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Unread 03-07-2005, 09:17 AM   #61
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One guy that totally does not impress me is for the exact opposite reason. Yngwie (Malmsteen, of course) is very overrated IMO.
I saw the G3 Live in Denver DVD, and I have to agree. There was really nothing that distinguished his songs (except he did one on acoustic, but that's it). Yes, his technique is probably unmatched by any guitar player that ever existed, but his speed was more for show than for music. At least, that's how it sounded to me. So I say he's impressive only to a degree.

As for underrated, I'll say Andy Timmons. He's a fantastic player, but he seems to get a lot more credit in Japan and parts of East Asia than he does here. But hey, I've only got the Ear X-tacy album, so quoting me on this probably isn't the best thing to do.

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Unread 03-07-2005, 09:32 AM   #62
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I saw the G3 Live in Denver DVD, and I have to agree. There was really nothing that distinguished his songs (except he did one on acoustic, but that's it). Yes, his technique is probably unmatched by any guitar player that ever existed, but his speed was more for show than for music. At least, that's how it sounded to me. So I say he's impressive only to a degree.
A good example, methinks, of how perception between two people is so different.

Yngwie, in my opinion, ate Vai and Satriani for lunch in that video.

Oh well, kinda like arguing which color is best.

To each his own!
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Unread 03-07-2005, 01:01 PM   #63
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A good example, methinks, of how perception between two people is so different.

Yngwie, in my opinion, ate Vai and Satriani for lunch in that video.

Oh well, kinda like arguing which color is best.

To each his own!
I still vote for purple.
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Unread 03-07-2005, 02:38 PM   #64
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Whattaya 'spect from a guy with a guitar shaped like Utah?

Hey... you know if you did a "Michigan" guitar, you'd have to make a doubleneck!
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Unread 03-07-2005, 06:14 PM   #65
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Unread 03-07-2005, 08:15 PM   #66
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try one shapes like hawaii

and by the wy its green even the tress and the grass agree with me, purple come on
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Unread 03-07-2005, 11:09 PM   #67
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Yeah, right. We all know that Blue is just a Purple wannabe.

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Whattaya 'spect from a guy with a guitar shaped like Utah?
Don't know. About what I would expect from a guy who named himself after a car that looks like an aquarium.

(Sorry, cheap shot.)

Well, technically, a guy who named himself after a guitar which is named after a car that looks like an aquarium (the mouse ran away with the spoon . . . hey, diddle diddle).

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Hey... you know if you did a "Michigan" guitar, you'd have to make a doubleneck!
Funny thing. I've always been a big fan of Warr Guitars, and touch guitars in general, and I've debated doing double necks, so I was toying with the idea of a double necked Utah with either a 9 (AEAEADGBE) or 14 (Warr Phalanx) string touch neck, and a regular 6 string neck. (Ironically, I never really cared for 7 Strings because I always thought their strings were too few.)

I'm also leaning towards a Strat motif.

For the record, I never planned on the Utah actually being shaped like the state of Utah. The shape came about by a totally different creative process. However, I couldn't come up with a good name for the model, so, my dad just suggested I call it the Utah, to which I naturally bristled at the notion.

But, in the end, the name stuck.

If I was to do a state shaped guitar, I would do TX, with perhaps a OK version for lefties.

Desperately trying to get this thread back on track . . .

I found a fascinating and revealing character study on Yngwie in this month's issue of Guitar World. It speaks to what has been previously debated. I'll post a quote from it in a bit.

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Django Reinhardt
what? what?!

Seriously, who in this thread even knows or has listened to Django? I came into this thread going- "must post about man with barely any fingers and unbelievable skills" and you dash it all on the rocks.

I'd say that in our modern era, he eclipses at least 99.99% of guitarists, is on the level of via/keaggy/etc and did it without all four fingers.

It's quite impressive. Not to mention that no-one under the age of 50 listened to him, unless they are jazz nuts.
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I came into this thread going- "must post about man with barely any fingers and unbelievable skills" and you dash it all on the rocks.
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what? what?!

Seriously, who in this thread even knows or has listened to Django? I came into this thread going- "must post about man with barely any fingers and unbelievable skills" and you dash it all on the rocks.

I'd say that in our modern era, he eclipses at least 99.99% of guitarists, is on the level of via/keaggy/etc and did it without all four fingers.

It's quite impressive. Not to mention that no-one under the age of 50 listened to him, unless they are jazz nuts.
I'm not doubting that he's a virtuoso. I agree that he was better than the majority of guitarists throughout the history of the guitar. But I say that he's overrated for the same reason I prefer Miles Davis to Bix Beiderbecke. Was Bix a better player than Miles? Undoubtedly. But this thread is about personal preferences, and I find Django's music boring. The ability to play fast does not necessarily define who is "good," in my opinion.
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Unread 03-09-2005, 04:09 PM   #71
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A good example, methinks, of how perception between two people is so different.

Yngwie, in my opinion, ate Vai and Satriani for lunch in that video.

Oh well, kinda like arguing which color is best.

To each his own!
Fair enough. It's just that I prefer more than one color in a picture.
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Unread 03-09-2005, 06:43 PM   #72
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what? what?!

Seriously, who in this thread even knows or has listened to Django? I came into this thread going- "must post about man with barely any fingers and unbelievable skills" and you dash it all on the rocks.

I'd say that in our modern era, he eclipses at least 99.99% of guitarists, is on the level of via/keaggy/etc and did it without all four fingers.

It's quite impressive. Not to mention that no-one under the age of 50 listened to him, unless they are jazz nuts.
I find him pretty impressive, but my favorite jazz guitarists are probably Wes Montgomery, Al DiMeola, or Joe Pass.
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