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Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by Iron-Iraq, Dec 18, 2002.
mel would definitely know
oh yeah, one word, BUCKETHEAD
I must reiterate: anybody who thinks Michael Romeo is "the greatest guitar player ever" simply hasn't listened to enough guitarists. 256ths and lightning-fast octuplets aren't everything. Unless you're twelve years old.
And yeah, Buckethead is great. I love the Praxis albums and some, not all, of his solo albums. Definitely a far more interesting guitarist than Yngwank, Romeo, etc.
Holy shit YES Mel. Josey Scott of Saliva was quoted in my new issue of Guitar One and I can't get it out of my head: "Listening to Randy Rhoads play is like peeking throught the door and watching two people have sex."
From an accoustical standpoint, my fav has always been Rik Emmitt. However, from a metal guitar standpoint, shesh that's tough. There's so many great guitarists that I don't think I could pick one as best. I like a lot of the names already mentioned, but some others I really like are the sounds from the JP pair, KK Downing & Glen Tipton, especially their older stuff, however PainKiller was down right kick ass.
Hell yes, I've heard Tony MacAlpine (Edge of Insanity). It might be the perfect hard rock non-vocal record ever. I've seen him twice live and he definitely does not dissapoint.
Mel Bay? Django Reinhardt? Lenny Breau? He'p!
Here's the real tough one, though. The blistering leads of Nigel, or the catchy rhythms and writing of David???
Don't really think its possible to pick a best guitarist. There are so many different styles of playing how do you compare? Everyone will have their own opinion so favorite guitarist would have been a more appropriate thread.
Anyone else heard this Yngwie rant? Apparently Yngwie was gay bashing on a flight and a woman got tired of listening to his drunk ass and poured her drink on his head.
Forget Steve Vai. Randy Rhodes, blaah.
It was all about KURT COBAIN! Now that was one hellova talent in technical guitar history.
Hmm. No negative comments on that, eh? I now see that sarcasm CAN be understood over the internet.
I saw his solo act(!) at the Fenix in Seattle about 3 years ago....wow! Strange but man can that dude play! I also enjoyed his versions of the Pirates of the Carribean song and the Main Street Electrical Parade.
Too bad the Fenix was pretty much f*cked up by the earthquake of a couple years ago. I think the whole building is still being rebuilt/fixed.
Lindsey Buckingham has to be included!
Yeah, Lindsey Buckingham has a very unique style - he plays an unusual little guitar and uses his fingers more than a pick. You don't see much of that in rock music. He can do some cool things because of it!
Like this topic. But very hard to say much. As a guitarist, I have guitar players that I have always liked. But as far as them being the 'best' I don't know. One guy who plays guitar that will blow your ears away is Brent Mason. He is the top call in Nashville and this guy is just amazing.
As for my own favs I would say:
Stevie Ray Vaughn
the duo of Harris and Smith
Ace Frehley-my first guitar hero
and a lot more. I don't think I can narrow it down to a few favs.
Of course there is the lightning fast licks and prowess of Danny Partridge.
Hey! Danny Partridge was a bass player (sort of)! Except he was too weasel-like, more like a.....well, I better not say....
Wait a minute, did I just claim Danny Partridge as a fellow bassist? Geez Louise.
I would tend to agree that a more appropriate name for this thread would be "Favorite Guitar Player" rather than "best". There are so many awesome players we could list, yet everyone has their favorites.
Do I hear any votes for MiniMurray and Adrienne Smith? They kick much booty!
I have respect for a guitar player who can pull the greatest guitar solos but I prefer those who can experiment and try different things, or create solos that are not complicated but give you chills all the way through your spine.
For these reason I like Tom Morello and all maiden guitarist.
Same goes for bass player, even though none except harris comes to mind right now. Maybe Steve Digiorgio, former Death and Iced Earth bassplayer. I like fretless stuff I have a fretless guitar myself, but that's another story
Tony Iommi-the first heavy metal guitarist ever!!!!
some people debate that jimmy page was the first