Who's your top 5 favorite Guitarists?

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  1. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    So, who is on your top 5 top guitarists? Lets keep it friendly girls and boys. No bashing the other members just because they don't like Fred Durst or Orianthi. Please include the band as well, Thanks!

    My top 5 as follows:

    David Gillmore - Pink Floyd
    Steve Rothery - Marillion
    Brian May - Queen
    Alex Lifeson - Rush
    Neal Geraldo - Pat Benetar
     
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  2. gtrdave

    gtrdave n+1 is the correct value

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    Hard to narrow it down to just 5, but if I had to pick my 5 most influential over 30+ years...(in no particular order)
    1. Ritchie Blackmore - DP and Rainbow
    2. Steve Morse - Dregs, SMB, DP, Kansas, Flying Colors
    3. Gary Rossington/Ed King/Allen Collins/Steve Gaines - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    4. Tommy Emmanuel - solo
    5. Tommy Walker - C.A. Worship Band
     
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  3. walrus

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    1. Jimmy Page
    2. John McLaughlin
    3. Andy Summers
    4. Alex Lifeson
    5. John Lennon
     
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  4. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    I was originally gonna say 10, but it would have taken another week to figure that out. Nice choices.
     
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  5. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    Page made my top 10, nice choices.
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Alex Lifeson
    Tommy Bolin
    Eric Clapton
    SRV
    John Petrucci
     
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  7. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    SRV
    Nile Rogers
    Jeff Beck
    AL Dimeola
    Jimi Hendrix
     
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  8. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    Prince
    Eric Clapton
    Steve Vai
    Keith Richards
    Brian May
     
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  9. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    Petrucci is quickly working his way into my top 10. Excellent choices.
     
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  10. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    Prince has been so underrated as a guitarist, excellent list.
     
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  11. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie GasX - No cure for PRS!

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    Al Di Meola
    Jimi Hendrix
    Devin Townsend
    Mark Knopfler
    James Hetfield
     
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  12. Wakester

    Wakester Yea! I'm not the new guy anymore!

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    I almost forgot about Knopfler. Nice list.
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    veinbuster
    cat strangler
    bodia
    boogie
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    alantig....

    Sh!t, I don't think I can narrow it down to ten, let alone 5.
     
  14. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    EVH
    Gary Moore
    SRV
    Michael Schenker
    Doug Rappoport
     
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  15. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie GasX - No cure for PRS!

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    Good call on Gary Moore and Michael Schenker!
     
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  16. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    It's hard to just do 5!

    Dickey Betts - Allman Brothers Band, Great Southern
    Eric Clapton - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos
    Billy Gibbons - A little ol' band from Texas...
    Ed King - Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Joe Walsh - James Gang, Barnstorm, the Eagles
     
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  17. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    doesn't this thread already exist?

    I think mine was something like
    Jimmy Page
    Slash
    Steve Vai
    Hendrix
    David Gilmour
    Carlos Santana



    honorable mention: SRV, and Wayne from Wayne's World
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You're a straight up disco gangsta funkalicious superstar!
     
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    1) Terry Kath Chicago
    2) Duane Allman Allman Bros. Band
    3) Johnny Lightnin' Hopkins
    4) SRV
    5) Jimmy Page
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    Not far from my answer the last time we did this.
    Dirty Bob
    Bryan (he’s been gone so long I forget his name here)
    Tim
    Crgtr
    Hansomatic
    are great to play with too.
     
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