Guitarists you love that the internet seems to HATE?

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  1. DougM

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    I apparently have a lot different taste than some here, because every time I saw Santana, Clapton, and Satriana live, they were superb, although Clapton has become as big of a DB as Page. However, AC/DC was one of the worst shows I ever had to sit through. And, you couldn't pay me enough to go to see the Nuge. He is about as good a guitarist as the kid down the street. Joe B could play rings around him when he was 12, jamming with Robben Ford and Danny Gatton.
     
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    Can the kid down the street reliably reproduce the solo on "Dog Eat Dog" and then follow it up with the solo to "I'll Come Again" by Damn Yankees?
     
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    “But his playing is so original!!!”

    And so was Ed Gein. There is really not much to like about Tom Morello.
     
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    Agreed. His rhythm guitar playing is also great (witness his rhythm playing on “A Hazy Shade of Winter” or the Central Park/Simon & Garfunkel version of “Late In The Evening”).

    I played in a band once with a guy who laughed at anyone who didn’t idolize Clapton and SRV as much as he did. Needless to say, that band didn’t last long.
     
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    It's amazing anyone trying to defend ted would bring up damn yankees. This is a terrible band that made bad hesher pop, and forced an extra power ballad on the world at a time when it was the last thing we needed. Shlock is the best thing it could be called, and it's enough reason to hate ted, who is a generic rock hack.
     
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    The Edge.
    So much hate on the web.

    I grew up with his sounds and "technique", very inspiring stuff.
     
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    The Edge gets hate? Every worship guitarist in America steals his textbook every day of the year. Practically created modern pop guitar approach. I don’t know if he’s ever talked about it but I believe in my heart of hearts that he came up with his signature sound trying to play “Run” by Pink Floyd...change my mind.

    Robert Cray is still bugging me because I’m guilty of thinking it. Used to think his tone was whack til I understood that my man is walking a tightrope with no net. There is not one db of hype in Cray’s tone. Stratocaster plugged into a Fender...no mercy!!
    He’s working for every bit of beauty he wrongs out of that guitar and it is glorious!
    Robert Cray is a bad, bad man!!!
     
  8. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    But could you do it in front of 500,000 people while piquing on brown acid?
     
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    Bonamassa. I think he’s the best player on the scene in the last 20 years but I’m not about to sit and argue that point with anybody. It’s just my opinion.
     
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    ...and with UK, with Soft Machine, and solo.
     
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    Byrdland = 22.75" scale.
     
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    i'll admit it, from 3 fronts: 1. the i detest 'happy clappy' worship music in place of liturgical tradition" front; 2. it's beyond spinal tap parody when a guitarist REQUIRES 42 guitars to get through a set. 3. destroyed pop guitar, you mean. (& one could just as reasonably argue that Nile Rodgers created the approach that Edge copped & chopped, OR David Rhodes with Peter Gabriel, although I think he was definitely listening to Edge). but anyway, once you reach the point where the effects matter more than the fingers, you reach the point where someone says, couldn't we just do that with pro tools?
     
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    dunno, most of my favorites are like people that guitar forums couldn't care less about (derek bailey, keiji haino, etc.), or classic universally loved guys (chet atkins, wes, etc.). i think my only intersection with guitar forum stuff these days is julian lage, but he seems to be pretty univrersally liked.
     
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    This might? Posted here before, but this guy pins it on Flock of Seagulls' Paul Reynolds. Can't disagree re: Run Like Hell though.

    https://rock929rocks.com/2019/08/08/a-theory-on-how-the-edge-found-his-sound/

    I always thought the best thing about the Edge were his backing vox on the early stuff. He and the Edge sounded great together.
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Ted is great. He's on my list too.

    Also John Mayer, The Edge, and Jack White.
     
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    Amen!
     
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    Smooth, with Rob Thomas? Yes, it was extremely overplayed.
     
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    Novocain helps a lot.
     
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    yep, i'm not cool enuf to get halvorsson WAIT. i take it back: this is pretty cool:

     
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