
Ritchie Blackmore
John 5
Paul Gilbert
Tracii Guns

God this list really can go on forever...

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#4 Post by Hjalmar Jakobsson » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:13 pm

precario wrote:The first one that came up to mind is Eduardo Ardanuy, from Dr. Sin

I would strongly recommend their first CD, also called Dr. Sin. For me it's one of those you listen and can't find any weak song. Great stuff !
That's awesome dude!!! The coolest thing ever is when you find guys that only have good songs:D

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#5 Post by Hjalmar Jakobsson » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:19 pm

mayuka wrote:Eric Johnson
Frank Zappa
Dweezil Zappa
Steve Howe
Steve Stevens
Steve Morse
Jeff Beck
Bumblefoot
Jason Becker
Tony Macalpine
Mike Keneally
Eric Sardinas
Steve Lukather
Ritchie Blackmore
John 5
Paul Gilbert
Tracii Guns

God this list really can go on forever...
Well, that's a 100 % true:) I know pretty many guitarists so right now I'm looking for these little hidden treasures that you might bump into if you turn a stone in da woods uppsidedown.

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#6 Post by guthriefan » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:05 am

Hjalmar Jakobsson wrote:Hi everybody!!!!
I'm searching for cool rock guitarists that I've never heard of before so I thought it'd be nice to have a place where people can reveal there favorite rock players (other than Vai). So post them here:D

Some of my favorite rock guitarists at the moment are: Zakk Wylde & Geoff Tyson

:D
One of my 'unknown' faves is Jonas Tamas from Hungary. The guy kicks ass!
I guess you will dig his youtube improvisation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv1FeJwysK0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#7 Post by Patill » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:06 am

what about John Petrucci and Yngwie Malmsteen?

I don´t know how much you don´t know, but you should know these two if you know Vai :).

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#8 Post by sunai » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:31 am

Steven wilson.. saw porcupine tree in concert the day before .. God they're amazing

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#9 Post by Lyra » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:40 pm

Patill wrote:what about John Petrucci and Yngwie Malmsteen?

I don´t know how much you don´t know, but you should know these two if you know Vai :).
Right!
I bet everybody know them and they're quite fantastic :D

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#10 Post by precario » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:59 am

Hjalmar Jakobsson wrote:
precario wrote:The first one that came up to mind is Eduardo Ardanuy, from Dr. Sin

I would strongly recommend their first CD, also called Dr. Sin. For me it's one of those you listen and can't find any weak song. Great stuff !
That's awesome dude!!! The coolest thing ever is when you find guys that only have good songs:D
By the way, you checked out the album I recommended ? I would love some comments about it.

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#11 Post by LordoftheStrings » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:06 pm

First and Foremost....
Guthrie Govan!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPEewaalik" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71izserFcek" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
His album "Erotic Cakes" is BY FAR one of the best guitar instrumental albums of ALL TIME, right next to Passion and Warfare! Not one bad song on this album, just killer! Do yourself a favor and go buy it!
http://www.guthriegovan.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

also recently Steve Vai approved....
Daniele Gottardo!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aca2Ze-dUAs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJU4wMFvdk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
His debut album is now available through Vai's label, Favored Nations!
http://www.digital-nations.com/artists/gottardo/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

honorable mention (NOT a rock guitarists, but more a jazz/country guitarist)
Scotty Anderson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRJbg1XyEbo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV6B88JjLs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Enjoy!
-Jairo

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#12 Post by lydian2000 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:48 pm

LordoftheStrings wrote:First and Foremost....
Guthrie Govan!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPEewaalik" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71izserFcek" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
His album "Erotic Cakes" is BY FAR one of the best guitar instrumental albums of ALL TIME, right next to Passion and Warfare! Not one bad song on this album, just killer! Do yourself a favor and go buy it!
http://www.guthriegovan.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Enjoy!
-Jairo
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#13 Post by ShadyDave » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:15 am

I would never use the word "best" in this context but there are a few guitar players I do absolutely enjoy listening to:

Jason Becker
Alex Masi
John Petrucci
Guthrie Govan
Michael Schenker
Uli Jon Roth
Eric Johnson
Chris Poland
Michael Romeo
Shane Gibson


10 is a good number to stop at. Now, if we ever get an absolute definition of best I could probably cut that down a bit :)

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#14 Post by Mutronboy » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:11 am

Don't forget Punky Meadows!...he's more fluid than Jeff Beck!

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#15 Post by MikeB7070 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:55 pm

Mutronboy wrote:Don't forget Punky Meadows!...he's more fluid than Jeff Beck!
and prettier! :D

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