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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who are your 20 greatest guitarists of all time? i was always curious of what other people thought.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Zebonka


He's the man!


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Django Reinhardt no competition here

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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Howe, Satriani, and 9 clones of each.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Brian May
2. Jimi Hendrix (technicly he's number one, but you know...)
2. Eddie van Halen
3. Angus Young
4. Jimmy Page
5. Steve Howe
6. Carlos Santana
7. Steve Via
8. Mark Knopfler
9. Jeff Beck
10.Eric Clapton


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Howe, Satriani, and 9 clones of each.


You forget Vai, Becker, Van Halen, Santana, McLaughlin, etc.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wheres Neal Schon?

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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Serry... wrote:

Zebonka


He's the man!


Even when they're joking.... it's a nice thing to hear on my 21st. Ha-ha.

At the moment I'd say Eddie Van Halen, I've been listening to a bit of his live stuff from the 70's. I never realised quite how much he beat Paul Gilbert to the punch. Fantastic players all of them.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't seen a worthwhile thread like this in some time, so i'll tag on here :)

1:Brian may
2:David Gilmour
3:Slash
4:Jimi Hendrix
5:Jimmy Page
6:Ace Frehly
7:Alan Collins
8:The Rev
9:Eddie Van Halen
10:Gary Moore

Ok that was really more of my favorites, but check em out they are all great!!


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

uhm, sorry for not putting big ol' pal brian in the top. but hey, were talking about guitar players not the greatest bands!!
so my list his:

1.Jimi Hendrix
2.Eric Clapton
3.David Guilmour
4.Jimmy Page
5.Randy Rhoads
6.Brian May
7.Ritchie Blackmore
8.Tony Iommi
9.Dave Murray
10.Eddie Van Halen

in eleven some twelve or thirteen guitar players!


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great topic! Tough to narrow down a list without too many of the usual suspects ... but as a guitarist, here are my top influences, in relative order ...

1) Jimi Hendrix
2) Brian May (Queen)
3) Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
4) Stevie Ray Vaughn
5) Frank Zappa
6) Pete Townshend (The Who)
7) John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
8) The Edge (U2)
9) Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
10) Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
11) Prince
12) Carlos Santana
13) Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
14) Robby Krieger (The Doors)
15) Ani DiFranco
16) David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
17) Eddie Van Halen
18) Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
19) Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave)
20) Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 20:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah fuck, here gos...

Brian May.
Jimi Hendrix.
Steve Vai.
Jason Becker.

Hmmmmmm there is more....





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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 20:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May forever!!! :)


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ruiiii wrote:

uhm, sorry for not putting big ol' pal brian in the top. but hey, were talking about guitar players not the greatest bands!!
so my list his:

1.Jimi Hendrix
2.Eric Clapton
3.David Guilmour
4.Jimmy Page
5.Randy Rhoads
6.Brian May
7.Ritchie Blackmore
8.Tony Iommi
9.Dave Murray
10.Eddie Van Halen

in eleven some twelve or thirteen guitar players!
great list.

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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:


Even when they're joking.... it's a nice thing to hear on my 21st. Ha-ha.


No time for joking, during our lovely conversation about Robbie Williams you've promised me to become one of the greatest guitar players ever and prove me that I'm piece of shit.

Well... Gilmour and May. And Zebonka.

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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1-Brian May
2-George Harrison
3-Jimmy hendrix
4-Jimmy Page
5- Angus Young
6- Eric Clapton

That's it.


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Jimi Hendrix - No one has even come close, don't know why, but it's just weird...when you listen to his songs, you pay more attention to his guitar playing than his vocals.
2. Mark Knopfler
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Brian May
5. Jimmy Page
6. Kirk Hammett
7. Jeff Beck
8. Ron Wood
9. Keith Richards
10. Mick Ronson
11. Kurt Cobain
12. David Gilmour
13. Eric Clapton
14. Tony Iommi
15. Ritchie Blackmore
16. Richie Sambora


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