Who's the cleanest electric guitar player you've heard

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  1. ArtHam

    ArtHam SS.org Regular

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    Danny Tunker
    (just saying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5QnlsMKk4 I've never seen or heard anything like that. And he looks like he's not even trying)
    Christian Muenzner (Epitaph, or anything he's on really)
    Joe Haley
    John Petrucci
    Emil Werstler
     
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    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    Michael Romeo:


    Vinnie Moore:


    Rick Graham:


    Paul Gilbert:


    Bonus... Tony MacAlpine and Jeff Loomis:


    Of course... Petrucci.
    (don't think I really need to post a video)

    Double Bonus:

     
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    Unleash The Fury SS.org Regular

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    I second Shawn lane and I also second Emil werstler. also, no one could touch yngwie pre '86
     
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    +1 for Rick Graham and Andy James.
     
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    Rick Graham is one of the cleanest (legato) players imo. Another player worth mentioning is Guthrie Govan. His overall skills are unbeaten and his improvisations are mind blowing (hand. cannot. erase :nuts:) :)
     
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    Reverend Chug But It's A Dry Chug

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    I definitely have to go with Jeff Loomis...the man is an absolute BEAST on the guitar!
     
  7. works0fheart

    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    For me, it's Mike Gilbert easily. Some of the best guitar tone ever and is extremely tight playing-wise.



    Yes, I'm a fanboy, but there are worse people to idolize.

    Anyways, other great players.



    I used to take lessons from this guy a few years ago and while I'd always loved his songwriting, I really never appreciated things such as restraint as much as I thought I did. Tymon is a perfect example of a player that knows just what a song needs.

    The dude from Inferi too. Been a fan since Warmachine since they were from Tennessee and I lived near them at the time. Malcolm's playing has only gotten tighter as the years have gone by.

    1:34 is super clean.

    The rhythm behind the lead at 3:15 is super punchy as well too.



    There are plenty of other players I could name but most of you have already mentioned them, ie - Yngwie, Paul Gilbert, etc.
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    Malcom Pugh's playing on A Loathing Requiem is monstrous too, giving off huge Necrophagist vibes
     
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    Paul Waggoner. BTBAM
     
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    There's too many to list, but these would be in my top "Clean" -player list (which can be debated what it even means..)
    - Shawn Lane
    - Guthrie Govan
    - John Petrucci
    - Al Di Meola
    - Joe Bonamassa
    - Frank Gambale

    Haven't really seen any bad live clips from any of these guys. And let's face it, that's when you really see who's got a firm grip on their technique and instrument. And I'm surprised no one listed Bonamassa before, his alternate picking is like a frigging machine gun (similar to Di Meola IMO).
     
  11. EmaDaCuz

    EmaDaCuz Brutal yet soulful

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    Sometimes I take five showers a day, so I think I am one of the cleanest electric guitarists.
     
  12. works0fheart

    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Close the thread, this guy is the winner.
     

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