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View Poll Results: Who do you think is the Greatest Rock Guitarist ever?

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  • Jimi Hendrix

    13 27.08%
  • Eric Clapton

    3 6.25%
  • Jimmy Paige

    1 2.08%
  • Jeff Beck

    1 2.08%
  • Steve Vai

    0 0%
  • Joe Satriani

    1 2.08%
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan

    2 4.17%
  • Yngwie Malmsteen

    1 2.08%
  • Brian May

    3 6.25%
  • Carlos Santana

    1 2.08%
  • Other (Please Specify)

    22 45.83%
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  1. #41
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    Re: Greatest Rock Guitarists

    What an absolutely impossible question to answer....so I went with Other Just for the sake of it because nobody else has mentioned Mike Oldfield. Not the fastest, not the hardest...but jesus he has a skill for feel and texture.

    I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Tommy James. Seems simple now but not many were doing what he did in '64 with Hanky Panky. The full version of Crimson and Clover offers some neat things towards the end too but that was later in '68.

    For sheer fun I always enjoyed Pete Townsend.

    But then again, maybe Jimmy Hendrix was the greatest....or Clapton......or Beck.....or whoever...lol
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    PAGAN wrote:
    "In that time, he has not evolved as a player ONE BIT. He's doing the same exact things he did in the late 70's, proving once and for all that he's a one trick pony. To say he blows away Hendrix is without a doubt just being fooled by flash. Hendrix could take a piece of shit guitar, run it through a tiny amp with no effects, and still amaze people...and he was ALWAYS finding ways to evolve his playing. I'm sure if he had all the toys and gear that Eddie was afforded, he would have come up with things that would STILL be boggling player's minds."

    I think he actually devolved. Listen to VH1 and then to 5150. What happened? Commercialism my friend. And I agree there is A LOT more to guitar than flash. How about musicianship, songwriting, and diversity? That's why SS rocks so hard. Flash, Talent, Style, Tastefullness. The EVH who didn't go all the way. And I mean that in a postive way.

    "If you're going to go by "blowing people away", Yngwie sweeps the floor with Eddie. I have heard stories, from NUMEROUS people who have seen it, that Eddie almost lost his mind when Yngwie hit the scene, because he knew he wasn't the fastest gun in the West anymore.

    Try listening to Michael Romeo of Symphony X. The man plays CIRCLES around Eddie."

    Or how about Paul Gilbert, Chris Impelliteri, Tony MacAlpine or any of the other guitarists who rode the Yngwie bandwagon of the late 80s to early 90s (nothing against those musicians, they are very talented, especially Gilbert until he went alternative or whatever you call it).

    But even with that said, I still appreciate what Eddie did for rock guitar. Without him the 80s may have not been the same as well as so fun guitar and musicwise.
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    JOE PERRY of course!!!!
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    Re: Greatest Rock Guitarists

    From the list, Jimmy Page As for "other" Adam Jones from Tool.

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    Eddie Van Halen
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    Hendrix is the greatest hands down.

    But a close second for me will always be Alex Skolnick from Testament.

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    Re: Greatest Rock Guitarists

    Quote Originally Posted by resinchaser
    Hendrix is the greatest hands down.

    But a close second for me will always be Alex Skolnick from Testament.
    Alex rocks! His work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra was amazing! Have you heard his new band, the Alex Skolnick Trio? Great jazz....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan
    Have you heard his new band, the Alex Skolnick Trio? Great jazz....
    I've heard about it. But i've had a hard time finding it up here in Canada. I'll probably have to order it from Amazon. I can't even find a place where I can hear just a sample of it

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    www.alexskolnick.com

    They have a few MP3s...

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    Had to vote for Eric Clapton, although I do admire everyone else on the list too.

    I have loved Eric for years and years, Finally got to see him live in Pittsburgh in 1998, still one of the best concerts I've ever been to.

    Love his songs, love his voice, love his attitude (he seems somewhat shy, although I couldn't say one way or another). Plus I think he is quite handsome. OK I guess that is enough gushing.

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    I don't really know much about most of those guitarists. I voted for Brian MAy. Always thought he was cool

    He was so rockin' in the 'We Will Rock You' re-make by 5ive

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    Re: Greatest Rock Guitarists

    Quote Originally Posted by BCRichRocker4JC
    I know I'm new here to this forum, but my vote's have to go for the 2 main influences on my style and being a musician overall. And those two are Mr. Randall Rhoads and Mr. Steve Stevens. While I probably don't need to comment much on Randy's style or ability, I'd like to state how much greater Steve was than what we saw with Billy Idol. As well as seeing past his fun with effects like the laser gun (which I actually enjoy for what it was). He is a true musician's musician. He not only is a fantastic guitarist, but he can play many instruments with great aptitiude and sonic ability. And he also has a vast music vocabulary in Jazz, Fusion, Flamenco, etc.
    You honestly couldn't have summed it up better about Steve Stevens. In my book he is by far one of the most underated guitar players...

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    Stevie Ray Vaughn was awesome!! OMG..when I hear Little Wing or Riviera Paradise it gives me chills! I wish I had seen him perform live..my brother did. At least we have our SRV statue here in Austin, that's cool!
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    Re: Greatest Rock Guitarists

    I went with Brian May. I'm not really sure what the criteria would be for greatest, etc. I just think May is somewhat underrated because he is not flashy. He has a great style.

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    I went with Jimi Hendrix for the greatest of all time. He is not my favorite guitarist but had to vote for him based on how he changed the electric guitar forever. Some of my faves are Rhodes, Malmsteen, and Vai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookmistres4ever
    Had to vote for Eric Clapton, although I do admire everyone else on the list too.

    I have loved Eric for years and years, Finally got to see him live in Pittsburgh in 1998, still one of the best concerts I've ever been to.

    Love his songs, love his voice, love his attitude (he seems somewhat shy, although I couldn't say one way or another). Plus I think he is quite handsome. OK I guess that is enough gushing.
    Saw him in concert myself just an awesome guitarist and extremly talented!

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    Jimi...End of story!

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    I went with Santana, as his music is more my style than any of the others (I like the softer styles of music), however, Hendrix and Clapton are awesome as well!!!!!

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    Re: Greatest Rock Guitarists

    I said other. RANDY RHOADS. When I first heard him back in high school of 81, I was blown away. Amazing riffs, great arrangements, Very clean (not that the others werent) I was just getting into the guitar, and i wanted to learn all of Blizzard and Diary albums it was a masterpiece. That helped me accomplish so much on the guitar. Randy you are very well missed.

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    had to vote for malmsteen but to be honest if there was a choice i had have 100% voted for Axel Rudi Pell that guy is a killer axe man hehe

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