Top 3 Favourite Guitarists

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  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    After reading your favourite guitarists I remember not long ago I tried to start learning Pride and Joy by SRV, an awsome song with awsome guitar work. Most people say go learn Eruption and you are a god if you can play it, but ig you ask me, I reckon it would be harder to play Pride and Joy than Eruption, Stairway etc. The time it would take to learn that song well would be insane. Such a classic that song and R.I.P SRV.
     
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    1. Matt Bellamy
    2. Carlos Santana
    3. Probably Johnny Greenwood, although the bloke from Pink Floyd is awesome too.
     
  3. mft4

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    I think they should all stay solo cause that was a mess with all 3
     
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    no order.

    frank zappa,

    james taylor,

    david gilmour.
     

  5. InGen

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    1. Brian May
    2. Slash
    3. Hendrix
     
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    the g3 stuff is overkilling good songs.

    i was a religious g3 fan... but it's just wanking after a while- selfish playing.

    i won't list mine, changes day to day.

    throwing this hendrix song in,... for me it's been the best guitaring song i've ever head- he's describing a machine gun with his guitar... pretty vividly

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVvtIS2YGVI
     
  7. John Dolan

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    1.Stevie Ray Vaughan
    2.James Walbourne
    3.Mississippi John Hurt

    Close calls are Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Bob Stinson, Warner E. Hodges, Leadbelly, Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt and Mance Lipscomb.

    But really, there are many greats with their own personal touch. It's very hard to name a top 3 or even a top 50.

    I'm a bit bored of listening to guitar "virtuosos" (like Steve Vai) because although it's technically insane, it just doesn't give me a boner. Good on them though, they must put in many hours practising in a dungeon.
     
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    Yeah, to get every tone down with perfect timing would be hard. I never even bothered, well, I'm lying, but I gave up on trying to learn Pride and Joy since I could never play it properly...
     
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    dude vai is the best because he is not just a shreddder. he can play with soul just listen to "for the love of god" or "blue powder" go ahead go listen.

    i dont see how you can put stuff like sweet child o mine against for the love of god and be serious.

    i love slash as much as the next guy and love his solo's but he is not on vai's level.

    as for SVR yes we all know he is one of the greats but i guess i lean more towards shredders. but again thats why vai is king he is not just a shredder, but he can seriously shred if he wants.

    here i am going to posta video for steve vai's "for the love of god" listen to it you will be floored by the end of it. its emotion runs through you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKveSeLHhw&feature=related
     
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    Petrucci, Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix
     
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    I can agree with you on Vai... But Satch has more tone coming out of his fingers than just about any guitarist in all time. He may not be the most diverse guitarist in the world, but what he lacks for there he handily makes up for with feel and tone.

    Besides, Satch taught most of the other guitarist being listed so far ;)

    Including, but not nearly limited to:
    Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
    David Bryson (Counting Crows)
    Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind)
    Larry LaLonde (Primus, Possessed)
    Alex Skolnick (Testament)
    Rick Hunolt (Exodus)
    Phil Kettner (Laaz Rockit)
    Eric Johnson
    Geoff Tyson
    Charlie Hunter
    Steve Vai
    Slash

    Many many more I am not remembering... All of these guitarists owe some of their ability to their master, Joe Satriani. :)
     
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    WOW! nobody mentioned Toni Iommi? -He basically invented the metal guitar style and has some amazing riffs. No the most technical of metal axeman but then again when he was grinding away, nobody heard any of it before. He continues to influence metal and hard rock players to this day.
    All the blues players mentioned and nobody mentions Robert Johnson? This guy helped solidify blues guitar and has influenced many blues players also.

    There are many great players out there...too many to list. I was just very surprised nobody mentioned these two particular guitarists as they are both legend of the instrument and their respective genre.
     

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    Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
    Darrell Abbott (Pantera)
    Eric Clapton
    Buckethead
    Adam Jones (Tool)
    Few others
     
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    1. Carlos Satana (can't believe nobody named him, best rythm ever)
    2. Eric Clapton
    3. Jimmy Page
     
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    Santana is pretty overrated IMO.

    I know Javer Batiz he's a fellow from my city Tijuana, he was the teacher of Santana and all i can say is that Santana just plays like him he didn't creat his own style he just copied batiz's style.

    and IMHO Santana's tunes are pretty much the same almost all the time.
     
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  20. Jeremy

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    Trust me, I can quite easily class Sweet Child O Mine against that. Not only has it been rated best riff numerous times, it also got Guns N Roses and Appetite for Destruction to the top very quickly. It's not every day that a string skipping excersise creates a ballad like that.

    Everyone has their tastes, but I don't listen to Vai or Satch. I can listen but I don't enjoy it like classic blues rock.
     

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