Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

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Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Sep 2020, 07:36

I give you:

David Crosby


John Lennon



Ry Cooder



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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Jumper K » 14 Sep 2020, 10:01

Immediate thoughts? Malcolm Young and Steve Cropper.

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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Deebank » 14 Sep 2020, 10:36

It's something of a lost art but Malcolm is the master.
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Fonz » 14 Sep 2020, 11:10

Eric Peterson. Testament.
James Hetfield. Metallica
Dave Mustaine. Megadeth
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby The Slider » 14 Sep 2020, 13:42

Rudolph Schenker
Wilko Johnson
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Deebank » 14 Sep 2020, 13:55

The Slider wrote:Wilko Johnson



Isn't Wilko's thing that he plays a kind of hybrid rhythm/lead.
He has a unique style really.
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby The Slider » 14 Sep 2020, 14:04

He plays rhythm until he plays lead
He is a decent lead guitarist.
He is one of the best rhythm guitarists in the game.
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Mike Boom » 14 Sep 2020, 14:21

Nile Rodgers

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Postby Muskrat » 14 Sep 2020, 14:55

Freddie Green
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby C » 14 Sep 2020, 17:20

Deebank wrote:It's something of a lost art but Malcolm is the master.


Agreed




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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

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The Slider wrote:keef


Didn't he play tubs....?




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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby C » 14 Sep 2020, 17:22

Possibly not the greatest but I like him

Black Francis





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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Sep 2020, 17:47

Jumper K wrote:Immediate thoughts? Malcolm Young and Steve Cropper.


Good calls, both.
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Sep 2020, 17:55

Mike Boom wrote:Nile Rodgers


Ooh, yeah! Great call. Surprised I didn't think of him.

Don't love the song, but undeniably a landmark guitar performance:



Also (though clearly a direct descendant of Wilko):

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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Sep 2020, 17:57

Waylon Jennings
Link Wray
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Jumper K » 14 Sep 2020, 18:40

Brian Baker
Scott Ian

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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Jumper K » 14 Sep 2020, 18:40

Big shout out to David Gedge!

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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby C » 14 Sep 2020, 20:05

Jumper K wrote:Brian Baker
Scott Ian


Who?

Prog lads?




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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Sep 2020, 20:26

David Gedge follows me on twitter. Makes me feel like northern royalty.

Sterling Morrison doesn't follow me on twitter, but was also a jolly good rhythm or lead.
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Re: Who are the great rhythm guitarists?

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 14 Sep 2020, 21:21

Jumper K wrote:Brian Baker
Scott Ian


definitely Scott, top rhythm player in Anthrax.