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maverick-tx
08-05-2005, 17:39
Who do you consider greatness when it comes to guitar?

I'll offer a few: Dimebag(not with us), Tom Morello(Rage) are just a couple that come to mind.

rksimple
08-05-2005, 17:44
Nuno, Paul Glibert, Eric Johnson...there are just too many to list.

beemerphile
08-05-2005, 21:16
Craig Chaquico and Adrian Legg - Lee

84S
08-05-2005, 22:48
There are many greats, the ones that make me pick up my guitar and play are Jimmy Page, Jerry Garcia, Dickey Betts and Duane Allman, the guys from Television, Danny Gatton, Tony Rice.......

BrassInPocket
08-05-2005, 23:37
Number 1 all time favorite: Mike Seiler :drool:

Keith Urban

Mark Knopfler

Hobear
08-06-2005, 12:39
Ditto Mark Knopfler, also Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Howe, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Nuno Bettencourt, Eddie Van Halen, as these names stream out it occurs to me that there are just too many to name. There have been great guitar innovators who were rapidly copied, (Jimi Hendrix comes to mind) there are great guitar players/musicians, great guitarist/songwriters, music is a rainbow, the best you can hope for is a color.;Y

Berzerker10mm
08-07-2005, 17:12
How about Zakk Wylde. Pretty much all of Ozzy's guitarists were "great", Rhandy Rhoads was awesome, even Jake E. Lee was great (its funny that not many people know about him). Dimebag was great, no matter if u liked the whole band or not. And well Jimi Hendrix and SRV will always be the greatest IMO.

glock_19guy1983
08-07-2005, 21:57
Well most of the classic greats have been listed so I will say Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman, Kirk Hammet, Dave Mustaine, Jerry Cantrell, Jonathan Donais and Matthew Bachand from Shadows fall.;f

nickg
08-09-2005, 12:54
Lindsey Buckingham is EXTREMELY UNDERATED!!!! he's done some great stuff!! same with Steve Lukather.

Soujurn
08-10-2005, 19:06
Buddy Guy
Les Paul
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Hendrix, naturally.

And the all time greatest player ... Wait for it... Esteban!

Ok, so I was kidding about the last one. :)

Aphotic
08-10-2005, 20:47
Matthew Bachand (Shadows Fall)
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
Eric Clapton
Mick (Slipknot)
Trey Anastasio
Dan Donnegan
Mike Einziger
Tom Morrello

lonewolf01
08-12-2005, 14:38
Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Lindsey Buckingham
Jimi Hendrix
Pete Townsend
Paul Kosseff (Free)

RugerFan58
08-12-2005, 15:20
Just a few: Page, Hendrix, Corey Stevens, Johnny Winter,Rory Gallagher, Roy Buchanan, CoCo Montoya ,Papa Chubby, Hound Dog Taylor, and Alvin Lee. ;c ;c

Soujurn
08-15-2005, 03:57
Here is one of my newer favorite players. Great tone for a young guy. Check him out. His name is Josh Smith.

http://www.prosoundcommunications.com/english/video/joshSmith/index.html
http://www.prosoundcommunications.com/english/video/joshsmith2/index.html

40Cal
08-27-2005, 18:35
How did this list get this far without these names?

Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Yngwie Malmsteen
John Petrucci

Anyone into guitar music should pick up some of the G3 DVDs....WOW.;P

SDGlock23
08-27-2005, 22:16
I enjoy Zakk Wylde and Jerry Cantrell. There are numerous others, but it's late and I'm tired.

UtahIrishman
08-27-2005, 22:46
I'll add George Benson, Al Demiola and Mason Williams.

beavis1957
08-27-2005, 23:21
Stevie Ray as has already been said...

But I'll have to add David Gilmour.

That man has soul.

.22 boy
09-14-2005, 09:42
ESTEBAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

glockatlanta
09-15-2005, 00:09
Andres Segovia
Julian Bream
John Williams
Pepe & Celin Romero
Andrew York
Christopher Parkening

TimC
09-15-2005, 14:50
My favorites:

Duane Allman
Dickie Betts
Jerry Garcia
Eric Clapton
Robert Johnson

YukonGlocker
09-15-2005, 15:14
Warren Haynes
Mark Knopfler
Jimi Hendrix
Brad Paisley
Junior Brown
Chuck Berry
Peter Green
Marc Bolan
Cody Canada

AZLawDawg
09-15-2005, 17:08
I gotta say Brian Setzer and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden fame.

Soujurn
09-15-2005, 19:10
Chet Atkins

Frank Gambale

Lee Ritenour

Wolf Marshall

Andy Summers

Charlie Christian

09-15-2005, 20:52
All the aforementioned + tony mac alpine,al di meola. To me anyone that plays and pays the rent has gone pretty far in this economy.;c ;?

FP2000H
09-17-2005, 00:47
Originally posted by iplaypearldrums
To me anyone that plays and pays the rent has gone pretty far in this economy.;c ;?
Agreed. That's the dream of all struggling musicians. My personal favs are Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin. I was also influenced by a lot of the guys in the early 90's Seattle sound. A lot of faceless guitarists in the underground black and death metal scene also helped me shape my style. I'll also name Ihsahn of Emperor, Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam, and Adam Jones from Tool as being high on my list but there are so many to identify with.

09-17-2005, 02:48
Morbid Angel used to (or still may) practice near me. Disincarnate used to practice near me also (@ a u-store it).They broke up ,I heard after a lil' tour of Europe. The drummer for them was pretty awesome in terms of double bass speed.His legs were like #2 pencils ,lol
I myself can't seem to find people that want to do originals, radio oriented, near me. Even got an ad on focusmag.net. ;?

SMSTRICK
09-17-2005, 10:40
Originally posted by rksimple
Nuno, Paul Glibert, Eric Johnson...there are just too many to list.

Just for your info,...I was teaching my best friend how to play guitar when we were kids, and we gammed together until about a year after graduation. After high school, he moved to Atlanta and attended the Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.) He took semenars as well as personal instruction from both Paul Gilbert (Mr Big ) and Vinnie Moore. If I am not mistaken, he got to know Eric Johnson while he ( my friend Lane,) was playing around underground Atlanta around 1989 or 1990.

Yes,....WE WERE COOL ONCE !!!..... ;z .....God Bless

Berto
09-20-2005, 13:05
Robert Cray
David Gilmour
Woody and Pepper from COC
Mikael Akerfeldt
Samoth from Emperor
Mark Sandman (slide bassist)
Ivar Peerson (Enslaved)
Abbath (Immortal)

:)

Tommy21
09-25-2005, 03:25
Brian May!!


http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38054000/jpg/_38054452_brian_may.jpg

stringman
09-26-2005, 21:08
I have always enjoyed David Gilmour.


But right now I am partial to the following,

Monte Montgomery
Larry Carlton
Doyle Dykes
Brian Sutton
Tony Rice
Michael Hedges

From the old days in college I like,

George Benson
Herb Ellis
Martin Taylor

and one of my all time favorites

Grant Geissman

T. Harless
09-29-2005, 21:36
Originally posted by stringman
.......But right now I am partial to the following,

Monte Montgomery
Larry Carlton
Doyle Dykes
Brian Sutton
Tony Rice
Michael Hedges



Tony Rice is the Bionic Man of acoustic flatpicking. His little brother Wyatt is no slouch either. Brian Sutton is an blazing young picker. I love hearing him and I was always a huge Jerry Garcia fan.

stringman
10-03-2005, 16:59
Originally posted by T. Harless
Tony Rice is the Bionic Man of acoustic flatpicking. His little brother Wyatt is no slouch either. Brian Sutton is an blazing young picker. I love hearing him and I was always a huge Jerry Garcia fan.


T. Harless

I have seen tony and wyatt together in Georgia, that is a treat to watch. I have yet to see Brian Sutton live, but I would like to.

Stringman

10-03-2005, 23:48
Good day eh? Who can forget Cananda's Alex Lifeson and Rik Emmett. ;?

Black Metal
10-04-2005, 08:54
Jeff Hanneman

Kerry King

crowkiller
10-05-2005, 06:46
Stevie Ray Vaughn

TheProfessor
10-10-2005, 09:21
Satch
Vai
SRV
Gilmour
di Meola

(in no particular order)

Punkkin
10-12-2005, 08:19
Greg Ginn of Black Flag
Dick Dale
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel
Lightning Hopkins
Tony Iommi
and of course EVH

wolfsong
10-22-2005, 22:55
The late Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band - he picked with his thumb, no pick, just his thumb. Check out his live jams, and you be the judge. How can Carlos Santana be left off of the list? Alvin Lee and Dave Mason kick some tail, too. But Eric Clapton is God.

glockmaniac
10-29-2005, 22:57
Originally posted by Tommy21
Brian May!!


http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38054000/jpg/_38054452_brian_may.jpg

Amen brother!! Not only an awsome player,but made his own guitar .

MOHAA Player
11-05-2005, 18:24
Dimebag (Pantera)
Eddie
Hendrix
Clapton
Rhodes(Ozzy)
Cantrell(Alice-n-chains)

BuckyP
11-05-2005, 18:42
Originally posted by Berzerker10mm
How about Zakk Wylde. Pretty much all of Ozzy's guitarists were "great", Rhandy Rhoads was awesome, even Jake E. Lee was great (its funny that not many people know about him). Dimebag was great, no matter if u liked the whole band or not. And well Jimi Hendrix and SRV will always be the greatest IMO.

Jake E. Lee was my favorite Ozzy guitarist, very underated and definitely on my top 5. Ynwie Malmsteen would be my favorite overall.

HarlDane
11-10-2005, 18:34
Ernest Ranglin

frettedfive
11-19-2005, 00:08
Originally posted by rksimple
Nuno, Paul Glibert, Eric Johnson...there are just too many to list.
Ditto EJ... ~2

There's really too many to mention. I'll throw in David Gilmour, Tom Morello, Al Dimeola, Angus Young, Slash, Billy Corgan, Pete Townshend as a few personal faves... If you wanna go old school, there's Elmore James, Robert Johnson. If you want to go REALLY old school, how about a little Blind Lemon Jefferson??

bhp31
11-19-2005, 11:02
jimmy page, slash, eddie van halen, neal schon(from journey)

maverick-tx
11-19-2005, 21:28
Originally posted by wolfsong
The late Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band - he picked with his thumb, no pick, just his thumb. Check out his live jams, and you be the judge. How can Carlos Santana be left off of the list? Alvin Lee and Dave Mason kick some tail, too. But Eric Clapton is God.

Santana has fallen from greatness as of late IMO. All he does now is noodle the same 4 licks throughout every vocal break in awful, over produced, made for radio pop tunes. His last 3 records have been the same regurgitated crap. Even if some of the songs were decent he will not give it a rest with the filler. That's all he's got IMO. Any half ass guitarist can do what he does.

Ok, I'm done.

bhp31
11-20-2005, 23:43
Dickey Betts too.

waymore
11-22-2005, 11:32
Tony Rice
Norman Blake
James Alan Shelton
Leo Kottke
Chet
Duanne
Jimmy Hendrix
SRV
Clarence White

Walter45Auto
11-22-2005, 16:54
Willie Nelson


;g






;8 ;I

Trumpet
11-22-2005, 17:38
Y'all missed two of the greats...

Joe Pass
Django Reinhardt (sp?)



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micah
11-23-2005, 22:38
My current faves are Robert Cray, Dick Dale and Brian Setzer. All 3 are amazing live acts.

dennis67
11-25-2005, 16:48
Nice to see two people mentioned Brian Setzer - very underrated..

No surprise I was able to wait this long and still not see either:

Charo
or
Roy Clark

:)

seamus
11-27-2005, 07:42
Roy Buchanan, Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Joe Walsh...can't believe nobady had listed him yet, Rory Gallagher, Jonnie Lang, Freddie King, Albert Collins, George Harrison not so much for his playing but his innovation and songwriting, and for all over versatility the man can play with anyone in almost any kind of music (see Concert for George)and can if he wants to,kick their butts Eric Clapton has to be the best guitarist that has ever picked up a guitar. p.s. I forgot Buddy Guy and Mark Knopfler!

nickster
11-28-2005, 20:10
Gotta add R. L. Burnside ! R.I.P.

hnard
12-26-2005, 03:47
Too many to list, but here are a few that comes to mind:

Eddie Van Halen
Steve Vai
Eric Johnson
Joe Satriani
Jeff Beck
Pat Metheny
Steve Lukather
Les Paul
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Chet Atkins
Jeff Golub
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Stanley Jordan
And many more...

I Love Them All!

Skyhook
12-26-2005, 04:39
My vote: Andres Segovia .

TheProfessor
01-05-2006, 18:53
Along with Parkening... but definitely Segovia!

PawDog
01-05-2006, 18:59
Bugs Henderson...hands down the best still alive, a Texas phenom!!!!!!!!!!

Bobo45
01-06-2006, 14:17
Originally posted by maverick-tx
Who do you consider greatness when it comes to guitar?

I'll offer a few: Dimebag(not with us), Tom Morello(Rage) are just a couple that come to mind.


Im 51 so im just an old fart but here are my picks, for you
young guys who don't know anything before 1993! :-)

Shawn Lane!
Greg Howe. No not Steve Howe.. Greg!
Joe Satriani
Eric Johnson
Steve Vai
Gary Moore (thin Lizzy)
Nunno Bettencourt
Jennifer Batten! Check these shredders out!

Poduck
01-09-2006, 00:44
+1 to Neil Schon.

serialtireur
01-25-2006, 02:03
Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Snowy White, Ritchie Blakmore, John Mellencamp,Ted Nugent, and more and more ...

serialtireur
02-11-2006, 15:44
My god, I've forgotten Pat Travers and Franck Marino

PoiDog
02-12-2006, 09:17
Clapton
Beck
Page
Santana
Knopfler
Steve Howe
Steve Morse
David Gilmour
Hendrix / SRV
Alvin Lee

I guess my roots are showing. What is called classic rock is what I grew up listening to.

I also have fond memories of the dual guitarists for Quicksilver Messenger Service, Cipollina and Duncan. Great stuff.

How about Jorman Kaukonen, from early Airplane and Hot Tuna?

Bren
02-12-2006, 11:43
In terms of guitar playing skill in rock music (not in order):
Hendrix
SRV
Mark Knopfler
Randy Rhoades
Eddie VanHalen
Brian Setzer
Of course there are plenty of country, jazz and classical guitarists who would top this entire list, I just don't know those guys by name.

In terms of how much I like their music:
Joe Strummer
Daniel Ash
James Calvin Wilsey (on Chris Isaak's Heart Shaped World, rather than with the Avengers)
Marco Pirroni
Rikk Agnew
and a lot of other people more concerned with making music than competing for "most-notes-ever-played-per-second"

FlintGlock
02-20-2006, 16:36
how about George Lynch and James Hetfield
(and i always liked Ace Frehley)

KusoJijii
02-24-2006, 17:09
Wow, a wide range of artists listed here!! Some really good ones too.

Here's a few more that I didn't see:

Scott Mishoe-Funk Jazz Fusion

Tuck Andres-Classical

Ry Cooder-You name it, I think he's done it!

Paco de Lucia-Classical & Flamenco

for Bass:

The Master, Victor Wooten!!!

Jaco Pastorius

Marcus Miller

Steve Baily

THEPOPE
02-24-2006, 20:28
WOW, all of the above, and ME!

Imout sirs and maams :cool:

Mrs. Tink
03-01-2006, 10:54
I disagree with the slamming of Santana. I have to say he never should have collaborated with Michelle Branch (she's way too bubblegummy), but a few of his collaborations, and all of his "guest star"-less songs, are excellent. Some of them remind me of his earlier music, which I grew up on.

I also like Andy Summers. His Police work is great, and even his solo work, while diverging to a more jazzy sound, is noteworthy.

YukonGlocker
03-02-2006, 12:48
Michelle Branch is an excellent singer-songwriter. She is an excellent guitar player also. She is one of the few great young talents we have today. I have seen Michelle Branch sing her songs solo, playing the acoustic solo, it was excellent.

Mrs. Tink
03-07-2006, 14:37
Originally posted by YukonGlocker
Michelle Branch is an excellent singer-songwriter. She is an excellent guitar player also. She is one of the few great young talents we have today. I have seen Michelle Branch sing her songs solo, playing the acoustic solo, it was excellent.

Her personality is a turn-off. She's always obsessing about whether people are going to obsess about her age! She seems to mention it in most of her interviews. The two songs she did with Santana sound the same. I just feel like she wasn't ready to work with him, and that he dumbed down his guitar sound on the songs with her. And I don't care for her voice, either.

DocAmentler
03-10-2006, 09:49
A few of my favorites:

Ritchie Blackmore
Michael Schenker
Tony Iommi
Ronnie Montrose
Roy Z
Chris Impellitteri
Yngwie
Gary Moore
Joe Satriani
Marc Bonilla

mlcs
04-08-2006, 13:38
guitar- mark knofler-john williams-tony rombola-billy corgan-eric johnson-carlos montoya- david gilmour.

bassist- les claypool-geddy lee-steve harris.

WellArmedSheep
04-22-2006, 08:03
Mark Knopfler, Tim Reynolds

jolly roger
04-29-2006, 14:09
JIMI
Dickey Betts
Warren Haynes

Green_Manelishi
05-11-2006, 09:26
BB King

Gary Moore

Peter Green(baum)

Mossjaw
12-16-2008, 21:10
Best guitarists EVER!

1. Steve Vai
2. Jason Becker
3. Ron Jarzombek
4. John Petrucci
5. Rusty Cooley

PERIOD!

myglockisa23
12-29-2008, 18:06
A sample of a few greats....

SRV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBIbJKjAZQ&feature=related

Eric Clapton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCPzUUuLNHY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Ovv0BZS34

Tommy Emmanuel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR04kmcSXU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lbvSBNLLoo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZNJf-h7F8s&feature=related

BB King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt5qpPx0z5U

Tony Rice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRJIsjmTg4&feature=related

keith56
12-29-2008, 18:18
Hendrix, SRV, Clapton, Kirk Hamett, Yngwie, Brian Setzer, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Page and Zakk Wylde

myglockisa23
12-29-2008, 19:03
Let's not forget TINY TIM..hahahahaha

citori59
12-29-2008, 20:16
eric clapton said terry kath was pretty damned good.

gruntmedik
12-30-2008, 10:06
Andy McKee is amazing, look him up on youtube.

My favorites are

Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Eric Johnson
Yngwie Malmsteen
Roy Clark--go ahead and laugh
Chet Atkins
too many others already mentioned.

Cletusbrooks
02-02-2009, 22:46
How did this list get this far without these names?

Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Yngwie Malmsteen
John Petrucci

Anyone into guitar music should pick up some of the G3 DVDs....WOW.;P

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cletusbrooks
02-03-2009, 00:35
i play a little and im trying to learn this song by ear. tell me if you can recognize it. sorry i have no amp so turn the volume up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gWDz1OEtkM