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    Posted: March 17 2014 at 08:42
Two gutiar players who are similar yet different, both play the guitar Tongue, both are blues based, both use all the four fingers in soloing and chording, and are articulate, neither use flash but their skills (if not classiclal trained) share a sence of modesty and respect towards the guitar as something more then a piece of wood, but a tool to make people cry or pee their pants in fright, both can play balls to the walls riff but also, plucking, picking, and have nice vibratos, and sustaine technique, both even have a signature vibrato which you know when newer guitarists pull them of that its from their Immoi or Gilmour pocket, (Kim Thaiyl has a large Iommi pocket and Steven Wilson have a large Gilmour pocket).
 
Both also are sort of godfathers to certain genres, Iommi to metal Gilmour to space/psych rock, (as Fripp is to prog) though more guitarist have contributed to psych rock sound, pysch/space is Gimours child, (sort of)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 08:49
Both.

It depends on my mood.

I'm a fan of both bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 11:35
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 12:53
Going with the majority. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 12:55
David Gilmour.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 13:08
Gilmour by a long shot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 13:18
Technically, I doubt that Iommi would even say he was the more proficient.

If it is a beauty contest, then it rather depends upon whether you prefer Floyd or Sabbath. I love them both, but prefer Floyd.

Therefore, Gilmour on both counts.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2014 at 16:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 04:47
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Both.

It depends on my mood.

I'm a fan of both bands.

^ this

Not only I love PF and BS, but I like the solo works I heard from these two great guitarists. 

Tony had three collaborations with Glenn Hughes, I warmly recommend these. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 05:11
Both - definitely depends on my mood. Both have a unique and recognisable style and the world of rock would be emptier without them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 05:19
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Both.


It depends on my mood.

I'm a fan of both bands.


^ this

Not only I love PF and BS, but I like the solo works I heard from these two great guitarists. 

Tony had three collaborations with Glenn Hughes, I warmly recommend these. 


I guess it's a silly comparison. One is a prog rock guitarist with an emphasis on atmospherics and melodic soloing and the other is a heavy metal riff master.

As you say though, both really good, alone or with their respective bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 05:56
I love both, but I go with Gilmour.. Very economic, melodic.. always loved when he harmonized, too. Great tone.

Tony was one of the greatest riff masters, ever. Underrated.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 06:01
Originally posted by MortSahlFan MortSahlFan wrote:

I love both, but I go with Gilmour.. Very economic, melodic.. always loved when he harmonized, too. Great tone.

Tony was one of the greatest riff masters, ever. Underrated.

underrated? everyone who listens to rock and metal knows who he is and what he's done. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 06:41
Two very different guitarists. Gilmour may be the more technically proficient of the two, but Iommi's raw power speaks to me more than Gilmour's melodic flair. That being said, I love both Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath, though I am not a fan of the post-Waters albums. I also second Cristi's recommendation of the albums Iommi recorded with Glenn Hughes (one under the Black Sabbath handle, two as Iommi) - outstanding examples of modern hard rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 06:45
one of the few times I'll vote both... neither were particularly gifted guitarists talent wise IMO.. but both excelled in what they do. .which are complete worlds apart.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 06:50
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

I also second Cristi's recommendation of the albums Iommi recorded with Glenn Hughes (one under the Black Sabbath handle, two as Iommi) - outstanding examples of modern hard rock.

Seventh Star was meant to be a Iommi solo album but that's when label idiots interfere, you get a "Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi" as the artist. 
 

 




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 08:30
Seriously? More Gilmour for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 09:55
Love both, but Tony overcame that horrific accident to his fingers to create the genre of doom/dark metal so get's the vote Evil Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 10:12
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Seriously? More Gilmour for me.

Seriously? More Iommi for me. His tone is fantastic. I never tire of his playing.

But seriously (haha), while I voted for Tony, I'd normally vote for both. I simply own more albums with TI than DG.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 10:13
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Seventh Star was meant to be a Iommi solo album but that's when label idiots interfere, you get a "Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi" as the artist.

I don't mind it being under the Sabbath banner. Quite the underrated record!
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