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  • Pigface
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    Are bass players Guitar Gods?

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    Are bass players Guitar Gods?

    Yep, I think Jack Bruce has already been nominated.

    sideshowdave
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    Are bass players Guitar Gods?

    I would say no myself and Mani has been mentioned as well.

    JulianA
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    Three pages in and no mention of Leo Kottke… Another vote for Lindsey Buckingham here too.

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    Might I throw Robin Trower into the mix, don’t believe he’s been mentioned yet.

    busydog
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    Absolutely all of the above and I’d like to throw in Jerry Garcia
    Missing a finger on his picking hand and the ability to do what he did in what was usually, shall we say, an enhanced state of mind.

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    Robin Guthrie
    Debbie Smith
    Peter Hook
    Robert Smith
    John Squire

    loughor
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    Eric Bell
    Scott Gorham
    Brian Robertson
    Gary Moore
    Snowy White
    John Sykes
    Get the theme ?

    jimster
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    A first mention here for –

    Steve Howe

    followed by –

    Jimi Hendrix
    Eric Clapton (early years)
    Seasick Steve
    Dave Gilmour

    Not that I’m saying Steve Howe is better than Hendrix, it’s just he’s never mentioned in the top 5/10 threads.

    As for bass players –

    John Entwhistle
    Chris Squire
    Geddy Lee
    Mani
    John Paul Jones

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    Some way back I missed my 5th one because I knew there was one I hadn’t thought of.

    Now i have.

    5 – Jeff Buckley.

    Richard Thompson
    Davey Graham
    Rory Gallagher
    Jimi Hendrix
    Martin Simpson

    But,
    Frank Zappa
    Peter Green
    Bert Jansch
    John Renbourne
    Pat Metheny
    Eric Clapton
    Jeff Beck etc etc etc

    camo16
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    Nope, you’re all wrong. This is THE list:

    John McLaughlin
    Kirk Hammett
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jerry Cantrell
    Lyndsay Buckingham (though I’m no fan of the Mac he plays a mean guitar)

    Richard Thompson, BB King and Dave Gilmour are up there, too.

    Mrs Toast
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    Dimebag Darrell
    Joe Satriani
    John Petrucci
    Tony Iommi
    James Hetfield

    bootsy
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    Oooh, can’t resist this:

    Richie Blackmore
    Eddie Van Halen
    Brian May
    Steve Vai
    Joe Satriani
    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Sorry, I can’t count either 😀

    jimification
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    Cripes! That’s difficult – so many amazing players! As with everything, it’s almost impossible to separate taste from ability (and ability from technique for that matter).

    Surprised to see May listed as a technician though! EVH too – he’s really not a “technical” player. Not a Queen fan but Brian May is real hair on the back of neck twitching stuff.

    Friedman: Totally unique soling – At his best there’s no one to touch him in metal IMO.

    I don’t get the Johnny Marr thing, though – maybe I’ve just not heard the right track but he never sounds particularly “outstanding” to me…

    Don’t think I could limit to 5 but here’s 5 good ones that (I don’t think) have been mentioned yet:

    Danny Gatton
    Eric Johnson
    Greg Howe
    Ed Wynne
    Jerry Reed

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    Page
    Bonemmassa
    ERIC Johnson
    Knobfler
    Gibbons

    (Today, may be different tomorrow)

    khegs
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    Robert Fripp
    Frank Black
    Frank Zappa
    Geddy Lee
    Steve Howe
    (will prob change tomorrow, too)

    Brake-neck
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    Damnit Camo16 you made me spit coffee all over my keyboard when I saw Kirk Hammett in a list of good guitarists!!

    justatheory
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    Mark Knopfler
    Jimi Hendrix
    Eddie Van Halen
    Vinni Reilly
    Carlos Santana

    Mattias IA Eklundh plays guitar at my sons daycare, (his son also attends), someone suggest that I YouTube him, wow! 😮
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIRRbW-Ce5U[/video]

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    Hmm, no point in mentioning someone who’s already been picked, so

    Andy Gill
    Steve Jones
    Daniel Ash
    Kurt Cobain (didn’t notice him)
    Nick Zinner

    (and honourable mention to goddess Ritzy Bryan)

    novaswift
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    Frank Usher

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    I don’t get the Johnny Marr thing, though – maybe I’ve just not heard the right track but he never sounds particularly “outstanding” to me…

    Think it depends what you like, Marr seems to crop up often in those who, like me, couldn’t give two flying hoots for the diddlydiddlydiddlydiddly type guitaring (there’s probably a more technical less derisive way of describing that), and those who like the more layered integrated less **** type :wink:. Not having a go, the diddly is a tremendous skill and could only dream of being able to do it, but it does nothing for me on a musical level. There seems two very different types of list here with only a few crossovers.

    mt
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    Richie Blackmore 🙂

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    There seems two very different types of list here with only a few crossovers.

    Originality for me every time. And there’s no-one else plays/ed like Andy Gill (Gang of Four) (unless, of course, they copied him).

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    I don’t get the Johnny Marr thing

    Who the hell told him he could sing??

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    Blimey, is this still going?

    Thinking of nominations for another instrument but may get told to jog on!

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    John Scofield

    Pat Metheny

    Walter Becker

    George Benson (really, get past the poppy vocal stuff and listen carefully to the guitar playing.. especially the early albums)

    Mike Walker

    Charlie Burchill, anyone? Much overlooked IMHO.
    Also Nic Jones

    and more votes for
    Steve Rothery
    Mark Knopfler
    James Dean Bradfield

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