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Poll: Is Alex Lifeson in your top 3 fave rock guitarists? (110 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Alex Lifeson in your top 3 fave rock guitarists?

  1. Yes (83 votes [75.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.45%

  2. No (16 votes [14.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.55%

  3. Unsure (11 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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#41 Segue Myles

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:16 AM

1. Mark Tremonti
2. Myles Kennedy
3. Steve Lukather
4. Lindsey Buckingham
5. Ty Tabor

NOPE!!!

(I am sure this forum hates my taste once again...BOOHOO!)


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:26 AM

I just finished listening to By Tor from ATWAS.  The solos Alex plays in that song (especially live) are insane... the way he uses his volume pedal to create those moods is really something, especially for someone who was only 23 years old at the time.  So, your goddam right, Alex is in my top three and he is at the TOP of that list.  Behind him are John Petrucci and Steve Hackett. Or, Steve Hackett and John Petrucci...

Edited by Thunder Bay Rush, 31 December 2016 - 06:27 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:45 AM

Alex Lifeson
Brian May
Jimmy Page

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:50 AM

Absolutely. Mr Lifeson is the most tasteful rock guitarist on the planet.

Alex Lifeson
Robert Fripp
Edward Van Halen

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:45 AM

Mark Knopfler
Alex Lifeson
Tony Iommi

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:09 PM

My numero uno.

1. Alex Lifeson

2. David Gilmore

3. Edward Van Halen

4. Jimmy Page

5. Jimmy Hendrix

Edited by Todem, 31 December 2016 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:41 PM

Yep

1. Alex Lifeson
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. June Yamagishi (not really rock, but still one of my favorite guitarists)

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:51 PM

View Postgoose, on 30 December 2016 - 06:54 PM, said:

Gilmour, Van Halen, Young and Lifeson.  Four guitarists whose work I enjoy across their bodies of work.
Add Knopfler to that list.

So I guess I'm unsure about a top three, but Alex is in the Pantheon, for sure.

Edited by goose, 31 December 2016 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:04 PM

Oh and fyi David Gilmore is a great jazz guitarist who has played in bands with Jack DeJonette, Steve Coleman and Greg Osby. David Gilmour is the guitarist from Pink Floyd.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:10 PM

1) Big Al

2) Rik Emmett

3) Neil Schon

4) Dave Mustaine (for when I need a head-banging fix)

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

https://youtu.be/1e5zfA5UvYo

This guy's pretty good too!

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:23 PM

View Postgoose, on 31 December 2016 - 03:51 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 30 December 2016 - 06:54 PM, said:

Gilmour, Van Halen, Young and Lifeson.  Four guitarists whose work I enjoy across their bodies of work.
Add Knopfler to that list.

So I guess I'm unsure about a top three, but Alex is in the Pantheon, for sure.

I like Knopfler, always tasteful, but I find if Im not actually listening to him I dont think about him too much.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:36 PM

The usual dyscalculia sufferers are posting their 4, 5 and 10s.
My three
Alex Lifeson
Gary Moore
Joe Bonamassa

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:01 PM

View PostTony R, on 31 December 2016 - 05:36 PM, said:

The usual dyscalculia sufferers are posting their 4, 5 and 10s.
My three
Alex Lifeson
Gary Moore
Joe Bonamassa
If we and a top 100 guitar players thread someone would post 105.  Too hard to narrow it down.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:10 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 31 December 2016 - 05:23 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 31 December 2016 - 03:51 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 30 December 2016 - 06:54 PM, said:

Gilmour, Van Halen, Young and Lifeson.  Four guitarists whose work I enjoy across their bodies of work.
Add Knopfler to that list.

So I guess I'm unsure about a top three, but Alex is in the Pantheon, for sure.

I like Knopfler, always tasteful, but I find if Im not actually listening to him I dont think about him too much.
That's a good point which applies to me too.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:13 PM

Tony R is by far and away my biggest influence. :guitar: :unsure:

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:17 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 31 December 2016 - 06:13 PM, said:

Tony R is by far and away my biggest influence. :guitar: :unsure:

I think you meant to post effluence not influence.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:01 PM

Yes , along with Frank Marino and Andy Powell.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:06 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 31 December 2016 - 05:23 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 31 December 2016 - 03:51 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 30 December 2016 - 06:54 PM, said:

Gilmour, Van Halen, Young and Lifeson.  Four guitarists whose work I enjoy across their bodies of work.
Add Knopfler to that list.

So I guess I'm unsure about a top three, but Alex is in the Pantheon, for sure.

I like Knopfler, always tasteful, but I find if Im not actually listening to him I dont think about him too much.

I think that could be said by me about a great many guitarists. I see names popping up here and there and think, "Oh yeah, there's another great player".

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:09 PM

View PostTony R, on 31 December 2016 - 05:36 PM, said:

The usual dyscalculia sufferers are posting their 4, 5 and 10s.
My three
Alex Lifeson
Gary Moore
Joe Bonamassa

Given that the OP asks for just a binary response, listing guitarists numbering other than three is as valid as listing only three.




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