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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Hobbo, Aug 9, 2020.
Eddie Van Halen.
Really? Page 3 and nobody has mentioned Hendrix?
Chris Whitley. Maybe not from just one note, but definitely a distinctive style.
I'm calling BS on everyone. A single note? One. Note? With certainty? Nope. Phrasing is vastly part of these great guitarists' voices. Flame on, but I'm sticking to it. BS.
Brian May,Yngwie,Clapton,Jeff Beck etc
Neil Young/Old Black
Lil Wayne. One note and I can tell it's him.
Hank Marvin........Strat, trem, Watkins Copycat, AC30
Many times I was just listening to some record form other people and then... is him? look at the credits and YES
and many ,many others that can say way more with ONE note or chord than others can say with hours of noodling and shredding.
I wish there were a good way to test this. But it would take some prep work.
someone beat me to it = ROBIN TROWER
Trower can magically finesse a single note into several bars of stellar sonic wonder, if he so chooses, and I have seen him do just that, many times.
Trower is a magician disguised as a guitarist, easily managing to perform utilizing much less & constantly turning that into MORE.
Trower is the true master of restraint, IMO.
To say Trower is inspiring is beyond an understatement .....................
Randy (Hansen) could also be placed here but he could easily be confused with someone else (who dat) and Randy utilizes very little restraint
I’m with you. Lots of guitarists have distinctive voices, but any given note is probably not enough to identify them.
HOWEVER . . .
I had the experience once of actually doing it. Check out this song. It’s cool as hell in its own right, but there’s a guitar solo that starts around 1:29, and I could indeed tell from just that first note exactly who it was, without checking the liner notes and it’s not his record so I didn’t expect him.
There are many single notes I can identify Tommy Shaw and Tom Scholz from...Boston's first album and the unique sounds of Scholz's set-up...1 note action no problem. With STYX it's about the same thing...both Young and Shaw..one note together...no problem.
I would have mentioned EVH and Hendrix...but you would have to dictate the note. Otherwise more than one.
Just a single note?
Seriously, probably every guitarist who’s work I’m familiar with.
Long as I’m looking at them at the same time.
Otherwise, no one…
Brian May has already been mentioned.
I can usually pick clapton. from the first note.