Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - December, 2000

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Re: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?

: There's no answer for that. The music is an art. The musiciens are artists. It's like a Van gogh painting, or a Picasso one - which one is the best? The answer is: It depends of our personnal taste. If you want to apart the guitarist's finger ability from is music, in the end there's no musicien but a pure olimpic thecnicist.

Pedantic cunt

Re: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?

There can be no doubt its Johnny Marr

Re: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?

Eric fucking clapton

Re: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?

: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?
: Kirk Hammet-Metallica, Steve Vai, Dimbag Darrel- Pantera, Allan Holdsworth, ??????
: I was just wondering what you thought?

no it's Dave Murray-Iron Maiden

Re: who is the best rock guitarist in the world? (Matt Bellamy!)

Matt Bellamy!
You all know its true! Matt is the best living guitarist!
Kirk Hammett is awesome, but for technical ability, and the fact that he IS a god, it is Matt! Seriously, no one of recent years can hold a candle to him!
Top 3 ever:1:Jimi Hendrix
2:Matt Bellamy
3:Brian May

Re: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?

: who is the best rock guitarist in the world?
: i think slash coz.he play with their own style.i mean skill.he always pull up / down the string...and make new sound...........

second santana also.....play very long in their life.play with full feeling.....

turning guitar into relic

I got a few scratches on my us strat over the years and decided that it would be coo to give it that weathered look similar to the relics released by the custom shop(worn off paint etc.) Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated.

Re: turning guitar into relic

The best worn look is the one that comes from natural playing. Doing intentional damage to your guitar seems foolish to me.

: I got a few scratches on my us strat over the years and decided that it would be coo to give it that weathered look similar to the relics released by the custom shop(worn off paint etc.) Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated.

Re: turning guitar into relic

i used some sandpaper... but i had to put a new enamel finish on it . i think you would better probably use like stealwool i heard that way was easier.

FAULTY GROVER TUNERS

I bought a Taylor 710CE it had a bad Grover Tuner on the G-String. So I decided to buy a new set of Gold Grovers to spruce up the looks a bit, and guess what a bad Grover on the G-String. Quigley's Music called the Manfacturer and they sent a brand new set out, the new one was put on,no problem. The gear inside felt like it was frozen the key didn't turn with relative ease like it should have. I'm a person who studies fingerpicking masters like Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and many others, so I experiment with different tunings such as DADEAD. When I tune the guitar to that particular tuning the Low E vibrates, it's as if the gear inside the Tuner is not holding the string tight enough. Strange problem is it the Tuner causing the problem which I believe it is, or do I need to buy a more highly priced set of Tuners. Now when I bring the Low E back to pitch it stays in tune. Does anybody have an answer for my problem, if so E-Mail me and let me know. Happy Holiday Season to one and all.

Re: FAULTY GROVER TUNERS

: I bought a Taylor 710CE it had a bad Grover Tuner on the G-String. So I decided to buy a new set of Gold Grovers to spruce up the looks a bit, and guess what a bad Grover on the G-String. Quigley's Music called the Manfacturer and they sent a brand new set out, the new one was put on,no problem. The gear inside felt like it was frozen the key didn't turn with relative ease like it should have. I'm a person who studies fingerpicking masters like Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and many others, so I experiment with different tunings such as DADEAD. When I tune the guitar to that particular tuning the Low E vibrates, it's as if the gear inside the Tuner is not holding the string tight enough. Strange problem is it the Tuner causing the problem which I believe it is, or do I need to buy a more highly priced set of Tuners. Now when I bring the Low E back to pitch it stays in tune. Does anybody have an answer for my problem, if so E-Mail me and let me know. Happy Holiday Season to one and all.

HI John. Could be a problem with the nut. Make sure the grooves are wide enough to allow the string to move freely as you tune. Also, a good trick is to grind up some graphite (lead pencil centre will do) and mix it up with some vaseline. Wack it into the grooves on the nut and bridge. This eliminates the squeeky-gate effect that is all too often blamed on the tuning keys.

bias oscillator for TEAC A-360S cassette deck

12/20/00
I need a bias oscillator for a TEAC A-360S cassette
deck,1973 model. I believe the part is #50400820,TEAC
i have been unable to locate one. E-mail me at r87323
@hotmail.com- thanks.

Jazz Transcriptions

Does anyone have notation or tab on Wes Montgomerys Song 'The Thumb', or 'How Insensitive'. How Insensitive was a Jobim Song, Montgomery did a killer version of it. I have a Great Collection of Artist's Transcriptions for the Guitar on a wide variety of Artists, If you have what I'm looking for Let's Trade.

Re: Jazz Transcriptions

If you are still interested in transcriptions of "The Thumb" I have two which I got off the 'net.

: Does anyone have notation or tab on Wes Montgomerys Song 'The Thumb', or 'How Insensitive'. How Insensitive was a Jobim Song, Montgomery did a killer version of it. I have a Great Collection of Artist's Transcriptions for the Guitar on a wide variety of Artists, If you have what I'm looking for Let's Trade.

Re: Jazz Transcriptions

Hi!!
I cam from Greece.
where can i find Transcriptions from bireli lagrene
(jazz guitarist)?????????????
Please help me.
I wait for you answer.
Thanks.......Friendly...Kostas

looking for decent used bass guitar...

I'm a guitar player who needs to buy a decent bass to play when the real bass player doesn't show up. What's
a good playing model I can pick up used for under $400 ? Love Fender P and Jazz, also Rickenbacker except for the $$$. Are the Mexican Fenders OK or do
I need to buy American made ?

Re: looking for decent used bass guitar...

I would go for the Fender Jazz. For your situation the Mexi would do just fine, it is pretty similar to the Americans as far as playability and tone. Of coarse the Americans are best but for the money, you can't beat the Mexi Jazz. If you become the permanent bassist for some reason you'll probably want to step up to the American but for now the Mexi will be fine. I hope this helps.

Re: looking for decent used bass guitar...

: I would go for the Fender Jazz. For your situation the Mexi would do just fine, it is pretty similar to the Americans as far as playability and tone. Of coarse the Americans are best but for the money, you can't beat the Mexi Jazz. If you become the permanent bassist for some reason you'll probably want to step up to the American but for now the Mexi will be fine. I hope this helps.

Thanks a lot for your advice Phil, I do appreciate
it.

Re: looking for decent used bass guitar...

I got a '74 rick 4001 here for $600 shipped. Refin in blue paint. Not a bad job. No case. Erno

Re: looking for decent used bass guitar...

My bassist uses a mexican Fender Jazz.It sounds very good,espscially now the pickups are breaking in.

who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

I know you don't want to hear what I'm going to tell you but the worlds greatest rock guitar player is out there in the world you just don't know who they are but they do.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

I don't believe that is true, i think a person we have never heard of can't possibly be the greatest rock guitar player! If he or she was the best, then we would have heard of them, right? A person can't possibly be the best rock player and remain anomymous!
I belive there is no real "BEST" player but there is a minute group of elite players. Maybe 10 all time greatest players of rock. I think you can't destingush a best player because there are so many excellent guitarists. (past and present)

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Oh I have to disagree. I can play anything that the famous rock stars play. I can play any classical passage you can name. I have original music that people have told me is brilliant. I'm a very accomplished player, and yet I never had a recording contract or played in front of 60,000 people in a stadium.

: I don't believe that is true, i think a person we have never heard of can't possibly be the greatest rock guitar player! If he or she was the best, then we would have heard of them, right? A person can't possibly be the best rock player and remain anomymous!
: I belive there is no real "BEST" player but there is a minute group of elite players. Maybe 10 all time greatest players of rock. I think you can't destingush a best player because there are so many excellent guitarists. (past and present)

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

I kinda agree. Thing is there's way, WAY more to becoming a great rock guitarist or just guitarist than musical talent, knowledge, skill or soul.

The stuff that has a pretty damn huge impact is people skils and at the higher points looks. It sucks huge horse nuts but thats the way it is, especially these days. Even as close back as the 80's there was'nt as much focus on looks or pr for guitarists, but now there is, especially for guitarists like vai who're mainly instrumental. I think it really sucks but i also think that's why those who we collectively consider great (vai,satch,eddie) are great. Either diliberatly or by accident they have/had the people skills and right look.

And considering all of that, there's also the fact of being in the right place at the right time. some bedroom guys might be great but never get anywhere publiclly.

So basically there's saddly more to it than just being a great guitarist.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Yes.I agree.There's a lot of BAD MOFO's we haven't heard of.A lot of it has to do with having the right package for public consumption,making the right
contacts,knowing people and self-sacrifice.It's a hard road we travel,so going big-time is quite a feat!Also,
if you do make it there are other pitfalls,drugs, women,bad contracts,scum-bag managers and producers.SO if you know these things you'll try like hell to avoid them.But keep the faith,and make your dream happen!
PLAY ON,PEOPLE!!

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

playing what they can play is no big deal ..what can you create? what new thing have you come up with or are you just a human tape recorder? you probably arent as good as you think you are either. get out in front of people and test yourself you sand crab

: Oh I have to disagree. I can play anything that the famous rock stars play. I can play any classical passage you can name. I have original music that people have told me is brilliant. I'm a very accomplished player, and yet I never had a recording contract or played in front of 60,000 people in a stadium.

: : I don't believe that is true, i think a person we have never heard of can't possibly be the greatest rock guitar player! If he or she was the best, then we would have heard of them, right? A person can't possibly be the best rock player and remain anomymous!
: : I belive there is no real "BEST" player but there is a minute group of elite players. Maybe 10 all time greatest players of rock. I think you can't destingush a best player because there are so many excellent guitarists. (past and present)

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.? Manel Anton

The greatest guitarist in the world is the spanish Manel Anton, and his group, BOSQUES DE PIEDRA, is the better rock group in Spain. Thanx for all. byeeeeee!!!

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.? Manel Anton

buckethead, guns and roses

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Hmm.Right now I'd have to vote for Steven Vai.Mr.Vai seems to have all the bases covered.But Eddie V. will always be in the gallery of greats.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

The best guitar player is George Harrison, then Eric Clapton.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Frank Zappa by a long shot, why, simply because no other guitarist would dare take the risks that he would on stage, most learn their solos untill the solo itself becomes a bore. Plus he taught Steve Vai a great deal. PS Many argue that frank is dead, but I know he is alive, alive, ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Frank Zappa, Joe Walsh, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jerry Douglas, Doc watson, James Burton, All three Hellecasters, Eddie Van Halen, Luke, Jeff Beck, Jimi,
but unfortunately not me!

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Steve Howe - if you define great in terms of making music as opposed a load of wankerish hammerons.

: I know you don't want to hear what I'm going to tell you but the worlds greatest rock guitar player is out there in the world you just don't know who they are but they do.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

There are countless guitar players out there. There are so many players with different styles
and techniques and 98% we will never hear. What I mean is that some of the best musicians
in the world are working people who never made a dime off their music. I believe that it's impossible
to name any one great guitarists just for that reason. There are so many and it we wouldn't
be able to hear them all. Of course I have favorites though, such as Santana, Stephen Stills,
Stevie Ray, Walter Becker, George Harrison, and countless others. But I don't believe that it's fair to name any
one greatest player.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

I am the greatest rock guitarist in the world and everybody knows. Come and see my band (TORTOISE HED) and you will realise just how talented I am.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Richie Sambora, Steve Vai, George Lynch.

those three are the best.....they have technique, emotion, and everything that others aspire to be.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

: Richie Sambora, Steve Vai, George Lynch.

: those three are the best.....they have technique, emotion, and everything that others aspire to be.

Vai has the emotion of a teabag! I saw him at the Ent Cent in Sydney with David Lee Roth. Vai is a wanker with lightning fast fingers but not a clue how to use them properly. Satriani is better if you like the warp speed style.

Gimme Eddie Van Halen, Gary Moore and Steve Morse ANY DAY!

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

jimmy paige.habds down
: I know you don't want to hear what I'm going to tell you but the worlds greatest rock guitar player is out there in the world you just don't know who they are but they do.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

have you heard ed horwood...............the best

Re: guitarist in need

: I would like to get my 17 year old son the sound that I could not afford when I was young.
You know the deep, thick, chuncky sound of a Marshall amp. I purchased a Marshall JCM 900
, 50 Watt amp, w/2 GT1275 Celestion speakers but the sound was not quite there. He bough
t a Jackson Preformer and added 3 hot EMG pick-ups but we are not yet there. Now, the Amp
has one blown speaker and my question to you is should I get another GT1275 Celestion for
it, by some HOT other speakers, change tubes, sell the combo and get a halve stack or what? Please send a reply, I'm willing to lose a few bucks to get the sound we want.
Thanks, for listening, Dave

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Your mother smells like cornbread.
Would anybody like to try the name Richie Blackmore ???

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

I'd say that Mark Knopfler is one of the greatest guitar players in the world.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

This argument has been going on for a long while,but for me there is no doubt that Hendrix is the ultimate guitarist,he was so far ahead of his time we still ain't cought up with him yet,Page follows a very close second with solos like the since i've been loving you, youcan't argue,i would say Eric clapton would be 3rd,with Steve Vai and Slash following.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

As most stated, there are a lot of great guitar players out there. But ask rock guitar instructors at reputable colleges and music programs not "Bob's Music Store and Guitar School" on the corner by your house and the same few names will keep coming up. The one that will come up the most is Hendrix. Period. Some others with a few surprises. The biggest surprise would problem be Keith Richards. I never thought much about him until I was forced to listen closely. Pretty cool.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Ithink the best guitarists i have ever heard would have to be one of these three (Jimi, Jimmy, and Eric).
There are other good guitarists like (Eddie, Vai, Beck, Rossington from Lynyrd Sknyrd, Thomasson from the Outlaws, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Zakk Wylde).

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

Richie Blackmore, Steve Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Andy Latimer, Snowy White, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt, Terje Rypdal and Peter Green is the greatest guitarists ever. If you know somthing about it you would know.

Re: who is the greatest rock guitarist in the world.

AS OF 1990: TREY ANASTANSIO PHISH, BY FAR.. BLOWS AWAY ANY ONE ON PLANET EARTH TO DATE.

need a new guitar in the price range of $1000-$1500?

Does anyone have any good suggestions?
Preferrebly - Ibanez, Jackson or Gibson.
I am predominantly more into rock music so a guitar with a tone that sounds good for rock would be good!

Thanks

Re: need a new guitar in the price range of $1000-$1500?

I'm selling an Ibanez Ar250 Artist reissue which is basically a double cutaway Les Paul copy- there in fact was at one point a lawsuit against Ibanez from Gibson- if my sources serve me right- at any rate- I've played it no more than 3x-honestly-in my house. the story is- I had another of the same model as my main guitar and a LP Double cutaway- they got stolen so i replaced the Ibanez as I could afford to replace it- Welll after I purchased it- I got my main guitar back. So I have no need for this one anymore- Comes w the case,Straplock and original or dimarzio replacement humbucker and is in brand new condition- 650 + shipping. check the Ibanez Website for pics or my bands page for the guitar I still use under Photos- and the Mindless Self Indulgence Show at Pearl St. Good luck-
Rai
www.simple168.com

Re: need a new guitar in the price range of $1000-$1500?

Oh my god, you want to spend $1500? You can get the top of the line professional instrument for that price. You could get a quality American made used one for a few hundred. Don't get an Ibanez, they are imported junk, new Jacksons are imported unless you custom order one made in the US, and Jacksons these days are junk anyway (IMC bought the company in the late 1980's). Gibsons are OK if that's what you like. I don't care for painted necks and the thick heavy bodies. I used to have a 1978 Gibson SG that played very well. You can get a good USA Fender or a Gibson on Ebay or in a used shop for less than half the price of a new one. If you're going to spend $1500 you could get a new USA Jackson if that's what you want, or seek out a used one. I play "classic" and "modern" rock and I prefer the old American made Kramers. They are selling for a few hundred dollars these days and they are among the highest quality instruments ever made.

: Does anyone have any good suggestions?
: Preferrebly - Ibanez, Jackson or Gibson.
: I am predominantly more into rock music so a guitar with a tone that sounds good for rock would be good!

: Thanks

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