Mean rhythm guitars

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  1. Sotakoira Musti

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    I know this one is a cliché to the fullest, but man, does JL do some serious work with his Hamburg 325. I’ve been practising those triplets for god knows how many years. With long scale guitar, it’s nasty business. With 325V59 it’s a whole lotta easier, but still have to have full focus to keep up to the rhythm. I think he really nailed it, even in live performaces he doesn’t lose the touch and pattern.



    You guys have your favourite rhythm guitar tracks? Please post!
     
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    Johnny Marr usually has something interesting to listen to.

     
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    Steve Cropper on Soul Man!

    And most of Niles Rodgers' catalogue.
     
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    Great stuff! Never heard of him before. He kept it nicely together even with ”short scale”, capo and singing all together. And I just loved his detune-tune!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Almost every Who song with the original lineup qualifies as great rhythm guitar.

     
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    The best rhythm guitar player playing one of his best riffs
     
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    We usually think of him as a lead guitarist, but Billy Gibbons is a monster rhythm player...think about it.
     
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    Who’s that odd looking guy playing Tele? He kinda reminds of someone famous :D
     
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    Though he's famous as a "lead" player, Edward Van Halen's rhythm playing is great


    Hendrix was an incredibly fluid rhythm player, too


    Steve Jones was a very basic player, but he got a ton of mileage out of what he had
     
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    Agreed. Anyone who is the only guitarist in a 3 piece pretty much needs to be.
     
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    I get to post about one of my idols twice in one week! Malcolm just locks it in and just propels these songs forward.





     
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    As noted above, EVH is one of the best rhythm players ever. We focus on his lead guitar skills for obvious reasons, but his rhythm playing is equally sick.

     
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    maybe one of these fellas...
     
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    I just thought of a few more:

    Tony Joe White
    Ray Wylie Hubbard
    Waylon Jennings
    Jimmie Vaughan
     
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    Not my thing musically, but there is a Guitar Center video of James Hetfield that blows me away.
     
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    Pretty much anything Merle Haggard laid down.
     
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    The isolated rhythm guitar track from "Won't Get Fooled Again" is a masterclass on rhythm guitar playing. I love it because in isolation, it sounds "wrong"- choked notes, sloppy timing, etc. Heard in context of the raging juggernaut that was The Who though, it's genius.
     
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    John Lennon was a GREAT rhythm guitar player.
     
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