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Re: Who's your Favorite guitar player?
11/7/2009 11:11 PM
Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:
Hey there, Charles,
Yeah, Hendrix opened the door for some of today's harder rock players (I would tend to agree)....He was an "OK" player, but, he was a better "showman". I wouldn't rave about his technical skills, but, that's my opinion.
If I had to choose just one, it would be next to impossible. There's a million great players out there.
The guy I'm choosing is not who I think is the "best" player in the world, BUT, more importantly, it's the guy who really got me into wanting to play guitar in the first place, and that person would be Glenn Tipton (from Judas Priest).
Back in 1979 or 1980, when I first heard the song "Dreamer Deceiver" from the "Sin After Sin" album....MAN! I was FREAKIN' HOOKED! From that point on, I had to learn guitar! The entire band, from Rob Halford, to Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, and the rest of the band......I WANTED TO BE IN THAT BAND!!! HELL, I still do! LOL
However, as for earlier players that I admire, I go with Blackmore, Uli Roth...etc
And most notably, I'd probably have to pick Les Paul. For without him, there wouldn't have been so many things like, oh, I don't know.....Howabout THE ELECTRIC GUITAR (LOL), Multi-Track recording, delay effects, and so much more. Not to mention, a damn good player back in his day!