Who's your top 5 favorite Guitarists?

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  1. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Geez... how do I choose???

    In no particular order:

    Andy Timmons
    SRV
    The Hawkins brothers (The Darkness)
    Randy Rhoads
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Ok, so what "Howie" were you really talking about?

    Top 5 is almost impossible for me and several would change depending on whom I've listened too lately. Top 10 is much easier, but as of today and not necessarily in order:

    Jimi
    Allan Holdsworth
    Robin Trower
    Eddie Van Halen
    Jeff Beck

    At any time, Di Meola, Morse, Yngwie, Petrucci, and several others can be in the top 5.

    I may start another related thread that asks the question a bit differently.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah she’s got good pipes!
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Leese
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    But it was much more fun when he didn’t know.
     
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  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    LOL, no, I was just playing. But I didn't know what Howie he was really talking about. So I figured I'd have some fun while finding out. I expected to quickly get "corrected."
    (Hey, cut me some slack, even a few delusional seconds of thinking someone here thought I was cool was kinda nice! :D )
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    See, I gotta stop being so helpful! :oops:
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    The one playing my SC RW:

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  9. bodia

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

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    Well, I've got an ME II that used to be his :p
     
  10. Wakester

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

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    Best I got is I saw him live in Hampton Roads in '88 with the lovely Wilson sisters.
     
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  11. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt Big Bad Bill

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    I sold him a truss rod cover once...
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    You mean that one that you're holding for me? ;)
     
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  13. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    Yes sir! Hendrix told that to more than a few people! I was playing Wind cried Mary earlier. Alot of folks think that song was about his girlfriend. All BS, along with a lot of other Hendrix Hype that Hendrix himself said otherwise. He truly marveled at Kath's ability. And understandably so!
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Um, yeah, sure. That one and a couple others, I recon.
     
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Only like, 15-20 of them...
     
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  16. jjpish68

    jjpish68 New Member

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    Wow this is tough...

    Eric Clapton
    Jimi Hendrix
    David Gimour
    Ricky Medlocke
    Billy Gibbons
     
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  17. Wakester

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

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    Ok keeping the list to 5 is a bit difficult, so heres a name of a guy that I think is an up and coming phenomenal PRS player. I saw him play live 2 years ago with Scott Stapp. Personally I think he plays way beyond Tremonti, and has amazing speed on the neck.

    Yiannis Papadopoulos, his videos are on YouTube.
     
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  18. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    As others have stated, limiting to 5 is tough. In no particular order (just how they came out of my head)

    1. Alex Lifeson
    2. Don Ross
    3. Lari Basilio
    4. Neil Geraldo
    5. Pat Kirtley
    I'm limiting this to "famous" folks. My truly biggest influences have come from two instructors I've had over my life: Stan Jacques and Rick Lawson.
     
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  19. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Yeah he is ridiculously good.
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    He's also a member here.

    Perhaps he's been too busy to pop in lately (understandable) but... it's impossible for me to forget his name or his playing. I thought he was just a regular dude that'd post little unassuming videos of his playing, and then I'd click on the link and... Boom! Super talented player.
     
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