Top 5 Guitarists

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  1. dixie_pixy

    dixie_pixy HighMandi

    What would your top 5 guitarists be?

    To help you out a bit , here is a top 100 I found on the net:

    1. Jimi Hendrix* - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    2. Eric Clapton - Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos, Solo
    3. Jimmy Page - Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm
    4. Jeff Beck - Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Solo
    5. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
    6. Stevie Ray Vaughan* - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
    7. Joe Satriani - Solo
    8. Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night
    9. Steve Vai - David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo
    10. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd, Solo
    11. John Petrucci - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment
    12. Randy Rhoads* - Quiet Riot, Ozzy
    13. Allan Holdsworth - Solo
    14. Paul Gilbert - Mr. Big, Racer X, Solo
    15. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force, Solo
    16. Phil Keaggy - Glass Harp, Solo
    17. Jason Becker - Cacophony, David Lee Roth Band, Solo
    18. John Mclaughlin- Mahavishnu Orchestra
    19. Duane Allman* - Allman Brothers Band, Derek & the Dominos
    20. Chuck Berry - Solo
    21. Eric Johnson - Solo
    22. Steve Howe - Yes, Solo
    23. Neal Schon - Santana, Journey, Solo
    24. Brian May - Queen
    25. Gary Moore - Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Skid Row, Solo
    26. Bo Diddley - Solo
    27. Steve Morse - Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Solo
    28. Carlos Santana - Santana
    29. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath
    30. Buckethead - Guns N' Roses, Solo
    31. Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits, Solo
    32. Marty Friedman - Cacophony, Megadeth, Solo
    33. Nuno Bettencourt - Extreme, Mourning Widows
    34. Shawn Lane* - Willy, Solo
    35. Kirk Hammett - Metallica
    36. Uli Jon Roth - Scorpions
    37. Terry Kath* - Chicago Transit Authority
    38. Alex Lifeson - Rush
    39. Frank Zappa* - Mothers of Invention, Solo
    40. Rory Gallagher* - Solo
    41. Dimebag Darrell* - Pantera
    42. Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac, Solo
    43. Robin Trower - Procal Harum, Solo
    44. Slash - Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver
    45. Mick Taylor - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Rolling Stones
    46. Robert Fripp - King Crimson
    47. Tom Morello - Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave
    48. Michael Schenker - Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband
    49. Ry Cooder - Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Solo
    50. Angus Young - AC/DC
    51. Keith Richards - Rolling Stones, Solo
    52. Michael Angelo Batio - Nitro, Solo
    53. John Squire - Stone Roses
    54. Pete Townshend - The Who
    55. Steve Hackett - Genisis
    56. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society
    57. George Harrison* - Beatles, Traveling Wilberys, Solo
    58. Alvin Lee - Ten Years After
    59. Dave Davies - Kinks
    60. Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains, Solo
    61. Steve Stevens - Billy Idol
    62. Johnny Winter - Solo
    63. Dickie Betts - Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern
    64. John Cipollina* - Quicksilver Messenger Service
    65. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
    66. Steve Cropper - Booker T. & MG's/Stax sessions
    67. Adrian Belew - King Crimson
    68. Joe Bonamassa - Solo
    69. Steve Lukather - Toto, Solo
    70. Jerry Garcia* - Grateful Dead
    71. Joe Perry - Aerosmith
    72. Prince - Prince & The Revolution
    73. Kim Mitchell - Max Webster, Solo
    74. Adrian Smith - Iron Maiden
    75. Dave Murray - Iron Maiden
    76. Neil Young - Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Solo
    77. Billy Gibbons - ZZ Top
    78. Tony MacAlpine - Solo
    79. Mike McCready - Pearl Jam
    80. Adam Jones - Tool
    81. Gary Hoey - Solo
    82. Leslie West - Mountain, Solo
    83. Peter Frampton - Humble Pie, Frampton's Camel, Solo
    84. Dick Dale - Del-Tones
    85. Vito Bratta - White Lion
    86. Mickey "Guitar" Baker - 50's sessions/ Mickey & Sylvia
    87. John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    88. Ronnie Montrose - Montrose, Edgar Winter Group
    89. Mick Ronson* - David Bowie, Solo
    90. Roy Buchanan* - Solo
    91. Warren Haynes - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule
    92. Vinnie Moore - Alice Cooper, Solo
    93. Robbie Krieger - Doors, Solo
    94. Chris DeGarmo - Queensryche
    95. Jake E. Lee - Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo
    96. Glen Tipton - Judas Priest
    97. Joe Walsh - James Gang, Eagles, Solo
    98. K.K. Downing - Judas Priest
    99. Eddie Hazel* - Funkadelic
    100. Alex Skolnick - Testament
     
  2. short-man420

    short-man420 Member

    you should get the list by Rolling Stone, i think it's a little better in terms of who's dubbed better than who, just a suggestion

    i'd say..

    5) Page
    4) B.B. King
    3) Zappa
    2) Clapton
    1) Hendrix

    just my opinion, to each his own
     
  3. josh55116

    josh55116 Member

    5. thurston moore
    4. tony iommi
    3. jimmy page
    2. john frusciante
    1. jimi hendrix
     
  4. short-man420

    short-man420 Member

    i totally forgot Gilmour!!:O

    5)B.B. King
    4)Zappa
    3)Gilmour
    2)Hendrix
    1)Clapton
     
  5. hippieatheart

    hippieatheart vagina boob

    Here is Rolling Stones top 100 guitarists.

    1 Jimi Hendrix
    2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
    3 B.B. King
    4 Eric Clapton
    5 Robert Johnson
    6 Chuck Berry
    7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    8 Ry Cooder
    9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
    10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
    11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
    12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
    13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
    14 Jeff Beck
    15 Carlos Santana
    16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
    17 Jack White of the White Stripes
    18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    19 Richard Thompson
    20 James Burton
    21 George Harrison
    22 Mike Bloomfield
    23 Warren Haynes
    24 The Edge of U2
    25 Freddy King
    26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
    27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    28 Stephen Stills
    29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
    30 Buddy Guy
    31 Dick Dale
    32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
    33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
    35 John Fahey
    36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
    37 Bo Diddley
    38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
    39 Brian May of Queen
    40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
    41 Clarence White of the Byrds
    42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
    43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
    44 Scotty Moore
    45 Frank Zappa
    46 Les Paul
    47 T-Bone Walker
    48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
    49 John McLaughlin
    50 Pete Townshend
    51 Paul Kossoff of Free
    52 Lou Reed
    53 Mickey Baker
    54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
    55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
    56 Tom Verlaine of Television
    57 Roy Buchanan
    58 Dickey Betts
    59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
    61 Ike Turner
    62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
    63 Danny Gatton
    64 Mick Ronson
    65 Hubert Sumlin
    66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
    67 Link Wray
    68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
    69 Steve Howe of Yes
    70 Eddie Van Halen
    71 Lightnin' Hopkins
    72 Joni Mitchell
    73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
    74 Johnny Winter
    75 Adam Jones of Tool
    76 Ali Farka Toure
    77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
    78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
    79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
    80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
    81 Derek Trucks
    82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
    83 Neil Young
    84 Eddie Cochran
    85 Randy Rhoads
    86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
    87 Joan Jett
    88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
    89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
    90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
    91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
    92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
    94 Bert Jansch
    95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
    96 Angus Young of AC/DC
    97 Robert Randolph
    98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
    99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
    100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
     
  6. hippieatheart

    hippieatheart vagina boob

    Oh, and here's mine

    1. Hendrix
    2. Clapton
    3. Allman
    4. Page
    5. Cobain
     
  7. gratefulvegan

    gratefulvegan Member

    (1) Garcia
    (2) Hendrix
    (3) Frusciante
    (4) Haynes
    (5) Prince
     
  8. dpr

    dpr Member

    Eric Clapton

    Jimmy Page

    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Ry Cooder

    Keith Richards


    Let us not forget the many fine guitarists that happen not to play R & R.
     
  9. wannabefree

    wannabefree Member

    1. Hendrix
    2. Dimebag
    3. Eddie Van Halen
    4. Eric Clapton
    5. Zakk Wylde
     
  10. TravisBruner

    TravisBruner Member

    well first off jimi hendrix isnt even all as good as he sounds...he uses alot of distortion and should be more like at 5 but that list is fucked...geroge harrison and john lennon could play circles around alot of thoes people...and have u ever seen paul mcartney play bass??? well hes thebest bass player ive ever seen but i think the list should go...

    5 jimi hendrix
    4 eddie vanhalen
    3 eric clapton
    2 jimmy page
    1 pink floyd's lead guitarist i cant remember his name....
     
  11. 1. David Gilmour
    Pink Floyd is awesome. Gilmour's soloing skills are just astounding

    2. Tony Iommi
    this man's music made me pickup the guitar. he is known as the master of riffs but he has played some beautiful solos too

    3. Syd Barrett (R.I.P.)
    like i said pink floyd is awesome and there would not be any Floyd without Syd. his music and his way of playing has really inspired me.

    4. Jorma Kaukonen
    Jorma is a great blues guitarist. I first discovered him thru Jefferson Airplane, but Hot Tuna is pretty awesome too.

    and

    5. Pete Townshend or Paul Kantner or George Harrison or Prince or Dave Navarro or...
    I cant choose just five!!!!! :mad: There are just too many great guitarists out there to choose.

    JOn
     
  12. The_Walrus

    The_Walrus Sgt. Pepper

    1) Jimmy Page
    2) Eric Clapton
    3) Jimi Hendrix
    4) Carlos Santana
    5) George Harrison
     
  13. Box Of Rain

    Box Of Rain Member

    1.Jimmy Page

    2.Jerry Garcia
    3.Neil Young
    4.David Gilmour
    5.Pete Townshend
     
  14. PSYCHEDELICA MAN

    PSYCHEDELICA MAN The psychman

    1:david gilmour-2:neil young-3:peter green-4:jorma kaukonen-5:john cipollina
     
  15. erikezikel

    erikezikel Member

    Eric Clapton
    Dimebag (Rest in peace man!)
    Steve Vai
    Paul Gilbert
    Zakk Wylde
     
  16. The_Moroccan_Raccoon

    The_Moroccan_Raccoon Senior Member

    1. Me (Soviet Supermen [is that what the new band is called, victor?], solo) jazz, blues, rock, folk, slide, bluegrass, world music
    2. Bill Frisell
    3. Jerry Garcia (not even going to bother mentioning what bands)
    4. Nels Cline (Wilco, solo)
    5. Ry Cooder (solo) extremely eclectic styles, slide
    6. David Lindley (solo) extremely eclectic styles, slide
    7. Wes Montgomery
    8. Ed Bickert (solo) jazz
    9. Tony Rice (solo) bluegrass
    10. Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Electric Masada, solo) everything
     
  17. Hm. Much love for putting Nels Cline in there, man. :)
     
  18. tyedie

    tyedie Member

    1.page(led zepplin) 2.young(ac/dc) 3.halen(van halen) 4.wylde(black label society) 5.(rob zombie)riggs.[​IMG]
     
  19. broony

    broony Banned

    I walk by a Jimi Hendrix statue everyday. Love Seattle =D
     
  20. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    - Jimi Hendrix
    - Bert Jansch
    - Richie Blackmore
    - Tony Iommi
    - Jimmy Page

    are five of my absolute favourites!
     

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