Who has the MOST Recognizable Guitar Sound?

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Rick Beato discusses whose guitar sound is most recognizable.

    Whose guitar sound can you most quickly recognize, even on songs you don't know?
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  2. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Country Gent

    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    My votes - one well-known, the other not so much.

    Mark Knopfler

    (The guy shown in the video isn't playing lead!)

    ((A dirty thought: In the lyric "How come I get a hard time honey when it comes to you?" replace time with on. :D)

    Sonny Landreth (who I'm seeing in April)

  4. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
  5. AZBrahma

    AZBrahma Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    Didn't watch the vid, but of those pictured in the static pic I have to go with Eric Johnson. In guitardom at large, maybe Allan Holdsworth.
  6. My 1st guitar teacher: El Kabong, of course.
    Not like its hard to answer. Or do I need to stick to 1 of the 8 pictured?

    I don’t recognize half of them.
  7. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Synchromatic

    May 15, 2020
    Given the music I listen to, James McMurtry or Buddy Miller. I'd also say The Edge is pretty recognizable due to his mastery of effects.
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  8. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    The Edge back when U2 wrote songs with some grit. Before they got all clever.
  9. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Most? That's hard. Gilmour and Knopfler.
  10. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Chet and Tuck Andress
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    It’s way too easy to identify a player by choice of notes. Particularly if it’s a player that inspired you.

    A single note is far more interesting. It really becomes about “sound” and stresses vibrato, timbre and pick attack.
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The first clip could have been Mike Oldfield.

    I love Sonny Landreth. Totally unique unlike that twit with the same last name.
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  13. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix
  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    The Edge
    Billy Duffy (Love era Cult)
    Luther Perkins
    Dick Dale
    Duane Eddy
    Greg Ginn
  15. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Maybe it's my age...... Chet Atkins and Duane Eddy.
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  16. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Country Gent

    May 8, 2011
    Western Maryland
    Not your age! You are two years my senior but everyone wants to sound like Chet!
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  17. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Johnny Ramone
    Link Wray
    Poison Ivy
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