Dude played with strings that were thick as shit. 13s. That's why he had such incredible tone. Most of his songs are tuned down 1/2 a step, but it's still incredible that he was able to play the way he did with strings as thick as that. Guy had some seriously strong fingers/hands.I'll be honest, I dont like his songs that much. but as a guitar player he is pretty special. no denying SRV changed the game for many.
That's awesome, I never knew about the 13s. I imagine they were almost a necessity for a guy with hands like that who attacked the strings so hard night in, night out to get through gigs without busting strings in the middle of songs.Dude played with strings that were thick as shit. 13s. That's why he had such incredible tone. Most of his songs are tuned down 1/2 a step, but it's still incredible that he was able to play the way he did with strings as thick as that. Guy had some seriously strong fingers/hands.
love Hendrix.Hey @Psychotropic Wanderlust I love Math rock!!
An awesome guitar thread can't be comprehensive without some Jimi though.
I like Bonamassa. Dude can rip it.Some great names in this thread. Bonamassa has to be the best guitarist I've watched live. If I'm feeling a bit metally I head to phinehas or mandroid echostar for some sweet prog stuff.
Side note as douchey as his tunes are actual tunes are John Mayer is an incredible guitarist. Not only is his blues trio fantastic he's shared the stage with several of blues' greats and more then held his own.
Yea I dont dig his music at all but saw his blues trio as an opener one night holy eff the guys talented.I like Bonamassa. Dude can rip it.
And I took my wife to a John Mayer show up in Chicago a few years back. I'd never really heard the guy play because I don't listen to pop music - but I was floored by his talent level. That guy can absolutely shred on guitar. I don't like a lot of his songs because they're just not my style, but now if I hear one I'll listen to it and try to pay attention to what he's doing on the guitar. He's really, really good.