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Unread 04-02-2006, 12:36 AM   #61
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There's hardly a day that goes by where I don't find someone I've never heard before who just blows my mind. So many of the ones mentioned previously are good, but very one dimensional. That's why I agree with Shred that the best player is probably some guy sweating in the studio laying down the licks that are the most memorable licks in music history. Here's another thing to think about too. All the guys today have their inspirations from the past. I've yet to hear anybody today play as varied a palette of music as the late, great Chet Atkins.

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Unread 04-02-2006, 12:52 AM   #62
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All the guys today have their inspirations from the past. I've yet to hear anybody today play as varied a palette of music as the late, great Chet Atkins.
I said this the last time the "greatest guitarist" thread came up.

A few years ago, a guitar magazine ran a "greatest" list. Instead of naming an individual greatest, or a top 10/20/40/100, they divided guitarists into periods and styles. They had one called "the proto-guitarists" or "the progenitors" or something like that and included Merle Travis, Les Paul and Chet Atikins. They had "classical" for guys like Montoya and Segovia...this way, there isn't really a "best" or a "greatest"...all of the big players were put into there style or period and described, but not enumerated.
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Unread 04-02-2006, 04:42 PM   #64
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Not for us older folks. I have not heard anything done by RK that would make me believe he is more than one dimensional, unlike some of those mentioned in the previous posts. He knows how to make records, that's for sure.
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Not for us older folks. I have not heard anything done by RK that would make me believe he is more than one dimensional, unlike some of those mentioned in the previous posts. He knows how to make records, that's for sure.
I actually think I am better than him.. Haha, they're music is strictly just powerchords.. Pretty boring.
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Unread 04-02-2006, 05:30 PM   #66
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I actually think I am better than him.. Haha, they're music is strictly just powerchords.. Pretty boring.
yeah, I have thought that too. Yet I have never heard him just do a jam session to just hear his stuff, not one of their songs, just him soloing over some random chord progression, so I can't say that for sure. At first, I didn't think Steven curtis chapman was so great untill I heard him do a real, improved solo. That changed my mind real fast.

Edit: But the way matt uses his thumb to pick desearves some respect
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That last post was just a joke.
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Unread 04-02-2006, 07:40 PM   #68
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Unread 04-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #69
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I actually think I am better than him.. Haha, they're music is strictly just powerchords.. Pretty boring.
Not to flame you...because I'm just as guilty as the next guy, but how often do we as guitarists claim stuff like this? How often do we go to a show and say "Wow, I could do that so much better than he can."? I'd be interested to see if any of that holds up. Could you truly do what he does? Thiessen is a rythym player. Almost exclusively. And since when is the greatness of a player measured by his soloing abilities? I have a friend who plays in a typical "Rock Band," but holds a degree in Jazz Guitar. He plays both quite well. You would never know that just from listening to what he's put out on record. As for personal ability, you very well may exceed MT in talent. My point is that there is alot of factors involving such claims, and those claims alone carry a tall order. I don't doubt your abilities, I'm just throwing out possibilities.
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Not to flame you...because I'm just as guilty as the next guy, but how often do we as guitarists claim stuff like this? How often do we go to a show and say "Wow, I could do that so much better than he can."? I'd be interested to see if any of that holds up. Could you truly do what he does? Thiessen is a rythym player. Almost exclusively. And since when is the greatness of a player measured by his soloing abilities? I have a friend who plays in a typical "Rock Band," but holds a degree in Jazz Guitar. He plays both quite well. You would never know that just from listening to what he's put out on record. As for personal ability, you very well may exceed MT in talent. My point is that there is alot of factors involving such claims, and those claims alone carry a tall order. I don't doubt your abilities, I'm just throwing out possibilities.
Well, as I see him, I don't think of him as a "great guitarist". I probably haven't seen him in all his skill, but only relying on his music.

The comment was kind of a joke: taking a shot at Relientk's boring music.

I hate it when people say they're better than me or try to compare me to themselves or someone else. I don't think guitar "skill" can be truly calculated that way.

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Not to flame you...because I'm just as guilty as the next guy, but how often do we as guitarists claim stuff like this? How often do we go to a show and say "Wow, I could do that so much better than he can."? I'd be interested to see if any of that holds up. Could you truly do what he does? Thiessen is a rythym player. Almost exclusively. And since when is the greatness of a player measured by his soloing abilities? I have a friend who plays in a typical "Rock Band," but holds a degree in Jazz Guitar. He plays both quite well. You would never know that just from listening to what he's put out on record. As for personal ability, you very well may exceed MT in talent. My point is that there is alot of factors involving such claims, and those claims alone carry a tall order. I don't doubt your abilities, I'm just throwing out possibilities.
I can't agree more with you one this.
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Unread 04-02-2006, 11:55 PM   #72
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So why do these threads keep popping up? Like the Eveready Bunny, they keep going and going and going!
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So why do these threads keep popping up? Like the Eveready Bunny, they keep going and going and going!
because we keep getting more new people whodon't read past the first page, or haven't yet learned that there isn't a best guitarist.
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Unread 04-03-2006, 07:00 AM   #75
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So why do these threads keep popping up? Like the Eveready Bunny, they keep going and going and going!
Because some people just don't know any better.
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