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Jack_42
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:39:52 AM

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Chuck Berry (whether you like him or not he singlehandedly influenced an entire generation of guitar players).
Scotty More (for similar reasons to the above)
Peter Green,
Paul Kossoff
Jim Hendrix
Joe Brown
James Burton
Geof Beck
Jimmy Page
Albert Lee


I would like to emphasise that these are rock guitarists I rate - as to who are the best guitarists period that is an entirely different ball game starting with Segovia and going down.


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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:31:43 AM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
Being a certifiable old fart, let me go back into, The Rock of Ages' for a few yet to be mentioned.

Submitted for your consideration:
Pete Townsend
George Harrison
Leon Russell
Stevie Ray Vaughn

And one group:
The Ventures, a group every guitar picker back in the 60's seemed to want to emulate.

glasses8


I would think that since you've included The Ventures, based mainly on musical influence...I would have thought you might have included at least a few of the following...and these are not really in order per se...that would require more thought than I'm capable of at the moment..

1. Chuck Berry...no guitarist has influenced modern rock guitar more...
2. Bo Diddley
3. T-Bone Walker
4. Muddy Waters
5. Link Wray
6. Albert King...my personal favorite guitar player, and a huge influence...especially on the big rock bands of the 60's and 70's....heck, Clapton mimicked him note for note on "Strange Brew" for example...
7. Roy Buchanan
8. Eddie Van Halen...unquestionably influenced a whole generation of modern metal guitarists...
9. Pete Townshend, as you mentioned Reverend...his use of power chords for rhythm influenced more bands than I can count...I only have ten fingers, after all...
10. Son House

I should have Jimi Hendrix and Les Paul in there somewhere...throw them in as ties somewhere, since we established at the beginning that's allowed...



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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:54:54 AM

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This is going to be difficult but here goes :-
1. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
2. Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Stevie Ray Vaughn
5. Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
6. Brian May
7. Slash
8. Kerry King (Slayer)
9. Jimmy Page
10. Joe Satriani
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:55:56 AM

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Chuck Berry
Scotty Moore
Jimmy Page
Rory Gallegher
Hendrix
SR Vaughn
E clapton
The Three Kings (BB, Albert & Freddy)

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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:26:51 AM

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WellMadeMale wrote:


Finally, a list I can get behind. I just have to swap Gibbons and Vai...and all is good in my world.


Yeah, I went more on technique on that one, rather than keeping with my own rule.

Love to see a "Battle of the bands," with all of 'em, no matter what order.
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:10:59 PM

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deftones25 wrote:


Yeh, Peter Green can solo pretty fucking good.


Yeah, I happen to think the Boston Tea Party album is one of the best live albums I've ever heard...I got it back in the 80's as a bootleg, but you can get it as a regular CD these days...

This performance is pretty damn unbelievably awesome actually, and I'm being conservative here...a bit lengthy, but well worth the listen...




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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:44:01 PM

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1. Jimi Hendrix
2. David Gilmour
3. Jimmy Page
4. Brian May
5. Slash
6. Randy Rhoads
7. Eric Clapton
8. Keith Richards
9. Mark Knopfler
10. Eddie Van Halen
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 6:58:46 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


Yeah, I happen to think the Boston Tea Party album is one of the best live albums I've ever heard...I got it back in the 80's as a bootleg, but you can get it as a regular CD these days...

This performance is pretty damn unbelievably awesome actually, and I'm being conservative here...a bit lengthy, but well worth the listen...



Really good performance, cheers on the video.
stephanie
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 7:30:31 PM

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:41:07 PM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
Being a certifiable old fart, let me go back into, The Rock of Ages' for a few yet to be mentioned.

Submitted for your consideration:
Pete Townsend
George Harrison
Leon Russell
Stevie Ray Vaughn

And one group:
The Ventures, a group every guitar picker back in the 60's seemed to want to emulate.

glasses8


Being as I'm a member of the Old Farts Club I would ask that these 2 greats be included for my own selfish reasons.

Leo Kottke

Neil Young
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 12:56:14 AM

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Do not Forget Carlos Santana
Slash is ok,and I'd rate Eric Clapton a close.
But Carlos Santana can make his guitar speak and scream the words to his music......
He makes love with his guitar...
Eodman
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 8:37:13 AM

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Carlos makes love to his guitar not with it! LOL Bonamassa not widely known .... spend a little time with his CD - Acoustic at The Vienna hall and you will come away impressed! That man can lay a lick down!
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 1:29:55 AM

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One of my favourite guitarists, Bernard Butler, explains how you can get some amazing sounds with just three chords (and a 1980 Heritage Les Paul)





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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 1:32:57 AM

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If any of you fellow mid-life crisisers are considering buying a guitar, this scene from Stranger Than Fiction might help you choose...



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Jack_42
Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 2:51:07 AM

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overmykneenow wrote:
If any of you fellow mid-life crisisers are considering buying a guitar, this scene from Stranger Than Fiction might help you choose...



Never ever ever buy a guitar as to how it looks only as to how it feels and sounds. If you can play in finger style an F shape bar on the 7th fret (B) and add notes easily with your little finger on the 1st and 2nd strings because the action is so good buy that one. I had a go on a Tacoma the other day and it looked awful but was a dream to play in fact I could do things on it that I can't do on other guitars even very good ones.
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 4:34:30 AM

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Malmsteen
Vai
Dime
King
...

I don't need another 6.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:01:12 AM

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Something to consider in adding to your lists of great guitarists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kees__kiulk
NYMM500
Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:00:02 PM

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JEFF BECK
CLAPTON
JOE WALSH
HENDRIX
EDDIE VAN HALEN
GEORGE HARRISON
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
JIMMY PAIGE
AndreaDetroit
Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:20:19 PM

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Not in any particular order of preference and maybe not the best but certainly my favourites.
Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Brian May (Queen)
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Richard Z. Kruspe (Rammstein)
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
Jeff Healey (Jeff Healey Band)
Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
George Harrison (Beatles, Travelling Wilburys)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)
James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preacher)
SereneProdigy
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:20:13 PM

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Interesting thread!

To me, a good guitarist is not only about his skills ; I had a guitar teacher that could play any song performed by Jimi Hendrix just as well, still he didn't invent this style and therefore isn't a top world guitarist.

Here's my list, in no particular order, judging from skills, creativity, style, innovation, etc :

- Jimi Hendrix
- Richie Blackmore
- David Gilmore
- Robert Fripp
- Neil Young
- Eric Clapton
- Jimmy Paige
- Gary Moore
- Pete Townsend
- Ian MacKaye (a very personnal favorite from an indie band called Fugazi)
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:04:10 PM

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CrossOfStAndrew wrote:
My personal list (of course, purely subjective)....

10. Eddie Van Halen
9. Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
8. Jeff Beck (Yardbirds)
7. tie: The Edge (U2) and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
6. Mick Ronson (David Bowie on "Ziggy Stardust", Mott The Hoople, etc)
5. Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
4. tie: Eric Clapton (Cream, Yardbirds, etc) and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
3. Jimi Hendrix
2. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, etc....)
1. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

OK, what's your list?!

This is just for fun: not to be heatedly debated.
This looks more like a top 10 favorites list. You put Van Halen at # 10? Seriously, Lfunny um no, He's only the most gifted guitarist in rock and roll history.
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:17:04 PM

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budwilliams wrote:
Yngwie Malmsteen (Steeler)
Randy Rhodes (Quiet Riot and Ozzie Osbourne)
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera and Damageplan)
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Blackmore's Night, and Rainbow)
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Angus Young (AC/DC)
Thank you for mentioning Zakk Wilde, there is still hope. You can lose Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Paige, And Angus Young, Glenn Tipton off of that list. Talented guitarists but not worthy of top 10 status.

feel free to add in Joe Satriani and like Rik Emmet though. Well i was always kinda partial towards Rik Emmet so, maybe not. Better choice than Dimebag though.


There are way to many guitaists to take into consideration for this type of poll.

Eddie van halen smokes anyone that's been mentioned here. Just everything he has contributed throughtout his career has been astonishing and mind blowing.








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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:22:17 PM

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What about Les Paul? sheesh



Ok sorry, maybe he doesn't count for rock but if you listen to Angus Young, he comes across as more of a natural blues guitarist than a pure rock guitarist.


Back on the Van Halen kick, You will never see another guitarist that has been mimicked /copied more than Eddie Van Halen has been. What does that tell you? . / ! He's alown a renown innovator in the guitar world.

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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2013 6:58:01 PM

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Yes, the legendary guitarist/inventer was a great guitar innovator but he was almost exclusively a jazz musician. the list I have drawn up probably doesn't agree with many but here goes in no particular order:
Eric Johnson
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Steve Vai
Duane Alman
Gary Hoey (Focus... remember Hocus Pocus?)
Drake Levin (Paul Revere & The Raiders... the 1960's)
Pete Townsend
Carlos Santana
-- three others deserve honorable mention although they are not strictly rock musicians: Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Dave Davies (The Kinks) and Albert Lee.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:55:20 PM

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Well piss, I forgot the great Herman Lee of Dragonforce that is so good he is endorsed by Ibanez guitars like Steve Vai is.
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 5:52:26 PM

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1) Eddie Van Halen
2)Jimmy Page
3)Alex Lifeson
4)Pete Townshend
5)Eric Clapton
6)The Edge
7)Jimi Hendrix
8)Mark Knopfler
9)Paul McCartney
10)Randy Rhodes
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 7:47:42 PM

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Clapton
Hendrix
Slash
Page
Beck
Richards
Cooder
Vaughn
Allman
Cobain

Do they really need first names?
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Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band, Derek & The Dominoes)
Eric Clapton (Cream, Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominoes)
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern)
Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
Joe Satriani
Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, The Honeydrippers)
Chuck Berry





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