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    What's your personal pick between these two guitarists? And why?

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    Jimmy Page...How Many More Times and all of Led Zeppelin II
    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    I’m one of the Blackmore fanatics on this board so maybe I’m biased.

    That being said Mr. Page is right up there with him. They’re both on the all time most influential list in my opinion. Blackmore’s influence alone is gigantic. Two of the greatest he spawned were Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen. I don’t think I have to explain Mr. Page’s influence at all. Both Giants.

    I prefer Ritchie because he has that melodic, dark & mysterious sound to his playing. He never solos for the sake of soloing, and always believed the most important thing was the song. Never sacrifice the song for the sake of soloing. Eddie learned this well, Yngwie not so much.

    Page also had the same mentality. Fuck man, we’re talking about two giant mofos here.

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    I'm glad I don't actually have to choose.

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    The sad thing is both may be dead soon.

    Whoops, wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    I’m one of the Blackmore fanatics on this board so maybe I’m biased.

    That being said Mr. Page is right up there with him. They’re both on the all time most influential list in my opinion. Blackmore’s influence alone is gigantic. Two of the greatest he spawned were Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen. I don’t think I have to explain Mr. Page’s influence at all. Both Giants.

    I prefer Ritchie because he has that melodic, dark & mysterious sound to his playing. He never solos for the sake of soloing, and always believed the most important thing was the song. Never sacrifice the song for the sake of soloing. Eddie learned this well, Yngwie not so much.

    Page also had the same mentality. Fuck man, we’re talking about two giant mofos here.
    Can you provide some examples of how he influenced Ed's playing? Preferably with TAB so that we have some proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Can you provide some examples of how he influenced Ed's playing? Preferably with TAB so that we have some proof.



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    Blackmore, by a wide margin.

    Not a fan of Page's tone at all & in general, I don't find his riffs that memorable.

    Blackmore with Deep Purple alone is great, but Rainbow took it to a whole new level.

    Stargazer is one of the greatest songs ever composed.

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    Dude, Jimmy doesn’t have memorable riffs?
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    Not memorable?
    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    Heartbreaker
    How Many More Times
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    Not memorable?

    Hmm...
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Both are great but Page gets the nod.
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    I've listened to more Page than Blackmore. Both obviously contributed heavily to the guitar and music as a whole, but Page's influence outside of just guitar is probably what tips the scale his way for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalFB View Post
    I've listened to more Page than Blackmore. Both obviously contributed heavily to the guitar and music as a whole, but Page's influence outside of just guitar is probably what tips the scale his way for me.
    Can’t touch Page’s production prowess but I was under the impression that the question was about the guitar. Most definitely Page is a monster in that studio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Can’t touch Page’s production prowess but I was under the impression that the question was about the guitar. Most definitely Page is a monster in that studio.
    I would've loved to have heard Page produce a VH album.

    Both are awesome, but I'll give the nod to Jimmy for the songwriting.

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