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I know it's been done a thousand times before, but I feel the need. Best guitarist around today?


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Posted on 7 May 2013 11:57:16 BDT
BOF © says:
In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 11:54:12 BDT
Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name) says:
"Picasso took up sculture to break habits developed during painting, so for Derek is doing something similar on guitar. Perhaps he took up the guitar to break habits he developed on the tuba*

*this is patently untrue, but was included as an attempt to inject humour".

Waste of time Smitty, I tried second post in and it fell as flat as a witches.

best bones
B.O.F.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 11:54:12 BDT
Derek was not using his own guitar that day, Huck. He had to use one that was lying in Zorns studio. That album was basically done in one take, with a stop here and there for tea. As far as I remember it took 2 and a half hours to record, so no time to go back and tweak anything.

Picasso took up sculture to break habits developed during painting, so for Derek is doing something similar on guitar. Perhaps he took up the guitar to break habits he developed on the tuba*

*this is patently untrue, but was included as an attempt to inject humour.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 11:50:36 BDT
Different trains is hard to listen to when you know the context. Reichs music is stunning.

Posted on 7 May 2013 11:10:44 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 10:49:43 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
you might like to try some Reich: Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint - pat metheny in fine form

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 10:46:39 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
forgive me Smitty - i really tried with Ballads - it wasn't just the apparent aimlessness of the "compositions" - i found the playing lacked tone. Is it some kind of naive art form?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 10:40:59 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
Dj
know and admire both gatton and buchanan - sad losses. another hero was lowell george.

Posted on 6 May 2013 21:46:29 BDT
Grimmy says:
Jeff Beck, on a good day, when he can be bothered, is quite good, I think.

Posted on 6 May 2013 15:31:15 BDT
sorry, current? better scratch poor johnny then

Posted on 6 May 2013 15:29:02 BDT
in the pick-axe in the forehead dept, might i suggest-
jo shaw -(doll by doll)
poison ivy rorschach - (the cramps)
jonnny ramone - (er, ramones)
warren ellis - (bad seeds, grinderman) - mibbe not strictly a guitarist but, all the same!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 14:23:32 BDT
Post Soviet says:
If asked in 1975, I would say the same - Ritchie is the God!
Page semigod. There were no many Hendrix fans amongst folk I knew, well... just one.
And Mick Tucker was best drummer, as far as you can trust 14 years old expert, with Paice and Bonham next close. '0)

Posted on 6 May 2013 11:05:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2013 11:22:44 BDT
Mr. I. Ward says:
Guthrie Govan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoSutd34xPk

Posted on 6 May 2013 10:23:36 BDT
Qakula says:
Joanne Shaw Taylor - good looks AND good licks!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 09:55:10 BDT
Cartimand says:
Saw Nick Harper change a string in the middle of a song, whilst keeping the rhythm going on the other strings. Quite a party piece!
Given my love of Krautrock though, it's hard for me to vote against Manuel Gottsching - certainly one of the most inventive guitarists of the last few decades.

Posted on 5 May 2013 21:48:39 BDT
Sparky says:
The Stig - some say he built the first wah-wah using a burned out clutch and 3 Bosch spark plugs, others that he plays a 17 string bass to keep awake on cruise control; all we know is he's never headlined at Glastonbury.

Posted on 5 May 2013 20:19:09 BDT
Phil On says:
Ritchie Blackmore.
He came up with the ultimate hard rock riffs and amazing solos.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2013 20:05:53 BDT
Totally agree Leftin : )

Posted on 5 May 2013 19:38:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 May 2013 19:39:59 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Depends what you want, I worked with Martin Belmont recently, one of the most in demand guitarists over the last four decades, superb session man and lovely bloke. Live, it would be hard to beat Gary Moore, Tony McPhee, Alvin Lee & Rory Gallagher. For US nominations I'd have to say Wes Montgomery, Leslie West, B.B. King and Chuck Berry turn it on like few others in concert.

Posted on 5 May 2013 13:59:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 May 2013 14:01:41 BDT
jack the hat says:
pete townsend always underated, augus & malcolm young, but it is your own taste

Posted on 5 May 2013 13:31:25 BDT
Toffeeman says:
The one I seem to be listening to the most is Derek Trucks

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2013 23:36:38 BDT
Post Soviet says:
80)

Posted on 4 May 2013 23:03:36 BDT
Lez Lee says:
I love your words PS. Fretwankering is just magical ;-)

Don J. completely agree - Friday Night In San Fancisco is a definite Desert Island Disc for me.
Only just noticed they've missed the 'R' on the artwork!

Posted on 4 May 2013 22:59:31 BDT
Don Juandre says:
Seconded... or thirded?
Does anyone remember when he ran a monthly colum in 'Guitar Player'? Once you got past the (frankly insane) explanations, the music was ... challenging, certainly, but ultimately rather satisfying...
Well I thought so, anyway...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2013 22:47:19 BDT
Yep, the more you follow all of the various other projects that Buckethead has been involved with the more amazing and versatile he proves himself to be. He is great on the acoustic, the heavy metal shred style, the outstanding emotive and evocative lead guitar player, slow stuff, fast stuff, the bass, jazz, heavy duty free improv jazz metal.........the lot!

Posted on 4 May 2013 20:46:18 BDT
Post Soviet says:
From all guitarists having er... something on their heads, Buckethead one of the best!
Quite versatile I think, fretwankering, metal, ambient...
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