Know Any Great Guitar Players?, Help me expand my listening!
RobK87
Apr 20 2010, 06:06 AM
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Okay so here are all the guitar players I currently am listening to:

Andy Timmons
Greg Howe
Joe Satriani
John Petrucci
Santana
Steve Morse
Steve Vai
Vinnie Moore
Guthrie Govan
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Larry Carlton (just started)

(I know some may be missing in your book but I don't like some [like Malmsteen, Loomis])

Bolds are my favorites. smile.gif

I am only interested in instrumental (at least for this thread) guitar music. I want to listen to more fusion guitar players but unfortunately they are not exactly accepted in pop culture and advertising.... sad.gif
I also love the sound of flamenco and classical guitars......

Thanks if you can input!

Robert biggrin.gif

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Marc_Maiden
Apr 20 2010, 06:40 AM
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try listening to these bands:

adagio
symphony x


i think you will like michael romeos guitar player in symphony x since we have the same taste

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Apr 20 2010, 07:13 AM
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I would add Jason Becker and Kiko Loureiro. You need to listen to them, they'll blow your head

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Apr 20 2010, 10:45 AM
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Tommy Emmanuel
Paco de Lucia

.....the thread can be closed now. laugh.gif

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Jason Becker, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, even George Lynch! Michael Romeo rules big time! These are my favorites. And I also love Petrucci's solo record!

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Apr 20 2010, 12:16 PM
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Andy James.........\m/\m/

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Apr 20 2010, 12:57 PM
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Mattias IA Eklundh!! - don't forget him

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Apr 20 2010, 02:55 PM
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How about a fellow named Stevie Ray Vaughan?! Even if you aren't into blues...give him a listen - he will make your jaw drop!




Here is another guy that will blow you away - John Butler!

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Apr 20 2010, 05:08 PM
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Paul Gilbert!

This guy's solo album is great and definitely shows off his technical skill and his ability to play many different styles.

It's called Get Out of My Yard. Rusty Old Boat is my personal favourite off of the album.

I also don't think I saw Slash's name up here. His new album was really solid, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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QUOTE (RobK87 @ Apr 20 2010, 01:06 AM) *
I am only interested in instrumental (at least for this thread) guitar music. I want to listen to more fusion guitar players but unfortunately they are not exactly accepted in pop culture and advertising.... sad.gif
I also love the sound of flamenco and classical guitars......

Thanks if you can input!

Robert biggrin.gif


While shred and melodic guitar shred are one thing you requested guitar players that are more fusion oriented. Also maybe with a touch of Flamenco and classical flavors.

First person to come to mind was Al Di Meola. Check some of his stuff out on Youtube. Great guitar work!

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Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Scott Henderson, Bill Frisell - speaking of jazz/fusion.
Roy Buchanan, Leslie West, Pat Thrall, Pat Travers, Tommy Bolin, Jeff Healey - speakin of rock/blues

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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ Apr 20 2010, 08:13 AM) *
I would add Jason Becker and Kiko Loureiro. You need to listen to them, they'll blow your head


And Marty Friedman biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Zsolt Galambos @ Apr 20 2010, 07:17 AM) *
Jason Becker, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, even George Lynch! Michael Romeo rules big time! These are my favorites. And I also love Petrucci's solo record!


That is very similar to my list haha. I would add Doug Aldrich and Alex Skolnick.

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My vote for Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pat Metheny, Peter Green, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, John Scofield, Charlie Byrd - all great players..

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I like the guitar players in the band Skillet. The lead guitarist is Ben. He is really great! The whole band is awesome live! I'm going to see them live May 2, 2010.

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RobK87
Apr 20 2010, 11:25 PM
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Thanks a lot guys!

I will begin right away.... biggrin.gif

And like Skillet said I already know all the shred guys (and SRV smile.gif )

Thanks for the lists Ivan and Staffy!

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some of my favorites are John Frusciante, Allan Holdsworth, BB king, Santana, Eric Johnson, Tommy emmanuel( mostly acoustic though) Steve vai, Zakk wylde and everyone else is pretty much mentioned already.

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Anytime mate, anytime wink.gif

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