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Spiderusalem
Nov 13 2007, 06:23 AM
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You knew this was bound to happen.... Rolling Stone Magazine had their list, Guitar Xtra had their list, and now its our turn to come up with the list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time.


*Wow Spider, I'm excited. But how is this gonna work?*

I was just getting to that. Should you choose to participate, this is what you'll do: turn in a list of who you think should make it to the top 20 (or top 10 if you cant come up with 20) in order, as well as a list of honorable mentions that should make it in the 100. We'll also use the thread to discuss and debate the candidates and what-not (and as always, lets keep our debates friendly and fist-fight-clean). If you feel that a certain guitarist deserves a position, tell us why!

We'll keep this going for.......hmmm.... lets say two weeks (but can extend it if extra time is necessary.) and at the end of this time, myself and a panel of judges that know much much more than me will finalize and assemble the list.

At this time, I'd like that panel to consist of:
Unleash-the-Shred
tonymiro
shredmandan
MickeM
mattacuk
botoxfox
The Uncreator
Robin

I think the gap in age/experience will even things out. Also, I know I'm volunteering you guys without your permission (when do I ever get anyones permission to do anything?) so feel free not to take up your panelist duties. Any instructors that have free time on their hands and would like to participate in the panel would also be welcome (and encouraged!).

*awesome Spider, but how do we define "great"?*
well thats largely up to you. off the top of my head, I would factor in these traits:
-Skill
-Style
-Influence
-Achievements
-Innovations
-Originality
-The test of time

Also, keep in mind that this is a list of the Greatest guitarists of all time! Beit, this site is a little more rock-n-roll/blues/metal oriented (and the list will surely reflect that) but it would be an injustice not to mention the guitar greats of jazz or flamenco for example.

The styles we should keep in mind while constructing the list are:
Rock-n-Roll (classic and modern)
Metal (in all its incarnations)
Blues
Jazz
Flamenco
Classical
Country
R&B


Thats about all I can say at this point. If you feel I should add or say anything else, please tell me.
But until then, just go at it. lets see your lists. lets make this happen!

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Andrew Cockburn
Nov 13 2007, 06:46 AM
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Cool idea Spider, looking forward to seeing how it works out, but I beg you m don't make me a judge, I know nothing of most guitarists ... I am genuinely ignorant about s lot of great guitarists, so I wouldn't make a good judge ...

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Spiderusalem
Nov 13 2007, 06:47 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 12 2007, 09:46 PM) *
Cool idea Spider, looking forward to seeing how it works out, but I beg you m don't make me a judge, I know nothing of most guitarists ... I am genuinely ignorant about s lot of great guitarists, so I wouldn't make a good judge ...



....... I really dont know how serious you're being mellow.gif

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shredmandan
Nov 13 2007, 06:51 AM
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Im in man smile.gif
Just tell me what i need to do and i'll work on it

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Andrew Cockburn
Nov 13 2007, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Nov 13 2007, 12:47 AM) *
....... I really dont know how serious you're being mellow.gif


Really, I'm being serious, trust me! I listened to very few guitarists a lot, like Gilmour, Moore, Plant and a few others, but I am pretty ignorant when it comes to Metal and Shred.

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spdalton
Nov 13 2007, 07:17 AM
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Great idea biggrin.gif.
What do we have to do to submit a list?

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Spiderusalem
Nov 13 2007, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE (spdalton @ Nov 12 2007, 10:17 PM) *
Great idea biggrin.gif.
What do we have to do to submit a list?


just post it up here

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shredmandan
Nov 13 2007, 07:20 AM
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so you want me to post a list of top 20 on this page spider?

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Spiderusalem
Nov 13 2007, 07:21 AM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Nov 12 2007, 10:20 PM) *
so you want me to post a list of top 20 on this page spider?


yes

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Animosity
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1. Jimmy Page
2. Eric Clapton
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Kirk Hammett
5. Randy Rhoads
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. Zakk Wylde
8. Brian May
9. Carlos Santana
10. Steve Vai
11. Slash
12. Joe Walsh
13. Joe Satriani
14. Ted Nugent
15. B.B. King
16. Jimi Hendrix
17. Tony Iommi
18. Pete Townsend
19. Mike McCready
20. The Edge

Honorable Mentions(No Particular Order):
  • Joe Perry
  • John Fogerty
  • Buckethead
  • Jeff Beck
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • David Gilmour
  • Kurt Cobain

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 13 2007, 07:02 AM) *
but I am pretty ignorant when it comes to Metal and Shred.


You...betrayed me! sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif







laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Are we all aloud to do this? And if so does it have to be in order of your favourite?

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Cool, I'm in the panel... cool.gif

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Spiderusalem
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Heres mine:

1. Jimi hendrix
2. Robert Johnson
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Stevie Ray Vaughan
5. Chet Atkins
6. Andres Segovia
7. Joe Pass
8. Les paul
9. Eric Claption
10. Tony Iommi
11. BB King
12. Chuck Berry
13. Eric Johnson
14. Jimmy Page
15. Jeff Beck
16. Steve Vai
17. Randy Rhodes
18. Joe Satriani
19. Michael Angelo Batio
20. Slash

QUOTE (steve25 @ Nov 12 2007, 10:29 PM) *
Are we all aloud to do this? And if so does it have to be in order of your favourite?


yes anyone can turn in their list smile.gif and yes it has to be in order (do the best you can)

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Kevin98497
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technically probably buckethead but i dont think he is very socialble lol

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shredmandan
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Forgot to put in order laugh.gif Ill work on it.

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Spiderusalem
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Nov 12 2007, 10:34 PM) *
Forgot to put in order laugh.gif Ill work on it.


lol you had me going. I read John 5 as # 1 and I went "WHAT?" out loud. the folks that live with me wondered what happened lol.

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spdalton
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1. Jimmy Page
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. David Gilmour
4. Randy Rhoads
5. Brian May
6. B.B King
7. Slash
8. Eric Clapton
9. Eddie Van Halen
10. Tony Iommi
11. Mark Knopfler
12. Angus Young
13. SRV
14. Mike McCready
15. Neil Young
16. Jeff Beck
17. Dimebag Darrell
18. Kirk Hammett
19. Peter Frampton
20. Tom Morello

Others:
Carlos Santana
Ritchie Blackmore
Pete Townsend
Steve Vai

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Andrew Cockburn
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Nov 13 2007, 01:28 AM) *
You...betrayed me! sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


Sorry Pavel smile.gif I should have said ...

The only Shredders I know are Steve Vai and of course Pavel - so my list will be short!

1. Pavel
2. Steve Vai

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1) Joe Satriani
2) Steve Vai
3) Eric Johnson
4) Andy Timmons
5) Jeff Beck
6) Paul Gilbert
7) David Gilmour
8) Carlos Santana
9) Eric Clapton
10) Eddie Van Halen
11) Kirk Hammet
12) Stevie Ray Vaughan
13) Slash
14) Stanley Jordan
15) Yngwie Malmsteen
16) Andy McKee
17) Mark Knopfler
18) Johnny A.
19) Jimi Hendrix
20) Andres Segovia

...I'm not really happy with this list at all, there's so many that I can't think of, and I really couldn't put them in order, so I just kind of threw them together... Not to mention, I don't really believe in the "best" guitarist, there are so many different ways of playing!... but, I guess this is my list for now...

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