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Is Alex Lifeson in your top 3 personal fave rock guitarists?


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Is Alex Lifeson in your top 3 fave rock guitarists?

  1. Yes (83 votes [76.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.15%

  2. No (15 votes [13.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.76%

  3. Unsure (11 votes [10.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.09%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:02 AM

My answer is NOPE, maybe he is in top 5.
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:36 AM

Probably. But it really doesn't matter, Rush is one of my favorite bands of all-time. That's all I care about.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:47 AM

Strangely, as important as guitar is to rock I don't really have many worship-worthy guitarists.

This guy is one. Skills up the wazoo and seems really nice and down to earth.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

Nope.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

Alex is my favorite guitarist.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:53 AM

Unsure. I know who my top-2 are. And I'm sure Alex fits into my top-5, but I'm not sure he's #3 behind Petrucci and Vai. Maybe he is.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:54 AM

Yea, he's definitely one of my top 3.. along with Gilmour and probably Page.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:55 AM

View PostMystic Slipperman, on 30 December 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

Yea, he's definitely one of my top 3.. along with Gilmour and probably Page.

Gilmour is my 2nd favorite.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:15 PM

I know Gilmour and Lifeson are in my top 3. Not sure who the other is

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:18 PM

Yes he most definitely is..I have always admired emotion, expressiveness,tone, and songwriting over wanky shredding.

For the same reasons I also love Ty Tabor and Leslie West

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:43 PM

Alex Lifeson
Tony Iommi
Terry Kath

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:46 PM

He is my favorite rock guitarist yes. I know other guitarist can shred as they say. But to me the faster the notes the less their value. What I love about his playing is he seemed to circumnavigate the fret wars of the 1980s with just a few well crafted riffs. He retained his " street cred " and then went on to play a totally different style. That took a lot of guts. It would of been so easy for him because he did have the chops to play flashy but he tried to stay away from that I think.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:50 PM

:yes:

1. Alex Lifeson
2. Alex Lifeson
3. Alex Lifeson

:)

There are others I appreciate from fourth place on, but I'm not sure how to order their names according to the list. I appreciate so many guitarrists.




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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:04 PM

View PostFridge, on 30 December 2016 - 12:18 PM, said:

Yes he most definitely is..I have always admired emotion, expressiveness,tone, and songwriting over wanky shredding.

For the same reasons I also love Ty Tabor and Leslie West

Thank you. Agreed.

The only guy who comes close to shred that I really like is Eric Johnson.. That TONE....

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:16 PM

View PostMystic Slipperman, on 30 December 2016 - 01:04 PM, said:

View PostFridge, on 30 December 2016 - 12:18 PM, said:

Yes he most definitely is..I have always admired emotion, expressiveness,tone, and songwriting over wanky shredding.

For the same reasons I also love Ty Tabor and Leslie West

Thank you. Agreed.

The only guy who comes close to shred that I really like is Eric Johnson.. That TONE....

Eric Johnson is great. I'm happy someone reminded him.

Edited by rhyv, 30 December 2016 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:18 PM

Steve Howe
Alex Lifeson
Revolving door

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:21 PM

View PostMaverick, on 30 December 2016 - 01:18 PM, said:

Steve Howe
Alex Lifeson
Revolving door
I was awaiting you post.

#18 Verena

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:36 PM

After Lifeson I appreciate:

- "The Steves": Vai, Rothery, Hackett, Howe.
- David Gilmour, Robert Fripp, Steven Wilson, Eric Johnson.
- Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix, Chris Robinson, Rik Emmett.
- Terry Brooks, Daniel Ash and Jerry Cantrell.


In no particular order. Just to mention few.  


:yes:

Edited by rhyv, 30 December 2016 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

Alex is definitely top 3

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:56 PM

Alex Lifeson
David Gilmour
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Gary Richrath

Edited by JARG, 30 December 2016 - 11:14 PM.





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