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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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The guitarists' who have changed guitar playing as a whole??

Who do you guys think are responsible for MAJOR changes to rock
guitar playing, the guitar itself, etc. through the years??
Mine are:
1. Les paul-for inventing the electric guitar
2. Jim Marshall-obvious reasons..

2. Jimmy hendrix-for being really the 1st guy to play guitar that way.
He made people want to play guitar, his connection with his instrument
is unreal.You can really FEEL what he was feeling when he played...

3. Eddie Van Halen-He changed the way not only how guitar was played
but he is responsible for putting a humbucker in a strat.I don't think
anyone else has changed things as much as he did (as a whole...)

4. Floyd Rose-There would no "Pound Cake" with out one

5. Uli Roth (early Scorpions)-Folks, he was doing a lot of things
before Yngwie did 'em..

6. Randy Rhodes-One of the 1st real technical players to get into the rock scene.

7.Yngwie Malmsteen-ego or not, he was the 1st guy to take neo-classical to level 11!!!!

8.Joe Satriani-He showed us that instrumenatal guitar can be liked by many people,
it's all about the presentation, awsome ideas.TONE TONE TONE!!!!

9. Steve Vai- I don't think ANY ONE else puts more attitude in his playing.
his ideas are so differant.I look at it this way: bluse, country, rock, Steve Vai..
He is absolutly doing it differant than everyone else..
Also, how many companys sell a version of a "super strat" He made
a guitar that's easy to play up top and (I think) he had the 1st doubble
scale neck made (at least for a rock guitar)

To sum it all up, I think Eddie has had the MOST impact on rock
guitar. What is now all goes back to him. Vai is the last one that's
made a major change..
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Re: The guitarists' who have changed guitar playing as a whole??

I would definitely be putting Richie Blackmore up in that list too.

I would consider Tom Morello one of the great innovators too. The sounds he made on that first Rage Against The Machine album are just plain crazy, as everything else he has done since then.
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Segovia. The guitar as we know it today would not exist without him,
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Damn.....i didn't make the list

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Looks like you've got it covered other than DiMarzio for aftermarket pickups..... Oh yeah.... Eric Johnson too!
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That list is pretty good but Mike Schenker was up there with Uli at that time.
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No love for Jimmy Page?

And the first guy to break the speed of sound to bits was DiMeola, you can't leave big Al out of the discussion.
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No love for Jimmy Page?

And the first guy to break the speed of sound to bits was DiMeola, you can't leave big Al out of the discussion.
Al was scary fast!!! he is a mind boggling musician!
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Who do you guys think are responsible for MAJOR changes to rock
guitar playing, the guitar itself, etc. through the years??
Mine are:
1. Les paul-for inventing the electric guitar
2. Jim Marshall-obvious reasons..

2. Jimmy hendrix-for being really the 1st guy to play guitar that way.
He made people want to play guitar, his connection with his instrument
is unreal.You can really FEEL what he was feeling when he played...

3. Eddie Van Halen-He changed the way not only how guitar was played
but he is responsible for putting a humbucker in a strat.I don't think
anyone else has changed things as much as he did (as a whole...)

4. Floyd Rose-There would no "Pound Cake" with out one

5. Uli Roth (early Scorpions)-Folks, he was doing a lot of things
before Yngwie did 'em..

6. Randy Rhodes-One of the 1st real technical players to get into the rock scene.

7.Yngwie Malmsteen-ego or not, he was the 1st guy to take neo-classical to level 11!!!!

8.Joe Satriani-He showed us that instrumenatal guitar can be liked by many people,
it's all about the presentation, awsome ideas.TONE TONE TONE!!!!

9. Steve Vai- I don't think ANY ONE else puts more attitude in his playing.
his ideas are so differant.I look at it this way: bluse, country, rock, Steve Vai..
He is absolutly doing it differant than everyone else..
Also, how many companys sell a version of a "super strat" He made
a guitar that's easy to play up top and (I think) he had the 1st doubble
scale neck made (at least for a rock guitar)

To sum it all up, I think Eddie has had the MOST impact on rock
guitar. What is now all goes back to him. Vai is the last one that's
made a major change..
You forgot to include Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and SRV just to name a few..

Btw, it's Randy Rhoads, not "Randy Rhodes". Also, the first person who invented the electric guitar was a guy named George Beauchamp. While Les Paul was still tinkering with the idea, Leo Fender and Don Kaufman built a prototype for the "frying pan guitar". By 1950, Fender released the first mass produced electric guitars and in 1952, Gibson released the Les Paul.


http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/...lectricguitar/

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No list is complete without C.C. Deville.
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I agree Blackmoore is missing.

Also Albert Collins and Buddy Guy.
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Steve Vai invented/popularized the recessed trem rout........no pull up before him.
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No love for Jimmy Page?
I like your list but the above mentioned is missing....
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Re: The guitarists' who have changed guitar playing as a whole??

I would add the simplicity of Angus Young....
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Re: The guitarists' who have changed guitar playing as a whole??

Hank Marvin - seriously.

Not too much into his playing myself but in the context of early 50's music the stuff he was doing was truly groundbreaking. He was probably the first of the guitar heroes too.
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