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View Poll Results: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?
Yes, absolutely. 3 9.38%
Well on any given day he can be up there with the very best. 13 40.63%
No, not even close! How can you even ask such a question on a serious music discussion forum? 9 28.13%
Who's Jeff Beck? Is he one of Beyonce's dancers? 1 3.13%
Dunno. I'll get back to you on the question after I finish arranging my sock drawer. 0 0%
All of the above. 0 0%
None of the above. 5 15.63%
Could you repeat the question? 1 3.13%
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:53 PM   #19
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #20
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

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Hmmmm. Still only my own vote for "Yes, absolutely" though.

Make it two!

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:55 AM   #21
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John McLaughlin is in Beck's league, and rates right up there. Might like him as much Beck, especially because he played with Miles.
John McLaughlin is my favorite rock/fusion guitarist. I've only seen Beck once but I've seen John play a number of times. John is better in my opinion but its close. Howver, I like John Mclaughlin's stlye and music better. John McLaughlin also played with Jimi Hendrix too shame they never finished their sessions.
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Hmmmm. Still only my own vote for "Yes, absolutely" though.

Make it two!

Why didn't you post that before I voted? Wow! You can feel that one from head to toe.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:23 PM   #23
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Make it two!

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Old 03-17-2014, 10:37 AM   #24
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

No he's not THE best but he's one of the best. I actually liked his stint in the Yardbirds better than Clapton.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:56 PM   #25
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No, not even close! How can you even ask such a question on a serious music discussion forum?
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:38 AM   #26
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:59 PM   #27
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:12 PM   #28
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

Depends on what you like listening to. No Beck isn't the best.

You've got Iommi, Rhoades, Petrucci, Gilmour, Lifeson, the list goes on and on..........
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I've tried and tried to like Jeff Beck. Just not my cup of tea. The guitarists I like are riff-oriented. I find his style just too quirky and unorthodox. No denying the talent, just not a fan.
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

I'm a guitar player, and I know I'm gonna to be flamed for this,...but...The three guitarists I would most like to sound like are: Schenker, Iommi, and Blackmore,...and throw in Buck Dharma as a fourth,...that's not to say that those are the greatest guitar players ever, but more that those are the players that I relate to the most, and isn't that more what this is about than anything else, isn't it more about personal preference? Isn't the real question: what guitar player do you think is best?
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

I should have voted Absolutely Yes. It is a deserving title and with that being said JB has always
been one of my top favorites, maybe my favorite axeman of all time. Blow by Blow from 40 yrs ago
is still a masterwork in the rock pantheon, and is one of the most perfect studio lps ever released. That George Martin produced it did not hurt, a perfect marriage that comes around once in a while.
What made it great was that it had been released in the still early stages of a newer genre of music, fusion,
and Beck blended it perfectly into the rock world... it was a newer and unfamiliar style
that he had been working towards and he aced it with this release.

What confirmed his absolution for me was not his 60'/70's trailblazing, but what started in 1999 with his
trilogy of sorts, Who Else, followed by You Had It Coming and Jeff. Guitar Workshop from
a decade before was a great statement with some groundbreaking moments. But w/ his millennial run,
the guy was doing things that were out of this world at 56 years of age. He was cutting
new territory all over again, progressing with a guitarist vision of someone half his age in his inventive prime. Seeing him perform live in 2002 or so, he moved about the stage like a performer at the top of his game. He is an enigma. I've talked with other guitarists, not so famous, at the time who had written him off, but at my insistence finally listened to what he had been up to and some of them came away amazed. Some still hold him at the top of their list.
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Here's Jeff Beck with Beth Hart in a Buddy Guy tribute at the Kennedy Center:



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NO ...He's that dancer chick that used to dance for Hawkwind, Fred Zeppelin and Madonna... and then B ounce a
Am I right ??
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I love Beth Hart but I prefer her with Joe Bonamassa.
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He's very good but not the best.
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