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Favorite 80's guitarist?

Discussion in '80's Music' started by tomcat, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    All great! :grinthumb
     
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    Dairenn Recording Artist

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    Favorite 80s Guitarist? I think I actually changed the way I play the instrument after having played for over 20 years due to Paul Gilbert and watching him perform live. So, he's probably my favorite although I have a very long list of guitarists I revere in general.
     
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    Gary Moore
     
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    Rockperson Senior Member

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    Some fantastic guitar on Departure,Escape,Frontiers and Raised On Radio.

    Add to that some great playing with Jan Hammer and HSAS.
     
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    TheWhalerfan Lovus My Avatarus

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    Hate to toss the name out, but for me EVH wins this one. I like everything about his playing..created interesting solos and wasn't afraid to experiment with different sounds. In his videos he looked like he was having a good time, and this I found appealing...isn't playing rock music supposed to be fun? Growing up in the mid 80's no-one made my group of friends want to learn guitar more than Eddie, and for that he gets the top spot.
     
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    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    John Sykes and Adrian Vandenberg.
     
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    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    John Sykes, Viv Campbell and Jake E Lee ,, brilliant.
     
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    ....which reminds me of the great record he did with another fine and truly original player , the guy who i looked up to and even got to know a bit , Lonnie Mack . i have saw him play many times and he is one of a kind . he is a hellova blues singer too ...chickenpickin!!
     
  9. stepcousin

    stepcousin stuck in the 70's

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    as far as rock goes, probably Eddie Van Halen or Joe Satriani.
     
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    George Vader B00Bs!

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    Eddies the God, honorable mentions to Randy Rhoads, Jake E Lee, Schenker, Neil Schon and Mick Marrs....only joking!
     

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