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

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    7.8%
  5. Eddie Van Halen

    8 vote(s)
    5.2%
  6. Eric Clapton

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    13.1%
  7. Jimi Hendrix

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

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    3.3%
  9. Kirk Hammet

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    5.2%
  10. Other

    43 vote(s)
    28.1%
  11. Richie Sambora

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    0.0%
  12. Nuno Bettencourt

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. sharkyoz

    sharkyoz Member

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    Hendrix was kickin ass way back when people like George Harrison was seen as the normal level of brilliance. Since then all behind him have copied & honed their skills just adding to what he invented in the 1st place.
    Thats who the true inventor of Rock guitar was !!
    But i also didnt see Steve Morse on the list. One of my favs but still no JIMMY. :bow:
  2. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    that guy played in my home town with Jeff Lange, to a room full of about 50 ppl

    he's a little bit different - one thing I remember him saying that seemed to make sense at the time -

    he said "All music is really just 1. So, it goes 1,1,1,1,1,1, instead of 1,2,3,4 or 1,2,3,1,2,3. Its all just 1,1,1,1,1,1,1 its only your brain that puts it into groups of 3 or 4."

    :damn: :gee:
  3. beerbelly

    beerbelly New Member

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    havent been in this boards for a loooong time. normally i just frequent the Old Warzone and somewhat the New Warzone which i believe is long gone.

    anyway, was going through and this thread catched my eye.

    all the guitarist mentioned above are in their own way, great. although none of them cathces me in the way these guys/girls did:

    Michael Hedges
    Badi Asad
    Anni di Franco
    Pat Metheny
    Pat Martino

    cheers!! \(^_^)/
  4. bobgroome

    bobgroome New Member

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    3 Unbelieveable Country Pickers

    Jerry Reed, Albert Lee and Britains own Glenn Mitchel. I've had the privilage of jamming with Glenn and he is just out of this world.
  5. sunky

    sunky New Member

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    django s d greatest
  6. fedroger

    fedroger New Member

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    I would have to say either Jimi and Andres Segovia, depending on your musical discipline, because they have been the most in influential. For rock guitarist, without a doubt, Jimi, and for classical, Jazz, and fusion, Segovia.

    But there are different styles, and that means different opinions. For example-Take Kurt Cobain. Some people will say he is a genius for driving the grunge movement(by the way, grunge was a part of the Minneapolis music scene way before Seattle, but thats beside the point). Does that mean that he is better guitarist then John Petrucci(Dream theater), which knows more music theory than cobain could ever fatham--no disrespect to Cobain. But Kobain was more famous, so he must be better!

    I see a few think Kirk Hammitt is the greatest gutarist ever. Did you know it took him 27 times to finally get the basic chords down on "Nothing Else Matters," ya that slow ass song, for which Hetfield wrote. But he was a major influential force in 80's metal--personally I would rather have JP, Alex Skolnick, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, etc, by my side.

    It is fun, though, to acknowledge who is the "BEST" or "GREATEST" of all time. We all have our Favorites, and that is good.
  7. saxmidiman

    saxmidiman Member

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    Tell me the name of any guitar player that can milk a note for 8 or more measures and have you just wanting more and then I'll show you the greatest guitar player ever.

    All the speed and dexterity don't mean anything unless you can make it sing.....

    Sometimes a great guitarist can be determined by what he doesn't do sometimes.......
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    ryster611 New Member

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    No Jimmy!

    No Jimmy Page?!?! Whatever. Have to go with Jimi Hendrix then.
  9. niggles

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    If someone like Joe Satriani looks up to Jimi than thats the best recommendation a guy could get. Still, Bruce Mathiske and Tommy Emmanuel have to be credited here. Acoustic guitar playing with all the speed of an electric, CLASS. :rock:
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    rknrne Active Member

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    Colin James .............. listen to the solo on Why'd you lie ...
    cool tones...give me compression like that I'll be happy. :cool3:
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    That, of course, will be Queen's Brian May!
    He not only writes great songs such as Who Wants to Live Forever with one of the best guitar solo's EVER! He also plays very good, just check out the "Save Me" guitar solo.

    Anyway the guitarist of Aerosmith ( not Joe Perry) i think his name is Brad Withford he is also a guitar player who pushes it to another level

    Leh
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    Definitely Brett Garsed and TJ Helmerich! Brett is an awesome guitarist and deserves far more credit and recognition than what he actually gets.
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    I've looked all through this thread and nobody has given Martin Taylor a mention, check out his album "Artistry" for really mind blowing SOLO guitar playing.
  14. gtrist

    gtrist New Member

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    just checked out Centrifugal Funk by shawn Lane & Bret Garsed.
    WOOOOOOOW.
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    Satriani of course.... are there any other polls for keyboardists?
  16. Stix

    Stix New Member

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    Hey, what about Steve Morse ? Toured with Deep Purple in recent years.
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    i think i speak on behalf of all if i say Jimmy will always be the greatest

    if only i knew how to play like that
    ... damn im ina dreamworld again lol
  18. tsquared

    tsquared New Member

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    Other - Pat Metheny - awesome chops
  19. GaryJ

    GaryJ New Member

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    Gary Moore

    Hi all not seen Gary Moore mentioned, he's pretty good too....
  20. gtr75

    gtr75 New Member

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    How about Alex Lifeson from Rush!

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