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Jeff, Eric or Jimmy?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by TeleBluesMan, Oct 13, 2020.

Choose one: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page?

  1. Jeff Beck

    73 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Eric Clapton

    37 vote(s)
    24.5%
  3. Jimmy Page

    41 vote(s)
    27.2%
  1. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    Page, SRV, Santana, Clapton, Gibbons, Van Halen, Trower, Blackmore, Gilmore ...
     
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  2. bromdenlong

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    I chose Page as my favorite. I don't know or care who is "best'.
     
  3. MLHull

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    Same answer as bromdenlong, excecpt I chose Clapton
     
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    I’d give my left gonad to play like any of the three.
    But I’ll throw a name out there that may be better than all three. Duane Allman.
     
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    I would say Jeff the best guitar player when he is totally on. His fire and passion at those moments approaches Hendrix. He is not a band or compositional guy like Page or a singer/guitar player/front guy/chameleon like Clapton.

    Excluding metal most rock guys sound like a derivative of Page and more bluesy people sound like Clapton. Beck has a kind of cockiness to his playing and his solo records were good at showcasing this.

    Funny I remember Van Halen talking about his influences being these guys and he doesn't sound anything like them.
     
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    Jeff would definitely be my choice for auto mechanic.Probably guitar player as well.Now that I think of it dinner companion would be okay if he brought that bass player with him.
     
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    We need to hang out.
     
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    Who would I like to sit and talk for several hours, of these three? Jimmy. What a cool cat.

    Who, of these three, would I LEAST like to get in a guitar duel with? Jeff. So original.

    I'd never want to play with Clapton. He just steals your best licks. ;)

    Story no one asked for: I saw Jeff Beck, as a teenager, in a music store in Lousiville, Kentucky in the late '80's- the owner told us that they were in the back, negotiating over (I believe it was a '62 (I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive he said a '62) non-tremolo Strat, a "Buddy Holly". He even showed us, popped the case, what a welcoming older gentleman- it had an amberish natural finish, and a tortoiseshell pickguard- and Beck looked through the shop window at us gawking, and he sort of winked at me and my buddy, and we frantically waved at him. SRV was also with him, but we didn't see him, and two other gigantic professional wrestler bodyguard dudes, and a gaggle of other skeezy fellers. They were either playing that night or had played the previous night. When he winked at us, well, it was a sure highlight of my nerd youth. I was a HUGE guitar freak even then, and it's always been funny, we were a HUNDRED times more excited to have seen Beck than Vaughn, at that time, which is hard for most people to believe now. Beck's star was VASTLY brighter then.

    We went back an hour later with a camera and they were gone. They didn't buy the strat, either, but the owner said SRV was playing a (60's) black Ric 12 String the whole time and almost bought it! Swear to god. How many great guitars has Jeff Beck NOT bought in his life???? hahahaha

    I just googled this, it was around November 16, 1989!

    I also texted the friend who was with me, and he agrees, the price was $3000 for the non-trem Strat, but he says it was a '61? Not sure.
     
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    Tony Iommi.
     
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    Jeff Page rules. There, I said it.
     
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    ... or Rory Gallagher :)?
     
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    Amen!
    Clapton is easily the most versatile, musical and prolific.
    I like Beck and Page, but I like songs most of all.
    Neither sing much.
    Beck is indeed a virtuoso, and Page is great in the studio, but hopelessly sloppy live.
     
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    I pick Clapton for the Beatles..
     
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    not really super into any of these guys, but beck wins for me. like if you give me a choice between say, wired era beck or soft machine era holdsworth, i'm going to pick holdsworth every time. but while beck plays with a lot of guys that outclass his licks, he's really fluid and works what he's got really well. the other two - i'll take sabbath riffs over zeppelin riffs any day. and clapton i just find boring, i'd rather listen to jimi over cream (though baker's post-cream work rules), and in the blues realm i'd rather listen to older stuff.
     
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    None of them.

    I choose Danny,Roy & Tommy.
     
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    I used to have this on vinyl in the mid 70's. I don't remember it as being as good as any of them individually. Bootleg quality only.

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    I didn't vote. I can put them in order of personal importance to me, but so what?
     
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  19. rangercaster

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    Jeff wins as a pure guitar player...


    Eric and Jimmy can't match him...

    Nobody can ...

     
  20. TG

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    I chose Jeff Beck for auto mechanic.
     
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