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Greatest Guitarist

By unclerudy

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

Who do you think is the greatest guitarist?

I submit Prince with this...

#2 2 years ago

And Flea on Bass...

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#3 2 years ago

Randy fucking Rhoads

#4 2 years ago

Hard to say, since there is something of a split between musical styles. These days, I'm digging John 5.

#5 2 years ago

Its like asking what's the best pizza. There are so many different styles its hard to compare. How about EVH? He changed the world of guitar playing with his style.

#6 2 years ago
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#8 2 years ago

SRV

#9 2 years ago

Jeff Beck,Stevie Ray Vaughan,Joe Walsh,Steve Vai,Frank Zappa,Yngwie.on and on.

#10 2 years ago

I've always been a big BB King fan.

Larry Carlton also had the ability to string together some wonderful solos that magically morphed from style to style.

#11 2 years ago

Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Stevie Ray Vaughn....

#12 2 years ago

Django Reinhardt
Andres Segovia

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#13 2 years ago

End of discussion

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#15 2 years ago

Correct Hayfarmer,its Jimi

#16 2 years ago

surprised no one said Page yet

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#17 2 years ago

It's no longer "cool" to state the obvious.

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#18 2 years ago
Quoted from Jamesays:

surprised no one said Page yet

Everyone hates Zep these days; it's the hot takes to bag on them non stop.
They are apparently the only band that stole shit from people

#19 2 years ago

Love David Gilmour (hence my avatar). He's definitely the winner of the "doing the most with the fewest notes" award. There's also no one to whom you can listen for a shorter period of time and know who's playing.

#20 2 years ago

I think we need to add Eric Johnson, George Harrison, Wes Montgomery, Robert Johnson to this discussion. All very different styles. Ry Cooder & Joe Bonamassa are pretty good too...

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#21 2 years ago

Dimebag was one of the best.

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#22 2 years ago

Joe Walsh could make a guitar sing.

#23 2 years ago

A lot of guitarists will say...Tommy Emmanuel. I would say, Gillmor, Chet Adkins, Andres Segovia, Stevie RV, Glen Campbell

#24 2 years ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

Joe Walsh could make a guitar sing.

My Favorite guitar player thats still alive.Genius

#25 2 years ago

Yngwie Malmstein

#26 2 years ago

Pete Townsend

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#27 2 years ago

Sheer technical skill, Roy Clark's performance of Malaguena is the single most impressive thing I've ever seen done on a guiatar. The man was largely before my time, but my grandparents took me to see him in Branson Missouri in my youth. Here is an abbreviated version of his performance from his guest appearance on "The Odd Couple".

10/10

If you have no idea what I'm talking about listen to this man play this cuban song in his prime and realize this is one man on one six string guitar.

#28 2 years ago

Can anyone argue against Flea for Bass Guitar?

#29 2 years ago

This is all kind of like a "It all depends on what your definition of the word "is" is" argument. There are so many different ways to define great guitar playing. If you like guys who play to the song, you would like George Harrison. And who wouldn't want to play to the song if you're a Beatle? You've got the best-written songs to play to. Fast, showy guys are often playing crap songs, in my opinion.

Keith Richards is not the best technical player, but he's one of the greatest writers in rock and roll history. He uses his guitar to project the songs he writes. You guys know all the riffs that he created with open G tuning. I think that makes for a great guitar player.

That being said, no Ritchie Blackmore yet?

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#30 2 years ago

Nice one OP! Prince was an amazing guitarist, and Dave Chapelle will tell you he was a great basketball player too. Jerry Reed is also one of the greats!

#31 2 years ago
Quoted from unclerudy:

Can anyone argue against Flea for Bass Guitar?

Geddy Lee!

#32 2 years ago
Quoted from unclerudy:

Can anyone argue against Flea for Bass Guitar?

I'm more drawn to melodic bass playing. I'll take Paul McCartney.

Quoted from Pinstein:

Nice one OP! Prince was an amazing guitarist, and Dave Chapelle will tell you he was a great basketball player too.

On a Fisher-Price hoop??

#33 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

Nice one OP! Prince was an amazing guitarist, and Dave Chapelle will tell you he was a great basketball player too.

Just keep him away from your furniture.

#34 2 years ago

My bad it was Charlie Murphy but on the Dave Chapelle show. Great story.

#35 2 years ago

My vote goes to the karate kid

#36 2 years ago
Quoted from unclerudy:

Can anyone argue against Flea for Bass Guitar?

Yes. Mike Watt. I'd also put Rob Wright (NomeansNo) way above Flea.

#37 2 years ago

How about Glen Campbell? Rated by the respect from other skilled musicians...

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#38 2 years ago

Buckethead

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#39 2 years ago

IMHO

There is no "one" greatest guitarist. "THE" most influential ? that's another conundrum.

I like Hayfarmers take and it could easily be argued that without JIMI, many of the guitar idols listed here possibly wouldn't have the chops that they do/did.

Because music is in the "ear of the beholder" so to speak, we are all free to pick our pleasure and poison.

With that in mind I humbly submit a few shining stars in the echoes of my ears.

Sir, Jeff Beck of course
MARK EFFING KNOPFLER
Hank Marvin
Dave Davies
Robin Trower
Steve Marriott
Mike Bloomfield
Peter Geen
Danny Kirwan
James Honeyman Scott
Elliot Easton
Tommy Emmanuel

Yes I am a geezer and I like geezer music

Y'all yung-uns have fun lookin up some of those names

Not really impressed with the Flea bass solo honestly. *Let the flames begin* (I wear kevlar)
I once saw Jaco Pastorius take over the stage for a solo and you would have thought GOD had come down to lead an orchestra of sounds.
It was epic.
For Rock bassists I'm a big Pino Paladino fan and John Entwhistle, stands tall. Jack Bruce, Paul Samwell-Smith and John Paul Jones.

#40 2 years ago

People not listed
Joe satriani And Les Claypool on bass

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#41 2 years ago

Tony Iommi and David Gilmour for the win.

#42 2 years ago
Quoted from Quartermaster:

Not really impressed with the Flea bass solo honestly. *Let the flames begin* (I wear kevlar)
I once saw Jaco Pastorius take over the stage for a solo and you would have thought GOD had come down to lead an orchestra of sounds.
It was epic.

This. Jaco was the shit. Agree with you on Flea, just watch him hand Mike Watt the award for Best bassist of all time in 2008, pretty much sums it up.

#43 2 years ago

Best bassist Geezer Butler

#44 2 years ago

Bassist Angeline Saris

#45 2 years ago

Steve Howe and Chris Squire from Yes gotta be up there.

#46 2 years ago

Hendrix and/or Steve Ray Vaughn.

Gilmour is amazing as well but has a completely different style so it’s hard to compare him to those two.

A more modern pick is John Frusciante.

#47 2 years ago

There is no #1 guitarist, just like there is no #1 pinball machine.

Oh wait.

#48 2 years ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Hendrix and/or Steve Ray Vaughn.
Gilmour is amazing as well but has a completely different style so it’s hard to compare him to those two.
A more modern pick is John Frusciante.

John Frusciante with or without RHCP?

#49 2 years ago

LTG : )

#50 2 years ago
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