Name a better guitarist than David Gilmour.
>Protip: you can't
Prince was VERY SUPERIOR to Guilmor but he's dead today nice bait OP
And prince was not a faggot he was fucking funky and badass with his strat OP you are a fag
David gilmour is one of the best, and pink floyd has some of the best albums ever. However, one of the best guitarists of all time has to be Eddie van Halen, Jimmy Page, hell prince was an awesome guitar player too!
Billy Duffy (the cult) Awesome guitarist good catchy riffs and good solos. Also does anyone know what kind of guitar that is? really like it
But my all time favorite solo is the one in re-align from godsmack. Dont know the name of the guitarist though
Some would argue Page, Malmsteen, Dimebag, Satriani, and/or Clapton. Maybe even Larry Coulton or Robben Ford
Don't get me wrong... I love Dave's music... It's beautiful and some of my favourites but to call him the best guitarist isn't entirely accurate IMO. It's also a matter of individual taste of the listener. Not just how well they command the instrument.
Well he was good on a guitar but are you seriously denying that he loved to be plowed in the ass?
I dont know his cause of death but there is a good chance he chose dick over breathing
The first minute or two is boring and then Prince is like oh here let me show you how you work this thing and the rest of them are like OK sure you play pretty swell I guess you're right but then Prince is like oh I didn't mean for you to hear me warming up OK now you can listen and then Tom Petty is like why am I even on stage this should obviously be Prince and more Prince playing guitar with Prince and the dude behind him is like yup you know it and Prince is like TWAAAANG TWANG TWING TWAAAAAANG toss.
Regardless of your tastes, Buckethead's technical playing, manipulation of the guitar, and overall clean fretting places him at an extraordinarily high level of skill. He's one of the best guitarists based on ability alone.
>implying there is only one at the top
I'm sure there are plenty of people who have taken music theory, music appreciation, and various lessons for classical, flamenco, jazz, and other forms of guitar music and have played enough to know many scales and techniques. Since the guitar is finite what you can learn, there are several people who are probably matched in talent. We often think there's only one because that's our favorite one. But be careful not to be biased. It pisses people like me off.
>Dave Davidson from Revocation
>Christopher Arp from Psyopus
>Lucas Mann from Rings of Saturn
>Most djent guitarists
>Many metal guitarists
So yeah. Saying there's only one who is better than everyone else is retarded. Having a favorite is a little bit more honorable, but, like I said, there is a finite amount of knowledge about guitar, so you should at least have multiple favorites. Exception is if you have one that you are currently most "into."
I'm not trying to tell you how to think, I'm just trying to make sure you don't make an ass of yourself later on.
>le girg hammet is bad geedarizd meme xddddd
He's one of the guitarists that you can directly compare to someone else. Everyone in metallica you can do that with easily. Every member in megadeth (at its peak) was a better player than their counterpart in metallica
As much as I love Dave and have known him for years btw, he is only an above average guitarist instrumentally speaking and he has admitted this many times
As a writer, he was top notch though he has lost his creativity for the most part long ago. His best work was when he collaborated with Waters and you can hear it in his guitar emptiness and unfocused meanderings on those tunes Roger (whom I don't like frankly) did not work on with him.
If I'm fair, his latest album is terrible. I know he needs the money, but come on man. It's an embarrassment.
While most of these "best guitarist" rankings are based on popularity, rather than actual talent, no serious list leaves Joe Satriani, Eddy Van Halen and Steve Vai out of the top ten. Those three are pure hand speed, fluidity, precision, and the quickest bridgework ever know. Serious guitarists have trouble even attempting some of their best work.
Source: me, 22 years wielding an ax and signed to a major record label. If you knew who I was, you'd shit.
This god of guitar
Agreed on latest album.
Rattle That Lock sounds like it was written by a teenager. If you take his noteworthy voice away from the lyrics on the album, no one would ever buy this. As it is, butthurt floydsters are the only one giving it a listen and on all those boards, it's bombing.
He was done decades ago.
If you knew shit, none of those names would be on there. The list would be full of studio musicians who don't do it for show but for the craft. So take your 'for show' guitar playing and gyrate on outta here boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
was literally my first post itt
tinfoil hat much?
sorry you're so butthurt that gilmour sux and most people recognize what this fag >>680520608
said as pretty much proven fact
used to think gilmour was gr8
then i grew up and started playing guitar myself
simple guitarist playing in slow motion literally ALL THE TIME
as a guitarist he is not even average in my book tbh
wrong about gilmour ranking
wrong about samefagging
>being this sure tho
>being that wrong tho
Pretty much says it all. Not a guitar player but am a vocalist has-been myself. Used to love Gilmour. As you listen to more guitarists you realize he is way overproduced and has to run shit through a pissload of equipment to sound decent. I heard this has always been the complaint about him from others who have played with him. I've seen him live a few times and he can't play live much at all and usually has a backup guitarist with him on stage to do the real playing. He'll grab a few riffs and that's it.
His voice is one-dimensional in my book too with no range on top of it. He's always overreaching to be edgy and mysterious, but really only sounds like a dying old man and always has.
>calls Stevie Ray Vaughan "SRV"
No one does this.
It's Stevie Ray Vaughan or "Stevie". If you type in "SRV" you will literally get zero hits. That's what a fuckup you are. That's how hard you try to sound cool and in-the-know.
And you lost all credibility by posting others that no one knows or cares about.
>trying to be this edgy and failing epically
>being handed your shit on the asshole of the internet
serious question: why to britfags always start these best guitarist threads
they do it all over the interwebs too
then spike all the votes with brit guitarists
do they think this makes them more legit or something?
i don't get it
of the top 10 guitarists of all time, and talking pure guitarists now, none of them are brits except maybe clapton in his prime if you stretch the imagination and ignore how much he ripped off
my opinion is jimmie hendrix is 1
It's brit pride.
Brits' contribution to modern music was only in the 60's when they stole black guy's music and put a white voice behind it. Nigger music then became acceptable for white people
Just started listening to hey joe as i read that
That's fucked up.
I just saw him perform at the UC myself and both me and my entire group thought he sucked. In fact, I know a couple guys that work there and there was some pretty obvious lip syncing and dubbing going on. On the tunes he actually played on, you must have noticed he had two other leads and they did all the heavy lifting. He's not the same Gilmour I saw long ago and it's kind of sad.
Funny how different people can have different impressions. I have seen easily over 500 concerts in my day though, so I might be coming from a different perspective. If you'd never seen Gilmour or Floyd before, it probably sounded fantastic but I promise you it was nothing compared to what it was, though I tripped through most of that shit back then.
he thinks there's like one person that thinks gilmour sux when it appears most people have this opinion so he calls them all samefag because he's realizing the hard way he is wrong (again)
It was my first time seeing him or Floyd. I was sitting up in the 300 section straight across from him, so noticing any lip syncing would have gone by the wayside. Considering his age, I thought he sounded fantastic.
South Suburbs, btw. Out of the city by about 35 miles.
but why do they have to lie so much?
i love brit invasion shit and props to a small island kicking out that much talent, but come on
it must suck growing up brit, being brainwashed at school that brits invented everything and did everything and everyone else is inferior and pleb, then have to go out into the work and find out you are average and most of the crap you were fed was propaganda from a government that has the mindset of a man with a small penis who's buttfrustrated
i have brit friends and they're all like this until they spend a few years in the states and realize we dgaf and they need to stop spouting their merits 24/7
>stole black guy's music and put a white voice behind it
Ain't that the truth.
I remember being heartbroken to find out most of the Led Zeppelin library was just stuff they stole from niggers and pawned off as their own. Not sure why this doesn't get more press, but it seems most of the brits just steal and call it their own.
CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT HE'S DOING? HE'S KILLING OFF TH BETTER GUITARISTS. HE ALREADY GOT PRINCE
I'm not a big fan of the UC for concerts, but yeah, nosebleed probably sounded great. It's not built for accoustics obviously. I saw Rush there awhile ago and had seen them easily 20 times in the past and it was hands down their worst performance ever by far. Granted Geddy's voice has been shot for years, but it was bad. There again, a lot of people thought it was great. All a question of perspective.
I'm old enough to have seen Floyd during the Animals tour and in my opinion this is when they peaked. Gilmour hasn't been Gilmour to be honest since he and Waters parted ways. As a guitarist, he's ok, but not more than that. I love his voice, but it's mostly nostalgic preference and familiarity I have come to learn. His vocal range is limited and he was never anything more than an average vocalist anyway.
Long drive for you to UC. I'm not in love with Tinley Park's acoustics either, but they are still better than UC.
I'm sorry you feel that way newfriend.
I died in '95 but my band still sells out shows, in 2016. Can you tell me any other guitarist's band that does the same?
My parents saw Floyd many times in their 20's and 30's and my mom said the shows were better than, probably for nostalgic reasons as well. I am a metal head myself, so I'm prefer and am used to much smaller venues. It was Gilmour playing Floyd, so for me it was a good time. I feel kind of bad for him that he is essentially stuck playing Floyd songs. I'm sure he understands that it's what most people want though.
The drive isn't too bad. Took a little over an hour. I haven't been to Tinley since it was the World Theater or whatever it was called.
No- your band(s) no longer exists...The OtherOnes, further, Phil and friends, Dead and Company are not your band...The Jerry Garcia Band no longer exists either...
The only band that came close to what you claim was the Allman Brothers Band who sold out the Beacon theater every March for the last 25yrs until they retired last year.
nobody said Ritchie Blackmore
you fucking plebs
While Dave Mustaine is a better guitarist than Hetfield (who is way better than Hammett) Hetfield has better vocals than Dave. Friedman also beats Hammett on the lead guitar.
However Ellefson have never been a better bass player than Cliff Burton was.
Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani
Hendrix just made shit up and never practiced or anything. He was just a natural who was one with the guitar. Keep in mind too that this was all pre-manipulation. Just a guitar and an amp and he made it sound magical with his hands. He was also incredibly diverse. Not a ton of his live shit out there, but maybe give this a listen:
or listen to his solo on Little Wing.
#2 is Joe Satriani. When he wants to show off, he can make anybody modern day look like a child on guitar.
I note that most of the "guitarists" cited in this thread are not mainstream and just seem to go out of their way to show off. That does not make someone a good guitarist. If you cannot blend that guitar with the other instruments to make good music, you suck in my opinion. Watching gymnastics by one closet fuck on a guitar is not anything but that and the great guitarists make the guitar cry at all paces and can do so through virtually any musical genre. That's why Satriani is amazing. Who's who in guitar around the world fly in to take lessons from him for months. You can't find a major guitarist that hasn't studied him, his techniques, and read all his shit. Who else does that? Can't say that about anybody else on this thread.
>>mfw posted in a david gilmore bread
too many to list but my fave:
pure emotion - david gilmour
emotion/technical - yngwie
storytelling/songwriting - jimmy page, brian may
pure rock n' roll + style - slash
technical abilty - shawn lane, buckethead, brett garsed etc etc etc
bluesiest - stevie ray vaughan, all the Kings, Peter Green
jazz - pat martino, george benson, django, bireli lagrene etc etc etc
little bit of everything - guthrie govan
Gilmour is good, but SRV is the greatest guitarist ever.
Until you can put a shitstain like John Mayer in place, and sell out three nights of MSG in 20 minutes. How many times has the Allman Bros done that?
What about Jeff Beck? He utilizes the guitar in a non-conformal way, and he abuses certain qualities of his guitar to achieve amazing tones. For me finding these little special gimmicks on an instrument truly captures its spirit. Playing fast is a mechanical process, yet spending time to find unique effects of the system is far more interesting.
I'm a metalhead at heart too. I can probably turn you on to some good stuff if I knew what you liked. I have a massive library and over $200k worth of audio equipment.
The World. I was backstage when Smashing Pumpkins last time it was called The World. Billy and I have been friends for almost 30 years now and still hang out.
I like his side stuff better personally.
You guys seem to realize that technical prowess and playing from emotion are one in the same but they're not. David Gilmour is an amazing guitarist. Like Hendrix, Pat Metheny and the other greats. Yeah everyone's gonna throw in the metal guys, but speed is not everything. It's how the artist puts their instrument to use on a given song.
>You can't find a major guitarist that hasn't studied him, his techniques, and read all his shit
I highly doubt Derek Trucks is studying up on Joe- I taught Steve Vai- Satriani LOL but nice try.
You dumb faggot. David Gilmour is amazing at what David Gilmour does. Just like every other good guitarist is amazing at what they do. Stop trying to rate an artform you spastic.
Yeah, but it's less about the music than the deadhead atmosphere and the dope and you know it. Seen the dead many times. Nothing useful to remember musicwise. Great party. Maybe the best. But the equivalent of background or elevator music to me and most. Garcia does not belong in any discussion about great guitar players though.
I like Beck. Great guitarist. No question. But Hendrix is in a league of his own.
Here's another to help you kids understand from a real expert who teaches guitar:
This guy gets it, no matter the genre, feeling and musicality are what counts. Of course there are also many great fast players, but technical prowess has to be only a part of your skill set, not yor main goal.
My favorite is Fear Factory and I just saw them for the 15th time out in Valpo. They played at the Concord Music Hall on Tuesday but I couldn't make it out. Other bands include Soulfly, Slipknot, Static-X, Mudvayne, and System of a Down just to name a few.
The Allman Brothers Band sold out 15-20 nights every year at the Beacon. Their legacy speaks for itself. The only band with 4 of the top 100 guitarists ever...One of the most ground breaking and influential American bands ever.
Dead and Co is NOT the Grateful Dead...no matter how badly you want it to be so...getting a shitstain like Mayer just proves how its a money grab..."final shows ever" - oh wait we could make more money?? ok more final shows ever....LOL
And i'm good at getting dubz
Check 'm fegget
90% of all professional musicians who play electric guitar disagree with you and believe Jimi Hendrix is the best ever. He was the Michael Jordan of guitarists. Something just magical that you can't really explain but have to feel, see, and breathe for yourself.
FYI, Hendrix was not pure negro. He had white grandfather who was one of the richest men in Illinois. He also had Cherokee blood.
>inb4 any black is nigger
but nah, he was just cool
Shit audio, but you'll get the point. Anydoby digging these or should I stop?
You've got Joe Satriani, john petrucci, Steve Vai, Devin Townsend, John 5, Tosin Abasi, Mark Tremonti and many others. There's many different styles of music and different ways people play so saying one is better than the other really doesn't make sense. But when it comes to the technical aspects of playing the men I listed are the best I know.
/b/rother please. I do not belong in any great guitar discussion? Sounds like you were the custie that spent too much on the bunk stuff.
Beacon Theatre Capacity - 2,894
Madison Square Garden Capacity - 18,200
So it took ol Greg and Wayne 6 years to sell as many tickets as I have in one night. Even after I'm dead(Gratefully)
Plz argue new point newfriend
Yeah he's sloppy as fuck most of the time but still one of the most original and creative guitarist.
Too bad you didn't know me years ago.
Wayne was a friend of mine too and another Chitown local. We used to hang out a couple night a week for years. RIP
Awright, so you know some mainstream metal. Let me see if I can pull something out for you to take a listen to.
You like pure metal, if so, what subgenre? No industrial? It is Chicago you know.
I literally cant OP. I SHIT YOU NOT I made this same arguement publicly back in high school and debated it daily for weeks with two people in paticular, one guy a diehard Hendrix fan, the other a diehard Stevie Ray Vaughn fan.
The SRV fan tried to fight me over this.
your parents, like most of us were ripped to the tits on drugs . Listen to them , respect them but remember they were doing loads of drugs and were off their faces when you were conceived.
There are a ton of biographies on Hendrix. He also shunned the spotlight for the most part. He was a very heavy user. He was a humble guy when he was not on anything. Sorry to disappoint you that not every single nigger is a nigger.
Sid actually could play, despite the reputation for not. There's a youtube of a whole SP concert where the guitar amp dies for a while, so all you're hearing is Sid's bass. He fucking rocked out like mad. Don't have the link handy. Sid lives.
Michael Algar - the greatest guitarist whose name you've never heard.
6yrs?? try again they did 20 shows every March at the beacon for 25yrs- thats 500 shows sold out...they knew they should play in a smaller venue as its a better experience for the fans...and not just about the money.
Jerry was a beloved heroin addict known for his beard. plinkle, plinkle, plinkle plurp was about the extent of his musical voice.
try again...you and Jerry failed and his nband no longer exist. Just ask Phil.
Love and Light /b/rother