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Favorite female ELECTRIC guitarists

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  • Favorite female ELECTRIC guitarists

    Spurred on by this (which is 50% Vai, I know )


    I decide to root out good female guitarists of the electric variety. Which rules out a lot of people like Joni but there you go

    First search result was somewhat surprisingly Elle magazine

    http://www.elle.com/pop-culture/revi...tarists-339255

    So who do you rate? famous or youtubers you might have found?

    I'm allowing bassists on this one, here's Tal Wilkenfeld with JB
    Last edited by Chordite; 08-18-2014, 04:21 PM.
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    Bonnie Raitt comes to mind. Have to think about it some more.
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    • #3
      First one I could think of Sister Rosetta Tharpe playing an SG

      Last edited by gardo; 08-18-2014, 05:21 PM.

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      • #4
        With the exception of Bonnie Raitt who plays a bluesy guitar in a pop setting, mine are all classified as Blues Artists. Debbie Davies, Debra Coleman and Sue Foley are the three more that immediately come to mind. Not just great guitar pickers, but great songwriters and singers as well. Consummate musicians all.





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        • #5
          April Lawton

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          • #6
            I like a lot of woman singer/songwriter/guitar players but as a guitar player alone,I can't think of any that I hold in high esteem. Not that there aren't any but none really do it for me.
            One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

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            • #7
              Marissa Paternoster




              Last edited by PunkKitty; 08-19-2014, 06:51 PM.

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              • #8
                Interesting. Never really thought about it, that perhaps playing a guitar is just more of a guy thing? Huh, that's a odd thought.


                Like peacock feathers, guys trying to attract attention with that loud amp and slick guitar playing.
                Pretty certain that it works, too.

                I don't mean anything against women guitarists, it does seem that men are more interested in it though and that is interesting.
                Last edited by Floyd Rosenbomb; 08-18-2014, 08:12 PM.
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                • #9
                  I like Orianthi and The Great Kat. The Great Kat is probably also the only "metal" guitarist I like. I like shred, you know, EVH, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, to name a few. I'm just not too crazy about metal, stuff like BLS, or Slayer or Pantera. That stuff is just too relentless.

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                  • #10
                    I have always like Jennifer Batten

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                    • #11
                      Joanna Connor





                      Last edited by Freeman Keller; 08-18-2014, 09:56 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Joni Mitchell, Nancy Wilson, Lita Ford, Bonnie Raitt, Tal Wilkenfield There are many others...
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                        • #13
                          Allison Robertson is my fave. Gibson into a Marshall, cool riffing, and she's pretty hot. All win.



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                          • #14
                            I have to profess to being slightly uncomfortable with this thread, in the same way as I would be, with "Favourite White Guitar Player", favourite "Christian Guitar Player".

                            Could we possibly turn it around slightly to be a celebration of female players who stand shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts.

                            Tal is an obvious choice, indeed I'd choose her over many many male bassists, along with Joan Jett, Suzi Quatro, Joni, Nancy Wison, Mary Ford, Kelly Johnson, Kim McAuliffe, Sinead O Connor, Poison Ivy, Gabriela Quintero, Grainne Duffy, and they're only off the top of my head
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                              Originally posted by Ratae Corieltauvorum View Post
                              I have to profess to being slightly uncomfortable with this thread, in the same way as I would be, with "Favourite White Guitar Player", favourite "Christian Guitar Player".

                              Could we possibly turn it around slightly to be a celebration of female players who stand shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts.

                              Tal is an obvious choice, indeed I'd choose her over many many male bassists, along with Joan Jett, Suzi Quatro, Joni, Nancy Wison, Mary Ford, Kelly Johnson, Kim McAuliffe, Sinead O Connor, Poison Ivy, Gabriela Quintero, Grainne Duffy, and they're only off the top of my head
                              That's one of the reasons I really like Marissa. She purposely dresses in drab outfits and doesn't force the fact that she is a woman on the listener. She wants to be known as a musician. Not as a women that happens to be a musician.

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