Chris Buck...you watch his channel?

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  1. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    I've been following his channel on the 'tube for maybe 2 years.
    His playing is phenomenal, imho.
    He seems to know his stuff, if you've watched any of his videos https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisBuckGuitar/videos
    A real-life down-to-earth guitar player that just happens to be REALLY good., with an appreciation/love for vintage instruments.
    I personally like his videos on vintage instruments.
     
  2. oneforsorrow

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    I enjoy his videos and his playing — very elegant touch. He’s much more palatable than some of the other usual suspects and seems quite a bit more down to earth. I love how seamlessly he tucks his pick and switches to finger-picking.
     
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  3. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

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    I stumbled on his site a while back as it included a HWY1 Strat and then watched the channel more as I liked his playing. I like the power behind his material and then, as oneforsorrow put it, the elegant touch.....very dynamic and love his passion for music. I am actually a bit disappointed he is recorded with a band only vs. being a virtuoso.

    I also think I like his playing as it is a bit self-serving on my part. My playing parallels his style quite a bit.....Do I think I'm better? Well, if I like what I play then yes. If not, no. I did tell my buddy, who tried to compare styles, not to. Chris' style is very much as unique as any individual's signature. I wouldn't want to copy him as I have my own "signature" to say what I want to say.

    I am very pleased though he has such a strong following and his playing is loved.
     
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  4. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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    He has great style, seems to understand timing, not always a need for 2000 notes second
     
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  5. Duo Slinger

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    He's great, his content is entertaining, and his playing is phenomenal. Love his stuff.
     
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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    I hear a bit of Slash and John Mayer.
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    What a talented guy. Thank you for sharing the link. I was not aware of him.
     
  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

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    Does he have a hearing disability in one ear? Every side talker I know has had a long term hearing issue in one ear, and they naturally talk to their good ear.
     
  9. Chet Harrison

    Chet Harrison Gretschie

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    He is an incredible player, but his channel is not one of my favorites. I do like that Revstar he plays sometimes.
     
  10. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    The 'plectrum tuck'...I think he was asked about it on some other 'tube channel and if I recall he said it just happened once and that's the way he does it. I don't think it was planned or practiced, it just happens that way. I've tried it and it was a mess, lol. The fact that he routinely switches between plectrum and pure finger-plucking (not flat-picking) in mid song/solo says alot about how aware he is of the sound a pick or fingers make on the strings, and how just using one style can be expressive, using both styles mid-stride is twice as good.
     
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  11. Duo Slinger

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    I believe he actually has a video explaining it:

     
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