Your Top 10 Favourite Guitarists

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  1. Dave J

    Dave J Senior Member

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    1. Stefan Koglek (Colour Haze from Germany)
    2. Jimmy Page
    3. Uli Jon Roth
    4. Steve Howe
    5. David Gilmore
    6. Edie Van Halen
    7. Tony Iommi
    8. Jimi Hendrix
    9. Larry Lelonde
    10. Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless from San Diego)

    Honorable mentions (no order)

    Brian May
    Al DiMeola
    Alex Lifeson
    Martin Barre
    Mark Knopfler
    Kirk Hammett
    Randy Rhodes
    Richie Blackmore

    I'm sure there are many others I missed. There really is no best list, and mine will probably change tomorrow.
     
  2. miwolverine754

    miwolverine754 Senior Member

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    hmmm....

    #1-Billy Gibbons -No question in my mind. ;)
    #2-BB King
    #3-Santana
    #4-Stevie Ray Vaughan
    #5-Jimmy Page
    #6-Joe perry
    #7-Brain May -Not a huge fan of his music, but his tone is incredible!
    #8-EVH
    #9-Randy Rhoads
    #10-Gary Rossington
     
  3. Spot

    Spot Senior Member

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    Jerry Cantrell
    Ian Moore
    Dudley Taft
    Joe Perry
    Nugent
    Barry Goudreau
    Jim Root
    James Manky
    Alain Johannes
    Billy Duffy
     
  4. SloeGin

    SloeGin Senior Member

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    random order:

    Jimi Hendrix
    Randy Rhoads
    Slash
    Joe Bonamassa
    Zakk Wylde
    Tony Iommi
    Marty Friedman
    Alexi Laiho
    James Hetfield
    Jerry Cantrell
     
  5. PhilP

    PhilP Junior Member

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    1 jimmy page
    2 Jimi hendrix
    3 Peter green
    4 Paul Kossoff
    5 jeff beck
    6 Eric Clapton
    7 Gary Moore
    8 slash
    9 dave Gilmour
    10 Angus young

    It's not everyone's top ten, but it's mine, that's all. :)
     
  6. JediRabbit

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    My Top Ten favorites, though not necessarily who I consider the best (same guys but I'd put them in a different order).

    1. Jimmy Page
    2. Paul Kossoff
    3. Eric Clapton
    4. Jimi Hendrix
    5. Jeff Beck
    6. BB King
    7. Billy Gibbons
    8. Peter Green
    9. Joe Bonamassa
    10. Duane Allman
    11. Mick Taylor
    12. David Gilmour
    13. Buddy Guy
    14. Django Reinhardt
    15. Robert Johnson
     
  7. ccozic

    ccozic Junior Member

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    In no particular order:
    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2. Jimmy Page, duh
    3. Pete Townshend (best all-around rock musician EVER)
    4. Rory Gallagher (saw live Central Park, 1975)
    5. David Gilmour
    6. Steve Howe
    7. John Fogerty
    8. really, no one else picked Tom Scholz?
    9. John Lee Hooker
    10. John Entwhistle (best rock bassist ever, end of story good-night)
     
  8. Stormy Day

    Stormy Day Junior Member

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    In no particular order

    Randy Rhoads
    Eric Johnson
    Michael Schenker
    Jimmy Page
    Tony Iommi
    Jeff Beck
    Jimi Hendrix
    Joe Perry
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Angus Young
     
  9. monkeyboy

    monkeyboy Senior Member

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    In no order...

    Randy Rhoads
    Malcom Young
    Izzy Straddlin
    Keith Richards
    Gary Moore
    George Harrison
    Angus Young
    Ronrose Heathman
    Rev Horton Heat
    Nicke Anderson
     
  10. djjagdish

    djjagdish Senior Member

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    Just 10, that's tough, but here goes:

    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2. Randy Rhoads
    3. Jimmy Page
    4. Kirk Hammett
    5. Paco De Lucia
    6.Alex Skolnick
    7. John Frusciante
    8. Rodrigo y Gabriela (though if I had to pick one, I'd say Gab)
    9. Alex Lifeson
    10. Grant Green
     
  11. moodyedge

    moodyedge Senior Member

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    G.Moore
    P.Kossoff
    S.Gorham
    B.Robertson
    J.D.Bradfield
     
  12. pastor

    pastor Senior Member

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    John McGeough - Magazine & Siouxsie & The Banshees - (RIP)
    Vinni Reilly - Durutti Column
    Andy Gill - Gang of Four
    Robert Fripp
    Hugh Cornwall - Stranglers
    Mick Harvey - Nick Cave & the bad seeds
    Robert Smith - The Cure
    Joey Santiago - The Pixies
    Steve Albini - Shellac of North America
    Steve Jones - Pistols
     
  13. michaelinokc

    michaelinokc Senior Member

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    What a horribly hard question to answer. Today's choices, in no particular order:

    Angus Young
    Malcolm Young
    Eddie Van Halen
    Gary Moore
    Brent Mason
    Joe Satriani
    Chris Henderson
    Joe Bonamassa
    George Thorogood
    James Taylor
     
  14. Consarnit

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    Hmmm... kind of hard, I'll give it a shot.

    My list may vary over time, but the guy on top is and always will be

    Pat Smear. Germs. Ruthensmear. Nirvana. Foo Fighters. Dude knows how to rock a pink boa strap. He has an ability to grab any guitar and turn it into a angry white noise machine. Pat Smear is the shit. End of story.

    Bob Mould. Husker Du. Sugar. Bob has a rare talent - he excels not only as a guitar player (dude can shred), but also as a songwriter (I submit Makes No Sense At All, Celebrated Summer, and Games). Chances are good he makes his duct-taped Flying V sound better than anything in your or my collection.

    Tony Iommi. Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath. BLACK SABBATH. When I have to play a solo, I just try to do what Tony would do. There is nothing I can say about Tony that hasn't been said more eloquently.

    Dave Mustaine. Panic. Metallica. Megadeth. MD.45. When I was learning to play guitar, I wanted to be Dave Mustaine. This was why I bought my V. My V is a piece of junk. I don't care. It makes me feel like I'm Dave Mustaine.

    It makes me look more like Bob Mould. See: duct tape.

    James Hetfield. Metallica. I want to see this dude do a solo project. He's one of the world's best rhythm guitarists (an art form which deserves more recognition than it gets), he is a superb lead guitarist (most people have no idea that around half of Metallica's guitar solos are not Kirk), and, he is possibly a better drummer than Lars (though you don't see him behind a kit often, he can play just fine). I just want to hear what it would sound like. So long as it's recorded by

    Steven Frank Albini. Big Black. Rapeman. Shellac. They had no way of categorizing Steve's guitar sound, so they call it 'angular.' I think that description sounds stupid, but Steve makes that chunk of metal sound like pure, unadulterated anger. He's also a pretty cool guy, I think.

    Johnny Ramone. Ramones. People still think he only used downstrokes. His playing style is nothing short of athletic.

    Angus Young. AC/DC. Probably responsible for moving at least as many SG units as Tony Iommi. More entertaining to watch than a barrel of hookers. Not afraid to show his underpants. This spot is split. You can't have Angus without Malcolm Young. Also of AC/DC. For every great lead guitarist, there's an equally great rhythm guitarist keeping him in line. Young brothers: I Salute You.

    Dave Grohl. Foo Fighters. The eternal holder of the top slot on my list of favourite drummers, Dave is also generally the first guitar player in a long line of guitar players that I frequently rip off, because I am an unoriginal dimwit. Exhausted may be one of the greatest songs of all time.

    Kurt Cobain. Fecal Matter. Nirvana. Sloppy, noisy, disjointed. I like those qualities in a guitar player. You would never mistake him for anyone else.
     
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    Shadowplayer Senior Member

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  16. SloeGin

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    Jimi Hendrix
    Randy Rhoads
    Jimmy Page
    Gary Moore
    Bonamassa
    Marty Friedman
    Dave Mustaine
    James Hetfield
    Zakk Wylde
    Chris Broderick
     
  17. tdearn

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    Sorry I can only narrow it down to 13!
    1) Lindsey Buckingham
    2) Paul Kossoff
    3) Eric Clapton
    4) Gary Moore
    5) Stevie Ray Vaughn
    6) Jerry Reed
    7) Jo Walsh
    8) Vince Gill
    9) Wes Montgomery
    10) Gary Rossington
    11) Leslie West
    12) Jimmy Page
    13) David Gilmore
     
  18. gmack73

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    1. Jimmy Page
    2. Peter Green
    3. Freddie King
    4. Johnny Winter
    5. Billy Gibbons
    6. Tony Iommi
    7. Albert King
    8. Luther Allison
    9. Robin Trower
    10.John Lee Hooker
     
  19. InkedLester

    InkedLester Drippin with Blues Blood

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    1. Jp
    2. Srv
    3. Jh
    4. Bbk
    5. Jb
    6. Ga
    7. Bg
    8. S
    9. Rj
    10. Jm
     
  20. EagleTalon

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    Mine are as folows:

    1. Slash
    2. Peter Frampton
    3. Garry Moore
    4. Santana
    5. Jimmy Paige
    6. Eddie Van Halen
    7. Ted Nugent
    8. Randy Rhoads
    9. Buckethead
    10. Joe Bonamassa
     

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