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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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#121 TemplesofLamneth

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 07:02 AM

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Lifeson
Gilmour
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#123 Texas King

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:17 AM

These guys are probably my top 3 faves:

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Gary Moore

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:45 AM

I like guitarists who have their own character, its not all about technique. As I get older though I am growing more fond of Allan holdsworth.

Lifeson is great, nice balance between emotion and technique. I like Kirk kirtwood of the Meat puppets too. He is as sloppy as hell, but does some wonderful things, including writing great songs, on the guitar.

The thing with Holdsworth is, he was a guitarist but also helped redifine what is possible in music, that I admit I don't fully understand. I don't think many do.
So unlike most guitarists he could be considered 2 fold - a guitarist and also a trailblazer in pushing music understanding. I'll wager as time goes on this will become increasingly apparent.

so Allan Holdsworth
Kirk Kurtwood
Lifeson

Also like page, Beck Van Halen Guthrie Govan. Clapton is way overrated!

Edited by condemned2bfree, 18 August 2017 - 09:49 AM.


#125 JARG

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:22 AM

View PostTemplesofLamneth, on 04 June 2017 - 07:01 AM, said:

Alex's playing is about as deliberate, precise and melodic as it gets
Emotionally precise, I'll grant you, but from a technical perspective..

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 02:23 PM

My personal favorites...don't think I've seen Martin's name mentioned by anyone else but his work in Tull is legendary and his recent few solo albums have been awesome.

Alex Lifeson

Martin Barre

Joe Bonamassa

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:35 PM

1. Gilmour
2. Lifeson
3. Summers


Alex has had by far the most influence over me as a player of guitar and listener of guitar

Edited by DistantEarlySignals, 28 August 2017 - 09:35 PM.


#128 YYZ Working Man

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:38 PM

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Summers
Gilmour
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

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#130 LeaveMyThingAlone

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

The answer is Yes and that he's far and away the best in my book. Give me the guys with a beautiful tone, emotional solos, and a lot of feeling in their playing over the Eddie Van Halen types any day. No one has more feel and soul than Alex and it's not even close.

1. Alex Lifeson



2. David Gilmour - Dogs is Gilmour's finest monet in Pink Floyd
3. Daron Malakian (System of a Down) - For all the frantic chaos going on in the sound of System of a Down, there is also moments of brilliance from this guy. They don't always play that way, but in songs like Hypnotize and Toxicity, there is a beautiful tone to his playing that reminds me of guys like Alex and Gilmour...

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

View PostStan Getz, on 18 August 2017 - 02:23 PM, said:

My personal favorites...don't think I've seen Martin's name mentioned by anyone else but his work in Tull is legendary and his recent few solo albums have been awesome.


Martin Barre


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

View PostDistantEarlySignals, on 28 August 2017 - 09:35 PM, said:


3. Summers

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View PostYYZ Working Man, on 28 August 2017 - 09:38 PM, said:


Summers

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:18 PM

Absolutely.

#134 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:53 PM

Lifeson / May are my absolute favs. Tied for first.

After that, Bellamy, Howe, Hackett, Gilmore, and Perry all come to mind.

Oh and metal. Mustaine and Friedman obviously, I think I like them even more than Petrucci, amazing as he his. Dan Spitz over Hammet and Slayer easily. Iommi is also easily admirable, and KK and Glen, and the guys from Maiden. But if I toss those names in here I'll have to admit my respect for EVH as well, oh and top Jimi is timeless. Also, idk if it's Bruce or Little Stevie who plays the solos on Darkness, but Prove It All Night easily has one of my favorite guitar solos ever.

But yeah, Brian's perfectionism and Lifeson's emotion are what I live for.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:12 PM

In no particular order:

Alex
Hendrix
Jimmy Page
David Gilmour
Tony Iommi

[Technical proficiency isn't a particularly important metric for me. If we were to favor guitarists based on their technical proficiency alone the top five would include a lot of guitarists from horrible bands.]

Edited by rftag, 11 October 2017 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

View Postrftag, on 11 October 2017 - 07:12 PM, said:

In no particular order:

Alex
Hendrix
Jimmy Page
David Gilmour
Tony Iommi

[Technical proficiency isn't a particularly important metric for me. If we were to favor guitarists based on their technical proficiency alone the top five would include a lot of guitarists from horrible bands.]
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