Guitairst Battle

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by vampyr789, Apr 8, 2009.

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Which one?

  1. Jimi Hendrix

    10.8%
  2. Jimmy Page

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Brian May

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Pete Townshend

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. David Guilmour

    8.1%
  6. George Harrison

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Chuck Berry

    5.4%
  8. Eric Clapton

    2.7%
  9. B. B. King

    0 vote(s)
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  10. Angus Young

    2.7%
  11. Stevie Ray Vaughan

    2.7%
  12. Lindsey Buckingham

    0 vote(s)
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  13. Keith Richards

    0 vote(s)
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  14. Kurt Cobain

    2.7%
  15. Jerry Garcia

    2.7%
  16. Carlos Santana

    0 vote(s)
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  17. The Edge

    5.4%
  18. Duane Allman

    2.7%
  19. John Fogerty

    0 vote(s)
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  20. other

    54.1%
  1. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    who is your favorite guitarist?? (all of the above were just of the top of my head, so i also put an "other" option) :D
     
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  2. Drama Queen Die

    Drama Queen Die Banned Mofo

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    Paul Gilbert is my favorite. Brian May off of that list though.
     
  3. Vlachio

    Vlachio Guest

    Voted other for: Steve Vai

    Honorable mention goes to: Flavia Canel

    I like them both very much.
     
  4. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    Other - Slash.
     
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    Copyboy Well-Known Member

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    What?! No Eddie Van Halen? No Dweezil Zappa? Just kidding. To be honest, I never really single out guitar players as much as focus on the band as a whole. I remember loving Joe Satriani as a kid though. I had this cassette called Surfing with the Alien that pretty much rocked the summer of '88.
     
  6. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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  7. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    Voted for Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh would have been second
     
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    I think David Gilmour smokes everyone because he's one of the few guitarists I actually love hearing solos from.

    I adore Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend, but more in terms of writing and such than their actual playing.

    I actually prefer guitar players who play really crazy stuff in a song to make it better, rather than just pulling off power chord riffs and then a big ol' solo like everyone in the 80s seemed to do. I think my favorite guitar player is probably a guy named Cameron Keym, who was in a band I loved called Skycamefalling and then another band called The Sleeping. The Sleeping was much more mainstream, almost emo pop shit, but his parts were really all over the place and creative. He's constantly all over the fretboard and he has a great sense of dynamics and when to use effects. Sadly, he quit The Sleeping and I have no idea if he'll ever do anything else.

    The guitar playing in the band Further Seems Forever is also great. Great songwriters too.

    I could listen to SRV's tone forever (I REALLY need to buy a Strat at some point), and I also love The Edge's stuff. At the same time, I love simple stuff like Robert Smith and other members of The Cure have done.

    Oh shit, another guy I really like is Jade Puget from AFI. Yes, I know they're pretty.... well, fruity..... but the parts he plays are REALLY fucking good. Particularly on the "Sing the Sorrow" record, I think that might have my favorite guitar work of any album. He does everything from atmospheric, simple stuff to full-on solos, but he always does it in a way that makes every song better. Rather than playing straight power chords, he'll play weird suspended chords with a lot of crazy colouring on top.

    John Squire from The Stone Roses is also a favorite, he's pretty damn great.
     
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    I went with other and cast my vote for Bruce Springsteen. He never plays 2 notes when 1 will do. And he's always been underrated for that reason. His extended Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour solos on "Prove It All Night" were really magical.

    Keith Richards is my 2nd favorite. His rhythm licks are unmistakable.
     
  10. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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  11. Criswell

    Criswell New Member

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    No Blackmore?????


    what kind of poll is this!!!!
     
  12. Xtro_13

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    Brian May
     
  13. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Jerry Garcia easily. You go listen to Morning Dew from Barton Hall 5/8/77 and tell me differently.

    Currently for guitarists that are actually alive, Trey Anastasio from Phish gets my vote. That dood can rip up some serious energy.
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Of that list, SRV - but my real favorite is Dave Mustaine.
     
  16. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Other, although I'm not sure if it's Iommi or Randy Rhodes (the list lacks credibility without these 2, IMHO of course).
    Also missing Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, and to a lesser extent, Guy Mann Dude. Oh yeah, and the Great Katt!
     
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    I haven't been a fan of Megadeth's stuff since the early '90's, but Dave's solos are still my favorite. I love how Marty would play something soulful and melodic, then Dave would just rip off this dissonant frenetic thing and shit all over it :D
     
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    I'm partial to Elliot Easton of The Cars, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Dave Davies of The Kinks, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. Oh, and Ricky Wilson of the B-52s for pure minimalist splendor. Dick Dale is good, too.
     
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    chose : other

    Joe Satriani - would take first into battle any day.

    With Steve Vai in second.




    P.S. - Hey Coldplay. Joe say's he wants his money. Tsk tsk...
     
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    Gary Moore, followed very closely by Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ulrich Roth, Steve Morse, and Eddie Van Halen. Michael Schenker could have rivalled them if it wasn't for his various off-stage troubles.

    I'm an experienced guitarist myself, but admittedly biased in favour of rock/metal. There are so many great players though, most people could pick a top 100 list and change the order every day! I remember being amazed by a guy named Rik Emmett from the relatively obscure (in the UK) band Triumph 25 years ago, he had ten times the musicianship displayed by most of the rubbish forming our modern charts. We've probably seen the last of traditional Guitar Heroes on these shores, replaced by mindless, repetitive, tuneless 'hip hop' and "r 'n' b".
     

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