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The Best Guitar Player Of All Time.


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#196    The Mule

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:16 PM

View PostTaun, on 22 September 2012 - 10:57 PM, said:

Probably the most influential guitarist would be Les Paul.. Not necessarily for how he played (and he was very good) but for inventing the electric guitar...

he and Marshall (of Marshall Amp fame...dont know his first name)

"Best" is a subjective term. I can pick my favorites. Blackmore hands down my favorite.
Earl Slick (who?) is #2 on my list (good enough for Bowie and Lennon, good enough for me).
Vernon Reid of Living Colour...(good enough for Jagger...).
Another suprise pick would be taking Billy Duffy of The Cult at #4 (Sonic Temple has to be the best guitar album of all-time).
#5 I might go with Townsend just for his writing skills, creativity, and the man bleeds for his music.

I'm sure tomorrow I could come back with someone completely different at 3, 4, and 5, but Blackmore and Slick stay 1-2 for me.

But then I'm just a mule....and a drummer.... (which reminds me...what about Lifeson???

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:50 AM

yeah, it really does boil down to favorites.
But really, it's like:  Okay, I am a huge Robin Trower fan...I have seen him several times.  In the Eightys I was all...Trower is God on guitar.  Then I saw Clapton...Clapton is God on guitar...then I saw Uli Jon Roth...same thing.  Then I saw ZZ Top several times...Billy Gibbons is God on guitar.   I just saw Slash a couple of weeks ago...Slash IS God on guitar.

The truth is, as John Sebastian wrote:

Well, there's 1352 guitar pickers in Nashville,  And anyone that unpacks his guitar can play twice as better than I will!

But what are we going to do you know....we just do what we love...and hopefully, we love what we do.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:27 AM

View PostThe Mule, on 22 September 2012 - 11:16 PM, said:

he and Marshall (of Marshall Amp fame...dont know his first name)

"Best" is a subjective term. I can pick my favorites. Blackmore hands down my favorite.
Earl Slick (who?) is #2 on my list (good enough for Bowie and Lennon, good enough for me).
Vernon Reid of Living Colour...(good enough for Jagger...).
Another suprise pick would be taking Billy Duffy of The Cult at #4 (Sonic Temple has to be the best guitar album of all-time).
#5 I might go with Townsend just for his writing skills, creativity, and the man bleeds for his music.

I'm sure tomorrow I could come back with someone completely different at 3, 4, and 5, but Blackmore and Slick stay 1-2 for me.

But then I'm just a mule....and a drummer.... (which reminds me...what about Lifeson???

I forgot about Marshall... You're right it was the efforts of both....


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:47 AM

Eddie Wilson - You can hide under another name but you can't disguise how you play
Ellas McDaniel - ahead of his time
Dr. Brian May - played in the greatest band ever

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:08 AM

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Some I would like to add to the list as "Top Tier Guitarists" who's names i haven't noticed already mentioned:

(In no particular order)

Dick Dale
Carlos Santana
Chet Atkins (I know he was country - but he was considered a 'guitar god' in his day)
Syd Barrett (of Pink Floyd)
John McLaughlin
Robert Fripp (of King Crimson)
Neil Young
John Fahey
Robby Krieger (of The Doors)
Frank Zappa (Reportedly Jimi Hendrix was in awe of him)
Roger McQuinn (of the Byrds)
Paul Simon (not a 'shredder' by any means but an incredibly talented 'finger picking' guitarist)
Bonnie Raitt (Excellent Blues guitarist)
Carl Perkins
Duane Eddy
Johnny Winter
Ry Cooder
Roy Clark - The man can play anything with strings on it - and play it very well...

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

View PostJasu, on 03 March 2004 - 02:06 AM, said:

I think it is Jimi Hendrix.

I agree with you but my absolute favorite guitarist is Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Jimi says the same thing too :yes:
"Billy Gibbons and The Moving Sidewalks toured with Jimi Hendrix one season. Jimi is quoted (in the book "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" as calling The Moving Sidewalks the "best garage band in America" and Billy Gibbons his "favorite guitarist."





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