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(@Anonymous)
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And maybe Paul Kossoff from Free

I agree 100%.

God he was good.


   
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(@citizennoir)
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AK - nice to meet ya! :)

Koss was soooo good. Especially for how young he was.
Another with great tone and finger vibrato.
As to your other reply on Good God part 2 -
Yes, almost all of my favorite guitar heros play Les Paul's thru Marshalls ( or Other British tube amps)

I find it strange that in practice, I play Fenders thru 6v6 amps...?

I would most certainly not balk at an Orange tube amp though. :D

I was thinking - Steve Winwood is actually a very good guitaist.
He played the heavy parts on Dear Mr. Fantasy,
And
Can't Find My Way Home is credited solely to him (words and music) Not Clapton.

Add him to my list!

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


   
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(@anonymous)
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Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars

He was also on a TV show called My So-Called Life, also underrated.


   
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(@citizennoir)
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Hey OWA....
Loved My So Called Life.
Claire Danes is such a cutie, And well educated.

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


   
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(@big-ed)
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As far as rock and blues, I have to vote for Johnny Winters. On some of his old records, he holds his own with some country and jazz too.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming - "WOW-What a Ride!" --Anonymous


   
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Nobody mentioned Joe Walsh?!? Yeah, he is a mess in real life, but when he picks up a guitar, pure magic! He also had a funny habit of gifting guitars that became other famous guitarists #1 axe. Jimmy Page's 59 LP? Joe gave it to him. Pete Townshend's Gretsch? Again, Joe gave it to him!


   
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(@rocker)
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joe walsh gave jimmy his 59 lp ? i didn't knpw that, alright joe 8)

even god loves rock-n-roll


   
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AK - nice to meet ya! :)

Koss was soooo good. Especially for how young he was.
Another with great tone and finger vibrato.
As to your other reply on Good God part 2 -
Yes, almost all of my favorite guitar heros play Les Paul's thru Marshalls ( or Other British tube amps)

I find it strange that in practice, I play Fenders thru 6v6 amps...?

I would most certainly not balk at an Orange tube amp though. :D

Yeah Koss had the greatest vibrato ever, I've never heard any that was even remotely comparable to his.

And I certainly wouldn't say no to a little Orange tube amp either!


   
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AK - Yeah it was amazing.
I heard that EC actually went to Koss and asked him how he got his vibrato.
And EC is no slouch at finger vibrato.... Quite a compliment.

Yeah - I love the sound of Orange amps. It was Koss that made me wanna play a Les Paul thru an Orange back when
I started playing. Never did get either one... Always my dream set up tho.
And if I could have any guitar, my choice was always Koss's paintless goldtop. (%

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


   
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Yeah EC did ask Koss how he did his vibrato, and apparently that was one of Paul's most treasured memories (quite understandably!).

Les Paul + Orange is my dream set up too (I can't stop watching the Free videos on YouTube). I'm thinking about getting one of those Japanese Les Paul replicas. Apparently they're as good as the Gibsons, if not better, and of course much much MUCH less expensive. Paul's goldtop sounded so good... I just watched the Fire and Water video... can't get much better than that!


   
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Has any one mentioned Leon Russel :?: He is mostly noted for keyboards, but is actually a very good guitarist IMHO. Not at all flashy, but can play a good riff. 8)

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Smokin'dog - Leon Russell is the man!!!!
He could do it all.
Multi instrumentalist/producer.
And what a voice....
Not to mention his song writing credits.
Humming Bird - B.B. King
Superstar (co-writen with Bonnie Bramlett) Which was the Carpenter's greatest hit (IMO) and also very nicely re-done
by Sonic Youth.
Song for You has got to be one of the all time greatest songs ever. (and one of Elton John's favorites as well - it's influence
on EJ can easily be seen)
Just to name a few

Too bad, I hear that he lost all the rights to his songs. :(
I don't think that should ever be allowed to happen.

AK - yeah, that EC deal might thrill me pretty good too.
I know Koss used Marshalls for real, Though seeing him on (the Beat Club????) vid doing A.R.N., he palyed thru that Orange
halfstack w/the paintless Goldtop - I thought that had the greatest tone.
Are you into the James Gang as well????
I SWEAR that way back when I saw the vid for Walk Away, Joe Walsh was also playing thru an Orange Halfstack (w/a cherry
burst Les Paul) When I pull up the vid on youtube now - he's playing thru a Marshall halfstack????
It seemed to me that everyone that played on that show HAD to use Orange - like it was their sponsor or something.
Even Ike Turner played his Strat thru one.
Where did that Marshall come from????

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


   
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(@citizennoir)
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Has anybody here heard of Mick Ronson????
In addition to learning James Gang - Walk Away
and Free - All Right Now
One of the first songs I learned was this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j6ANkOb6r4
That's Mick Ronson on Guitar. :D

AK - I checked out the Fire And Water vid.... You aint kiddin'. Not much better than that!
That was from the same time/place that they did All Right Now w/the Oranges and the paintless goldtop.
Great Tone!!!!

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


   
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My vote: Richard Thompson. He always appears in the All Time best guitarist polls from Guitar PLayer, Rolling Stones, etc....but people hardly knows him!


   
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CitiNoir,

Mik is the MAN..he was like the first guitar player I really liked..loved his early stuff with Bowie

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!


   
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