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post Oct 10 2008, 03:24 PM
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I don't want to start an arguing thread...but I was curious who you guys thought are the 5 greatest of all time. Here are mine in order:

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Jeff Beck
4. Mark Knopfler
5. Les Paul (the tone MASTER!)

What is your list?


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post Oct 10 2008, 03:28 PM
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1. John mclaughlin

2. Allan holdsworth

3. Chuck schuldiner

4. Jason becker

5. Townes van zandt


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post Oct 10 2008, 03:31 PM
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In no particular order.


David Gilmour - Showed us that one or 2 notes, played right is all you ever need.
Joe Satriani - Defined technique in rock guitar.
Randy Rhoads - Defined classical influenced metal playing.
Tony Iommi - Defined the heavy riff.
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post Oct 10 2008, 03:33 PM
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In no order

Tommy Emmanuel

Joe Satriani

Mark Knopfler

Don Ross

Paul Gilbert

I would also say Tony Iommi and Jimi Hendrix for being such big influences in rock and metal but i dont think tehre in the top 5 greatest guitarists.

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QUOTE (jer @ Oct 10 2008, 10:31 AM) *
C.C. Deville - For showing us that anyone can make it. smile.gif


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post Oct 10 2008, 03:39 PM
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1. SRV

in no order:
Ritchie Blackmore
David Gilmour
Dickey Betts
Gary Moore


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post Oct 10 2008, 03:42 PM
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John Petrucci
Steve Morse
Paul Waggoner
John Petrucci
John Petrucci

Something like that


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post Oct 10 2008, 03:45 PM
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In no order :

John Petrucci
Brian May
SRV
Paco De Lucia
Mark Knopfler

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post Oct 10 2008, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Oct 10 2008, 10:24 AM) *
I don't want to start an arguing thread...


Good luck with that wink.gif


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post Oct 10 2008, 04:21 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 10 2008, 04:16 PM) *
Good luck with that wink.gif


Yes, and although this thread has been done a million times im going to join in anyway tongue.gif

PAUL GILBERT
Yngwie Malmsteen
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post Oct 10 2008, 04:25 PM
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There is no such thing as "greatest guitarist ever".
since when was music a pissing contest? dry.gif
Edit: in case you didnt notice I HATE these lists.

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I would say its more like, your top 5 favorite guitarists smile.gif


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"The Fundimental Difference between Paul Gilbert and Buckethead is that Paul Explores the Good side of the force, while Buckethead Explores the Dark Side of the Force" :)
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post Oct 10 2008, 04:32 PM
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In no order

Yngwie Malmsteen
Luca Turilli
Lian Gerbino
Micheal Romeo
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post Oct 10 2008, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 10 2008, 11:26 AM) *
I would say its more like, your top 5 favorite guitarists smile.gif

Oh. well then,
my FAVORITE (not best ever) guitarists:

1.Dave Mustaine
2.Chris Broderick
3.Frank Zappa
4.Mikael Akerfeldt
5.Olavi Mikkonen & Johan Soderberg (Amon Amarth)

Everything but #1 rotates depending on what im listening to currently.
Edit: changed the list. rolleyes.gif

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post Oct 10 2008, 04:38 PM
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Relax folks.

Its simply an opinion. Thats why I put "why" next to my names. I dont think anyone will take anyones choices as fact. But they'll understand why I chose them.

Its no different than anything else posted here. Its merely the posters opinion.

Whether its GMC staff, Instructors, veteran members, or noobs, its a discussion board. So lets discuss. This board is full of opinions. Why should "Who's the greatest guitarists of all time" ruffle anyones feathers?

If I said Herman Li rules supreme that wont make it true.




Oh and my favorites would be an entirely different list. As of today, and in no particular order.

Adrian Smith
Michael Akerfeldt
Joe Satriani
Glenn Tipton
Roy Z


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i wont say the greatest, i will say my favorites smile.gif :
1- steve vai

then: john petrucci, guthrie govan, greg howe, satriani and rusty cooley


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post Oct 10 2008, 04:42 PM
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I also find it VERY interesting that after 10 lists there is no sign of Eddie Van Halen.



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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Oct 10 2008, 04:32 PM) *
Oh. well then,
my FAVORITE (not best ever) guitarists:

1.Dave Mustaine
2.John Petrucci
3.Frank Zappa
4.Mikael Akerfeldt
5.Olavi Mikkonen & Johan Soderberg (Amon Amarth)

Everything but #1 rotates depending on what im listening to currently.


That is a very cool list of favorites my friend smile.gif


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1. Jimmy Page
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. David Gilmour
5. Eric Clapton


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post Oct 10 2008, 04:53 PM
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In no particular order:

Allan Holdsworth
Shawn Lane
Jeff Beck
Eric Johnson
Tommy Emmanuel

I just took a stab at this. But, when I think of other players I have listened to, it's really hard to nail down my own personal choices. I've excluded people like Guthrie Govan, Mark Knopfler, Steve Morse, John Mclaughlin, Jimi Hendrix, Greg Howe, Chris Poland, Eddie Van Halen, Chet Atkins, Andres Segovia, Monte Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Martin Taylor, and Steve Vai.

I could come up with more than one top 5 list, I guess. And these are just the guys I can think of at the moment, and that I've heard of. There are monsters out there that we've never heard of that are taking the guitar to the next level. I can't wait to hear them!

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