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#1
Who are you three Favorite Guitarists and why. What are you favorite pieces from each?
#2
John Petrucci - The complexity and invetiveness - Metropolis Pt 1
Joe Satriani - Powerful melodies - Time Machine (song)
Adam Jones - His awesome odd-time-sig riffs - Lateralus (song)
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#3
Alexi Laiho - living dead beat
DimeBag Darrel (R.I.P.) - either cowboys from hell or walk
Matt Heafy - anthem (we are the fire)
and Zakk Wylde, no favorites lol
they r just kickass guitarists
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#4
John Mclaughlin (with the Mahavishnu Orchestra) - Sanctuary
Django Reinhardt - Les Yeux Noires
Robert Fripp - Requiem
#5
Randy Bachman-Looking out for #1
John Mayer-Neon, or any of his live stuff
John Frusciante-Acoustic work is amazing, along with his stuff with the chili peppers.
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#6
Pat Metheny-Bright Size Life
Michael Romeo-Inferno
Doug Marsch-Distopian Dream Girl

BTW, thread is done all the time on pretty much every forum on here
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#7
Page: Since i've been loving you
Gilmour: shine on you crazy diamond I-V
Lifeson: A farewell to kings
#8
Joe Satriani: Pure technique, very melodic, creative use of effects to create own tone...also taught steve Vai how to play. song: Devil's Slide
Steve Vai: so original, so skilled . song: Probably "For the Love of God" hard to choose though.
John Petrucci: shred so accurately, every note hit perfectly, song: "Jaws of Life"
#9
Yngwie Malmsteen - Got me into shred, and neoclassical style. WIll always love him the most.
Muhammad Suicmez - Showed me that neoclassical shred can also be extremely brutal.
Joe Stump - Also one of my favorite neoclassical shredders.
#10
Steve Vai - Boston Rain Melody or I'm the Hell Outta Here
Faraz Anwar - Chairoscuro
Neil Zaza - Melodica (and his version of Purple Rain is outstanding)

Steve Vai for his mixture of different elements of life into his playing...his playing resembles that of a man who's internal struggle for spirituality is displayed through his art

Faraz Anwar for his abstract style and sheer virtuosity mixed with themes that perfectly express his personality in his playing

Neil Zaza for his amazing ability to masterfully display and express his feelings, using his guitar as the tool - his melodic style mixed with outbursts of technicality blend beautifully with exactly what he's trying to say

i have way too many guitarists to choose from, and there are many others
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#11
Carlos Santana: Europa, Smooth
-He has the cool Latin stuff, but never forgets how to play rock.

Richie Blackmore: Kill the King (Rainbow)
-He has great technique and blends classical, shred, and blues into an interesting sound. If you haven't heard "Kill the King," I highly suggest downloading it.

Dave Murray: Number of the Beast
-He's the ace guitarist in my favorite band. He can play fast without sounding like a machine.

Marty Friedman: Tornado of Souls
-He plays so many interesting things. His solo in "Tornado" involves almost no blues, which I find amazing. It's based a lot on arpeggios and it is exactly what he talks about in "Melodic Control."

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Larry LaLonde: Jerry was a Racecar Driver, Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. He's versatile and the music he makes with Primus is unique.

Marty Friedman: Tornado of Souls, Lucretia. You can tell a Marty solo from a mile away.

Chris Poland: Chasing the Sun, Cosmo's Thumb. His Megadeth stuff was good, but I love his solo work.

Eddie Van Halen: Hot for Teacher, So This is Love. Gotta love EVH
#13
john petrucci - super clean technique
john fursciante - for his melodic tunes
satriani - for his nutty ones
david gilmore - to much to describe
#14
Steve Vai is my favorite, and For The Love Of God is my favorite by him.

but...Slash, Jimmy Page, Roy Buchanan, Alex Lifeson, and Yngwie are all up there in my favorites though.
#16
I've gotta give it to Randy Rhoads, Diary, Crazy Train, and Mr. Crowley are freaking great.
I like Anything with Eddie Van Halen (before Haggar), he set the new standard for rock guitar.
Allen Collins is 3rd. If you don't know, he was the lead guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd until the plane crash. Other favorites, Dimebag R.I.P., Yngwie, Kirk, Slash, SRV and Jimmi.
#17
Jade Puget (AFI)- The Leaving Song Part II
John Mayer- Your Body is a Wonderland
Dave Matthews- Crash
Carlos Santana- Marie, Marie and Smooth
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paul gilbert- "curse of the castle dragon" or "get out of my yard"
steve vai- any song by him is amazing (not that gilbert's arnt)
billy sheenan- bass is still guitar and he is amazing
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Seve Vai - his music oooozes creativity and soul
Jari Mäenpää (wintersun, ensiferum) - technically brilliant and all his rhythm guitar work is amazing, hes a genious
Marty Friedman, Jason Becker - EVERYBODY SHOULD OWN SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
Shawn Lane - RIP mate, that guy was a guitar god
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slash is my fav. guitarist, and my biggest influence, what he did on nightrain is probably my fav solo...
jimmy page is probably my second, amazing composer, he's written some amazing stuff, since i've been loving you is my favorite solo from him
david gilmour - i like his style a lot, real bluesy like those other two, but he gots his own signature techniques that i like, my fav solo from him is comfortabely numb (of course, lol)
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Derek Trucks - Just about anything by him. Not too technical of a slide player but amazing still. Preachin Blues is probably my favorite.

Eric Clapton - Very fluid player. Not terribly technical but great at both lead and rythym. Overall great player.

BB King - Do I really have to explain it?
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Derek Trucks - Just about anything by him. Not too technical of a slide player but amazing still. Preachin Blues is probably my favorite.

Eric Clapton - Very fluid player. Not terribly technical but great at both lead and rythym. Overall great player.

BB King - Do I really have to explain it?


solid choices

my real list would be:

Jerry Garcia- For all of his fluid solos with the Dead and some of his cool solo stuff like Shady Grove

Steve Kimock- Always tears it up, but his defining moments in my mind were My Favorite Things with Phil & Friends, Ice Cream, and Tounge n Groove

Me- All of the jazzy shit I play
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Jason Becker - Go Off! (song and entire album) Becker was an AMAZING composer. not to mention player. crazy mario like intros, and lightning sweeps

Marty Friedman - Tornado of Souls (well anything off Rust in Peace to be precise )Megadeth solomaster, amazing, simply, crazy exotic solos, melodic control and beautiful overall playing

Alexi Laiho - Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood - crazy synth'ish lead guitar, amazing violin like solos, soo fast
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1. carlos santana-because he doesn't play licks, but he plays more of a melodic sound to his solos. his sound is very hard to copy.

2. Angus Young-because he has bluesy sound to his songs even though they're hard rock

3. John Fruscianate-because he too has a sound that's hard to copy.
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jimmy page- so much of his stuff is good, its hard to pick, maybe dazed and confused, or since i've been loving you
slash- even though he doesn't play rhythm, his leads are awesome
malcolm young- he writes most of it, most songs angus just plays the solo
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Joe Satriani: Pure technique, very melodic, creative use of effects to create own tone...also taught steve Vai how to play. song: Devil's Slide
Steve Vai: so original, so skilled . song: Probably "For the Love of God" hard to choose though.
John Petrucci: shred so accurately, every note hit perfectly, song: "Jaws of Life"

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Shawn Lane : Aga of the Ladies
Allan Holdsworth : Sand
Guthrie Govan : Waves
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Jason Becker - Go Off! (song and entire album) Becker was an AMAZING composer. not to mention player. crazy mario like intros, and lightning sweeps

Marty Friedman - Tornado of Souls (well anything off Rust in Peace to be precise )Megadeth solomaster, amazing, simply, crazy exotic solos, melodic control and beautiful overall playing

Alexi Laiho - Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood - crazy synth'ish lead guitar, amazing violin like solos, soo fast
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Ritchie Blacmore: Most influential guitarist ever in my opinion. Any live footage especially 16th century greensleves, mistreated, highway star, Blind man....

Malmsteen: One of the founding fathers of neoclassical, technique unsurpassed, great tone and performer too..... "Rising Force" "Icarcus Dream Suite" "Blitzkreig"

David Gilmour: Need i say anymore..... "Dogs" or "Sheep"
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Randy Rhoads --- Eric Johnson --- Yngwie Malmsteen --- Jake E. Lee --- Tony Iommi --- Jimi Hendrix --- Steve Vai --- Eddie Van Halen ---Zakk Wylde --- Rory Gallagher
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Hmmm... Synyster Gates is a pretty good "nowadays" guitarist. seize the day was awesome.
but i dont think anyone could beat Slash....
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Joe Satriani - Uber Godlike abilities and Originality
- Super Cool
- Unbelievable knowledge of music and his instrument.
- Just that damn good..
- Fav Song = Love Thing (unbelieveably beautiful song), and so many more
i choose not to list, because this thread would flood.

Steve Vai - If there was a galactic war and a it was down to the final battle and the winner
would be determined by his skills with the guitar, I VOTE STEVE VAI FOR 'TEAM
EARTH' TO SAVE US ALL. If it is do'able with a guitar, Steve Vai can do it, if he
can't no one can.
- Fav Songs = Touching Tongues, Die To Live and many more..

Eric Johnson - What a guitar tone.
- All round nice dude
- Originality in abundance
- Fav Songs = Manhattan, Cliffs Of Dover, Desert Rose (yes, i actually like it)

Peace!!
"I don't mind making sissy rock. I'll rock your ass sensitive style" - John Mayer
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Hmmm... Synyster Gates is a pretty good "nowadays" guitarist. seize the day was awesome.
but i dont think anyone could beat Slash....
Syn!!!! **** NO DONT SAY THAT SHIT

any1 who uses a sweatband to mute their strings LIVE should be shot, unless they are doing some crazy 14string 2 hand tapping of some sort

you dont know any virtuoso guitarists im assuming

,......obviously...you like my chemical romance
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ive seen that sweat band thing.. i think its weak.. LEARN TO MUTE!!
"I don't mind making sissy rock. I'll rock your ass sensitive style" - John Mayer
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Jimmy Page - fave song would probably be ..... In my time of dying, or heartbreaker

Jack White - fave song Black Math... or Ball & Biscuit

Eric Clapton - fave song Strange Brew.. or Layla
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