Best rock Guitarist

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Who is/was the best Rock Guitarist

  1. Jimi Hendrix

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Jimmy Page

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Ritchie Blackmore

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    0.0%
  4. Stevie Ray Vaughn

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  5. Eric Clapton

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Yngwie Malmsteen

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Rik Emmett

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  8. Herman Li

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  9. Django Reinhart

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other (name them in the thread)

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
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    Who do you think it is / was?

    Obviously, I could have included many more guitarists on the list. The guys from Iron Maiden come to mind, as do many, many other bands. Hard to settle on one person.
     
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    damn.. thats a tough question.
     
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    Yep. Mind you, I only put Herman Li on the list to throw a bone to any of the younger board members :D
     
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    hehehe.. is that band REALLY that popular?
     
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    I guess. I know a lot of teens love them.
     
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    sheesh.. what ever happened to kids sporting pentagrams and listening to devil worshipping music?


    I gotta wonder.. if those same kids would also rock out to Helloween!
     
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    No doubt.

    I think I'm giving Page the edge on Hendrix. Even on the blues stuff, seems to me he was a little better in his prime. Hard to compare a lot of these guys because their styles are so different.
     
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    I went with Stevie Ray. Not my personal favorite, but he had chops that put the rest to shame.

    I'm not sure how you can justify taking Page over Hendrix since Page stole all of his good shit from Jimi in the first place. :badgrin:
     
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    although I stopped liking VH after Dave left, and the whole screaming tube sound is as dated as fuzz wahs, I think i'll have to say Eddie Van Halen. He revolutionized the rock guitar above anyone else who happens to come up with a catchy hook... Even Jimi.. who was knee deep in hippy stank before becoming the icon that he is.


    honorable mentions

    Frank Zappa
    George Thorogood
    Steve Vai
    Dwayne Allman
    Mark Knophler
    Tom Morello
    Jerry Cantrell
     
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    Randy Rhodes didn't suck either.
     

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