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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2016, 03:04:51 AM »

The Five Fingers of Death ... Mr. T (ommy) Emmanuel.
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2016, 05:43:28 AM »

The Five Fingers of Death ... Mr. T (ommy) Emmanuel.

Well, he is a virtuoso player for sure, but subtle?  I don't think so.   
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2016, 02:38:02 PM »

The Five Fingers of Death ... Mr. T (ommy) Emmanuel.

Tommy's great but, in the words of Dave Edmunds, about as subtle as a flying mallet.
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2016, 09:20:56 PM »

Stephen Stills
Dave Mason
Elvin Bishop
Toy Caldwell

Oh, I could go on forever.

But one listen to Abby Road will tell you the king was, and still is, George.  Those licks on She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2016, 04:39:20 PM »



But one listen to Abby Road will tell you the king was, and still is, George.

Yep. No argument there. If you listen to the BBC sessions, he is pretty convincing even then. 
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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2016, 12:02:50 AM »

For subtle and sweet, I will always think of Peter Green.

(George Harrison, I agree, is a great answer.)
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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2016, 03:15:18 AM »

David Gilmour

I can think of no-one that matches him when it comes to tasteful solo and melodies without the pyrotechnics.  After that it would be Neal Schon.

When these guys do solos, I'm just enjoying the flow of the line - not "wow that's a boatload of notes in a short amount of time", or "I wonder how he/she did that?" but rather, "Oh that's nice!"
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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2016, 06:28:53 AM »

David Gilmour

I can think of no-one that matches him when it comes to tasteful solo and melodies without the pyrotechnics.  After that it would be Neal Schon.

When these guys do solos, I'm just enjoying the flow of the line - not "wow that's a boatload of notes in a short amount of time", or "I wonder how he/she did that?" but rather, "Oh that's nice!"

I agree.  Gilmour's playing on "Comfortably Numb", for example.  Oh that's nice indeed.
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2016, 05:41:56 AM »

Another powerful, yet non-flashy subtle player was Paul Kossoff of Free. Perfect solos, nice rhythm work, too.
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