The Greatest Guitarist

Discussion in 'Guitar' started by gnr2k3, Jan 29, 2003.

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Who is the Greatest Guitarist ever?

  1. Yngwie Malmsteen

    6 vote(s)
    3.9%
  2. Steve Vai

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. Slash

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  4. Joe Satriani

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
  5. Eddie Van Halen

    8 vote(s)
    5.2%
  6. Eric Clapton

    20 vote(s)
    13.1%
  7. Jimi Hendrix

    39 vote(s)
    25.5%
  8. Stevie Ray Vaughn

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. Kirk Hammet

    8 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. Other

    43 vote(s)
    28.1%
  11. Richie Sambora

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Nuno Bettencourt

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Victor Wooten


    No one said they couldn't be
    BASS Guitarists:assskake:
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    chopin60620 New Member

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    ferris_monty New Member

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    While not the fastest or most technical Brian May has some of the nicest melodies played on a guitar ever and I'd prefer to listen to that over mindless shredding any day
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    WhAt??? How can everyone not vote for Jimi Hendrix? He is the ALL TIME best guitarist, SO FAR. I will be up there some day. Me and my band.
    ryankoy
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    Panzerfaust New Member

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    Of course Jason Becker is the best.
    In "Perpetual Burn" he destroys any opposition.
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    john petrucci is my fave followed by eddie and zakk wylde
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    Jimi great with not that much gear!

    I think Jimi was the greatest because he made a hell of a lot of people want to take up the guitar with his playing and did it with very little in the way of special equipment and gear.

    He relied more on feel, allied to high volume (courtesy of Jim Marshall's amps!) and controlled feeback. He just had a few quite primitive effects pedals.

    Cheerz.
    Baz.
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    ^what he said

    ryankoy
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    Kirk Hammett.
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    Steve Vai gets my vote cause he is the greatest 7 string guitar player to live
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    Angus Young (AC/DC)
  12. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Clyde Roulette:boink:
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    Anybody listen to Shawn Lane and/or Brett Garsed?

    No one comes close.

    Not Holdsworth, not Hendrix, not Vai, not Satriani, not Gambale, not Malmsteen, nobody.

    Just listen to the album "Centrifugal Funk."
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    I was surprised to see Kurt up there..Yngwie has my vote.
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    Danny Tripper .... R.I.P.:boink:
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    rp2k2 New Member

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    Malmsteen #1
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    Randy Bachman


    The Guess Who

    BTO
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    Danny Gatton. R.I.P.
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    Clapton's the Greatest

    Can't belive Clapton is polling so low - must be showing my age!!
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    Clapton is God.... Granted that a lot of guitarists out there can certainly jam, but what makes a guitarist really great is his level of skill in various forms of the guitar. Face it, when it comes down to just jamming, wether its rock, blues, classical or jazz, Clapton has everyone beat hands down. Not many people have his type of variety. Also no mention of BB King.... 'spose he would fall under the "other" catagory...

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