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Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??

 
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Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Vaughan was a more skilled guitar player. He took Hendrix's thing to a higher level. Hendrix wrote better as a whole and was the original innovator. He also experimented more where Vaughan stayed primarily into the blues. However Vaughan really took the blues improvisational guitar to its highest level possible.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
The original.
Stevie can't be the original Hendrix but he is the original Vaughan.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Stevie Ray Vaughan was awesome.

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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
They were both great and SRV continued his legacy and built on it. There were a lot of others who tried to emulate Hendrix but SRV was the only one who did right by him without coming across as a total knob.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
He's not. It's just that he was on the bleeding edge. That matters in an historical context. Kind of how The Beatles are respected for leading the way, but not many would argue that they are musically the best.

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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
A lot of people who rate guitarists don't seem to realize there is multiple styles of playing the guitar.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
2 different players that shouldn't be compared to each other. These kind of discussions are pointless.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
2 different players that shouldn't be compared to each other. These kind of discussions are pointless.
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Yeah, there shredding, blues, melody, freestyle, picking, lap guitar, etc.

I enjoy watching those videos on YouTube of the guys playing tofether. Most of the greats wanted to play with B.B. King which should tell you how much they all respected him
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
One answer: Machine Gun:rockon::rockon:rockon
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Leon Rhodes and Jerry Reed embarrass both of them. Shawn Lane will always be the king.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Hendrix had the decency to die young do he will always be better.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Hendrix is more legendary because he came first and was more innovative in comparison to guitarists before him than SRV. This doesn't mean he was "better".

Technically speaking, Stevie Ray was a better player, but he also was more mechanical and less soulful than Hendrix.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Vaughan was truly awesome but Hendrix was out of this world. Vaughan idolized Hendrix, what does that tell you?
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Vaughan was a more skilled guitar player. He took Hendrix's thing to a higher level. Hendrix wrote better as a whole and was the original innovator. He also experimented more where Vaughan stayed primarily into the blues. However Vaughan really took the blues improvisational guitar to its highest level possible.
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You can say that all you like, but Hendrix wrote 'catchier songs' and Hendrix was to me anyway more authentic, and more of an innovator with electric guitar amplification and fx, and was way more unique..

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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Jimi worked out a new way to play that embraced the electrical aspect of guitar

As in no jimi, no Van Halen

SRV for all his greatness, innovated not at all.

I'm a drummer so all guitarists are better than I am

But I say to you jimi more or less invented a genre all by himself

Anyone remember Uli Roth?

My point exactly

Carry on
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
SRV
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Blues is boring, self limiting music. Take the players out of their 3 key 4 chord, blues scale comfort zone and they're fucked.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Jimi worked out a new way to play that embraced the electrical aspect of guitar

As in no jimi, no Van Halen

SRV for all his greatness, innovated not at all.

I'm a drummer so all guitarists are better than I am

But I say to you jimi more or less invented a genre all by himself

Anyone remember Uli Roth?

My point exactly

Carry on
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Jimi copied many of his tricks from others.
Still like jimi's tone better than Stevie's.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
I feel it's wrong to compare guitarists of different eras and genres. It's foolish and it's only made into a big deal by media to sell magazines and article hits. Each guy owned their genre of their respective era.

Furthermore older guitarists will always be held higher in comparison because they are the inventors - the brave pioneers who took all risk to do something brand new in the name of art and passion.

It's why one of these countless examples will always be true: Son House > Robert Johnson > Muddy Waters > Eric Clapton > Eddie Van Halen > etc
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Roy would smoke em both
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
SRV was and still is a TEXAN.

And therefor is superior by default.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Vaughan was a more skilled guitar player. He took Hendrix's thing to a higher level. Hendrix wrote better as a whole and was the original innovator. He also experimented more where Vaughan stayed primarily into the blues. However Vaughan really took the blues improvisational guitar to its highest level possible.
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I never considered Hendrix to be some sort technical guru in the same league as Vaughn, or Steve Vai or Malmsteen Or Satriana. He was never that good.

But he was one of the first to do what he did and the sound was perfect for the listening public.

some of the super technical stuff just isn't that enjoyable for the average listener.
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Roy would smoke em both

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Some of those country pickers were amazing. Just because they didn't play rock and blues, doesn't mean they couldn't jam.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Music was pretty cool when people played instruments instead of jumping around on stage yelling like a bunch of feral apes.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Jimi by a mile.


Vaughn's guitar sounds like monotonous mechanical churning. Bleh

Hendrix sounds much more interesting.

I once had an album of Jimi casually jamming in the studio and it was awesome! Sounded somehow like rolling thunder.
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A lot of people who rate guitarists don't seem to realize there is multiple styles of playing the guitar.
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2 different players that shouldn't be compared to each other. These kind of discussions are pointless.

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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
How many times can one play the fAmned blues scale a jillion different ways
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
:Jaxe:

I always bump guitar threads
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Vaughan was a more skilled guitar player. He took Hendrix's thing to a higher level. Hendrix wrote better as a whole and was the original innovator. He also experimented more where Vaughan stayed primarily into the blues. However Vaughan really took the blues improvisational guitar to its highest level possible.
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Hendrix just took what was already good out there to a new level that sounded like whales mating. That's not better than SRV, just a step in between.
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Re: Why is Hendrix better than Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Hendrix played a lot of his stuff on Acid...... Listen to it on Acid, it is mind blowing.





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