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Best Guitarist Ever?


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#1 tarik

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:04 AM

I liked the post about who the best drummer was so much that I decided to start a thread on who the best guitarist is/was.

Setting my affinity for modern metal aside I have to say David Jon Gilmour from Pink Floyd.


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:22 AM

I'm thinking either Steve Vai or Yngwie Malmsteen (technically more to Yngwie, but Vai gets some bonus "style" points).

'Course, I was just a dumb kid rockin' the mullet back in the day (shut-up, they were cool back then! :) ), and I was probably under the influence, so may not have been the best judge of ability. :ok:

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:35 AM

I'd have to go with Joe Satriani - by the way, beruo, Steve Vai took lessons from Joe.
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:37 AM

Clapton

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:06 AM

I didn't know who this guy was until a few years ago when my wife took me to one of his concerts.  It was great!

Ottmar Liebert.

He and Santana play similar music.  I think Liebert learned from Santana.


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:15 AM

It's hard to compare guys who play different styles of music, but just based on what that guy can do with a guitar I'd have to go with Satriani too. The first time I listened to Surfing With The Alien I was in awe....

... then again Eddie Van Halen did marry Valerie Bertinelli.... yep, based on that EVH gets my vote.  :)
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:57 AM

Have to go with Satriani, with a close second tie between Steve Vai and Eric Johnson.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:35 AM

So many different styles and great guitarists it makes it hard isolate to best ever.

For blues/rock I have to go with Stevie Ray Vaughen, but  then again Jimi Hendrix has been so influential on so many different guitarist that he deserves some credit.

Other fav's include: Slow hand, Satriani, Steve Vai, Eddie, Santana, Chet Atkins, and many more I can't even think of.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:43 AM

There's way to many "great" guitarists for me to pick a favorite. I will say that the Clapton vs. Roberton showdown in The Last Waltz is just incredible and worth checking out if you haven't seen it.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 01:19 PM

SRV, Clapton, and Page (especially now that he is older)


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 01:56 PM

Me! No seriously I would find it hard to say anyone but Gilmour. He was a genius.
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:43 PM

Eric Clapton and Jim Hendrix were my favorites. Duane Allman was a great slide quitar player also.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:51 PM

Hendrix and Bonnie Raitt

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:53 PM

Stevie Ray
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Clapton
Hendrix
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:26 PM

View PostArt, on Apr 27 2006, 03:43 PM, said:

Duane Allman was a great slide quitar player also.
Amen to that, the absolute best imo!

Progolfer33 whats up with the, "was" reference to David Gilmour? I'm pretty sure he is currently touring, and not from a pine box lol.


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:52 PM

There is no best. Here's my list:

Satriani
Vai
Tony Macalpine
Vinnie Moore
Torben Enevoldsen
John Petrucci
Steve Morse
Robert Fripp
Al Dimeola
John Mclaughlin
SRV
Hendrix
Page
If Yngwie wasn't so boring I'd pick him too :)

And many many more!

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:16 PM

TOOL (greatest band ever) get "10000 days" you won't be disappointed............

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:29 PM

Danny Gatton,,,ask any accomplished guitarist or check him out on the web,,,and when you listen remember you are listening to ONE guitar,,not two nor a studio multitrack.His best  album overall???My vote would be "Redneck Jazz".


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:30 PM

One you all know, just may not think of, who IMO is the best guitarist ever is Mark Tremonti. He is the lead guitar for Alterbridge, formerly for Creed.
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:39 PM

Clapton for sure.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:35 PM

Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana (Showing my age RIGHT !!!)

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:02 PM

This is really like asking which is the best driver... but in terms of pure God-given natural talent I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone that had more of it than SRV.

The kid just had the gift, there is no other way to describe him. I think he won Guitarist of the Year for like 8 years straight until the year he died. And he was never really played on commercial radio. Probably would still be winning it if not but for one night in Wisconsin.


Most underrated or "under the radar" - Mark Knopfler.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

Best had to be SRV.......

Bunky's Favorite is Keith Richards.

Bunky's Favorite Drummer is Charlie Watts.

Bunky's Favorite Front Man is Mick.

Can you guess who is Bunk's Favorite Band :)


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:15 PM

View Post857 Pro-Ti, on Apr 27 2006, 03:52 PM, said:

If Yngwie wasn't so boring I'd pick him too :)

Yeah, but have you ever listened to Yngwie Malmsteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on weed?
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 08:12 PM

View PostTheBUNKY, on Apr 27 2006, 08:07 PM, said:

Best had to be SRV.......

Bunky's Favorite is Keith Richards.

Bunky's Favorite Drummer is Charlie Watts.

Bunky's Favorite Front Man is Mick.

Can you guess who is Bunk's Favorite Band :)

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 08:16 PM

View PostLionstar, on Apr 27 2006, 06:29 PM, said:

Danny Gatton,,,ask any accomplished guitarist or check him out on the web,,,and when you listen remember you are listening to ONE guitar,,not two nor a studio multitrack.His best  album overall???My vote would be "Redneck Jazz".
  Yes, Gatton must be on the list...Along with Cliff Gallop, Les Paul and although not a super talent in the technical sense, Harrison must make the list because his playing defined a sound.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:21 AM

View Postberuo, on Apr 27 2006, 08:15 PM, said:

View Post857 Pro-Ti, on Apr 27 2006, 03:52 PM, said:

If Yngwie wasn't so boring I'd pick him too :ok:

Yeah, but have you ever listened to Yngwie Malmsteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on weed?
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Posted 28 April 2006 - 03:14 AM

Esteban ...........
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heeehehe...on a serious note...it all depends on what types of music I'm into at the  moment.  I go from Satriani, George Benson, Earl Klugh, and Stanley Jordan.


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