This thread is about guitarists I really like.

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by speelyei, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    My wife and girls tolerate a little guitar talk, but they just don’t like guitars and guitarists the way I like ‘em.

    So I’m going to talk about my favorite guitar players. You can read along or participate, or not, however you like.
    I might also talk about guitarists that I have been told I should really get into, but just never have.

    Thanks in Advance for your attention and consideration.
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    First up, Ry Cooder. Whether it’s his soundtrack work or a re-worked Woody Guthrie song, Ry Cooder has been one of the biggest inspirations to me.
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    Lindsey Buckingham. Because of all the reasons. C513035C-D5BB-4243-B910-C550F4697DCC.jpeg
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    From Dire Straits to Brothers in Arms, I had every song memorized. Pretty much dropped the pick for life after seeing Knopfler on a video.
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    At $1.75 a week for mowing the lawn and other chores, I bought every single Eagles LP, including the Greatest Hits and Live album.

    Joe and Bernie will be getting their day soon enough, but for today, hats off to Don Felder!
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  6. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    Friends, the man in this photograph is
    Dicky Betts! 379A4376-65C8-435C-9FDA-6392DF9EB516.jpeg
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    Another, since childhood. One of my favorite players, and I can’t think of a lead or solo thats longer than maybe 30 or 40 seconds? 15C91759-1CDE-45F7-8DF4-0C7B47DBDBED.jpeg
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    Some players are so good, they walk that fine line between inspiring me to practice more or just set the guitar down, knowing I will never attain that level of Mastery. F0466798-4166-47A6-8848-17431B3C65E8.jpeg
     
  9. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Old Favorites and some New Favorites.
    Randy Rhoads
    Eddie VH
    Gary Moore
    Vito Brata
    Kingfish Christone Ingram (Corrected)
    Frank Zappa
    Warren Haynes
    The 3 Kings
    Jake E Lee
    Buddy Guy
    Jimmy Hendrix
    Doyl Bramhall
    Michael Shenker
    Eric Clapton
    Vivian Campbell
    George Harrison
    John Lennon
    Brian May
    Steve Howe
    Tom Scholz
    Neil Schon
    Joe Satriani
    Al Dimeola
    John Mclaughlin
    John Mayer
    John Norum
    Ace Frehley
    Alex Lifeson
    George Lynch
    David Gilmour
    Jeff Beck
    Terry Kath Chicago
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Jimmy Page
    Yngwei Malmsteen
    Tony Iommi
    John Petrucci
    Peter Frampton
    Chet Adkins
    Glen Campbell
    Richie Blackmore
    Uli Roth

    Really Too many too list...
     
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  10. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    We’re definitely going to have some crossover. And that’s fine, it gives folks commonalities to work from. And, you’ve got a few names on there I’ve never listened to or am unfamiliar with. Nice!
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    Listen, if you like slide (and I really like slide), you should head on over to YouTube and listen to Erik Darling ‘True Religion’.
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    When you can’t pick just one...
    The Ventures.

    Love those Fenders. I love the Mosrites, too.

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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    E8D31210-442D-4E60-8164-E1B04C1F805B.jpeg Speaking of slide...
    Sonny Landreth’s ability to fret notes behind the slide is remarkable. Never seen anyone else do it quite like that.
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    I’d kinda let the guitar fade into the background for years. Then I caught an earful of this guy playing with another dude that’s going to be up here shortly. Laur Joamets country, slide, and volume control, just excellent.
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    D0805E1A-0CCF-4A42-8060-32E72B0527BD.jpeg If you’ve heard Steely Dan’s ‘Don’t Take Me Alive’, you’ll know why Larry Carlton is here.
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    Before there was Don and Joe. Bernie Leadon.
    B Bender. Flying Burrito Bros. Enough said.
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    Did I ever tell you guys about the time I stumbled upon the site of Gram Parsons immolation out at Joshua Tree? Pretty odd coincidence.
     
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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    speelyei Squier-Meister

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    1. They may find the car, but you’re never gonna get those Creedence tapes back again.
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  20. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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