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Who's really your number 1 guitarist for reals?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    There are many guitarists I love. BUT-

    I've given it some thought for some years now, and for me, it's THIS guy

    For me, he just hits all the points, more than really anyone, I think. for lots of reasons, including the fact that he sings very cooly, and he just was so badass and coolly primitive, and yet an absolute pioneer.

    Over Chuck, over Scotty, over Angus, over Eddie, for the whole package, I'll take LINK

  2. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I don't know. I used to care about guitarists but now I really only care about the group and the music. Lately Krasno has been playing the music I want to listen to. *edit- I mean I've been listening to Soulive and Lettuce. He's been playing the music I want to listen to for 25 years.
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My homey, Eric Johnson.
    Great player, nice guy.

  4. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    I think if I had to pick one it would be Elliot Easton.

  5. matrix

    matrix Tele-Meister

    Apr 13, 2016
    Vancouver, BC
    It changes....after seeing him live a few weeks ago, I still cant get over how increadibly great Jim Campilongo is.

    I have more Tony Rice albums than any other single guitarist. Followed closely by Django.
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  6. Plumber

    Plumber Tele-Meister

    Jun 5, 2014
    Always has been Tim Pierce from when he played with Rick Springfield/**** Robin
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  7. Georox

    Georox Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2014
    The tan house in AZ

  8. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Tough question.
    Probably one of these cats.
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  9. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California

  10. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Holic

    Apr 19, 2014
    My favorites change along with what I'm listening to (and playing!) at any given time. At the moment, tops would be Gary Clark, Jr. and Eric Gales. GC Jr. lays down some great, simple rhythms and his leads are expressive & dynamic without even a hint of overplaying. Guitar driven, not guitar dominated. Raw dawg is the blues without sounding like everyone or anyone else...refreshing!
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  11. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    I totally get all that, me too.

    But I'm talking, if someone held a gun to your head, and could read inside your soul, and you had to tell them your favorite guitarist of all time...OVER time, with no fair-weather situational fandom or anything like that
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  12. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Oooooh a tough one to call. It has changed over the years, so it might be more of a dynamic choice over time. To be honest, it is a toss up between Jack White and Robert Johnson.
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  13. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Well if they looked deep inside my soul, yeah it'd be Brian Setzer.

  14. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Reston, Virginia
    This is impossible for can I possibly single out ONE??? So for today, and this will change daily....but as far as having a great deal of influence on the player I've become.....I would say it's a combination of three guys.....for the way I play rhythm, I'd say Dave Edmunds, for the way I play and put together a solo it would be a cross between Jimmy Vaughan and Richard Thompson....I know that covers a lot of ground, but it's the way I grew...tomorrow it'll be my ELECTRIC blues roots, the next day it'll be acoustic Doc Watson and Norman Blake, or maybe Paul Geremia and Roy Book Binder....I can't pick just one....I'M SORRY BUT I JUST CAN'T!!!!!

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  15. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Buddy Miller...because he doesn't just play guitar, he plays songs.

  16. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    "...yeah it'd be Brian Setzer."

    See now THAT'S what I'm talkin bout, just raw honesty

    Seen him live a few times, he's definitely in my top 5
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  17. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    I have to go w the freak of nature himself - Jimi !!
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  18. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Holic

    Apr 19, 2014
    They'd discover that I have a wandering musical soul...but, not all that wander are lost! I suppose if you looked at my playlist today and compared it to my mix tapes from the early/mid-80s the only thing that would be constant is a little Metallica. :) Does that make it Hetfield? I'm not so sure...
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  19. Patrick201

    Patrick201 TDPRI Member

    Aug 8, 2016
    Hitsville, USA
    There are plenty of better guitarists out there playing different styles, but I'm going to have to go with Billy Bragg in my opinion.

  20. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    I've always contended that everyone and anyone could find something to love, and something to hate , in my album collection.
    So I guess these days that'd go for playlists, too.
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