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Posted: 12/8/2000 10:39:05 AM EST
Top five guitarists, live or dead.[?]
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimmy Page
Jerry Garcia
Al Di Meola
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Rory Gallagher, Tommy Bolin, Buddy Guy, & Earl Slick...
Link Posted: 12/8/2000 5:15:55 PM EST
Steve Howe of "Yes"
Steve Hackett: formerly of Genesis

Bass guitar goes to Chris Squire

Link Posted: 12/8/2000 7:07:05 PM EST
Roger Waters - Pink Floyd
Mark  Knofler - Dire Straights
Roger McGwin
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Joe Satriani
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Andre Segovia
Chet Atkins
Luther Allison
Roy Clark
Ricky Skaggs
Les Paul
Link Posted: 12/9/2000 12:45:33 PM EST
Roger Waters is/was the bassist
David Gilmore was the axeman for Floyd, pretty good for not knowing how to play guitar before joining the group to replace Syd Barret, they liked his look. Seems he had insentive as he became a very good guitar slinger, nice style
Link Posted: 12/9/2000 4:32:59 PM EST
Sorry Rick;
I meant David Gilmore. I just love those guitar solos.
Link Posted: 12/10/2000 6:10:18 PM EST
David Gilmore
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Eric Clapton
Mark Knofler
Joe Santironie(sp)
Link Posted: 12/10/2000 6:57:25 PM EST
Joe Satriani without a doubt[:D]
Link Posted: 12/11/2000 12:08:47 AM EST
Anybody remember when Joe use to play with Greg Khin Band?
Link Posted: 12/11/2000 8:58:03 AM EST
Here's another good one!  Jeff Beck, formerly with Rod Stewart for a while...  
Link Posted: 12/12/2000 3:11:00 PM EST
With all due respect, the top TWO guitarist in the world are 1. Keith Richards 2. Eric Clapton.
Number 3. would have to be Ron Wood.
For Number 4. I would say Al DiMeola,
and for Number 5. Christopher Parkening
   Number 6. would be the guy who played for Lawrence Welk back in the 1970's.
Link Posted: 12/12/2000 3:43:49 PM EST
J.J. Cale is one of Clapton's heros...
Link Posted: 12/13/2000 1:43:05 PM EST
[b]--GUITAR GODS--[/b]
Jimi Hendrix

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Roger Waters-Pink Floyd

David Gilmore-Pink Floyd

Mark Knofler-Dire Straits

Jerry Garcia-Grateful Dead

Jimmy Page-Led Zep
Link Posted: 12/13/2000 10:21:09 PM EST
I was watching a show on VH1 and they were talking about Jimi Hendrix, they said his favorte guitar player was the lead player from ZZ Top. Im not sure of his name but they guy does have skills.
Link Posted: 12/14/2000 10:23:31 AM EST
Kirk Hammet.
Link Posted: 12/15/2000 11:36:21 PM EST
If u listen to Joe Satriani and Kirk there are alot of similar sounds. Thats becasue Joe taught Kirk alot about playing the guitar [;)]
Link Posted: 12/18/2000 11:08:27 AM EST
Joe Satriani
David Gilmour
Scott Gorham/Brian Robertson combo
Larry Crane
Link Posted: 12/18/2000 4:27:16 PM EST
Lindsey Buckingham..Fleetwood Mac
Eddie VanHalen
John Taylor....Duran
Link Posted: 12/20/2000 9:09:37 AM EST
You forgot the Fogerty brothers of CCR.
Link Posted: 12/20/2000 9:11:15 AM EST
You forgot the Fogerty brothers of CCR. [>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/20/2000 9:14:13 AM EST
Hey, these are cool.



Link Posted: 12/20/2000 1:35:19 PM EST
Alex from Rush
Link Posted: 12/21/2000 7:31:48 PM EST
Only five? Hmmm..

Otis Rush
Jeff Beck
Jerry Donahue
Steve Morse
Albert Lee

Charlie Christian
Danny Gatton
Duane Allman
Earl Hooker
Link Posted: 12/22/2000 6:26:38 AM EST
Eddy Van Halen is really fast but I like Robbie McIntosh (ex Pretenders) and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) [;)]
Link Posted: 12/23/2000 9:48:55 AM EST
Less paul ......he invented the electric guitar and still plays today ....Chuck berry invented rock-in-roll with it ....i would say thats worth mentioning .....
Link Posted: 4/5/2001 7:35:05 PM EST
Pick up "Passion and Warfare" by Steve Vai.  You'll all change your mind. [:D]
Link Posted: 4/5/2001 7:37:12 PM EST
2. John Petrucci
3. Joe Satriani
4. Steve Morse
5. Marty Friedman
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Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Carlos Santana
Eric Clapton
Alvin Lee
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carlos santana
andrae segovia
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Edward VanHalen
Eric Clapton
Steve Vai

Angus Young because he is a hell of an entertainer.
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 2:03:22 AM EST
Eddie Van Halen
Steve Vai
Warren DeMartini
George Lynch
Jimi Hendrix
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 2:53:52 AM EST
Leo Kotke....I think the guy must have seventeen fingers on his left hand.
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 3:11:02 AM EST
I`ve been listening to George Benson alot lately
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 3:41:59 AM EST
Eric, Keef, Ronny Wood, Stevie Ray and that new kid Johnny Lang.  BB King, Buddy Guy, Mark Knofler, Bonnie Rait, Dickie Betts  Christ.. there are hundreds
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 5:38:06 AM EST
Pick up an Albert Collins disc and crank it!  

Just paid 80 some friggin dollars for Eric Clapton tix.  Wife just has to go.  What is the world coming to?

Also got back from seeing Ratdog in the Big Easy.  Bobby Weir ain't no Jerry Garica that's for sure but a good time was had by all.  [}:D]
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 5:45:51 AM EST
I know it was just an unintentional oversight on y'all's part but just to jog your memory don't forget my pal, hunter, shooter, conservationist and NRA board member.

1.Ted Nugent
2.Ted Nugent
3.Ted Nugent
4.Ted Nugent...and of course
5.Ted Nugent
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 5:51:21 AM EST
1.  Ritchie Blackmore  (who's he you ask?  --Deep Purple!)
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 6:44:20 AM EST
"....cause Cutis Lowe was the finest picker, ta ever play the blues..."  --L.S.
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 7:01:22 AM EST
Alot of greats here, but Kirk Hammet is the man!
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 7:29:21 AM EST
Nobody mentioned
Eric Johnson???
Steve Vai?
Chris Duarte?
Kenny Wayne Shepard?
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 7:32:43 AM EST
The Best Guitar Player of all time is definitely


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Link Posted: 4/6/2001 8:15:05 AM EST
OK, let's explain WHY are top 5 picks are the best, here are my choices and why I chose them:

1.) Jimmy Page - some of L.Z.'s work I really dont care for, but despite that the lead track is always impecable sounding

2.) Eric Clapton - surprisinly, he's actually a better blues performer than he is rock; he does both with flawless style

3.) Carlos Santana - the man with those magic fingers...he can do so many things and emulate and entire spectrum of sound characteristics

4.) Mark Knofler - the lesser known guitarist of Dire Straits, who you can identify out of any other guitarist in saying "that sound can only be Mark Knofler"...he almost mixes acoustic and electric into one

5.) Ritchie Blackmore - LISTEN TO THIS GUY, he worked with Deep Purple, and now has a kind of renessaince-faire band called "Blackmore's Night".  Similar to Carlos Santana, in that he can improvise the scale and throw in about 30 notes in less than a second.  Absolutely awesome sound, he deserves a top spot.

Link Posted: 4/6/2001 8:45:47 AM EST
Buddy Guy.  Check out the album "Stone Crazy"
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 6:12:54 PM EST
I'm not a musician so everyone I pick is because I just think they sound good (though I do have somewhat of a rudimentary understanding of music theory.) Anyway, my living favorites are:

Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Adrian Smith/Dave Murray (Maiden)
Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
Brian May (Queen)
Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)

There are plenty others, I had to narrow the list down to 5 LOL
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 6:41:59 PM EST
Steve Vai
Jimi Hendrix
Yngwie Malmsteen
John Petrucci
Jeff Beck
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 6:49:12 PM EST
My 5 would be:
1) Jimi Hendrix
2) Randy Rhodes (OZZY)
3) Angus Young
4) Kirk Hammet
5) Steve Vai

If you have never seen the movie "Crossroads", [b]rent it[/b] Steve Vai puts on a hell of a show in that one. [:D] Milldude
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