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John Mayer? Any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TheBadHombre, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. DougM

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    He does a good SRV imitation. Other than that.......yawn.
     

  2. PooTwang

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    A8557170-D424-4E8D-9D48-10B272B1D5EC.jpeg He’s rips with dead and company
     
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  3. TheBadHombre

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    I watched the vid and it may be just me but scofield didn’t sound that great.
     

  4. BradL

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    In a world filled with made up mime acts Mayer gets stick.
     

  5. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I like this one a lot.

     

  6. Palaver

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    Really don't know how I'd react to seeing that in my neighborhood.
     
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  7. Palaver

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    Considering he's made himself a successful career in a very crowded field as a pop/blues guitar singer, I give him credit for that. His material though seems largely forgettable. I consider him a male version of Sheryl Crow. More image than substance.
     
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  8. NotAnotherHobby

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    He's a fantastic guitar player. But I am not a Blues guy, and whatever he plays, sounds like a billion other Blues guys and wannabes, just better than most.

    I typically prefer Metal and Prog Rock players.
     
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  9. TheBadHombre

    TheBadHombre TDPRI Member

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    You mean somewhat musical sonic fizz?
     

  10. Telecentric

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    Love his work with Dead & Co. You can tell he is having fun, and that he has delved deep into the music, not just aping Jerry.



    Like what I have heard of his blues playing, but have not listened to a ton of it yet.

    Not such a fan of the acoustic stuff, though it seemed to do well with the target demographic.
     

  11. Area51

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    On a site where some guy named Keef and Clapton are like a guitar and songwriter gods, anyone who plays fast is a non-musical shredder, and many don't get jazz at all (I recently read a couple of, "what kind of crap is that..." after someone posted a Schofield song), I don't get a lot of the remarks here.

    In this context I don't understand the disdain for Mayer. He's a great soulful player. Keef? Nothing worthy since the 70's. Even then I wouldn't consider him a guitar god. Clapton? He's been rehashing the same lines for many many years now.

    I'm not necessarily a fan of Mayer's own music, but I always like the guitar work Particularly when he's playing with other people.
     

  12. dalezjc

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    I can only assume you're being facetious.
     

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