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Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#1 Post by sweeps » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:03 am

Slow vibrato: Vai
Fast Vibrato: Yngwie
Legato: Satch
Bends: SRV
Sweeps: Jason Becker
Picking: JP
Pinch: Dimebag
Tapping: Guthrie
MVP: Eric Johnson

Whats yours?

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#2 Post by Jeries » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:35 pm

Slow vibrato: Al Di Meola

Fast Vibrato: Yngwie

Legato: TIE: Satriani and Vai

Bends: BB King

Sweeps: I HATE SWEEPS- i think they should be banned- I'd say the best use of them tastefully is Kirk Hammett

Picking: Paul Gilbert

Pinch: ZAKK

Tapping: EVH

MVP: Randy Rhoads

Best use of a sustainer: Steve Vai

Best use of the whammy bar: Steve Vai

Underrated: David Gilmour

Best Guitar obscurity: Frank Zappa

Most influential- Les Paul

Most Geniuous Guitarist- Tony Iommi

Worst to listen to- Dragonforce

Worst Live guitarist- CC Deville

Most unlistenable live- Exodus

Most Awful band/guitarist that i dont get why anyone likes them: The Mars Volta

Best guitarist with absoultly no ability to write a good song: Michael Angelo Batio

Best guitarist/songwriter you've probably never heard of: Jesse Valenzuela

Best bad guitarist: Tom Delonge

Most feeling in a solo: George Harrison

Best Slide use: Duane Allman

Best girl guitarist: Jennifer Batten

Greatest rhythm guitarist of all time: James Hetfield

Best use of pedals effects: Tom Morello

Greatest unquie sound and tone: Brian May

Guitarist that rocks that should stop playing blues and stick to classic rock: Eric Clapton

Coolest Guitarist: Prince

Best guitarist who doesnt play guitar: Steve Harris (Bassist Iron Maiden)

Most tasteful guitarist in keeping in mind what he should play in a song and not go overboard for the artists he's working with: John 5

Coolest Name: Slash

Most abuse of palmuted downtuned guitar playing: Ozzfest Second Stage bands 2003-2007

Most Dynamic guitarist: Eric Sardinas

Best Alternate tunings: Johnny Reznick (GooGooDolls)

Best guitarist that defines a whole genre of guitar: Wes Motgomery

Guitarist i wish i saw more of: Marty Friedman

Guitarist i wish to see less of: Daron from SOAD (someone tell him to stop singing and make up with Serj)

Best contemporary guitar duo: Ray Toro/Frankie Iero - My Chemical Romance

Best POWERCHORD ONLY gutiarist- Billie Joe Armstrong

Best contemporary blues guitarist: Robert Cray

Ok...thats all i got
...and now comes the arguing

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#3 Post by Breeder » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:16 pm

what is MVP ?

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#4 Post by notavirtuoso » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:57 pm

Slow vibrato: Jeff Beck

Fast Vibrato: Yngwie

Legato: Satriani

Bends: Gilmour

Sweeps: Petrucci

Picking: Gilbert

Pinch: Satriani

Tapping: Stanley Jordan

MVP: Vai

Best use of a sustainer: Vai

Best use of the whammy bar: Tie Vai/Beck

Underrated: Steve Lukather

Best Guitar obscurity:

Most influential: Tie Hendrix/Page/EVH

Most Genius Guitarist: Brian May (he has a doctorate in Astrophysics, that's purty smart in my book)

Worst to listen to-

Worst Live guitarist-

Most unlistenable live-

Most Awful band/guitarist that i dont get why anyone likes them:

Best guitarist with absolutely no ability to write a good song:

Best guitarist/songwriter you've probably never heard of:

Best bad guitarist:

Most feeling in a solo: Jeff Beck

Best Slide use: Gilmour (I know few will agree, but I'm not a huge fan of slide guitar but I like the subtlety of Gilmour)

Best girl guitarist: Bonnie Rait

Greatest rhythm guitarist of all time: Brad Whitford

Best use of pedals effects: Robert Fripp

Greatest unique sound and tone: Kim Thayil

Guitarist that rocks that should stop playing blues and stick to classic rock: Clapton (this question is kinda pointed, isn't it?)

Coolest Guitarist: Me (obviously)

Best guitarist who doesnt play guitar: Tony Levin

Most tasteful guitarist in keeping in mind what he should play in a song and not go overboard for the artists he's working with: Larry Carlton

Coolest Name: Buckethead

Most abuse of palmuted downtuned guitar playing: No idea but I was pretty guilty about ten years ago.

Most Dynamic guitarist: Alex Lifeson

Best Alternate tunings: Jimmy Page

Best guitarist that defines a whole genre of guitar: Brian Setzer

Guitarist i wish i saw more of: Rich Robinson

Guitarist i wish to see less of: Jack White

Best contemporary guitar duo: Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins (I don't care about contemporary, these guys made each other better)

Best POWERCHORD ONLY gutiarist-

Best contemporary blues guitarist: Robben Ford

I couldn't answer all of them off the top of my head, but this is enough for now.

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#5 Post by notavirtuoso » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:01 pm

Breeder wrote:what is MVP ?

Most Valuable Player I think. At least that's the criteria I used.

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#6 Post by Jeries » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:24 pm

notavirtuoso wrote:Most influential: Tie Hendrix/Page/EVH
I'm suprised no one argued with me first- but i guess i will start the debate...
Hendrix invented messing with a fuzz pedal and whammy bar on acid

page invented playing old american southern blues guy stuff on an electric guitar and getting americans to enjoy listening to it

evh invented playing fast and tapping...

Les Paul invented the solidbody electric guitar, multitrack recording, and reverb.

I think he wins. He's a household name to guitar players for the guitar with his name on it, but not at all as a person- if he died young and stupidly most would probably know more about him- but he's 93 and playing 2 shows a week in NYC and rocks... but most people dont even know he's a real person let alone still alive.

(i love hendrix/page and most of all EVH so i dont mean it in a bad way to him)
Without hendrix there may not be metal... without page there would be no classic rock...and without EVH there would be no shredding

BUT without les paul there would be no music like it is today.

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#7 Post by notavirtuoso » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:56 pm

I can't argue over Les Paul's influence as it is certainly abundant, but for debate's sake I would say his influence is more to do with his equipment/procedures inventiveness as opposed to his playing. Jim Marshall had a huge influence on the sound of electric guitar too (even though he was a drummer).

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#8 Post by sweeps » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:55 pm

Most Valuable Player, I chose Eric Johnson for all of the techniques he uses combined....

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#9 Post by sweeps » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:12 pm

Jeries wrote:Slow vibrato: Al Di Meola

Fast Vibrato: Yngwie

Legato: TIE: Satriani and Vai

Bends: BB King

Sweeps: I HATE SWEEPS- i think they should be banned- I'd say the best use of them tastefully is Kirk Hammett

Picking: Paul Gilbert

Pinch: ZAKK

Tapping: EVH

MVP: Randy Rhoads

Best use of a sustainer: Steve Vai

Best use of the whammy bar: Steve Vai

Underrated: David Gilmour

Best Guitar obscurity: Frank Zappa

Most influential- Les Paul

Most Geniuous Guitarist- Tony Iommi

Worst to listen to- Dragonforce

Worst Live guitarist- CC Deville

Most unlistenable live- Exodus

Most Awful band/guitarist that i dont get why anyone likes them: The Mars Volta

Best guitarist with absoultly no ability to write a good song: Michael Angelo Batio

Best guitarist/songwriter you've probably never heard of: Jesse Valenzuela

Best bad guitarist: Tom Delonge

Most feeling in a solo: George Harrison

Best Slide use: Duane Allman

Best girl guitarist: Jennifer Batten

Greatest rhythm guitarist of all time: James Hetfield

Best use of pedals effects: Tom Morello

Greatest unquie sound and tone: Brian May

Guitarist that rocks that should stop playing blues and stick to classic rock: Eric Clapton

Coolest Guitarist: Prince

Best guitarist who doesnt play guitar: Steve Harris (Bassist Iron Maiden)

Most tasteful guitarist in keeping in mind what he should play in a song and not go overboard for the artists he's working with: John 5

Coolest Name: Slash

Most abuse of palmuted downtuned guitar playing: Ozzfest Second Stage bands 2003-2007

Most Dynamic guitarist: Eric Sardinas

Best Alternate tunings: Johnny Reznick (GooGooDolls)

Best guitarist that defines a whole genre of guitar: Wes Motgomery

Guitarist i wish i saw more of: Marty Friedman

Guitarist i wish to see less of: Daron from SOAD (someone tell him to stop singing and make up with Serj)

Best contemporary guitar duo: Ray Toro/Frankie Iero - My Chemical Romance

Best POWERCHORD ONLY gutiarist- Billie Joe Armstrong

Best contemporary blues guitarist: Robert Cray

Ok...thats all i got
...and now comes the arguing
Most of these have nothing to do with guitar technique!

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#10 Post by Big Bad Bill » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:18 am

I always thought of Yngwie's vibrato being really wide rather than fast!

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#11 Post by lydian2000 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:39 am

Jeries wrote:
notavirtuoso wrote:Most influential: Tie Hendrix/Page/EVH
I'm suprised no one argued with me first- but i guess i will start the debate...
Hendrix invented messing with a fuzz pedal and whammy bar on acid
I always am amazed when I hear such contempt for his MUSICAL legacy(composition skills), not to like his music and everything he created is one thing, being fed up with "Hendrix=god" as well, but grossly ignoring his (to me) undeniable musical inventivity is beyond me.

I think he injected tons of blues, jazz, funk influences to create an original music which I think represents the synthesis of Rock music.

:peace

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#12 Post by boswell » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:11 am

Half cocked Wah pedal - Michael Schenker

Controlled feedback - Bernie Torme

Tapped harmonic bend squealy thing - Bernie Torme

Facial expressions - Steve Vai

Campness on stage - Steve Vai

Whammy bar abuse - Steve Vai

Pentatonic wailing to slow ballad - Slash

Walking off without doing the standard 2 encores bullshit cos the audience were shit - Ritchie Blackmore


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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#13 Post by Big Bad Bill » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:26 am

boswell wrote:Campness on stage - Steve Vai
Do you really think Steve's stage antics are 'camp'? He's a showman all right but I'm not sure his behaviour fits into these two representitive definitions of the word camp that I found online:

providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities;

1. banality, mediocrity, artifice, ostentation, etc. so extreme as to amuse or have a perversely sophisticated appeal
2. exaggerated effeminate mannerisms, usually affected for amusement

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Re: Favourite Player For Which Technique?

#14 Post by boswell » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:59 am

Big Bad Bill wrote:
boswell wrote:Campness on stage - Steve Vai
Do you really think Steve's stage antics are 'camp'? He's a showman all right but I'm not sure his behaviour fits into these two representitive definitions of the word camp that I found online:

providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities;

1. banality, mediocrity, artifice, ostentation, etc. so extreme as to amuse or have a perversely sophisticated appeal
2. exaggerated effeminate mannerisms, usually affected for amusement
My definition in relation to Mr Vai:
Vaguely effeminate mannerisms, sometimes affected for amusement to the degree he probably doesn't realise he's actually doing it most of the time, bit like my mate Nick.

NB:

I do not mean it in the fly on the wall documentry attention seeking puff sort of way.

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#15 Post by Big Bad Bill » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:05 am

OK, I sort of see what you mean.

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