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Mine WAS George Lynch. But he really doesn't play like that anymore. :(

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For in their prime, EVH, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini.

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Well, let me be the first to give Pete Lesperance some shine! I have a few favourites, but I'm currently loving his playing. Could be Canada's greatest, and easily one of the most underrated. Ever. 

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On ‎2017‎-‎09‎-‎27 at 11:00 PM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Well, let me be the first to give Pete Lesperance some shine! I have a few favourites, but I'm currently loving his playing. Could be Canada's greatest, and easily one of the most underrated. Ever. 

If we're talking about Canada's greatest and most underrated guitarist, I would go to a certain Ron Horton from the band Surface Tension (they are listed here in heavy harmonies). A total virtuoso.

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That's a hard one...

Slash

Dimebag

Jerry Cantrell

Andy Taylor

Paul Gilbert

...many many others

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Johnny Hiland is a monster player, Country style but he can do most styles.

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On ‎10‎/‎3‎/‎2008 at 5:02 PM, edwithmj said:

Joey Allen from Warrant. ALWAYS comes out with great solos. Always

Did he really played the solos in their debut? I read this story from a hair metal book (I think it's The Big Book of Hair Metal) that a studio bum who doesn't have any ego at all was paid to play all the solos and even taught Joey and Erik how to do them. Though I am not that sure - maybe just a rumour.

 

Anyway, to answer the question, I can never name just one guitarist for my favorite.

Nuno, Vito, Harry Cody, Randy, Alex Skolnick, Akira Takasaki, George Lynch, Steve Lynch, Vai and Rex Carroll

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Warren DeMartini for sure. Also while I'm at it I'd like to mention a new / young guy as well - Casey Jones from Australian band De La Cruz he deserves credit for what he did on the band's two releases. I heard he doesn't play anymore though such a shame

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8 hours ago, GeorgeRendon said:

Did he really played the solos in their debut? I read this story from a hair metal book (I think it's The Big Book of Hair Metal) that a studio bum who doesn't have any ego at all was paid to play all the solos and even taught Joey and Erik how to do them. Though I am not that sure - maybe just a rumour.

 

Anyway, to answer the question, I can never name just one guitarist for my favorite.

Nuno, Vito, Harry Cody, Randy, Alex Skolnick, Akira Takasaki, George Lynch, Steve Lynch, Vai and Rex Carroll

If that "studio bum" you refer to is Mike Slamer, I believe that is the story as it is. 

But I believe Joey Allen played the solos on 'Cherry Pie' and 'Dog Eat Dog' which are arguably far, far better than the solos on the debut. :) As amazing as Mike Slamer is... 

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George Lynch for mine, followed very closely by Gary Moore.

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Steve Clark is a god!!!

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Tony Macalpine, Matt Cafissi, Greg Howe, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons Eddie etc

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Hard to pick just one, because I never really got to a point where I worshipped one.

For me it's all about technical ability, writing and uniqueness.

Vito Bratta was completely unique to the point that he stood right out.
Slash wrote his own guitar stuff and some riffs are amazing, unlike someone like Ace where I'm sure Paul wrote a lot of his stuff
Eddie Van Halen was innovative and technically amazing.

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Eddie Van Halen is my fave, with George Lynch being a damn close second. Dave Meniketti is another fave. 

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Top 3
EVH
George Lynch
Warren De Martini

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After going through 5 pages of your favorites axe slinger, I came across a slinger that hasn't been mention. Mr Steve Lynch of Autograph

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On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 4:05 PM, Doggy said:

After going through 5 pages of your favorites axe slinger, I came across a slinger that hasn't been mention. Mr Steve Lynch of Autograph

He was in my list. I just love his playing. Not the fastest BUT really tasteful.

 

Some thoughts on Shrapnel shredders... I didn't name anyone from Shrapnel because I don't hear from them what I wanted to hear from a guitarist. I really cannot describe it but I hear it from Vito Bratta, Nuno Bettencourt, Harry Cody, Alex Skolnick.... I believe that this extra special factor is not something you get from practice. Like, if Vito practiced 8 hours a day in his formative years, Andy James or Vinnie Moore practiced 9 hours but still didn't have what Vito has. Like Elliot Easton of The Cars, Paul Gilbert or even Warren DeMartini can play him under the table BUT still has that X-Factor in a guitarist that I wanted to hear.

 

But if I would name one Shrapnel guitarist that really left my jaw hanging, it would be Tony MacAlpine.

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