Favourite music: 70`s rock/metal, but anything pentatonic blues-based stuff works on me.
Jimi Hendrix (Fillmore east & Winterland concert,and the lead of "Isabella" Woodstock69,Monterey..No wait!
..Anything Hendrix sounds cool,Definitely the biggest and the most important,most influential of them all,blues-playing extremist and a pioneer
Robin Trower -Bridge of sigh-album-1974 ,coolest strat-tone I`ve heard,especially the lead-part on "A little bit of sympathy",also "Fool & me","Day of the eagle","Bridge of sigh",AWESOME tone
keyword: Strat,Marshall,Vibe/wah-wah,Still on records today,Robin delivers awesome guitar-sounds & tone I`ll guess Jimi would loved to hear.
Johnny Winter -Rock`n roll hoochie koo,awesome warm & creamy bridge-tone on this song,but could name ALOT more tracks,Him and Jimi,are the two wildest blues-men I`ve heard on records.(Stevie Ray joined a little later)
John "Gypie" Mayo -(Dr Feelgood 1977-1982) ,Gibbo`s or strats? This dude sounded awesome live anyway,Just particulary listen to his funky,snappy Hendrixian-marshall/strat-tones on some of their live albums (BBC-in concerts,etc)..Really aint got a clue why fans (still today) are screaming for getting Wilco back,when they had a top-notch player like Mayo.
Del Bromham (Stray) -on "Saturday morning pictures"-1972(strat/overdriven marshal/wah/phaser) ,awesome stratocaster-70`s-hardrock tone,Awesome blues-prog-rock-record,and a really ignored/underated guitarist.."like a british Johnny Winter" even Noel Redding (The Experience) wanted/planned to play with him. I personally rate this record as one of the best rock albums ever been made!
Mick Taylor & Keith Richards (on get your ya ya`sout 1969,Epic record)
SRV- "Couldn`t stand the weather"-1984, (I refuse to play with bass-strings to "getting closer" his huge tone,like for example 0,12 & 0,13 gauges)
David Gilmour - The Wall-1979,epic strat-sound on a epic record!
Billy Gibbons - (ZZ-top) Eliminator- 1983 - like a girl in my class at the time said:"Oh my god,finally a heavy metal-tune that I can move my body around to"
Tony Iommi- (Black Sabbath) - live California Raceway - 1974,Awesome fat,fuzzy & "haunting" SG-tone on the live-record,sounded to my ears like Hendrix played Tony`s equipment!
Tony Bourge - (of Budgie) - Squawk-1971,Never turn your back to a friend-1972,Sure really aint easy to nail THAT fat,huge Gibson/SG/ES345-Marshall tone,The Black Sabbath`s got rich & famous,They didn`t, strongly underated ,a pioneering metal-rock-band !
Zakk Wylde - (Ozzy) No rest for the wicked-1988 & No more tears- 1991 = The heaviest vibratos ever
Mick Ronson - (David Bowie) "The man who sold the world"-1971 & "Ziggy Stardust & the spiders from Mars - 1972
Duane Allman- (Allman Brothers) - "trouble no more,Black hearted woman,Dont keep me wonderin`",Fillmore east,lot`s of fat&varm LP-tones by fingers or slide.
Brian May - (Queen)"Mr perfection" and technical on lot`s of stuff,usually smooth,cool sounding & 100% controlled!
Paul Kossoff -(Free) every LP-playing guitarist gotta heard about his tone,even Bonamassa tries to replicate it through his LP Customshop,It is said that Angus Young was really inspired by his vibratos & solos (with huge feels)
Status Quo - Roll over lay down on Hello-1973 - Yep,that`s the king of boogierock tone
Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) ,This man was influential enough for lead & rythm!
Eric Clapton -(Cream) - He`s never sounded better than with a Gibson and a cranked Marshall, but at least he`s got a better haircut today!
John Lennon & George Harrison - Do Vox rocks? Yep..Check! Rubber Soul & Revolver,Aah,Those were the days
..I wish I was born earlier !
(also especially loved John`s warm,fat,punchy,but yet mild and creamy tone on rythm & lead-part on Get back)
Alvin Lee - (Ten Years after) - Plenty of raspy & ballsy ES-335-tone
Leslie West & Mountain - A very sane reason to run to a store to grab a LP Jr.
(Leslie had some serious badass-tone,check up on youtube "southbound train" at woodstock69)
Dave Murray - When he hits the toogle-switch to neck position,You know who`s the fastest pentatonic blues-player around.
Ace Frehley - lot`s of distorted,fat,warm and gritty LP-tones,I`m pretty sure many started to learn&play guitar thanx to him,One of them was Diamond Darrel.
Malcolm Young - I love his chrunchy 70`s-RnR-rythm-tone
Pete Townsend (The Who) - "My generation"..I love that lead-part & the SG-tone on "My generation"-Woodstock 69 concert !
Dave Navarro - unique style & innovative rock/blues-player,mostly Paul Reed Smith & Les Pauls in his hands
John Frusciante - He could get some serious jaw-dropping strat-tone
Fernando Von Arb (Krokus) Swiss group,radio-friendly,80`s hair-spray-metal,he had several custom-buildt Hamer`s,sounds by now funny for some readers,but Fernando had some serious badass fast bluesshredding pentatonic leads,divebombs,whammy-abuse.I Still even today in a retro-mood find this guy still facinating listening too.
Manny Charlton (Nazareth) ,seems like Manny never got any musical attention afterwards,but to me a very versatile playing guitarist with a chuncky,punchy and gritty "Black Beauty"-tone.
Eddie "Fast Eddie" Clarke (Motorhead 1978-1982)..Now why the heck would someone put a Dimarzio Superdistortion in the bridge of a nice vintage twangy kind of guitar, like a stratocaster?..He`s was a cool reason !