Best Lead Guitarist in Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Best Lead Guitarist in Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  1. Allen

    20 vote(s)
    23.0%
  2. Steve

    31 vote(s)
    35.6%
  3. Ed

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. Gary

    29 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Mantis

    Mantis Senior Member

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    Best Lead Guitarist in Lynyrd Skynyrd....
    who was "THE" Skynyrd Lead Guitarist
    Allen was my Favorite... But I think Steve was the best.
    (keeping it to the 70's era, no offense to blackfooters, Outlaws or scabs!)
     
  2. Justin_Case

    Justin_Case Senior Member

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    Steve does it for me, but I do have to admit Ricky Medlock is long time favorite player of mine too.

    They are all excellent in their own rights.
     
  3. tazzboy

    tazzboy V.I.P. Member

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    Like them all.
     
  4. i am wet

    i am wet Senior Member

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    I love Skynyrd, seen them twice in concert all ready. I think my favorite is Gary just because he's been there for ever.
     
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  5. GNR4EVR

    GNR4EVR Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Hes also the only one left that was onboard the plane when it went down. Must be a lonely feeling. Skynyrd has my highest respect for being the pioneers of southern rock and for everything theyve been through as a band. I dont think most wouldve stuck around. Just goes to show how much they really cared about the fans.
     
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    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    Other: Rickey Medlocke

    Saw Lynyrd Skynyrd seven or eight years ago and Medlocke played the vast majority of the solos and tore it up. "Freebird" was especially kickass.
     
  7. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    I picked Allen but it is too close to call. I love them all. I saw the first reunion tour at Philly Spectrum and they "smoked". Ed King was so clean and tasty, apparently Randy R was a big fan of his. I love Gary he is Les Paul and Sg tone. He is like Paul Kossoffs' and Buddy Guys' red-neck son. His solos are right on the edge. Dangerous and beautiful. Allen was a lead machine. He had fantasic tone and phrasing. I love the footage of him abusing his Explorer. Steve Gaines really brought spark to the band. T for texas and I Know Alittle are glorious, he sure made his "junk" Norlin Custom sound like God.
     
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    None of them has quite had the "magic" that the original three did when they added Gaines.
    Collins was by far the best, with Gaines a close second, and Rossington bringing up the rear. The three of them together has never, and I dont believe can ever, be reproduced.
    If you notice, Rossington only does simple leads, and slide.
     
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    colchar Banned

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    Too close to call.
     
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    colchar Banned

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    Wouldn't the Allman Brothers be considered the pioneers since they rose to prominence earlier than Skynyrd did?
     
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    singlecut Senior Member

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    I like ed and steve as the best. but the one who speaks to my heart is gary
     
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    singlecut Senior Member

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    i don't think it was a norlin. i believe it was a 50's.
    i could be wrong, no check that i'm always wrong
     
  13. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    I "want be believe" it was a Norlin , because I'm sick and love Norlins. Pre-net we called them all by rockstars names. PAGEPaul,RonsonPaul... I didn't know their years or specs. I love Steve's playing and his Custom. I remember reading the notes to Nuthing Fancy and being impressed by Allen Collins on Firebird and Trout voice. Garys' playing in ''On the Hunt" is fire-breathing.
     
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    Speaking of Skynyrd, I saw a photo over on Strat Talk yesterday that showed Gary Rossington playing a Squier Strat. Bet he made that thing sound amazing.
     
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    Lynard Skynard is one of the best bands in the history of Rock n Roll. I remember the first time I heard them...It was like discovering a whole new world. AWESOME!!! Big Gianes fan. Love Rossington. But they got a great player in Medlocke.
    Hey Colchar,
    Nice to see you here. Um...can we have two Bramptonions on here?
     
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    Steve Gaines for me, he technically slayed them all.. ... he was awesome!!!! What a loss... :(
     
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    You too and no, we shouldn't have to Bramptonians on here. There really should be some kind of law against that!

    Speaking of Brampton, I think I'll head over the Brampton L&M this afternoon just for shits and giggles (trying to see if they will give me a deal on a pedal). I might head to the Mississauga location too just for something to do.
     
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    the answer is

    .................. they were all BRILLIANT......... but DIFFERENT

    and when they came together................WOW!!!! :dude:


    I actually voted for Steve as the energy he brought to the band in Street Survivors was AWESOME!

    Nowadays, Rickey is the star of the show!
     
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    simpleman77377 Junior Member

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    I voted for Steve, but any particular day I think I could've just as easily voted for Allen. Obviously they were all great, but I really liked the way those 2 played. I would go:
    1.Steve
    2.Allen
    3.Ed
    4.Gary

    Although my FAVORITE list would go:
    1.Allen
    2.Steve
    3.Gary
    4.Ed
     
  20. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    I think Steve was the best..... Allen was my favorite. I prefer Gary Rossington to Ed King, but Ed King was probably a better guitarist than Gary.
     

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