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. hatcheye

    hatcheye New Member

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    Eric clapton is not the best guitarist, hes a good writer but a very boring guitarist, very overrated..
  2. hatcheye

    hatcheye New Member

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  3. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    You're kidding right ???



    No more posting til you find out ..........!!

    For Fuck SAKES
  4. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."

    - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
  5. Nigel Mulvey

    Nigel Mulvey New Member

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    IMHO

    Eric Clapton
    Jimmy Page
    Steve Vai
    Joe Pass
    Larry Carlton

    Not necessarily in that order.

    Nigel
  6. Nigel Mulvey

    Nigel Mulvey New Member

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    Chuck Steve Cropper in there too.

    Nigel
  7. timw

    timw New Member

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    Johnny Marr from the Smiths. One of those rare guitar players who took the instrument and did something completely new with it. Kind of an anti-Hendrix in that instead of tearing apart and destroying boundaries he worked within them to create something distinctive
  8. MikeS

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    i would have to say jimmy page or hendrix. they were both amazingly talented guitarists.
  9. MurDerX187

    MurDerX187 New Member

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    Jimi Hendrix wins this poll easily. He was the best guitar player ever and if he were still here he'd still be the best. No one could play the guitar like this man.
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    cant forget gnr

    Slash baby
  11. jack russel

    jack russel New Member

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    How about jazz, fusion or avant garde guitar players??


    jazz:

    Charlie Christian
    Grant Green
    Wes Montgomery
    Jim Hall
    Django Reinhardt
    Kenny Burell
    ...

    jazz/fusion:

    John Scofield
    Pat Metheny
    John Mclaughlin
    Mike Stern
    ...

    jazz/avant garde:

    Marc Ribot
    Fred Frith
    Bill Frisell
    ...
  12. Stig

    Stig New Member

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    How come Paul Weller hasn't even had a mention?
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    PoisonSnake New Member

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    I think Santana is by far the best out of the four. They way he plays the guitar is so melodic. his fingers glide along the fretboard. He is so amazing.
  14. ezit

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    Hands up for Jimmy Page!

    I would say probably the best allrounder in the seventies/eighties - from Whole Lotta Love and Black Dog - to Stairway to Heaven and Rain Song, a lot of famous guitar riffs, and the most beautiful acoustic licks of the period.
  15. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Why Kirk Hammett ......... of all the others that could have been on the list he must be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy down the list
  16. Coolguy333

    Coolguy333 New Member

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    Santana!

    Carlos Santana is the greatest guitar player ever!
  17. czpiot

    czpiot New Member

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    Mike McCready ... Pearl Jam
  18. guitarderek

    guitarderek Guest

    Here's my two-penny worth..

    Hendrix for originality
    Stevie Ray for soul
    Eric Johnson for technical brilliance
    Dave Gilmore for emotion
    Jimmy Page for making me play!!
  19. acidfed

    acidfed Guest

    Cool... looks like I just put Jimi in the lead :)

    I voted before I read the first post though... I thought the question was who is the "best" guitar player... then I read the question was who was the most "influential"... D'oh!
  20. berlinbullet

    berlinbullet Guest

    just from reading the first page, not sure about the rest of them, but joe satriani isnt getting enough respect out of the people... a great guitar player. not the best, but a good one at that. there are just way too many to give off a top 5, 10 or even 20

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