Best Guitar Player

Discussion in 'Guitar' started by egrogsacul, Dec 8, 2002.

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Who is/was the best guitar player

  1. Jimi Hendrix

    48 vote(s)
    49.5%
  2. Kirk Hammett

    15 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. Carlos Santana

    22 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. B.B. King

    12 vote(s)
    12.4%
  1. egrogsacul

    egrogsacul New Member

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    Who is the most influential guitar player, ever?
  2. DefaultFan

    DefaultFan New Member

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    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.
  3. Stilcrazy

    Stilcrazy Just a Regular Midi Guy

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    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
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    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)
    1. Clapton
    2. Jeff Beck
    3. Jimi Hendrix
    4. Eddie Van Halen
    5. Chet Atkins
  5. garagefun

    garagefun New Member

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    Van Halen most influential and most talented.

    John Petrucci for most technical.
  6. egrogsacul

    egrogsacul New Member

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    ok, everyone, name your top 5 guitar players
  7. draccon

    draccon New Member

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    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
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    draccon New Member

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    but i do agree with garbage fun on most influential
  9. jon-paul

    jon-paul New Member

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    well my favorite guitarist is Steve Stevens who played with billy idol
  10. ramku

    ramku New Member

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    Kirk Hammett
  11. elBIGalberto

    elBIGalberto New Member

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    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!
  12. apocalyptic

    apocalyptic New Member

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    sorry, why has no-one said Mark Knofler
    he is the ausom lead from dire straits.
  13. apocalyptic

    apocalyptic New Member

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    ps can we have clapton in the vote? he's popular.
  14. cjones13

    cjones13 New Member

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    hendrix had the skills but stevie ray could make it sing. Never heard anybody get so much emotion out of a guitar
  15. jackkie123

    jackkie123 New Member

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    Kirk hammet kicks ass
  16. byrniezero2

    byrniezero2 New Member

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    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)
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    moosetube New Member

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    I didn't see Kenny Wayne Shepherd on there, i give him the vote.
  18. empire

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    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.
  19. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    Influential...Clapton
    Technical...Nuno Bettencourt
  20. bob10^1000

    bob10^1000 New Member

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    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
    peace

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