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David Gilmour vs Robin Trower

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    Posted: March 24 2013 at 20:56
Two of the most impressive guitarists of the late 60s and all 70s whos style and tone sat a mark on how guitar should sound. A guitar forum website stated that Trower probably had the best vibrato in rock but Gilmour also knows how the vibrato works.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2013 at 21:37
Close, as they are both heavily influenced by the blues!  However, I voted for Gilmour as the more progressive in his styling & voicing.  

This cut is a good example Gilmour's progressive blues style....love this song!  





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2013 at 22:27
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Close, as they are both heavily influenced by the blues!  However, I voted for Gilmour as the more progressive in his styling & voicing.  

I agree with you 100%
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Never heard the second, am I missing something? If so close to Gilmour it seems yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 04:41
Trower was the original guitar player in Procol Harum (and he had a lengthy solo career after).
I prefer Gilmour, but Trower has a great style.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chozal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 05:27
... Will answer to that after having listened to Trower's playing. Thanks for the discovery :3
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Both.
 
Trower is a bit more technically skilled but Gilmour has a slightly better feel; they're both excellent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 05:34
Easiest poll ever. Gilmour.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 07:20
Gilmour.  Trower's tone is a wonder to behold - I saw him live and couldn't believe the tone control he had -  but Gilmour's is at least as good, and he has a bit more stylistic range.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 09:27

Was Robin Trower the guy who thought Hendrix's soul was reincarnated in himself, or am I thinking of someone else?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 09:32
Robert Fripp took guitar lessons from Robin Trower

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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:


Was Robin Trower the guy who thought Hendrix's soul was reincarnated in himself, or am I thinking of someone else?
Here with the reincarnation of Syd Barrett....Wink


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Robin Trower and Robert Fripp
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 13:36
Trower all the way here, not for his Procul Harem work but for his solo output.  Fantastic tones, awesome technique, tasty when he needs to be and fast when he wants it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ruby900 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 14:30
Gilmour all day, everyday.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sukmytoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 15:26
Trower is the more technically proficient guitarist whereas Gilmour is the icon. Preference wize I have to say Gilmour purely due to Pink Floyd however if this was about Gilmour's solo efforts vs Trower I would lean the other way.  
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Can't decide...no vote
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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:


Was Robin Trower the guy who thought Hendrix's soul was reincarnated in himself, or am I thinking of someone else?


That would be Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush. Love Trower, but his best work came on three albums. Gilmour has a lengthier resume of great songs.
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