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1. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 20:39 GMT
If rappers get their own thread, why not give this a try? I lack any skills in rhyming and prefer rock and blues anyways. I respect opinions so long as you don't say Lil Wayne or John Mayer.
1. Jimi Hendrix (Yes, technically he was a mess I'll admit that, but he was far ahead of his time and had huge influence over every future guitarist.)
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Honestly not sure if he's better then others like Duane Allman, but he had some incredible skill and was practically Hendrix reborn even if he didn't believe so)
3. Duane Allman (everybody says this)
4. Eric Clapton (Also everybody says this)
5. B.B. King (He's the grandfather of electric guitar. Say nothing else)
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2. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 21:08 GMT
In no particular order:
Eddie Van Halen
Obviously there are a ton of great guitarists, but these were sort of the first 5 I thought of off the top of my head.
3. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 21:11 GMT
Eddie Van Halen... nuff said
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4. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 21:27 GMT
Prince is the only one that comes to mind.
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5. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 21:30 GMT
^Respectable guitarist, but I don't dig his arrogance.
6. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 22:13 GMT
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7. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 22:16 GMT
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8. Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013 23:43 GMT
I'm mad at myself for forgetting Zappa. Definitely one of the most innovative guitarists out there (though in that category I must add Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo.)
9. Posted: Wed 13th Mar 2013 00:47 GMT
Lil Wayne is the best.
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10. Posted: Wed 13th Mar 2013 00:55 GMT
Lil Wayne is the best.
11. Posted: Wed 13th Mar 2013 01:54 GMT
I'm not very good at this.
12. Posted: Wed 13th Mar 2013 02:04 GMT
A lot of you named the more obvious ones, so I will go into the more Progressive/obscure side of things. Also, I know I exceeded 10, but there are just too many amazing guitarists not to mention.
Allan Holdsworth (Tony Williams Lifetime, Soft Machine, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gong, U.K.)
Andrew Latimer (Camel)
Steve Howe (Yes, Asia)
Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
Steve Hackett (Genesis)
Jan Akkerman (Focus)
Jeff Beck (Solo, Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group)
John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Steve Hillage (Khan, Gong, Solo)
Todd Rundgren (Solo, Utopia, Nazz)
Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Zappa, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Solo)
Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer, King Crimson)
Al Di Meola (Solo, Return to Forever)
Daryl Stuermer (Jean-Luc Ponty, Gino Vanelli)
John Goodsall (Brand X)
Paco de Lucia (Solo)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell)
Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers (Iron Maiden)
Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
Edited on Wed 13th March, 2013 @ 02:10 by DoctorJonAngus
13. Posted: Wed 13th Mar 2013 02:06 GMT
^Good job on reminding me of Jeff Beck. Damn, I keep forgetting stuff. I knew something was wrong when Beck (of Loser fame) popped into my head for this thread.
14. Posted: Wed 13th Mar 2013 19:55 GMT
Edited on Wed 13th March, 2013 @ 20:03 by Mr_Trill_281
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15. Posted: Fri 15th Mar 2013 10:02 GMT
Dimebag Darrel from Pantera
PANTERA - Cemetery Gates
PANTERA - Shedding Skin
PANTERA - This Love
PANTERA - 5 Minutes Alone
PANTERA - I'm Broken
PANTERA - Floods
Edited on Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 10:10 by MAB
16. Posted: Fri 15th Mar 2013 10:33 GMT
I consider those three to be in a league of their own.
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17. Posted: Fri 15th Mar 2013 11:12 GMT
Jack White, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen.
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18. Posted: Fri 15th Mar 2013 11:48 GMT
I'll just mention a couple which have been glossed over so far in this thread
Tommy Emmanuel (amazing fingerpicker, tends to play 2-3 guitar lines on a single six-string. Comes off as a bit showoff-y, but you'll understand his talent if you try to learn one of his songs) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNuwJbgnkIE
Terry Kath (Guitarist from Chicago, who tragically died before the band really hit mainstream success with a stream of wedding-ballads. Kath played anything from blues runs to jazz comping, and was respected even by Jimi Hendrix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up3eXOV3JqY
John Butler (Street guitarist from Australia, who plays an 11 string, often with slide. Weird combination, but it's really interesting to listen to.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAkOhXIsI0
And obligatory mention to Duane Allman, Ry Cooder, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, etc there are too many great ones to name
Edited on Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 11:49 by Magikarp3
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19. Posted: Fri 15th Mar 2013 11:54 GMT
Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine
RATM - Bombtrack live
RATM - Killin' In The Name live
RATM - Bulls On Parade live
RATM - Take The Power Back
RATM - Know Your Enemy
Edited on Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 12:12 by MAB
20. Posted: Fri 15th Mar 2013 12:35 GMT
from yesteryear: hendrix, clapton, g. harrison
today: morello, even better is miyavi, who is amazing.
Edited on Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 12:35 by k8sMum
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