Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (1 Viewer)

Dj Juve

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Jul 12, 2002
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#1
while making my fantasy dream band, i realised there's just too many triffic guitarists (lead/rythmn and Bassists)


make a topten list of your idea of the best guitarists ever
from every aspect (technique, style, even attitude). Imagine as tho your a band leader having auditions for guitarists in your band.



My Top Ten Guitarists

10. Phil Collen
9. Jerry Cantrel
8. Joe Satriani
7. Dave Navarro
6. Eric Clapton

5. Mark Knopfler
4. John Frusciante (mostly because of his style
3. Jimmy Page
2. Slash
1. Jimi Hendrix



I'm bound to change this sometime sound.
I'll add my Bassist top ten later
 

Torkel

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Jul 12, 2002
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Mmph... It's too hard... :groan:

10. Dave Mustaine
9. Gary Moore
8. Carlos Santana
7. Kirk Hammet
6. Jeff Beck
5. James Hetfield
4. Al Di Meola
3. B.B King
2. Jimi Hendrix
1. Jimmy Page

But it hurts to make such a list, I don't like to rate them like this. The list probably changes from day to day.
 
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Dj Juve

Dj Juve

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Jul 12, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by tarmpropp ] ++
Mmph... It's too hard... :groan:

10. Dave Mustaine
9. Gary Moore
8. Carlos Santana
7. Kirk Hammet
6. Jeff Beck
5. James Hetfield
4. Al Di Meola
3. B.B King
2. Jimi Hendrix
1. Jimmy Page

oh god, i forgot pretty much everyone there...
 

Zambrotta

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Nov 16, 2001
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++ [ originally posted by tarmpropp ] ++
Mmph... It's too hard... :groan:

10. Dave Mustaine
9. Gary Moore
8. Carlos Santana
7. Kirk Hammet
6. Jeff Beck
5. James Hetfield
4. Al Di Meola
3. B.B King
2. Jimi Hendrix
1. Jimmy Page

But it hurts to make such a list, I don't like to rate them like this. The list probably changes from day to day.
Interesting that you think Hetfield is better than Hammet. I've always thought of Hammet as a better guitarist as I thought he played all the solos. Now I remember you once said that Hetfield sometimes is the leading guitarist. You don't happen to know in which songs he is?
I've never seen them live so I have no idea. :)
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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#8
Here's my top 10.


#1) Jimi Hendrix
#2) Eric Clapton
#3) Edward Van Halen
#4) Dave Navarro
#5) Adam Jones (Tool)
#6) Steve Vai
#7) Joe Satriani
#8) Yngwie Malmsteen
#9) Brian May
#10) Rik Emmett. Now I know what you're saying, "Who the fukk is Rik Emmett??", Well, does anyone here remember a canadian group that was fairly popular in the 80's called Triumph?? They had songs like "A world of Fantasy, Fight the Good Fight, Rock 'n Roll Machine, Never Surrender, Magic Power, Allied Forces, Somebody's out there, Follow your Heart"

Great Guitarist.


Oh Shit, I forgot Jimmy Page!!!

Torkel's gonna kill me.

OK, Take out Malmsteen at #8, move Page to #4, and 4-7 that's in there now will move down one notch.
 

Torkel

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Jul 12, 2002
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Interesting list Sergio. I didn't include Clapton, as I feel much of his latest stuff is very... boring on the guitar side. Also I see that you've included several virtuoso, I wouldn't have guessed. And, it's good you included Page, nice save. :D
++ [ originally posted by Zambrotta ] ++
Interesting that you think Hetfield is better than Hammet. I've always thought of Hammet as a better guitarist as I thought he played all the solos. Now I remember you once said that Hetfield sometimes is the leading guitarist. You don't happen to know in which songs he is?
I've never seen them live so I have no idea. :)
Well, yes, Hetfield plays the solo in "Nothing Else Matters", and the slow solo in "Master of Puppets". Also, I think he plays a solo in the intstrumental "Orion", but I'm not 100% sure of wich one. He also plays a really cool solo in "Enter Sandman" on a demo.

But to tell the truth, Hammet is a better guitarist. Technically. There's no doubt, he just simply is better as he can play faster, and more complicated stuff. That's why he plays the solos. But, I just love Hetfields style, and I think Hetfield is a superb rythm guitarist. I love them both in different ways.

But to be honest, I'm probably very unfair to Hammet. Sorry Kirk. Argh, I hate making lists...
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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Kirk Hammett is a prime example of a guitarist who has gotten by on reputation in the last 10 years. His style hasn't evolved at all, in fact, I think it's taken a step backwards.
 

Zambrotta

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Nov 16, 2001
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#11
#1 David Gilmour
#2 Jimi Hendrix
#3 Jimmy Page
#4 Eddy Van Halen
#5 Kirk Hammet
#6 Carlos Santana
#7 The Edge
#8 Chris Rea
#9 Joe Walsh
#10 Slash
 

Torkel

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Jul 12, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by USA Juventini ] ++
Kirk Hammett is a prime example of a guitarist who has gotten by on reputation in the last 10 years. His style hasn't evolved at all, in fact, I think it's taken a step backwards.
:confused:

From "Kill Em' All" to Re-Load, his style has changed enourmously, from Trash-Metal to Blues playing. Or if you want, from Kill Em' All to St. Anger, from only playing solos to playing no solos.

I don't know how good the change has been, but IMO change there has been.

Now I'm off to play curling, wish me luck!
 

Zambrotta

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Nov 16, 2001
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++ [ originally posted by USA Juventini ] ++
Kirk Hammett is a prime example of a guitarist who has gotten by on reputation in the last 10 years. His style hasn't evolved at all, in fact, I think it's taken a step backwards.
I don't think he needed to evolve although he actually has as tarmpropp points out.
What's so great about Metallica is that they play real fast hardcore riffs but they also mix that with softer melodic parts. Hammet has proved that he can master both these techniques, he is a complete quitarist so to say.

And good luck Tarmpropp
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
31,538
#16
Honorable mention list.

Carlos Santana
Keith Richards (Some of the greatest riffs in rock)
Tony Iommi
George Harrison (elegant)
Randy Rhoads
The Edge
Walter Becker(Steely Dan)
Ritchie Blackmore
Prince (Don't Laugh, have you ever seen this man play a guitar?? Amazing)

Tom Morello.

Oops, thanks for reminding me, John.
 

#10

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Jul 28, 2002
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#17
i think Tom Morello of Rage Agaisnt the machine and now Audioslave deserves a mention, one of the best guitarist in the 90's without a doubt, a genius with guitar, can do some wicked thing with his tool....GUITAR
 

Torkel

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Jul 12, 2002
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Yes, Tom Morello is very good. He could definetely also have made my list.

++ [ originally posted by Zambrotta ] ++
And good luck Tarmpropp
++ [ originally posted by USA Juventini ] ++
Well, good luck, and make sure you sweep in rythmn
Thanks guys, my team was up with 10 after four ends so the other team just gave up. One of our best matches ever actually.
 

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