15 Best Guitarists

Heres the top 5 best guitarists ever in my opinion followed by ten more in no order
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Steve Vai
3. Joe Satriani
4. Steve Ray Vaughan
5. Eric Clapton
Jeff Beck
Frank Zappa
Jimmy Page
Randy Rhoads
Eric Johnson
John McLaughlin
Frank Marino
Eddie Van Halen
Ingwie Malmsteen
Adrian Belew

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Page,Beck,Clapton,Iommi,Allman,Bettes,Hendrix,Townsend,Garcia,Rhodes,Dimiola,Esteban,Kotzen,Wylde,Buckethead,Satriani,Vai,Van Halen,Walsh,Frueshante,Waters,Guy,Mustain,Hettfield,Hammet,Malmstein,Roth,Gilmour,Slash,Dimebag,King(BB. AND Kerry)Hannemen,Harrison,Petty,Dylan,Anastatio,LaLonde,Poland,Friedman,Saraceno,Morello,Smith,Murray,Mcready,Lee,West,Cantrell,Setzer,Ramone,Dale,Moore,Perry,Stradlin........Just to name a few.What is a great guitar player?There are alot of differences in the styles on this list,but I think they are all great.Tom Petty can get as much emotion out of his guitar as Zakk Wylde just in a different way.

Zakk Wylde has got to be worth a mention who opted for the picking every note aproach to guitar playing and can still give these guitar shredders a run for their money when it comes to speed, even though im not a massive fan of his music I know he is bloody good.
Also check out Rodriguez-Lopez for energy and origionality. :twisted:

speed just dont do it for me no more baby

Next time you "name but a few", can you put a space after the comma? I hate it when a thread-post stretches the window. I've only got a 15-incher (no sniggering at the back, you people). :)

15" over to tright and he STILL did'nt mention Peter Green. :evil:

So many to choose from.

Yeah Steve Vai is technically amazing however as much as I do enjoy his music...seems somehow to lack soul or feeling, you just know that he played it and it just happened. Malmsteen...boring! Same solo every time.

Ever heard of John Petrucci from Dream Theatre, now I know that Dream Theatre are not every bodies cup of tea, but bloody hell what a player, there's soul, heart, power, technical bits, loads of shred. It's interesting, demanding to play, wonderfull to listen to. He paints a wonderful picture with the melody that flows from him. It's so natural. I also admire players such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Les Paul is another Favorite. Albert Lee (I kick my self) Steve Howe is a really adventurous player. Anyone forget Alex Lifeson from Rush another great guitarist. Mark knoffler...wonderful! Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden is another who can shred technically and melodically (for those who are unconvinced listen to Iron Maidens Stranger in a strange land from the Somewhere in Time Album and listen to his guitar solo!) Jimi Hendrix I found a little...I dunno he was great and always will be, but not hugely to my taste. Tom Morello from Rage against the Machine/Audioslave is another really imaginative player. Slash? and finally me, well why not...blow your own trumpet once in a while!!!
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It's amazing how long this thread has been going since I've started it at least a month ago. Nice Job!

Another thing -

Nice debates and opinions in here too. Surprising that no one has gone off the hook and stooped down to call others stupid and such just because of a difference of opinion.

Don't go to "Guinness Book of Records" just yet though, TJH. I looked up a Trace Elliot valve bass amp and found a forum thread (valves vs SS for bass amp kinda thing on talkbass.com) that started in 2000 and had its last post in 2003 :shock: :!: :shock:

Anyone know a longer time-thread, or are bassists king of the anal?

BTW, a pity your "future legends" thread died out, TJH. To me, it's more interesting to debate the recent/current players than to do that "#1 = Jimi" thing.

just like Val Doonican, Emo Rocks....... But Gently. Check out 'Daybreak' a nice gentle rock adventure, in your favorite rocking chair, with pipes and windy breaks, its all there...and so much more.
Keep Rocking out Emo.

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