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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    I guess it's the guys who made me want to learn to play and then try to get better after that point

    In chronological order:

    Ace Frehley
    Eddie Van Halen
    Steve Morse
    Steve Vai


    Came close to putting Randy Rhoads in there...just missed the cut.
    Using your model;

    Jake E. Lee
    Eddie Van Halen
    Steve Vai
    Yngwie Malmsteen

    ** Jimmy Page and Randy Rhoads just missied the cut for me **
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    SRV
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    Page

    I think this kid (Jacob Deraps) could get there one day..
    Jesus said to them, “If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."
    - Luke 22:36

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    Hmmm, I guess EVH and Page are the only automatics for me.

    After that I have a bunch of favorites I enjoy: Hendrix, Townshend, Beck, Tommy Bolin, Vito Bratta, Nuno, Warren DeMartini, Jake E Lee, Vai, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Albert Collins, Billy Gibbons, Cream and Blind Faith era Clapton, Adam Jones, and Billy Gibbons.

    Much easier for me to make my Mt Rushmore of drumming:

    Alex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    SRV
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    I think this kid (Jacob Deraps) could get there one day..
    Interesting thought! What about guys who aren't world famous?

    Jacob Deraps
    Al Estrada
    Cameron Cooper
    ?
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    Oh, also forgot about Andy Summers. Listening to my Message In A Box Police boxset the last week reminded me of how underrated and an interesting player he is.

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    If I was only allowed to include one VH derivative guy as a favorite to limit my psychotic bias:

    Eddie
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    VH FOREVER!!!!!!!

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    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
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    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Interesting thought! What about guys who aren't world famous?

    Jacob Deraps
    Al Estrada
    Cameron Cooper
    ?
    Sure enough! I see a new topic here! YouTube has turned this whole discussion upside down. There are people we have sentimentality for because we bought their cassettes when we were 14, but now we know there are guys playing in basements and bedrooms who blow our minds!

    PERSONAL FAVORITES:

    EVH
    Jimmy Page - more for songwriting and producing than solos
    Pete Townshend - I can hum so many of his live solos
    ...a fourth doesn't even really come to mind. Just realized I'm more into bands than guitar players

    GENUINE BESTS OF ALL TIME:

    Guthrie Govan
    Paul Gilbert
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Shawn Lane
    Chet Atkins
    Danny Gatton
    Brent Mason
    Johnny Hiland
    Clint Strong
    George Benson
    Django Reinhardt
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Using your model;

    Jake E. Lee
    Eddie Van Halen
    Steve Vai
    Yngwie Malmsteen

    ** Jimmy Page and Randy Rhoads just missied the cut for me **
    If I used that model it would be

    Slash
    Page
    EVH
    Hendrix

    AFD is the album that really got me into guitar driven hard rock. I had that on cassette. Then like the second or third cd I ever bought was LZ IV.

    I didn't become a real certified Ed maniac until 91-92 and the FUCK era.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyBoy View Post
    Sure enough! I see a new topic here! YouTube has turned this whole discussion upside down. There are people we have sentimentality for because we bought their cassettes when we were 14, but now we know there are guys playing in basements and bedrooms who blow our minds!

    PERSONAL FAVORITES:

    EVH
    Jimmy Page - more for songwriting and producing than solos
    Pete Townshend - I can hum so many of his live solos
    ...a fourth doesn't even really come to mind. Just realized I'm more into bands than guitar players

    GENUINE BESTS OF ALL TIME:

    Guthrie Govan
    Paul Gilbert
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Shawn Lane
    Chet Atkins
    Danny Gatton
    Brent Mason
    Johnny Hiland
    Clint Strong
    George Benson
    Django Reinhardt
    I know 9 out of the 11 names you posted after your favorite players.
    Can't believe I forgot Paul Gilbert! But still, those guys ARE famous to a degree, and have been in the various guitar magazines and clinics etc.

    Then again, in any "list" thread it's hard to whittle SO MANY choices down to just a few... IMO.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    If I used that model it would be

    Slash
    Page
    EVH
    Hendrix

    AFD is the album that really got me into guitar driven hard rock. I had that on cassette. Then like the second or third cd I ever bought was LZ IV.

    I didn't become a real certified Ed maniac until 91-92 and the FUCK era.
    AFD was and is a great album, and Slash is a cool player. Certainly no slouch!
    I love his solo album that he did with Ozzy, Lemmy, Myles, Kid Rock, etc. Good songwriting and some great chops in his soloing. He's very versatile.

    And '91-'93 was a great time to be a Van Halen fan!
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    One important distinction to make...who I think goes on the Mount Rushmore of Guitarists ≠ my favorite guitarists. I'm trying to be objective over who has had the most impact on music and the instrument. If I was allowed more players I'd probably put B.B. King, Chet Atkins, and The Edge on there.
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    Then it gets hard if talking top 4, probably Page.
    So many others I like not in the genre, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark,etc
    Dealing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Hmmm, I guess EVH and Page are the only automatics for me.

    After that I have a bunch of favorites I enjoy: Hendrix, Townshend, Beck, Tommy Bolin, Vito Bratta, Nuno, Warren DeMartini, Jake E Lee, Vai, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Albert Collins, Billy Gibbons, Cream and Blind Faith era Clapton, Adam Jones, and Billy Gibbons.

    Much easier for me to make my Mt Rushmore of drumming:

    Alex
    Buddy Rich
    Billy Cobham
    Louie Bellson

    You know who I really like as a drummer? The dude from the Steve Miller Band. Man, he just lays down a groove. And I don't even know his fucking name. LOL!
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

 

 

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