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a bass players favorite guitarist?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by chris griffiths, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. chris griffiths

    chris griffiths

    Aug 20, 2002
    nashville tn
    Endorsing artist: Gallien Krueger
    I'm just curious are their any guitar players out there that bassists do like? it'd be nice of you to give them credit seeing as how we spend half our time knocking them down

    I put my vote in For david Fiuczynski. he is the guitar player for the screaming headless torsos and he is incredible. he's like a mad scientist for coming up with creative stuff.
  2. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I personally like Angus and Malcom Young of AC/DC and Pete Townshend of The Who. I think these players have very solid rhythmic drive without the usual show-off tricks.
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i like a lot of guitar players. actually i admire expecially;

    Steve Cropper

    Johnny Ramone

  4. D. Boone and John Fruciante. I may have spelled them wrong.
  5. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    Django Reihardt ! the (almost) forgotton guitar god!
  6. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Jimi Hendrix
    Matthew Bellamy
    Nile Rodgers
    John Williams
  7. Frank Zappa (!) - Hard to describe. You either love it or you hate it. No one can ever play like he did!
    Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah) - Extreme solos a la Alan Holdsworth. Extreme rhythm playing!
    Steve Lukather (Toto) - Nice playing, good tasteful solos.
    Scott Henderson (Tribal Tech, Vital Tech Tones) - Nice, freaky melodies.
  8. hayngman


    Aug 20, 2002
    Wise County, TX
    I do admire many guitarists, even though I'm stictly a bassist (nowadays).
    Here's some tops:
    Dimebag Darrell
    Dino Cazares (solid, with no flashy tricks)
    Zakk Wylde
    Logan Mader
    Tom Morello (a true innovator)

    ...and yes, John Frusciante is very good.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I love "Fuse", too.
    Don't forget to check him & fellow Torso Fima Ephron in The Hasidic New Wave(sorta like a "Bitches Brew" era Miles + Weather Report + Hendrix vibe in an ethnic/Middle Eastern feel).

    Steve Khan is also the kinda of player I like; his chord voicings(which usually omit the "E" & "A" strings) leave plenty of freedom & power to the bassist.

    Others of the top of head-
    Sonny Sharrock
    Pete Cosey
    Robben Ford
    Mike Stern
    Jeff Beck(if only he stayed in the Blow By Blow mode).
    Terry Kath
    Scott Henderson
    "Blackbird" McKnight
  10. The early John Frusciante.
  11. LowEndRider

    LowEndRider Guest

    Mar 4, 2002
    Steve Stevens...it's nice to hear a guitarist who actually plays RHYHMICALLY when needed as in his Billy Idol Stuff (have a listen to White Wedding)
    - Number of notes <> (does not equal) good player.
  12. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Pete Cosey:


    Eddie Hazel:


    Also, off the top of my head (there are many more...):
    Sonny Sharrock
    Nile Rogers
    John Mclaughlin
  13. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    I'm a huge Buckethead fan.

    Colma = Best album ever. :D
  14. LoJoe


    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    He's probably about ready for a retirement home, and there are probably many technically better guitarists out there, but my choice for favorite guitar player is and will always be Eric Clapton. His extended solo on "Cocaine" found on the old "Eric Clapton, Just One Night" live album is magic. As Carlos Santana was once quoted: "Eric's guitar is a voice in itself" Showing my age too I guess. :D
  15. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Alex Lifeson (I know I know, big surprise, right?) :D I just love some of the stuff he comes up with, not to mention the tones he's used over the years. I think the new album has some of the coolest and most agressive work he's ever done (sans solos).

    John Petrucci - It's mostly the technical expertise that amazes me, but he plays some darn good stuff here and there too! I always try whistling along with the solos, but those sweeps are tough! :p
  16. AJ Love

    AJ Love

    Oct 8, 2002
    Madison WI USA
    Hendrix is my favorite of all-time

    of the currently living players I really like Jimmy Herring and Mike Stern and also Ernie Isley

    theres also a guitarist in Chicago named Chris Siebold who is just amazing
  17. redwood

    redwood Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    the best of all tim (IMHO) has got to be Steve Morse. The combination of writing and playing skills are more than you'll find in almost all others:D
  18. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    My brother Peter Hamm.
  19. dls59

    dls59 Supporting Member

    Regi Wooten
    B.B. King
    A friend of mine, Dan Maloney
  20. Jeff Beck
    Allan Holdsworth
    Wes Montgomery

    just a few and not in that particular order!

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