What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

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What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by ashtonfarell » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:37 am

Mine are:

1. Steve Vai
2. Alexi Laiho
3. Mark Morten
4. Will Alder
5. Rusty Cooley
6. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
7. Kerry King
8. Stevie Ray Vaughn
9. Jon Donais
10. Zack Wylde

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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by Sterling Mastif » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:56 am

Depends what you want from the guitarist, just fret wanking shreddin for the sake of it then it's all Stevie Vai, Satriani etc.... that shit bores me beyond belief. Would sooner here a mean sinister riff or something more experimental than a 'look at how good I am' guitar solo.

1: Jimi Hendrix
2: Steph Carpenter
3: Tom Morello
4: Jimmy Page
5: Dimebag
6: Matt Bellamy
7: Stevie Ray Vaughn
8: Josh Holme
9: Daron Malakain
10: Tony Iomi
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by godflesh fiend » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:07 pm

Hendrix
King Buzzo
Geordie Walker
Justin Broadrick
Jo Callis
Robert Fripp
Alien Jourgensen
Mike Scaccia
Ry Cooder
Stevie Ray

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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by Motorway to Roswell » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:10 pm

Hendrix, Django Reinhardt and Dimebag have to be in there.
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by nousd » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:26 am

let's mute this thread
and talk about rock guitarists...
(not jazz , metal nor folk)
yeah we know Hendrix is #1
and Cooder, Vaughan, Albert Lee, Beck, Clapton
Hanimet, Page, Moore, Santana, Allman, Dale,
Verlaine, Vestine, Winter, Fripp, Young
Mandel, Satriani and Howe
are rock gods

but who's smooth, soulful style (& pretty good dylanesque voice)
gave the 80s respite the from complete domination by the punk talent-doesn't-matter ethos?
yeah, he was balding and wore a tennis player headband
and occasionally resorted to stride-style rock-n-roll
but fuck man, he could play.

and who does rock guitar better than Trucks nowdays?
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by nousd » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:36 am

mind you
I can't overcome my aversion to such talent that has no sense of coolth
but that's my problem
not theirs.

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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by mks » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:03 am

John McLaughlin
Eddie Hazel

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Post by test_recordings » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:26 am

Fret wanking? Plank spanking!

1. Bert Jansch
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. John Frusciante
4. Albert King
5. Kirk Hammett
6. Howlin' Wolf
7. Tom Morello
8. Joe Messina (The Funk Brothers, aka the Motown session band
9. Ritchie Blackmore (all about the hard rocker going neo-pagan-folk-revival then doing techno-lite Christmas songs http://www.blackmoresnight.com/)
10. George Harrison

Steve Cropper of Booker T. & the M.G.'s is worth a mention I think, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, those unsung jazz maestros I can't name
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Post by sixs » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:01 pm

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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by rockonin » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:21 pm

1.Yngwie Malmsteen
2.Randy Rhoads-(Ozzy)
3.Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow)
4.Steve Vai
5.Slash (Guns n Roses)
6.Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
7.John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
8.Zakk Wylde (Ozzy/Black Label Society)
9. Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin)
10. Vivian Campbell (Dio)
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by topmo3 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:26 pm

haven't thought about this question since I was like 16 lol

I have no idea TBH but as far as my very poor knowledge from rock / pop guitarists go I think I had to go with pat methney, al dimeola or someone like that. robert fripp from king crimson is a good shout too. at least not some metal etc guitarist loooool
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by dickman69 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:01 pm

OP no Hendrix.. confirmed racist
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by DJoe » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:12 pm

topmo3 wrote:haven't thought about this question since I was like 16 lol

I have no idea TBH but as far as my very poor knowledge from rock / pop guitarists go I think I had to go with pat methney, al dimeola or someone like that. robert fripp from king crimson is a good shout too. at least not some metal etc guitarist loooool
i met some guy who was the violinist in king crimson the other day
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Post by ultraspatial » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:15 pm

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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by hubb » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:19 pm

1 Tyson

3 Eric Clapton
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by wolf89 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:19 pm

Hendrix
Glenn Branca
John Mclaughlin
Robert Fripp

Will think of more

Lol at the dream theatre/steve vai and the like though.
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by hubb » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:24 pm

man, dream theater is so lols


the equivalent of michael bolton straining his vocal chord
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Post by wolf89 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:40 pm

Dream Theatre Is what it would be like if it were possible to learn how to play instruments without ever hearing any music to know what good music is supposed to sound like
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Re: What are the top 10 guitarists of all time?

Post by mason666 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:43 pm

i couldnt even name ten guitarists
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