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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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#21 Ancient Ways

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:05 PM

I said yes but it's tough.  Big influences were Iommi, Clapton, and Rhoads.  Lifeson never influenced my playing really.  As far as faves go he's way up there for sure.  Also love page, felder, gilmour, deleo, Cantrell.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:49 PM

alex, townshend,howe,iommi

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:57 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 30 December 2016 - 05:05 PM, said:

I said yes but it's tough.  Big influences were Iommi, Clapton, and Rhoads.  Lifeson never influenced my playing really.  As far as faves go he's way up there for sure.  Also love page, felder, gilmour, deleo, Cantrell.

I'm just the opposite- Lifeson is such a huge influence on my playing I don't even sound like me.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:01 PM

Alex Lifeson and Brian May, tied for first.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:24 PM

easily no. 1 or 2 with Brian May

Angus Young gets 3rd

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:54 PM

Gilmour, Van Halen, Young and Lifeson.  Four guitarists whose work I enjoy across their bodies of work.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

1. Michael Schenker
2. Alex Lifeson
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. David Gilmore
5. Steve Howe
6. Ritchie Blackmore

Top three are pretty much a lock but otherwise the order changes. In fact it'll probably change as soon ask hit 'post' lol





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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:15 PM

I love Alex the person, the musician, and the member of Rush .. I love his guitar up thru Moving Pictures .. The Necromancer, Xanadu, Cygnus, the entire debut, etc - all fantastic pieces of guitar ..

But he's not Top 3 for me

He spit the bit with that solo album, and there are other guys who have shown a little more reverence for being forever linked to the guitar ... That's no shame to Alex, just that his priorities were/are different ..

I love the guy though, so it is hard to say anything disparaging about him

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:35 PM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 30 December 2016 - 11:50 AM, said:

Nope.

Well shouldn't he be?

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:08 PM

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David Gilmour
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:09 PM

View PostLucas, on 30 December 2016 - 08:15 PM, said:

I love Alex the person, the musician, and the member of Rush .. I love his guitar up thru Moving Pictures .. The Necromancer, Xanadu, Cygnus, the entire debut, etc - all fantastic pieces of guitar ..

But he's not Top 3 for me

He spit the bit with that solo album, and there are other guys who have shown a little more reverence for being forever linked to the guitar ... That's no shame to Alex, just that his priorities were/are different ..

I love the guy though, so it is hard to say anything disparaging about him

He has sausage fingers, bad hair and an unnatural obsession with soup.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:29 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 30 December 2016 - 09:29 PM, said:

Page
Lifeson
Hendrix

Page
Lifeson
Hendrix

Hon.mention -Neil Young

Edited by Mithrandir, 30 December 2016 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:46 PM

Yes, my enjoyment of his guitar playing is a major reason why I'm obsessed with this band. Now I don't play an instrument persé but as an accomplished air guitarist I'm qualified to state Alex Lifeson is a top three quality guitar player.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:50 PM

View PostLucas, on 30 December 2016 - 08:15 PM, said:

He spit the bit with that solo album...
Please elaborate. I have yet to listen to Victor...I think anyway.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:02 PM

Big Al, David Gilmour, and Bob Mould.

Honorable mention for SRV and Blackmore.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:16 PM

Yes

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:21 PM

1. Ritchie blackmore
2. SRV
3.... I have to rate Frank Marino over Alex.
Although I like Rush more than Mahogany Rush, as a generalization I like Frank Marino's style and tone more than Alex's.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:23 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 30 December 2016 - 09:50 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 30 December 2016 - 08:15 PM, said:

He spit the bit with that solo album...
Please elaborate. I have yet to listen to Victor...I think anyway.

Give it a listen JR  ... Some love it, some hate it, and he definitely went out on a limb at times ... But the guitar geek in me was sorely disappointed with the lack of focus on the guitar itself ..

He did what he wanted to do, so good for him .... But at that point in his life, it was obvious that creating a guitar album was not important ..

oh well




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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:16 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 30 December 2016 - 09:50 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 30 December 2016 - 08:15 PM, said:

He spit the bit with that solo album...
Please elaborate. I have yet to listen to Victor...I think anyway.

You should give it a listen.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:03 AM

Hendrix
Lifeson
Blackmore
Page
Knopfler




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