Eric Clapton was born in Surrey, England, 30 March 1945. One of the finest blues guitarists of his generation. Played awesome guitar with The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (possibly some of his greatest work), and Cream. Other bands included the short-lived Blind Faith and Derek and The Dominos, before going solo with great success. Clapton's nicknames are "Slowhand", and even "God". Is a great player, but "greatest on the planet"? I dunno, he may not even be the greatest in Surrey (Jeff Beck grew up not too far from Clapton). Anyway, its debatable, but who wants to talk about music when you can be enjoying it instead?
1. Eric Clapton is a great guitar player, but what on earth does Roger Waters (also a great artist in his own right) have to do with anything?
2. Buddy Guy doesnt believe that you HAVE to be black to play the blues, neither did BB, Freddie and Albert, or Muddy Waters, so who the hell am I to argue with them?
lead guitar player for avenged sevenfold(a7x). he is a guitar god to some people but is only average or mediocre compared to some other great guitar players. Over all he is a good player for his young age.
synyster gates is a good guitar player
Saying that if you can play a Electric guitar means that you can play a bass guitar is like saying that: if you can play a Cello you can play a violin. Which is wrong, yes you should be able to play something, because of the tuning to be a like, but the play style and the place and job in the band / Orchestra is very different almost totally different.more...
Guitar Vs. Bass
The Guitar is one octave higher than the bass and is therefore easier to mix notes and make chords, because the sound will be much brighter and clearer than the bass. As the bass often just makes a blurry dark sound. Don’t take me wrong, you can mix notes with the bass, you just need to know what you’re doing. (Personally, I mix notes all the time but that’s my play style. Often 5th’s and octaves)
The guitar has also a smaller neck then the electrical bass and its therefore shorter space between each fret. This makes it easier to move your fingers.
The most common bass is the 4 string bass, as a beginner you don’t need more strings. But advanced players sometimes got the urge for more:P the most common option then is one or two extra strings. A 5 string bass (usually, not in my case) adds a dark B string. Needed for metal or heavy rock riffs. A 6 string bass adds a low B string and a high C string. I haven’t heard about two lighter or darker strings. You can also get a 12 15 or 18 stringed bass, but it’s really as a 4, 5 or 6 stringed bass that has the same concept as t...
Great guitarist for sure, but i prefer him as a songwriter, his solos are not the ones that you remember for a long time, his songs maybe yes. He wrote some killer ballads ('No other' for example) and some great tunes from Pride and Glory to BLS. Forget his rightwing political attitude, he's still a great songwriter and i respect much him cause he actually can play a guitar, he's not making success like the 99% of mtv crap only because they're young and cute.
Zakk wylde is a great guitar player
The most amazing Fu*&ing guitar player ever to grace the Heavy metal stage.
Dimebag was The kindest man in metal, and the man with a heart the SIZE OF TEXAS!
Taken from us on 12/8, but given back in spirit EVERY DAY!!!
See "The Great Sothern Trendkill" "Coyboys From Hell" "Vulgar Display Of Power" "Far Beyond Driven" "New Found Power" And Much, Much, Much More!
Dime bag didnt play the guitar, he played his soul
one who plays the guitar...well...not someone who has picked it up by buying the cheapest thing they could find and learn three songs which they play with annoying repetetiveness...one who actually knows the scales chords and musical theory ( the circle or cycle of fifths etc.)
i dont know who some of these cocky authors are but not all guitarists are rude, and not all guitarists of any genre suck hendrix althought not from a musical background could play from intuition and there are hundreds of great guitarists , paco de lucia Al DiMeola john petrucci, steve vai, eric clapton, jimmy page, carlos santana stevie ray vaughan, eric johnson, yngwie malmsteen, michael hedges, chet atkins, michael angelo batio, george harrison, b.b. king, robert cray, john mayer, buddy guy, bo diddley, joe walsh, joe perry...and im stopping just because im almost out of room... if you recognize 90% of those you are most likely a guitarist or an avid listener
An instrument, usually with 4 or 5 strings, modeled after the classical double bass (upright bass), which plays in lower regesters than the average guitar.more...
Some say the bass is easy to learn, which is debateable, but there is no question that the bass (or any instrument for that matter) is VERY difficult to master.
The idea to put a bass in the guitar shape and size came about in the 1930s' when inventor Paul Tutmarc designed the first electric, guitar styled bass, designed to be played horizontally. It was called the Model #736, and was produced by audivox.
Later on, in the 50s' Leo Fender developed the first mass produce bass guitar.His fender precesion bass or "pbass" soon became the standard in industry and was widely copied. It was designed from a single slap of wood, much like a telecaster, and featured a simple four pole pick up system.
In the 1960s' fender came out with the jazz bass. It featured 2 single coil pick ups, one closer to the bridge, the other in the percision bass position. Also, it feature a narrower neck that that of the precision bass. Furthermore, the 'jbass" had volume controlls for each pick up, which made more sounds possible
Since then the bass guitar has evolved with the time to suit the needs of the player and the style of music the bassists performs. Some notable high quality bass guitar manufactures are pedulla, warwick, mtd, alembic, ken smith, modulus, ernie ball, and of course fender. Line 6 has even come out with a modelin...