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Greatest Guitarist

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posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 01:25 AM
Favorite guitarist: Too many can't decide.
At the moment the one that comes to mind is

Michael Schenker (ex-Scorpions)

solos(instrumental) worth listening to: Joy, Faith and Trust, Endless Possibility
songs with vocals include: Red Sky, This broken hearted, Never Ending Nightmare

posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 10:26 AM
Marilyn Manson i guess. He's pretty good.

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 02:41 PM
I think we would be talking about Randy Rhoades, absolutely. He was great and with some longevity he could have really made a deep mark. At least that's my opinion.

I had completely forgotten Santana, until I listened to him a few days ago. Sounds so effortless. Two other things I remembered that go in the "You Wouldn't Think It" file.

1) A friend said he saw Prince while living in Germany. Went to the show as a kind of "yeah, why not" type thing. He said at one point Prince started JAMMIN, and absolutely blew them all away! Totally unexpected.

2) Back in the '80s when we were high-school aged, they had a Rick Springfield concert, "Live and Kickin", on tv which was being simulcast on DC 101. I thought it was going to be stupid, but my brother set up everything to try and tape it. Same thing as above... at one point he came out and started jammin like crazy! We all just kinda looked at each other in astonishment because this was WAY beyond the cutsie-poo "Jessie's Girl" stuff we expected. He could really play. Who knew?

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 02:53 PM
I would have to say

Slash of GNR is one of the greatest guitar players ever.
Ace Frehley of KISS, has pured out some great tunes.
Keith Richards, of the Stones great too.
Tony Iommi was Black Sabbath deserves a mention.

posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 02:11 AM
Steve Jones, the COOLEST guitar playr EVER!!
He may be mostly power chords but more kids picked up the guitar because of him than the likes of wanky malmsteen and metalicrap...

[Edited on 28-7-2004 by ANOK]

posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 04:53 AM
Here are 2 tracks from Michaels latest album "Thank You 4"

right click and save as...

[Edited on 28-7-2004 by websurfer]

posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 06:00 AM

I got the Scorpions 'Fly to the Rainbow' a while back and Michael Schenker is really good in my opinion.

Defintly one of my fav at the moment.

And joe satriani, i forgot him from my last time i posted in this thread..he amazing too


posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 10:16 AM
Seeing as how everyone else has pretty much been covered I'll go for something a little different:

Steve Malkmus
Graham Coxon

I'm sure there's alot more but I can't think right now.

posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 11:07 AM
No. 1: Jimi Hendrix
No. 2: Eric Clapton
No. 3: Stevie Ray Vaughn

posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 02:58 PM
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Eric Clapton
Carlos Santana
David Gilmour
Eddie Van Halen
Jeff Beck
Tom Morello
Allen Collins
Keith Richards

I could go on and on...

[Edited on 18-8-2004 by Shoktek]

posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 04:18 PM
where's the respect man? cmon we all know it has to be Page and closely it would have to be Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac that guy plays clear and smooth and without a pick pretty damn well

posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 11:38 AM
For my money the best guitarist I have ever seen is Michael Hedges. Him alone on stage with an acoustic guitar and you'd think he had a full band behind him. He made that guitar do things I never saw before or since...

The rest of my list was mentioned by everyone else on this thread. The rest of my top ten (in no particular order) would probably be, Rhodes, Vai, Satriani, Hammet, Martin, Slash, Hendrix, Clapton, and Moore

posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 11:43 AM
Stevie Vai
Eric Johnson
Joe Satriani

Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac that guy plays clear and smooth and without a pick pretty damn well

Good one! Almost forgot about how good Lindsey really is.

[Edited on 8/26/04 by HumptyDumpty]

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 06:39 PM
Jimmy Page and Hendrix, who else brung us the "experience"

[Edited on 29-8-2004 by Linux]

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 06:55 PM
Here's a few of my all-time favs that I don't think have been mentioned yet....
Manuel Barrueco
Steve Morse
Andy Summers
Daniel Cox (Check this guy out!)

Here's a few that might have already been mentioned...
Joe Perry
Joe Walsh
Randy Rhoads
Joe Satriani
Eddie Van Halen
Rick Nielsen

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 07:50 PM
My choices:

1. Steven Vai

2. Rick Neilson
3. Randy Rhodes
4. Angus Young
5. Ted Nugent

Does anyone remember the movie Crossroads? That was the first time I ever saw Vai play - he just blew me away.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 11:55 PM
Vivian Campbell, Frank Marino, Randy Rhoads and Roy Clark (yeah I said it, Roy Clark) anyone ever seen him play? Killer! Can't forget Slash, Wes Borland, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Ted Nugent... man the list can go on with extraordinary talent. I'd like to combine Randy Rhoads and Wes Borland style into one personally.
Kerry Livgren of Kansas and everyone knows who Jimmy page is.
Kerry's acoustic solo on "Two For The Show" is awesome.

[edit on 31/8/04 by Intelearthling]

[edit on 31/8/04 by Intelearthling]

[edit on 31/8/04 by Intelearthling]

posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 12:08 AM
.....Robby Krieger.....

No one has said Robby Krieger?!?!

The Doors man! The Doors!!

posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 01:59 AM
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimmy Page
Stevie Gaines
Robben Ford
Jimi Henrix
Robin Trower

Sorry can't think of any more right now :w:

posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 06:11 AM
This seems to be more of a "Personal Favourite" rather than "Greatest" guitarist thread!
So, anyway, here's some of mine that I haven't seen mentioned yet -

Paul Gilbert
Vernon Reid
Adrian Legg
Mike Kenneally

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