Top Ten Best Effects Guitarists
This is a man that knows his stuff. He doesn't just play a pentatonic scale for every solo or riff that he does. He experiments and uses the, as he says, happy accidents that occur during rehearsal and practice.
If morello is ever over taken then this list should be deleted, bellamy is good but muse would even be around if it wasnt for rage or morello, best guitarist ever in my opinion!
Just plain godly, him and Tim can do some seriously wild stuff.
Greatest effects man of all time hands down.
Bellamy pushes effects to a whole new level. Muse conveys so much power, energy and emotion each time they perform a riff or a solo live, even one that they've played a thousand times before. That's why Bellamy is my favorite guitarist, because he figuratively (and sometimes literally) throws his guitar over the top of the barrier of what a guitar is supposed to sound like.
The funny thing is, his favourite guitarist as a child was in fact, Tom Morello. Obviously the knowledge has rubbed off on him, with solos in the songs 'Supermassive Black Hole' and 'Thoughts of a Dying Atheist'.
The successor to Tom Morello
Just moved Matt in #1.
For David Gilmour, it was a test. A test to see how many pedals he could fit into one effects unit. When he plays, it's a trip to the dark side of the moon for us.
Dude can make any effect. With the vibrato bar, using pedal or without any kind of pedals. He has very good control over the the pitch.
Just remember that this is the best effects guitarists, not guitarists. This man was a pro of pyrotechnics and full-on sonic freakouts. Just listen to his rendition of 'The Star Spangled Banner'.
He was doing pedaling effects more than anybody in his time.
Like lilbullet111 wrote, just hear his masterpiece "Surfing with the Alien". If you hear it and you still don't think he deserves the best place, go and listen to many other of his songs, he uses really good effects!
By the way, I respect that Tom Morello is in fist place because he always makes strange and awesome effects while playing
Including Surfing with the Alien, Searching by him also has awesome uses of whammy pedal. I often see people get mad for pedal effetcs after listening songs of Joe Satriani.
Four words for you. 'Surfing with the Alien'. Just listening to that track shows you his amazing capabilites with effects, like his scream by pushing the pickups while manouvering the whammy bar.
Sure, he doesn't use that many effects, but I'm going to put him in here for his expert use of the whammy bar. The amazing thing is, he could manouvere it fantastically and it seemed that his guitar didn't even go out of tune!
WAAH! WAH! Yeah, this guy can do a lot of good solos without the wah pedal but with it he can do awesome things like enter sandman ore don't tread on me!
Not a fan of his but I admire his uses of Wah pedal.
Waht can go wrong?
The man behind the music of one of the most influential bands of all time, The Edge can play. Best known for his echo effects, this guitarist is pretty awesome.
Never uses the same effect twice.
Eddie Van Halen makes guitar effects that will make your hair stand up and give you goosebumps
Eddie should be #1
King of distortion in my opinion. This man knows how to mix crazy heavy sounds with blues and feel. And his great use of octave pedals for 'Seven Nation Army' just makes him known worldwide.
He's done the things on guitar no on else ever thought about. And this was starting in the early 80s! Take that, Tom Morello! (I do respect both guitarists, though)
Tom Morello seems to have taken tons of the noises Thurston made at least a year before he did. Thurston ROCKS. If you don't thing he's the best, then you obviously don't know who started it all. (it's Thurston! )
Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore bring the word 'Sonic' to a whole new level. It's truly amazing how far you can take technical abilties these days. And man he knows how to scream.
Tom Morello and Jimi Hendrix definitely deserve a high place on this list, but where is Jonny? Seriously this guy puts so much psychedelic emotion and touch in his melody with the nuances of his fx, listen to the guitars on 'Paranoid Android' and 'Subterranean Homesick Alien' to name a few!
I'd say that this legend is the knig of the quiet-loud contast, notable in songs 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Lithium'.
So amazing, just so amazing.
Master of swells and distinct use of phasers.
Pure clean picking and all the notes are touched. And the slides, pull ups and etc are just very awesome