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If there is a better guitar player going today......

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I would not know who he would be. Guy kills it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46UFXQVSnKs

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total badass...plus he wears the same amber Maui Jim sunglasses that I do. :)

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Reminds me a lot of Knopfler - great stuff.

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Reminds me of one of my all time Favs.


[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tLsFsGxLmE"]https://www.youtube....h?v=0tLsFsGxLmE[/url]

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH8F1t0fmyc"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH8F1t0fmyc[/url]

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buckethead

[media]http://youtu.be/pngkxpmhMAg[/media]

and when he plays with claypool... holy poo

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I don't remember who created the thread on this guy awhile back but I haven't been able to stop listening to Gary Clark Jr. since I opened it. The guitar solo @ the 4:00 mark gives me chills and sends me into convulsions at times.


[url="http://youtu.be/t84xXXrzBhc"]http://youtu.be/t84xXXrzBhc[/url]

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[quote name='Crixtala' timestamp='1359608755' post='2119845']
buckethead

[media]http://youtu.be/pngkxpmhMAg[/media]

and when he plays with claypool... holy poo
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bonamassa probably couldn't play quite like buckethead yet buckethead probably couldn't play quite like bonamassa.

joe has some of the best tone around for what he does. an arsenal of vintage guitars and boutique amps helps of course but he's got fantastic technique to go with it.

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Derek Trucks ftw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuadh1o0yC8
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I have listened to all these guys, save Gary Clark, whom I will now check out, but JB seems to be able to cover the blues and incredible solos and acoustics, sort of the whole package. Guess I would give him the MVP so to speak. On to Gary Clark.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRxqYoZiYPU

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lol in truth all your genres bow to the metal guitar gods

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt-RoSzsEKA[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKa5mEyZ6Ok[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL_-0geICso[/media]

this band isn't even fair, having 2 amazing guitar players

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T19I8gg3FmM[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtKgveqZFlw[/media]

another band with 2 great guitarists

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7EvenmlSIE[/media]

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and how can anyone negelect to add one of the GOAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mntRIb0wa9A

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Yeah, there's little sense trying to compare someone like Derek Trucks to Zakk Wylde or Robin Trower to John Lee Hooker. Each of the axe men mentioned in this thread are pretty damn good in their own right.

I'm not a big fan of Joe Satriani's solo stuff, but he's still an outstanding player. I personally think John Butcher Axis is really underrated and most people have never heard of the guy.

I watched Derek Trucks as a kid and, before he got his own band, play alongside Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule. And if you like Trucks, you might want to listen to his wife, who is also a pretty damn good blues guitarist- Susan Tedeschi.

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here's some guitarists some of you purists/non-fans of heavier music may like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_eh6C0EBP8
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[quote name='Bronn' timestamp='1359649163' post='2120069']
here's some guitarists some of you purists/non-fans of heavier music may like

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_eh6C0EBP8[/media]
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After high-school I registered to go to GIT(Guitar Institute of Technology) to play pretty much this exact style of progressive, fusion metal bc I loved Fates Warning and Dream Theater. My best-friend who was the only proficient guitar play I knew that could keep up skill wise decided to back out of moving to L.A. the day we were going to get our airplane tickets.

I had a little tear listening to this. Some techniques I thought I invented(lol) with two hand "Stanley Jordan"- to- metal now is the norm..nice stuff.

But in this thread are all good guitar guys of all styles..however GOAT is definitely not Johnny P of Dream Theater..he is technical and plays nice..but his style just has a soulless characteristic I cannot really describe sorta like Mike Portnoy is to drums. Just because you own a lot of toms does not make you a great drummer.

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Anyone is naturally going to think guitarists of the genre they prefer are going to be better. While the metal guys have great chops and are plenty talented, I'd prefer the guy from the OP. He has more of a voice than the guys that rip off as many notes as they can. I feel like those kind of players are trying more to impress people than play music and it usually sounds very boring to me.

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I promise you this is the best guitar player in the world. He shreds electrics also. You should probably take the time to watch. starts playing at about 1:45

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Oh don't get me wrong... I love pretty much all music... I just feel like metal musicians are technically superior to most... except maybe some bluegrass musicians...

That said, give me another SRV any day of the week and I'd be happy. Talk about soul coming though music...

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[quote name='Daddy Uncle' timestamp='1359658926' post='2120224']
I promise you this is the best guitar player in the world. He shreds electrics also. You should probably take the time to watch. starts playing at about 1:45

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i thought that was quite entertaining....he is damn good.
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[quote name='Bronn' timestamp='1359662424' post='2120264']
Oh don't get me wrong... I love pretty much all music... [b]I just feel like metal musicians are technically superior to most[/b]... except maybe some bluegrass musicians...

That said, give me another SRV any day of the week and I'd be happy. Talk about soul coming though music...
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Actually, it's the usually exact opposite. Heavy distortion makes very sloppy playing sound good. If you want to play really fast and make it sound good distortion makes it a thousand times easier.

I have nothing against metal guitarists, but metal players and fans have a tendency to over inflated their abilities.
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I just feel

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Anyone heard of Steve Vai?

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[quote name='KillerKat' timestamp='1359667141' post='2120333']
Anyone heard of Steve Vai?
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Cuttin Heads!

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[quote name='natty' timestamp='1359658449' post='2120216']
Anyone is naturally going to think guitarists of the genre they prefer are going to be better. While the metal guys have great chops and are plenty talented, I'd prefer the guy from the OP. He has more of a voice than the guys that rip off as many notes as they can. I feel like those kind of players are trying more to impress people than play music and it usually sounds very boring to me.
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I agree. Speed does not equal quality nor talent in some realms of music.

Youtube is full of "fastest guitarist" stuff, but not very appealing to me. Guess it is just taste.

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Jake from Umphrey's McGee is killer as well. Every time I see them they never fail to blow me away. I think he has mastered every style of music. Here's a cool little clip I found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgGoinlqMjk

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Of the shredding variety, Nuno Bettencourt and Yngwie have to get a mention somewhere, though Nuno will have to get a nod for pure musicianship at some level.

Kravitz and Hendrix have to be recognized somewhere on the spectrum.

Michael Angelo Batio would have to get a nod on technical proficiency

Claypool is a must for anyone in the know with respect to his sheer talent even if he is inaccessible for many. Other musicians hard to peg are Steve Howe, David Gilmore, Adam Jones, and (though not a guitarist, a virtuoso in his own right) Ravi Shankar.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to impress in blues circles.

For pure musicianship, Hans Zimmer is actually a little known commodity with respect to his chops.

If you want just a random peek at some of the prodigies on the way, here is a taste of what is on the way

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