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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1]David Gilmour 2]Dr Brian May 3]Jimmy Page 4]Jimmy Hendrix 5]Joe Satriani 6]Mathew Bellamy 7]Jeff Beck 8]Ritchie Blackmore 9] Steve Howe 10] Pete Townsend. What do you think?

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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blackmore before Page, perhaps even before Brian. I also think that it's a bit stepford to call him "Dr." when discussing his music.



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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Page and Hendrix, combined, and even with supernatural powers... can´t play 1% of what Satriani, Vai, Becker... and other 580.876.976 guitarists can play...

The 2 most over and over and over-rated guitarists ever...




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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



masterstroke_84 wrote:


Page and Hendrix, combined, and even with supernatural powers... can´t play 1% of what Satriani, Vai, Becker... and other 580.876.976 guitarists can play...

The 2 most over and over and over-rated guitarists ever...


You just made them two the most under and under and under-rated guitarist ever...







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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Top Ten Guitarists Ever?

I suppose we're talking about Rockguitarists,
if not I don't think many of them will be on the list....

For me it's about playing with much feeling/emotions and good melody too.
So Brian May, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, ...Bettencourt I'd like to add.. are there...
I'm afraid I cannot see Mr Vai or Satriani there. I consider them just as guitar teachers playing scales.
Pete Townsend??? The Who is the most overrated band anyway along with Coldplay, Oasis,..

When feeling/emotions are not important, but to play fast
then we talk about Mr Vai, Satriani, Kilminster,...

My top 10:
Jeff Beck
Brian May
Mark Knopfler
Eric Clapton
Gary Moore
David Gilmour
Ritchie Blackmore
Nuno Bettencourt
Steve Howe
John Fogerty






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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian may and #2 is someone you didnt mention  Brian's good friend, TONY IOMMI


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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Brian May
2. all those other nameless faces :D

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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



philip storey wrote:

1]David Gilmour 2]Dr Brian May 3]Jimmy Page 4]Jimmy Hendrix 5]Joe Satriani 6]Mathew Bellamy 7]Jeff Beck 8]Ritchie Blackmore 9] Steve Howe 10] Pete Townsend. What do you think?






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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eric Clapton.


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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anyone who says brian is a better guitarist than hendrix is a steford to me.  Brian might make the top ten.  It's all opinions, but brian isn't at #2.  He's my personal favorite, only because freddie and brians style mixed so perfectly.  Even though he's my personal favorite I'm not gonna say he's the best of all time.  My problem with brian is that so many people see Queen as freddie mercury. brian gets over shadowed.  Did hendrix get over shadowed?...how about page?..how about richards?.....A guitarist who is a definite top 3 doesn't get over shadowed for anyone.  That's why I have a problem putting Mr. may in the top 10.

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Posted: 18 Sep 09, 19:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Larry Carlton?  John McLaughlin?  Carlos Santana?  Robert Johnson?

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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After Brian (of course) my next three favourites are:

Slash
Ace Frehley
Richie Sambora

It's all about variety to me, rather than who plays the fastest or the loudest. It's all personal opinion any way, so nobody is right or wrong.

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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Gilmour is a favourite of mine.

Also this guy sure can play the ass off most of them. This is a before-video. Before he turned into a monster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA0kx9ZbOzI&feature=related

Great feeling, super-vocals.


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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My current opinion (which changes all the time)

1) Brian May
2) Gary Moore
3) Yngwie Malmsteen
4) Zakk Wylde
5) Tony Iommi
6) Ritchie Blackmore
7) Eddie Van Halen
8) Kirk Hammett
9) Carlos Santana
10) Mick Jones


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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, based on technical skill, the ones I think to be among the best are:(not in any relevant order, they all rock)
1. Steve Vai
2. Joe Satriani
3. Paul Gilbert(when he was in Racer X)
4. John Petrucci
5. Yngwie Malmsteen
6. Mohammed Suicmez - Though, most of you guys will say he sucks since you won't like or "get" his music(Technical Death Metal, Necrophagist)
7. Michael Angelo Batio
8. Buckethead
9. Alexi Laiho
10. Marty Friedman
Besides them I like Jeff Loomis, Django Reinhardt, Brian May(obviously), Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell(RIP brother), Richie Blackmore, Eric Johnson, Chris Poland, Chris Broderick, Bumblefoot, Jimmy Page, John Schaffer and so on. My FAVOURITE is probably Marty Friedman.
I think David Gilmour and Kirk Hammett are two of the most overrated guitarists ever. I always feel that David Gilmour is only praised because he was in Pink Floyd. Roger Waters was the real genius in that group(and maybe Syd Barrett earlier on).



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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rhandy Rhodes.........died to soon, and of course Hendrix......



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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I don't wish to be a party pooper, but one question...



Why is this topic in 'Queen - Serious Discussion'?



Personal section surely? I just don't see why some people are 'lambasted' for posting threads in here when not specifically about Queen and some others do not. That's all.




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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After reading a lot of what is so called "Serious Discusion" on these pages which basiclly involves the "serious" Queen fans sending bitchy messages to each other ! I find this sort of topic where we can listen to each others opinons quite refreshing. If you don't Sod you !

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Posted: 19 Sep 09, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



philip storey wrote:

After reading a lot of what is so called "Serious Discusion" on these pages which basiclly involves the "serious" Queen fans sending bitchy messages to each other ! I find this sort of topic where we can listen to each others opinons quite refreshing. If you don't Sod you !





Look at your post carefully.



You find your discussion 'refreshing' because it is not about Queen fans 'bitching' at each other, then you go and say 'Sod you' to me. Hypocrisy by any chance? When all I did was RIGHTLY point out that this is not QUEEN - SERIOUS DISCUSSION.



If you can tell me HOW voting for the top ten guitarists is SERIOUS DISCUSSION about QUEEN without bringing in what other people do in other threads, then I will accept your pathetic childish 'Sod you' outburst with humility.







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