Discussion in 'Guitar' started by egrogsacul, Dec 8, 2002.
Who is the most influential guitar player, ever?
I'd think Carlos Santana is, as kids from this generation are getting to hear him like their parents did. Collaborating with new artists is definitely a way to gain huge popularity.
All good choices guys but you need to add a few more names to the list … Stevie Ray Vaughan … David Gilmour … Eric Clapton … Joe Satriani … and a lot more that just come to mind right now
I read a quote once that I'll paraphrase
All those people who are saying Clapton is God have never seen Stephen Stills play acoustic guitar.
Man, there's just too many great guitar players. It would be easier to just ask people to name their top 5.
For me (in no order)
2. Jeff Beck
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Eddie Van Halen
5. Chet Atkins
Van Halen most influential and most talented.
John Petrucci for most technical.
ok, everyone, name your top 5 guitar players
Ok if you going to pick the greatest to date it would be chosen on
a - tecnical ablity
b - feel
c - knowlege ( ones grasp of the various genere`s & chords scales etc)
d - live performace
& with all that in mind there`s only one it can be, STEVE VAI take a bow
but i do agree with garbage fun on most influential
well my favorite guitarist is Steve Stevens who played with billy idol
Yes, these are all brillient guitarists... but I also have to mention my man SLASH from Guns n' Roses. Come on now, Slash was incredible!
sorry, why has no-one said Mark Knofler
he is the ausom lead from dire straits.
ps can we have clapton in the vote? he's popular.
hendrix had the skills but stevie ray could make it sing. Never heard anybody get so much emotion out of a guitar
Kirk hammet kicks ass
for technical ability matt bellamy of British band Muse (my v.best ever) is way above the whiny crap of hendrix. i know im going to get slated for this, but Bellamy doesnt rely on gimmicks like playing with his teeth. also they were formed in a seaside village about 30 miles from where i live so theyr're a local act who've found sucess. the instrumental on citizen erazed proved it for me and its a wonderful song, all 7 minutes 20 of it. if anyones got any muse midi's please can you submit them (its a long shot)
I didn't see Kenny Wayne Shepherd on there, i give him the vote.
I really like Johny Marr from the smiths and Bernard Butler. Not really a commercial choice I know but still find them very inspiring and they are probably the best of their generation.
Why only Four choices. this isn't a general election. There are literally hundreds of guitarists who could be nominated greatest in the world. Sort it out. And if there is a problem with adding more choices due to the technology... sort it out! A lot of people feel very strongly about this and you are denying them a voice
PS Have none of you fools heard John McClaughlin (Sure thats wrong), whilst he may not have released any pop records he is the only guitarist I have heard who could play ANYTHING
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