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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, Brian May of course.
I think Django Reinhardh's good too. He only had 3 fingers on his left hand but he still could play!


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimi Hendrix :P


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shut up Linda, mind your own business. Let people start topics they want. If you don't like them, stop posting in these topics.


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May offcourse, but Steve Lukather, Jimmy Page, Slash etc. are also very good guitarists!


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

Rick wrote:

Shut up Linda, mind your own business. Let people start topics they want. If you don't like them, stop posting in these topics.


So, if Baer wants to, he can post 497 topics, each one being about something weenis-related? Come on!


Je bent toevallig Nederlands. Wat ik wilde zeggen dat ze iedereen onderuit haalt die een 'weenis-related' topic opent. Respect mis ik op QZ. Tuurlijk word je er op ut laatst strontziek van, maar post dan gewoon niet in zulke topics. Mensen op zulke manieren behandelen is ook gewoon ziek, ik zou zeggen kom op www.queenforum.nl. Dan snap je tenminste wat ik bedoel...


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#8A2BE2> Linda Of The Valley wrote:

Rick wrote:

Shut up Linda, mind your own business. Let people start topics they want. If you don't like them, stop posting in these topics.


Relax....breath in...breath out...you haven't been doing enough of your yoga. Man, if I folowed by the rules: 'Let people start whatever topics they like' I'd get my head bitten off.


It's okay, I know what you mean. Forget what I said.


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

eazzzzzy!!
big brian may of course!
slash is cool,


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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definately Brian. There may have been guitarists that have demonstrated faster playing or whatever, but NOBODY has ever gotten such expression from a guitar. Brian makes it nearly as axpressive as the human voice.

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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*Best at displaying emotion: Brian May

*Best for best technical playing: Jimmy Hendrix

*Best at playing complicated rhythems: Jimmy Page

*Best at playing fast: Slash and Knoffner (spelling?)

*Best Songwriting guitarist: Brian May

*Not really best but whom cannot NOT be mentioned: David Gilmour (he's magical really, but you can't quite put your finger on what it is about him)

*Best IMHO because he is FABULOUS: BRIAN MAY.


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh yeah... Tommy Shaw is good too.


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 20:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*39* wrote:

What about best guitarist?????

No one's talked about that yet....

In my opinion, that award goes to Brian May.


Actually, this has been covered. So.....
You're wrong! Mwahahaha. Oh, and I was kidding ;)
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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome-O _4000 wrote:

*Not really best but whom cannot NOT be mentioned: David Gilmour (he's magical really, but you can't quite put your finger on what it is about him)



Quite simply: his tone. Gilmour is not as fast or as technical as some of the other guitarists mentioned, but when it comes to sheer atmosphere and emotion he can do more with a single note than most guitarists with ten.

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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You have to take into consideration, though, that the final thing that can hold a guitarist back is the songwriting. You can be an amazing technical guitarist, but if you're playing to a cliche song with a boring chord progression, you won't be considered so good.

Taking into consideration the complexity of the chord progressions/arrangements of most Queen songs, you must give Brian props for that. Dreamer's Ball has about 17 different chords. Wow. Imagine playing that live; I was just personally impressed when I first attempted to play the acoustic of that.

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Posted: 26 Jan 05, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes,Brian May!


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Posted: 26 Jan 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There`s a few worth mention i guess.It depends on the genere of chourse,but here`s a hand ful of really,really good guitar players of all time.
Brian H.May
Steve Howe (Yes)
steve Vai
James Hetfield(Metallica)
Dimebag Darell(Pantera/damageplan)
Jimmy Page (Led Zepp)
Tony Iommi(Sabbath)
Eddie Van Halen(Van Halen)





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Posted: 26 Jan 05, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Matt Bellamy is a pretty damn good guitarist. Dont shoot me for saying this, but I liken him to Brian May, who is a hero of his. Similar kind of player I spose, very technical, lots of gadgets. One of the best guitarists in this country at the moment in my opinion.

Whether Im allowed to say Wes Borland or not without the possibilty of getting cained, I dont know, but there is no covering up that hes got skills. I wouldnt think many on here would have the limpbizkit album Three Dollar Bills, but he is pretty class on some of them songs.

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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#8A2BE2> Linda Of The Valley wrote:

the_hero wrote:

<font color="#009933">grapefruit</font> wrote:

Brian May ofcorse :P who else ??????


Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Jan Akkerman, Tony Iommi for example


Mark Knopfler, Yngwie Malmsteen...Brian May isn't the only amazing guitarist! :-P


Knopfler!!!! That's it!!! I knew I was close (see previous post)

And yes, I did not metion Clapton in my list. He's definitely amazing, but I don't enjoy him as much as others guitarists... that's MY bias I suppose.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 03:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy Page, Brian May,Jimi Hendricks,Jeff Beck,Alvin Lee -Ten Years After,Stevie Ray Vaughn,Carlos Santana ,Steve Howe of YES,Pete Townsend ,Carl Perkins,Chuck Berry.Albert King.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome-O _4000 wrote:

*Best at displaying emotion: Brian May

*Best for best technical playing: Jimmy Hendrix

*Best at playing complicated rhythems: Jimmy Page

*Best at playing fast: Slash and Knoffner (spelling?)

*Best Songwriting guitarist: Brian May

*Not really best but whom cannot NOT be mentioned: David Gilmour (he's magical really, but you can't quite put your finger on what it is about him)

*Best IMHO because he is FABULOUS: BRIAN MAY.


That is one of the most misinformed guitarist lists I have ever read. It's time for some people here to open their horizons and hear some more guitar players:

Pat Metheny
Steve Rothery
Steve Morse
Eric Johnson
Steve Vai
Steve Howe
John Petrucci
Wes Montgomery
Allan Holdsworth
Al DiMeola
George Lynch
Phil Keaggy

Opinions aside, most of these guys have styles of playing that bear little resemblance to the classic rockers we all know and love. From a technical perspective, these above few put most others to shame - and personal opinion decides how good they are at songwriting and conveying emotion. So before you start saying that Marillon, Yes, Dream Theater, and the Dixie Dregs "suck", don't go slagging them off as musicians because *you* can't connect with them.

Keep in mind, most quality and lasting music takes several listens to truly appreciate it. A huge chunk of the songs that are liked on the first listen are disposable pop that do not and will not last through the ages.

As I said in another topic: Pop is less than 10% of the industry, but it is 95% of the radio.



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