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 metalchic
Joined: 3/19/2006
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Any of my mates or they'll kill me
 s_u_z_ii
Joined: 5/6/2006
Msg: 52
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/6/2006 11:49:49 PM
i dunno I like Joe Satriani but i also like Gary Moore. Totally different styles but cant choose between. So they both my favourites.
 CavesBeach
Joined: 12/19/2005
Msg: 53
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/7/2006 3:27:05 AM
FLEA - redhot chillie peppers bass ruler of universe
 metalchic
Joined: 3/19/2006
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who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/7/2006 7:26:46 AM
jeff healey's pretty good too......
 guitargod
Joined: 5/7/2006
Msg: 55
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/7/2006 7:44:16 AM
ya fuken lucky I'm on here.....
 fatboy461
Joined: 10/20/2005
Msg: 56
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/11/2006 8:16:23 AM
Adrian Smith/Dave Murry
 fatboy461
Joined: 10/20/2005
Msg: 57
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/11/2006 8:24:17 AM
Angus Young...Neal Schon...Carlos Santana...BB King...Bonnis Raite
 fatboy461
Joined: 10/20/2005
Msg: 58
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/11/2006 8:26:33 AM
Angus Young...Neal Schon...Carlos Santana...BB King...Bonnie Raite...Francis Scheneker...
Yngwee Malmstien...Eddie Van Halen...Tom Petty... hell, I could go on fo a while!
 fatboy461
Joined: 10/20/2005
Msg: 59
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/11/2006 8:29:41 AM
Don't 4-get that dude from Bon Jovi
 Jillamanda
Joined: 12/17/2005
Msg: 60
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/11/2006 12:29:57 PM
If you're talking bass guitar, you'd have to go a long way to beat Les Claypool from Primus.
 D4ZZ4
Joined: 5/4/2006
Msg: 61
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/11/2006 1:35:42 PM
Frank Zappa Stevie Ray Vaughan Joe Satriani Jimmy Page Eric Clapton
 alipallyoops
Joined: 4/24/2006
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Posted: 5/11/2006 6:31:20 PM
Lead Guitar - Frank Zappa, Johnny Winter
Bass Guitar - Flea, Les Claypoole
Classical Guitar - Carlos Bonell, Paulo Bellinati
 keystoneskiman
Joined: 7/28/2005
Msg: 63
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/12/2006 4:19:10 PM
David Gilmour: His riffs in 'Hey You' and 'Another Brick in the Wall' are rather simple in comparison to other guitarists but they are very artistic. In an article I read about him someone called him the dean of simplicity.

Alex Leifson of Rush: Not surprising to me, I have not seen his name in this thread yet. Leifson is in a class by himself. He can play any note on the guitar and make it sound like it's supposed to be there. How many other guitarists play solos in 5/4 or 7/4 time? Not only is he a great guitarist but along with Geddy Lee he's composed a lot of outstanding music. The odd time they play and interesting chord progressions and key changes throughout various songs they've come up with is amazing.

Leifson, along with Steve Howe and Lindsy Buckingham are most always left out of these lists. Three very underrated guitarists in my opinion.
 cleanuncut
Joined: 5/5/2006
Msg: 64
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/13/2006 12:06:19 AM
I think it all depends on the type of music - rock, etc... well I think mark Knopfler was good in his days - something natural.
 Pulse_Meddle
Joined: 3/6/2006
Msg: 65
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/13/2006 10:12:07 AM
1. Stevie Ray Vaughan* - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
2. Eric Clapton - Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos, Solo
3. Jimmy Page - Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm
4. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd, Solo
5. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
6. Jimi Hendrix* - Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. Joe Satriani - Solo
8. Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night
9. Steve Vai - David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo
10. Jeff Beck - Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Solo
11. John Petrucci - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment
12. Randy Rhoads* - Quiet Riot, Ozzy
13. Allan Holdsworth - Solo
14. Paul Gilbert - Mr. Big, Racer X, Solo
15. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force, Solo
16. Phil Keaggy - Glass Harp, Solo
17. Jason Becker - Cacophony, David Lee Roth Band, Solo
18. John Mclaughlin- Mahavishnu Orchestra
19. Duane Allman* - Allman Brothers Band, Derek & the Dominos
20. Chuck Berry - Solo
21. Eric Johnson - Solo
22. Steve Howe - Yes, Solo
23. Neal Schon - Santana, Journey, Solo
24. Brian May - Queen
25. Gary Moore - Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Skid Row, Solo
26. Bo Diddley - Solo
27. Steve Morse - Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Solo
28. Carlos Santana - Santana
29. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath
30. Buckethead - Guns N' Roses, Solo
31. Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits, Solo
32. Marty Friedman - Cacophony, Megadeth, Solo
33. Nuno Bettencourt - Extreme, Mourning Widows
34. Shawn Lane* - Willy, Solo
35. Kirk Hammett - Metallica
36. Uli Jon Roth - Scorpions
37. Terry Kath* - Chicago Transit Authority
38. Alex Lifeson - Rush
39. Frank Zappa* - Mothers of Invention, Solo
40. Rory Gallagher* - Solo
41. Dimebag Darrell* - Pantera
42. Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac, Solo
43. Robin Trower - Procal Harum, Solo
44. Slash - Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver
45. Mick Taylor - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Rolling Stones
46. Robert Fripp - King Crimson
47. Tom Morello - Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave
48. Michael Schenker - Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband
49. Ry Cooder - Solo
50. Angus Young - AC/DC
51. Keith Richards - Rolling Stones, Solo
52. Michael Angelo Batio - Nitro, Solo
53. John Squire - Stone Roses
54. Pete Townshend - The Who
55. Steve Hackett - Genisis
56. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society
57. George Harrison* - Beatles, Traveling Wilberys, Solo
58. Alvin Lee - Ten Years After
59. Dave Davies - Kinks
60. Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains, Solo
61. Steve Stevens - Billy Idol
62. Johnny Winter - Solo
63.****e Betts - Allman Brothers Band,****y Betts & Great Southern
64. John Cipollina* - Quicksilver Messenger Service
65. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
66. Steve Cropper - Booker T. & MG's/Stax sessions
67. Adrian Belew - King Crimson
68. Joe Bonamassa - Solo
69. Steve Lukather - Toto, Solo
70. Jerry Garcia* - Grateful Dead
71. Joe Perry - Aerosmith
72. Prince - Prince & The Revolution
73. Kim Mitchell - Max Webster, Solo
74. Adrian Smith - Iron Maiden
75. Dave Murray - Iron Maiden
76. Neil Young - Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Solo
77. Billy Gibbons - ZZ Top
78. Tony MacAlpine - Solo
79. Mike McCready - Pearl Jam
80. Adam Jones - Tool
81. Gary Hoey - Solo
82. Leslie West - Mountain, Solo
83. Peter Frampton - Humble Pie, Frampton's Camel, Solo
84.****Dale - Del-Tones
85. Vito Bratta - White Lion
86. Mickey "Guitar" Baker - 50's sessions/ Mickey & Sylvia
87. John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers
88. Ronnie Montrose - Montrose, Edgar Winter Group
89. Mick Ronson* - David Bowie, Solo
90. Roy Buchanan* - Solo
91. Warren Haynes - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule
92. Vinnie Moore - Alice Cooper, Solo
93. Robbie Krieger - Doors, Solo
94. Chris DeGarmo - Queensryche
95. Jake E. Lee - Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo
96. Glen Tipton - Judas Priest
97. Joe Walsh - James Gang, Eagles, Solo
98. K.K. Downing - Judas Priest
99. Eddie Hazel* - Funkadelic
100. Alex Skolnick - Testament

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101. Doug Aldrich - Burning Rain, Dio, Whitesnake, Solo
102. Michael Romeo - Symphony X
103. Vernon Reid - Living Colour
104. Gary Richrath - REO Speedwagon, Solo
105. Link Wray - Link Wray and his Ace-Men
106. Allen Collins* - Lynyrd Skynyrd
107. Larry "Ler" Lalonde - Primus
108. Randy Bachmann - Guess Who, BTO
109. Jeff Healy - Jeff Healy Band
110. Greg Howe - Solo
111. Dave Navarro - Janes Addiction
112. Scott Gorham - Thin Lizzy
113. Ted Nugent - Ambouy Dukes, Damn Yankees, Solo,
114. Vivian Campbell - Dio, Whitesnake, Def Leppard
115. Paul Kossoff* - Free, Back Street Crawler
116. Ritchie Kotzen - Poison, Mr Big, Solo
117. Brian Robertson - Thin Lizzy, Motorhead
118. Andy Summers - Police
119. John Sykes - Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy
120. Scotty Moore - Elvis Presley
121. Gary Rossington - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Band
122. Ty Tabor - Kings X, Jelly Bean, Poundhound, Jughead, Platypus
123. John Fogerty - CCR, Solo
124. Ron Wood - Faces, Rolling Stones
125. Ace Frehley - Kiss
126. Akira Takasaki - Loudness, Lazy
127. Michael Wilton - Queensryche
128. Cliff Gallup* - Gene Vincent's Blue Caps
129. Richie Sambora - Bon Jovi
130. George Lynch - Dokken, Lynch Mob
131. Reb Beach - Winger, Dokken
132. Nick Drake* - Solo
133. Tommy Bolin* - James Gang, Deep Purple
134. Kerry King - Slayer
135. Thurston Moore - Sonic Youth
136. Harry Cody - Shotgun Messiah
137. Lowell George* - Little Feat
138. Tracii Gunns - Guns N Roses, L.A. Guns
139. Tom Scholz - Boston
140. Buck Dharma - Blue Oyster Cult
141. Jorma Kaukonen - Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna
142. Richard Thompson - Fairport Convention, Solo
143. Trey Anastasio - Phish
144. Janick Gers - Iron Maiden
145. Mick Box - Uriah Heep
146. Johnny Marr - Smiths, Electronic, Johnny Marr & The Healers
147. Blues Saraceno - Poison, Solo
148. Lowman Pauling* - "5" Royales
149. Timo Tolkki - Stratovarius
150. Mike Einziger - Incubus
151. John Christ - Danzig
152. Jonny Greenwood - Radiohead
153. Phil Collen - Def Leppard
154. Andy Timmons - Danger Danger, Ceili Rain
155. Steve Gaines* - Lynyrd Skynyrd
156. Ron Asheton - Iggy Pop, Stooges
157. James Burton - Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley
158. Mark Kendall - Great White
159. Lindsey Buckingham - Fleetwood Mac
160. Jennifer Batten - Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Solo
161. Matthias Jabs - Scorpions
162. Carl Perkins* - Solo
163. Wayne Kramer - MC5
164. Nils Lofgren - E Street Band
165. Michael Sweet - Stryper
166. Robbie Robertson - The Band, Solo
167. Frank Hannon - Tesla
168. Trevor Rabin - Yes
169. Brian Setzer - Stray Cats, The Brian Setzer Orchestra
170. Martin Barre - Jethro Tull
171. Kim Thayil - Soundgarden
172. Pat Travers - Pat Travers Band
173. Dave Mustaine - Metallica, Megadeth
174. Rik Emmitt - Triumph
175. Eddie Cochran* - Solo
176. Frank Marino - Mahogany Rush
177. Justin Hayward - Moody Blues, Solo
178. Tommy Skeoch - Tesla
179. Warren DeMartini - Ratt
180. Syd Barrett - Pink Floyd
181. Don Felder - Eagles
182. The Edge - U2
183. Brad Gillis - Night Ranger, Ozzy
184. Andy Powell - Wishbone Ash
185. Mick Mars - Motley Crue
186. Billy Duffy - The Cult
187. Randy California* - Spirit
188. Eric Bell - Thin Lizzy
189. Lita Ford - The Runaways, Solo
190. Jeff Hanneman - Slayer
191. Mick Jones - Foreigner
192. Stone Gossard - Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog
193. Duane Eddy - Solo
194. Mike Campbell - Tom Petty/ Heartbreakers
195. Glen Buxton* - Alice Cooper
196. Daron Malakian - System Of A Down
197. Steven Stills - Buffalo Springfield, CSN&Y, Solo
198. Roger McGuinn - Byrds, Solo
199. J. Mascis - Dinosaur Junior, The Fog
200. James Hetfield - Metallica
 halford2069
Joined: 7/31/2005
Msg: 66
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/14/2006 10:38:00 PM
hard question obviously. .and different gutiarists for different reasons... some are technically greta but boring to watch.. etc but my list would look something like -

eddie van halen
angus young
tony iommi
brian may
kk dowing/glen tipton

etc etc

my own guitar page is -

http://strange-highways.com/?page_id=3
 storm38
Joined: 3/7/2006
Msg: 67
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/16/2006 6:02:33 PM
the three cs clark collen and campbell --def leppard
 storm38
Joined: 3/7/2006
Msg: 68
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/3/2006 9:03:27 PM
l heard a few songs today of deep purple
with their sort of newish guitarist steve morse ,,f.ck hes good
 just roses
Joined: 1/25/2006
Msg: 69
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/11/2006 5:51:47 AM
Sorry, think Jimi Hendrix was awesome

Stevie Ray as well - cut down in his prime.

MUDDY WATERS!!

John Mayall

Eric Burdon

BB King

hmmm, so many different guitar styles

Mark Knopfler

Eric Clapton

Charlie Christian

Wes Montgomery

Carlos Santana

Roy Buchanan

Neil Young

JOE WALSH

Dave Gilmour

Joe Satriani

Ry Cooder - and how about some of those old dudes on Buena Vista Social Club!!

Johnny Marr (The Smiths)

Kurt Cobain

Mark whatsit from Level 42 (bass guitar)

Johnny Winter

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Jeff Healey

(Hmm, slight bias towards blues players here!!)

Robet Fripp

Pete Townsend

Robin Trower (AWESOME)

John McLaughlin


Many many more ......

but Goodnight!!
































 mrbptc
Joined: 9/9/2006
Msg: 70
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/13/2006 2:48:13 AM
dreamcatcher, i have ta agree with majok, hendrix was a freak guitarist, not just an entertainer, girl ya freakin' me out!
as for carlos santana, man has he ever played 2 songs with different guitar arrangements?
change the record carlos its getting BORING
and what about rod mccormack? i know this girl who says that tommy 'jesus i wish i could sing' emmanuel, kneels at the feet of rod as a guitar player? i dont know aussie country folk, is this true?
and i personally would like to nominate jim croce and red symons, jim cause i love him, red cause im joking
 Sid Valleyview
Joined: 9/4/2006
Msg: 71
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/14/2006 6:34:08 PM
I'd have to say my best mate Simon, would be one of the best guitarists I have ever seen. Not only can he duplicate things, like a true technician. He can come out with some pretty cool riffs as well. Listenability is the key for me. Not really into spandex and sweatbands myself. Music as art, rather than sport is how it should be.
 lateā„¢
Joined: 1/9/2005
Msg: 72
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/14/2006 6:46:06 PM
A few more.......

Lenny Breau (my deity of choice)
Jim Hall
Pat Metheny
Steve Morse
Buckethead
Danny Gatton
Ted Greene
Grady Martin
Junior Barnard
Bill Kirtchen
Ry Cooder
Robben Ford
Mike Stern
Tommy Emmanual
Mike Scofield
Steve Howe
Charley Hunter
Django Reinhardt
Shawn Lane
George Van Eps
Les Paul
Chet Atkins
Barney Kessel
Herb Ellis
Pat Martino
Tuck Andress
Joe Pass
Charlie Christian
Roy Buchanan
Albert Lee
Merle Travis
Ray Flack
Warren Haynes
Adrian Legg
Wes Montgomery
John McLaughlin
Terry Kath
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Vernon Reid
Ricky Skaggs


..........Many, many more. Most will be unfamiliar with some of these guys, but all of them can rip it up in many ways that "shredders" can only dream of.

Best? ...... probably some guy nobody's ever heard of.
 GenuineGoddess
Joined: 9/23/2006
Msg: 73
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/14/2006 10:13:03 PM
One of my many favourites is Billy Idol is Rebel Yell - Live Acoustic .... awesome !!
 SomethingforKate
Joined: 6/4/2006
Msg: 74
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/14/2006 10:45:53 PM
I'm going to plug a few chicks in here..have included a bass player or two. There are more but me temporarily forget

Liz Phair
Juliana Hatfield
Melissa Auf Der Maur
Poison Ivy - The Cramps
Kim Deal - The Pixies/The Breeders
Kelley Deal - The Breeders
Mia Dyson - Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist
 drewbydoo
Joined: 9/17/2006
Msg: 75
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/15/2006 5:13:10 AM
i could list 50 guys i think are amazing , for 50 different reasons


but ill say that having seen these guys live or heard live recordings, this bunch do it for me


dave gilmour - pink floyd
rocky george from suicidal tendencies
santana
dimebag - pantera
lindsay buckingham - fleetwood mac
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