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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by metropolisimages, May 10, 2006.

  1. kittybeast

    kittybeast Member

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    such a lucky number:loco:
     
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    in no order
    alex lifeson
    mr. turrilli
    yngwie malmsteen
    akira takasaki
    Angra dynamic duo of superhuman strength
     
  3. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    Piotr Grundzinski (Riverside)
    Steve Rothery (Marillion)
    Alex Lifeson (Rush)
    Jasun Tipton (Zero Hour)
    Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
     
  4. Ascension

    Ascension New Metal Member

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    EVH
    YJM
    John Petrucci
    Jasun Tipton
    Patrick Rondat
     
  5. metropolisimages

    metropolisimages Ion Drive

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    Not in any order...
    1. John Petrucci
    2. Steve Vai
    3. Paul Gilbert
    4. Tony Macalpine
    5. Satch
     
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    well im only 15 but here it goes...
    Rusty Cooley
    Mike Romeo
    Kiko Loureiro
    Paul Gilbert
    Yngwie Malmsteen
     
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    Not in any order, 'cause that crap hurts my brain...

    1) John Petrucci
    2) Mattias "IA" Eklundh (JayDub, I wanna see that footage!)
    3) Steve Vai
    4) Michael Romeo (though somewhat contingent on the next album)
    5) A tie between Buckethead and Ron Jarzombek. I don't listen to either of them all that much but they're both very innovative.

    That was a surprisingly hard list to pull together, 'cause I'm running out of people to steal guitar ideas from. Time to start listening to some jazz guys or something I guess.
    Edit: I found IA @ NAMM 2006 on YouTube. HOT!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4nHuwlH860
     
  8. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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    Allan Holdsworth (god)
    IA
    Bumblefoot (he has to be on the list)
    EVH
    Ron Jarzombek
     
  9. ~blondie~

    ~blondie~ Zerg Rush into Mordor

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    Ritchie Blackmoore
    Jeff Loomis
    Alexi Laiho
    Mikael Åkerfeldt
    Joe Satriani
     
  10. Clark Griswold

    Clark Griswold WallyWorld anyone?

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    Innovative?

    Malmsteen
    Petrucci
    Lifeson
    Vai
    Andy Summers (For his use with complex chords)

    Favorite?

    Adrian Smith
    Andy LaRocque
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Alexander Beyrodt
    and yes....Joel Gregoire
     
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    I'm going to add Kirk Hammett to my list... and drop out Eddie. While he's alive, he really can't do much lately. So whatever. Either way, Kirk brought a lot of originality, and his solos are some of the most memorable.
     
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    Tore Ostby
    David Gilmour
    Jeff Beck
    Robert Fripp
     
  13. Troy the nomad

    Troy the nomad Actually I've resettled

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    Steve Vai- he's way ahead
    Al Di Meola- His picking is FLAWLESS
    Steve Morse- if you've seen him you know he's probably the best all around guitarist on the planet.
    Holdsworth- stretches like nobody else can.
    Eric Johnson- OK , so I like tone.
     
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    Doug Aldrich
    Andy Laroque
    Kai Hansen
    Dave Murray and Adrian Smith(I consider that team existing as one whole being)
    Jeff Loomis
     
  15. Clark Griswold

    Clark Griswold WallyWorld anyone?

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    Especially since they put harmonizing on the map along with K.K. and Glenn.
     
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    EvilGrit All Things Metal.

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    Let's start by recognizing the dead:
    Jimmi Hendrix
    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Top 5 veterans that are alive in no particular order:
    Eddie Van Halen
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Brian May
    Robert Fripp
    Jeff Beck
    If could pick a 6th it would be a toss between Akira of Loudness and Yngwie..although both of them sort of borrowed their styles form Eddie(Akira) and Ritchie(Yngwie).

    I have to say even though they are not part of the rock/metal genre but worth mentioning:
    Al Di Meola
    Mark Knopfler

    New kids on the block:
    John Petrucci
    Michael Romeo
    Tore Ostby
    Marcel Coenen
    Jeff Loomis

    Some really new kids on the block I would like to give a nod to are:
    Jorn Viggo Lofstad(Pagan's Mind)
    Joel Gregoire(Stride)
    Marco Sfogli (James Labrie solo album) - this kid is best I have heard in a long time!
     
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    1. Richard Thompson
    2. Jeff Beck
    3. Bill Frisell
    4. Mikael Akerfeldt
    5. Michael Romeo

    Some non-metal guys in there. Richard Thompson is my #1 guitarist as well as singer and songwriter. His stuff is simply phenomenal.

    NP: IQ "Dark Matter"
     
  19. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Great pick. I stated "most innovative" as opposed to my favorites. Jorn Viggo would make my top five list of favorites easily.

    What seperates JVL from most other guitarists of his abaility (much like my all-time fave Wolf Hoffmann) is the fact that he "composes" solos. Many guitarists of great technical ability simply find ways to join their best licks together to form a "solo." Though many might be technically amazing, they often lack something when it is done that way.
    JVL puts as much work into phrasing a single note just so... as he would with a sweep or two-hand hammer-on/pull-off technique. JVL also hasn't forgot how important it is to dominate as a riffmeister/rythm player when not soloing. Last but not least, he has an unfair advantage over other guitarists..... namely Stian Kristoffersen. The way PM's guitar and drums compliment and accent each other, you would think SK and JVL were joined at the hip or were at least brothers. They compliment each other amazingly well.


    Bryant
     
  20. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Great choice !! Gilmour can do more with three notes than 99.99% of professional guitatists can do with thirty. If I could make a guitar "sing" like he does, I would never even attempt the more "technically" difficult techniques of guitar. He has written some of the most memorable solos ever. Great, great guitarist.

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