Who's your top 5 favorite Guitarists?

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  1. helmi

    helmi single&swampy

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    1) Keith Richards
    2) Nils Lofgren
    3) Edge
    4) Gary Moore
    5) George Kooymans
     
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    geese_com New Member

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    Bireli Lagrene
    Shawn Lane
    Tal Farlow
    Joe Pass
    EVH
     
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  3. Bogner

    Bogner New Member

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    Andy Timmons
    Richie Kotzen
    Ian Thornley
    Rafael Moreira
    Mark Tremonti

    My other 5 ;)

    EVH
    Iommi
    Hetfield
    Blackmore
    Aldrich

    And another 5 :)

    Steve Stevens
    Jeff Beck
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Malcolm Young
    Steve Lukather

    Final 5

    Steve Morse
    SRV
    Zakk Wylde
    Malmsteen
    Randy
     
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  4. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Okay...first of all, this thread has made me develop a twitch...
    Secondly....the numerical placement of names does not reflect one over the other..they are all winners! Oh, did I mention this gave me a twitch!!!???
    This is hard! I have so many ,so I'm gonna reserve the right to change my mind daily....cool? Cool!

    1. David Gilmour
    2. Duane Allman
    3. Alex Lifeson
    4. Muddy Waters
    5. SRV
     
  5. pac90

    pac90 New Member

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    jimmy page
    neil young
    johnny marr
    david gilmour
    brian may
     
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  6. Wakester

    Wakester It made sense when I said it in my head

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    In retrospect, I should have said top 225 maybe? So many great guitarist being listed. Thanks for playing along.
     
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  7. AJB1965

    AJB1965 New Member

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    I enjoy listening to just about all the players on everyone’s lists , but I always went for the more melodic players for the most part.

    In no particular order...

    Eric Johnson
    Steve Farris (Mr Mister)
    Al DiMeola
    Andrew Latimer (Camel)
    Neal Schon
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Howard Leese commented how much he enjoyed Steve Farris’ playing.
     
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  9. AJB1965

    AJB1965 New Member

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    I always liked the tasteful chaos of his solos and how he utilized the trem without going overboard.
     
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  10. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    1. Merle Travis
    2. DVR
    3. Mike Bloomfield
    4. SRV
    5. EVH

    Let's not forget this "tour de force."


    or this


    I remember, about four months before I left for University, my Dad sat me down and taught me both these songs "note for note."
    I swear, I put myself thru uni playin' "going home."
    Damn, I miss my Mom and Dad.

    Vince Gill is also vastly underrated as a guitarist.
    I love his early stuff.

    As a duet, this is pretty hard to beat.


    this doesn't suck ...


    this is pretty good, a legend.


    The MAN.
    There is also a picture in the "collage" of the first solid body guitar ever commercially produced (1948), that Merle designed and a very famous guy built. See if u can spot it.



    Nicest guys ... Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt & Lee Roy Parnell.


    Oh, there is lots more.
     
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  11. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    GuitarDrummer New Member

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    Frank Zappa - For keeping it interesting and weird.

    Alex Lifeson [Rush] - For delivering specific emotions in solos, for knowing how to fill out the sound of a 3-piece, and for being a goofy dude.

    Randy Rhoads [Ozzy] - For providing a big piece of the soundtrack of my teen years, and for his solid advice.

    Steve Bartek [Oingo Boingo, Jacki0] - For fascinating leads, rhythms, and song construction.

    Zoot Horn Rollo [Captain Beefheart, Mallard] - For his unconventional style and mentorship.
     
  13. Eichaan

    Eichaan New Member

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    I can't just do five! But here are a few in alphabetical order:

    Adrian Belew
    Eric Clapton
    David Grissom
    Mark Knopfler
    Richard Thompson
     
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    1. Alex Lifeson
    2. Buck Dharma (Donald Roser)
    3. Jimmy Page
    4. Ritchie Blackmore
    5. Eddie Van Halen
     
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    In no particular order:
    SRV
    Hendrix
    Gary Clark, Jr
    Dan Auerbach - The Black Keys
    Joe Bonamassa

    (and I'm sure as soon as I hit post, I'll think of at least 10 others)
     
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    smakawhat New Member

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    In no particular order:

    1. Vernon Reid
    2. Alex Lifeson
    3. Marty Friedman
    4. Guthrie Govan
    5. Tim Sult
     
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    TwelfthTangent Drop D Sonic Assault

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    Guthrie Govan
    Steve Vai
    John Petrucci
    SRV
    Yngwie Malmsteen

    I had a hard time with #5, but I’m going to include Yngwie for now. And yes, 11top, Nuno is a hell of a slinger.
     
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  18. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    Great exercise.

    SRV
    Jimmy Page
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Keith Urban
    Eric Clapton

    I never really got the fuss over Clapton, but it all made sense when I saw this performance.....wait for it....

     
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    Alex Lifeson
    EVH
    Neal Schon
    John Petrucci
    Jimmy Page
     
  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Here’s why I choose Nuno as # uno. Mechanically, he can shred with the best of ‘em. But, he does so with such taste and feel. I remember reading a review of Neil Schon’s playing (I’m a fan). The writer said you can “sing” Neil’s solos. I get it. Listen to Nuno’s solo in Rest In Peace. When I hear it, I sing it in my head. The guy is a monster player, but he also has heart.

    I get why some would include Al Dimeola In their list. The guy is amazing mechanically; I just can’t listen to him because it doesn’t move me to “sing” along. Maybe I’m too simple and shallow to understand his music, but I need melody. (Note: I didn’t mean to pick on Al; I know he’s amazing. Just needed an example to make my point).
     
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