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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jan 10, 2022.
Expanding to bass guitarists:
Chris Agnew (Rezillos - really fun player that nobody knows of)
Hmm...for me, probably Ritchie Blackmore.....Brian May had a very recognizable tone....David Gilmour maybe....
Love the Rezillos/Revillos stuff:
I would have to say Junior Brown
John Fahey is pretty unmistakable.
Gotta be Knopfler. My dad and I used to marvel at the fact that he was so versatile and yet so recognizable. He can play so many different genres convincingly, but he always sounds like himself.
Honourable mentions go to Santana, Gilmour, and the Edge.
even Leslie West
I have to modify my statement. "Only few know of".
Sound I would instantly recognize even on unknown songs (to me): Hendrix, Knopfler.
Knopfler yes, I’ll add George Harrison’s slide tone.
Brian May`s tone is quite idiosycratic.
Most of the others have very recognizeable fingervibrato or special note-choices that meke them recognizeable, though.
Hank Marvin anyone?
I have to agree with the choice of Mark Knopfler. It makes no difference if he's playing an electric or an acoustic. It always has his signature phrasing/attack.
Certainly Chet Atkins fits this description, as does Ry Cooder, again with both of them having a style that translates on acoustic or electric.
How about Django Reinhardt? Aside from the give-away tonality of the typical long scale Selmer guitar, his bending technique was sublime.
Cant Stand The Rezillos was such a good pop punk album. The guitar riff in “Getting Me Down” got “appropriated” in a song that i wrote for a band i was in a few years ago. I dont think I’d have won in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Stevie Ray and Brian May.
I agree with Jimi, SRV, and Knopfler for sure, though my knowledge of "who played what" is rather limited.
How about BB King, and Jeff Healey?