Discussion in 'Guitar' started by egrogsacul, Dec 8, 2002.
What about dimebag?! He for sure should be on that list!
come on fellas! its not hard to work out? when comparing artists it is impossible! as they all have a unique form or signature of expression! but on the point of who rates and why look at it this way! i say for blues there are 3 main ones who stand out head and shoulders above the rest! 1 stevie ray vaughan 2 jeff healey 3 gary moore! for power there is only 1 dave gilmour !for melodic expression there is only 1 mark knopfler, Randy Rhodes "black sabbath)whipped in his short life also, just ask ozzy? if he is up to remembering that is! eddie van halen angus young steve vai, satriani are all speed gurus also! best of luck and happy playing whoever you love listening to then they are worthy of your number 1 vote!
best all round accoustic player to me is none other than sir tommy emmanuel! mind you 48yrs of practising, 16 hrs a day he,d want to be good!
jimi hendrix beats out any other
hendrix was just a freak of his time way to advanced for his era! listen to the run in little wing by stevie ray vaughan and tell me hendrix could have matched that! i think not!
I can't help but notice that nobody mentioned Ty Tabor (King's X). He is one of the most original guitarists around in my book!!!
Oh yeah... Forgot about Neil Schon!!! Journey was a very big influence for me.
from the list up top...hendrix for sure...but gotta give a little respect to Jose Felliciano...blind classical player
Young Majority! I saw what i saw the other night, due to my friends online! There is no guitar solo in the world, like a Steve Vai song, that i only have the video clip ,and not the name! Can you help me out? And can all young foolish, little punks, that cant relate to punk, Go and get Punked!!!
I forgot Nuno Bettencourt!
Yea, i agree with the others when they say there are not enough choices on this poll. I personally favor Jimi (with Stevie Ray V in a close second), but I know that a lot of ppl's first choices aren't even on the list.
Anyway, my vote goes to Jimi Hendrix. I don't think the measure of a a great guitartist is how technically skilled he is or how many notes he knows or can play per minute. My guage of how great a guitarist is is how much emotion/spirit can be poured into the instrument and made to flow out through the instrument's sound. In this repsect, i believe that no one touches Jimi and Stevie Ray.
B.B. King is definately great because blues is so damn awesome. However, I must give props to Carlos Santana because that is a style of music that he can call his own basically. Hendrix is God, period. Hammett is the reason I started playing guitar, and SRV is the reason I haven't given it up.
My first post so I may as well make it here since I've been playing around 16 years, so these are the top 10 I consider the most proficient, influential etc.
1. Larry Carlton
2. David Gilmour
3. Barney Kessel
4. B.B King
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. Eric Clapton
7. Jimi Page
8. Steve Lukather
9. Steve Vai
10. Mark Knopfler
hey whatta about mick mars from motley crue !!! he rocks
1 the Edge
2 dave gilmour
3 eric clapton
4 stevie ray vaughn
5 Mark Knopfler
6 B.B King
7 Jimi Hendrix
8 jimi page
9 george harrison
10 joe welsh
11 don felder
1 - Bon Jovi
2 - Carlos Santana
3 - Jimmy Hendrix
4 - Van Halen
5 - Steve Vai
6 - The Edge
7 - Kirk Hammett
8 - Mick Mars
9 - Terry Kath
10 - BB King
Every time this subject comes up and Kurt Cobains name comes up I cant help but laugh. There are a lot of great guitar players out there Kurt was not one of them. He did influence a lot of people.
Er...DIMEBAG DARRELL , SYNYSTER GATES?
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