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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:45 am 
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Good choices above! I would like to add Neil Zaza. Peace and goodwill.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:36 am 
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Mutronboy wrote:
Don't forget Punky Meadows!...he's more fluid than Jeff Beck!

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Wow! Now I know where Jeff Young got his hairdo! :mrgreen:

Well, my hubby is the guitarist of the household, and I'll have to get his take later.
But, for me (one who is outside of so many of the technical aspects), a great rock guitarist -- or musician overall -- is an artist who is truly one with his instrument; i.e., the guitar becomes an extension of the player. Also, their personality must be conducted/personified through their playing.
So, these being my standards, I would have to say that one of the best rock guitar players is -- in my heart -- Criss Oliva!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:26 am 
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Another endless thread comin' up?

I'll quote just a few I fear wouldn't be mentioned here, according to overall musicality rather than pure chops :

Dean De Leo (Stone Temple Pilots)
Alain Johannes (Eleven, QotSA & Them Crooked Vultures on tour)
Randy California (Spirit)
Ty Tabor (King's X, Platypus, Jelly Jam... - kind of a shredder but first and foremost amazing riffer)

And of course a gazillion others, but it's not my turn anymore.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:23 pm 
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I quite like the guitarist from Heavens Basement too (Sid) :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:44 am 
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For a rock metal player I dont think there's anyone on the planet much hotter than the UK's Andy James:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv5wtdfq6v0

Other than that... Andy Timmons?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:00 am 
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Why no mention of REB BEACH (Winger,Whitesnake,Alice Cooper)?? He's awesome!!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:31 am 
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Guthrie Govan's been mentioned and is definitely worth mentioning again, this guy is a beast, I mean, he can play anything! Oh, and Steve Howe, don't know if he's been mentioned yet, but Steve Howe (listen to early Yes records) is plain awesome.


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