Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
Who do you think are the best guitarists? My picks:
1. Jimi Hendrix - He did stuff with the guitar which was just unbelievable. His technique was off the charts, and he made sounds which one found hard to believe was coming from a guitar.
2. Santana - While he may not have the technical skills of many, his musicality on the guitar in my opinion is verrrry good. My favorite album is the one he did with John McLaughlin, the music is simply amazing.
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 50 Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
My choices are generally due to innovation, tone, and overall writing ability rather than raw technique so I'll name my top 5, in no particular order
Robert Smith- The Cure. Just listen to the album 'Disintegration.'
Bob Mould- Sheer tonal quality and the perfect track-layering sensibility
The Chameleons' team of Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding- Fielding's reverb-drenched strumming mated with Smithies' Chorused plucking created one of the most powerful sounds in Rock. A band that imploded on the threshold of stardom, reunited!
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
Joe Satriani - He has a host of his own solo albums which are really moody, and his work with DT is excellent.
Yngwie Malmsteen - My god he is fast , amazing stuff..
Steve Vai - Much the same, he managed to make his guitar sound a whole choir he is so fast, most bands just get a real one .
Marty Friedman - Fast fast fast, some really really good stuff with Megadeth, even after the harcore 'Rust in piece', they still put out some great groove riffs in Countdown, Marty made it all happen .
George Lynch - Considering he was a member of a Hair metal band, he is such a great guitarist... 'Mr Scary' is so good, it reminds me of Hangar 18 by Megadeth.
Chris Impellitteri - This guy is amazing, i've never seen such amazing ripping music... ok maybe I have, but he is still great .
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Joe Satriani is just about untouchable in terms of pure technique. Quite lyrical as well. Thank God he stopped trying to sing!
Pete Townsend has always been tremendously underrated. Jimi Hendrix copied everything from him in the early days, including his use of distortion and feedback, the Marshall stacks (which Pete co-developed with Jim Marshall). But for some reason he always was a bit shy about playing lead, in spite of his great skill at it.
Stevie Ray Vaughan, of course. Nobody ever played from the gut like him.
Dave Gilmour was never fast (unless you sped up the record player), but his atmospherics were innovative.
Stratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1040 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1255 times:
There´s an awful lot of great guitarists.
Some that come to my mind right now, in no particular order:
Eddie van Halen
Dave 'Snake' Sabo
Paco de Lucia
...and many more.
I used to like Yngwie Malmsteen until I discovered he´s only faking his speed. For some reason I never liked Paul Gilbert and Jen Batten. Too clynical for my liking.
Btw, how about a best bass player thread?
Lubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
6-7string basses. feh
there are only 3 types of basses in the world. 4 strings, 5 strings, and Fender Bass VIs/Music Man Sillouhettes which are really just baritone guitars. the rest, with the 4 lane highway necks, are crap.
TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
The best guitar player to ever live was Roy Buchanan. To hear this man play sends chills up my spin. It's amazing you do not even mention his name, he was asked to play for the Rolling Stones but turned them down. This man did things with a Fender Custom the above mentioned names could only dream of. Look into the man you will see guitarists paying homage to the "Best unknown guitar player in the world".
To attend a Roy gig was to see thousands of like guitar players aged 18-35 with their mouths agape at what this man could do with a Fender. Please visit this web site and learn about the best. Roy Invented circuliar picking and perfect playing the neck like these smucks like Eddie Van Halen. This man played with soul not to sell records on the top 40 like Joe Satriani or Ego Van Halen.
TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
Please have a look at a Roy Buchanan guitar given to him by the Fender Company, with some pictures of the master. Only 4 of these guitars were issued you can see James Burton, Roy Buchanan and James Cropper. Roy was given #0003
King penguin From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
I don't know about "greatest", but certainly the ones that somehow keep turning up on the record or CD player...
bernard sumner (joy division/new order)
will sergeant (echo & the bunnymen)
tom greenhalgh & john langford (mekons)
richard fortus (love spit love)
john mcgeoch (magazine, siouxsie & the banshees)
charlie burchill (simple minds)
along with the aforementioned django reinhardt & robert smith
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
No mention of Gary Moore yet.
When I saw him I just couldn't believe that so much music could come from one man. He also sounded just the same as on CD and you all know how some people have to fiddle with the settings to sound good.