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NoQuarter2
09-18-2005, 01:55 AM
I went to the Libert of making a top 100 list, cuz of all the strange ones out there, but before i send it in, i would like some suggestions on it... :)

1. Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, The Firm
2. Jimi Hendrix- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Eric Clapton- Cream, solo, Yardbirds, etc. (lol this guy does to much to track :P)
4. Eddie Van Halen- Van Halen
5. Stevie Ray Vaughn- Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. Jeff Beck- The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck
7. David Gilmour- Pink Floyd
8. Duane Allman- the Allman Brothers Band
9. Randy Rhodes- Blizzard of Oz, Ozzy Osbourne
10.Peter Townshend- The Who
11.Tony Iommi- Black Sabbath
12.Slash- Guns N' Rose, Slash Snakepit, Velvet Revolver
13.Brian May- Queen
14.Carlos Santana- Santana
15.Angus Young- AC/DC
16.Joe Perry- Aerosmith
17.Yngwie Malmsteen- Yngwie Malmsteen
18.Alex Lifeson- Rush
19.Mark Knolpfer- The Dire Straits
20.Steve Vai- David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo
21.Joe Satriani- Joe Satriani
22.Zakk Wylde- Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne
23.Martin Barre- Jethro Tull
24.Kirk Hammet- Metallica
25.Buckethead- Guns N' Roses, Solo
26.Dimebag Darrell - Pantera
27.Synyster Gates- Avenged Sevenfold
28.George Harrison- The Beatles
29.John Petrucci- Dream Theatre
30.Steve Gaines- Lynyrd Skynyrd
31.Peter Frampton- Peter Frampton
32.Jerry Garcia- Grateful Dead
33.Mick Taylor- Rolling Stones
34.Tom Morello- Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave
35.Ritchie Blackmore- Deep Purple
36.Phil Keaggy- Phil Keaggy
37.Tom Fogerty- Creedence Clearwater Revival
38.Glen Buxton- Alice Cooper
39.Paul Gilbert- Mr. Big
40.Izzy Stradlin- Guns N' Roses
41.Frank Zappa- Frank Zappa
42.Steve Howe- Yes
43.Dave Navarro- Janes Addiction, The Red Hot Chili Peppers
44.Paul Kossoff- Free, Bad Company
45.Chuck Berry- Chuck Berry
46.Malcom Young- AC/DC
47.Gary Pihl- Boston
48.Ry Cooder- Captain Beefheart's Magic Band
49.Keith Richards- Rolling Stones
50.Les Paul- Les Paul
51.Johnny Ramone- The Ramones
52.John Frusciante- Red Hot Chili Peppers
53.B.B. King- B.B. King
54.Vernon Reid- Living Color
55.Brad Whitford- Aerosmith
56.Robert Johnson- Robert Johnson
57.Buddy Guy- Buddy Guy
58.Kurt Cobain- Nirvana
59.Buck Dharma- Blue Oyster Cult
60.The Edge- U2
61.Neil Young- Neil Young
62.Dave Davies- The Kinks
63.Dave Murray- Iron Maiden
64.Ted Nugent- Ted Nugent
65.Glen Tipton- Judas Priest
66.Dave Mustaine- Megadeth
67.Nigel Tufnel- Spinal Tap
68.Daron Malakian- System of a Down
69.James Hetfield- Metallica
70. Ace Frehley- KISS
71.Kim Thayil- Sound Garden
72.Eddie "Fast" Clarke
73.Robert Fripp- King Crimson
74.Adrian Smith- Iron Maiden
75.Jack White- The White Stripes
76.Vivian Campbell- Def Leppard
77.Adam Jones- Tool
78.John Kay- Steppenwolf
79.Richie Sambora- Bon Jovi
80.Scott Ian- Anthrax
81.Allan Holdsworth- Allan Holdsworth
82.Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
83.Peter Green- Fleetwood Mac
84.Alvin Lee- Ten Years After
85.Mike McCready- Pearl Jam
86.Eddie Cochran- Eddie Cochran
87.Robby Krieger- The Doors
88.Ron Wood- Faces, Rolling Stones
89.Jake E. Lee- Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo
90.Dickie Betts- Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern
91.Prince- Prince & The Revolution
92.Uli Jon Roth- Scorpions
93.Steve Morse- Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Solo
94.Michael Schenker- Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband
95.John Squire- Stone Roses
96.Johnny Winter- Solo
97.Chris DeGarmo- Queensryche
98.K.K. Downing- Judas Priest
99.Michael Romeo- Symphony X
100.Ritchie Kotzen- Poison, Mr Big, Solo
well... that it for now, will prolly edit it in near futre, also afterwards...
another 100 guitarists :)
I know there are some non-classic rock guitarists on here but dont bitch bout it lol... :bonk:

Iluvpowerchords
09-18-2005, 02:01 AM
Wow.

I'm much too indecisive and lazy to do that.

I comend you.

InSaynePig
09-18-2005, 02:01 AM
lot of time on your hands?

i wonder when the first "KURT COBAIN OMG YOU NOOB GO DIE LOL!!!" post will be...

guitar_man_guy
09-18-2005, 02:06 AM
I think Randy deserves a bit higher on the list, higher then Angus anyways.

But generally, nice list, nice list.

Jack_White455
09-18-2005, 02:07 AM
Pretty good list.

NoQuarter2
09-18-2005, 02:07 AM
Lot easier than you would think lol, after like 60 i was like uhhhh, and started getting a lil random, the lis was based on...
Skill
Insperation
Sucess of Band...
most importantly skill
:cheers:

HilikusJB14
09-18-2005, 02:08 AM
jack white in front of zappa and buddy guy? not how i see it but everyone has their opinion...
also what about mike einziger?

thats just my input

lead_guitar5
09-18-2005, 02:10 AM
100 greatest guitarists of classic rock or 100 greatest guitarists?

NoQuarter2
09-18-2005, 02:10 AM
White and Guy yah are kinda... average... but they are much more sucessful then mike einziger...

Zappa is a definate on the list tho, maybe even higher
:cheers:
^^ just look at some of the names lead_guitar5, lol its all time, not just classic rock :)

Bodom_Shredder7
09-18-2005, 02:10 AM
lol synister gates...lol....

its even funnier how you have him above satch and vai.

EblKnebl
09-18-2005, 02:11 AM
what about Mark Tremonti - Creed/Alter Bridge?
he should be < 10...

MultEntendre!
09-18-2005, 02:11 AM
thats a decent list...of course ppl will say that there is no true way to measure who's better than who

LordoftheDorks
09-18-2005, 02:13 AM
dude other then zakk wylde being alittle higher it seems like alot better then most of these stupid lists... i like it when jimi hendrix gets second to jimmy page :P

NoQuarter2
09-18-2005, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Bodom_Shredder7
lol synister gates...lol....

its even funnier how you have him above satch and vai.
tho i dont listen to Avenged Sevenfold i must say he is extremely talented...

Iluvpowerchords
09-18-2005, 02:14 AM
Originally posted by EblKnebl
what about Mark Tremonti - Creed/Alter Bridge?
he should be < 10...

Not really.

His work in Creed is bleh.

And I haven't heard Much Alter Bridge.

I know he has chops because I've seen him bust out some cool stuff, but so can I and so can Freddy down the street.

We certainly aren't going to be on anyone's greatest list.

TheMutts
09-18-2005, 02:26 AM
good job bro, heres my list

* = R.I.P.

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

Liam Alan
09-18-2005, 02:27 AM
Dude, this should be in Bands and Artist since it isn't Classic Rock only guitarist. Don't you think?

acousticguy
09-18-2005, 02:28 AM
that is one hell of a f.ucked up list you got there! Albert Lee, one of the best country guitarist! chicken picking...John5? Why not a few jazz guitarist as well, Pat Metheny, Scott Henderson and Martin Taylor?

somethin poetic
09-18-2005, 02:31 AM
21.Synyster Gates- Avenged Sevenfold

i know its all sort of opinion based but i stopped reading there because i dont understand how he got so high on the list

KIMB
09-18-2005, 02:38 AM
not so sure on the Avenged Sevenfold thing... and being slightly biased i think that mustaine should be higher up and so should wylde, but just my opinion

lead_guitar5
09-18-2005, 02:45 AM
I agree with acousticguy. If this is your opinion of 100 greatest guitarists of ALL TIME, then you should listen other types of music, other than rock. Maybe country, or flamenco. Paco de Lucia, anyone?

DeSean
09-18-2005, 05:22 AM
Why is Fruscinate so low?!

DownDark
09-18-2005, 07:22 AM
You either copied the lists from Rolling Stone Magazine or www.digitaldreamdoor.com

Froddy
09-18-2005, 08:03 AM
Well done for taking the time to do those lists. I'd personally have Hetfield higher, his riffs are kept so tight while singing, I don't think Kirk is as much better than him as everyone thinks.
I'd also have Randy higher, he is a legend. RIP.

fenderfreak101
09-18-2005, 12:15 PM
BB King? #53?

Angus Young before Duane Allman?\

come one.

o Doyle Dykes? I didnt see Joe Pass on there...

soundwave05683
09-18-2005, 12:46 PM
buckethead was a part of guns n roses

when was this?

stonesdude3403
09-18-2005, 12:47 PM
I think Angus is a little high on there but for the most part it's pretty good.

Pl3h-B0y
09-18-2005, 01:11 PM
IMO, Keith Richards and Steve Howe should be a bit higher. Keith is the human riff, and steve howe has a lot of skill...

KingBrendan5149
09-18-2005, 01:14 PM
well, i don't agree with some of your positioning, but i'm going to respect your opinion (unlike the rolling stone bashers)

Derigiberble
09-18-2005, 01:18 PM
what a pile of utter shte this list is.

you really need to get a life i cant believe you put page first

KingBrendan5149
09-18-2005, 01:25 PM
^ yeah, page should definitely not be on top. maybe in the top 10 though, because he is pretty good.

and angus young, van halen, and slash in the top 10?? WTF??

Derigiberble
09-18-2005, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by KingBrendan5149
^ yeah, page should definitely not be on top. maybe in the top 10 though, because he is pretty good.

and angus young, van halen, and slash in the top 10?? WTF??


page top 10? :haha he shouldn't even be on the list

KingBrendan5149
09-18-2005, 01:30 PM
^ ok, i'm really hoping thats a joke.

Derigiberble
09-18-2005, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by KingBrendan5149
^ ok, i'm really hoping thats a joke.

nope he is shite and a theiving bastard

pistoldisco
09-18-2005, 01:41 PM
Angus Young, Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen before David Gilmour?

Failure.

bluesrocker101
09-18-2005, 01:47 PM
i thought Angus said Malcolm was better than him?

BrainDamage
09-18-2005, 02:05 PM
NoQuarter2, I commend you for including Brad Whitford. A little higher would be nice, but atleast you included him. One hell of a guitarist :cheers:

DownDark
09-18-2005, 02:11 PM
Brian May should be in the Top 20 man, he's one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived (or at least picked up a guitar).

NoQuarter2
09-18-2005, 02:25 PM
Thank you for your input, but please, i said this isnt the final list, and i said that in my post there may some non-classic rock guitarits, so dont bitch, also i said this isnt only on skill, make your own list if u dont like it and Derigiberble i believe your list would have DLR in there too, it would prolly go:
1. David Lee Roth
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. David Lee Roth
4. David Lee Roth
5. Derigiberble
6. David Lee Roth

:P
edit: im working on fine tuning the list i should have it done by tommorow :)
:cheers:

Derigiberble
09-18-2005, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by NoQuarter2
Thank you for your input, but please, i said this isnt the final list, and i said that in my post there may some non-classic rock guitarits, so dont bitch, also i said this isnt only on skill, make your own list if u dont like it and Derigiberble i believe your list would have DLR in there too, it would prolly go:
1. David Lee Roth
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. David Lee Roth
4. David Lee Roth
5. Derigiberble
6. David Lee Roth

:P
edit: im working on fine tuning the list i should have it done by tommorow :)
:cheers:


more like

1 - 49. DLR
50. Derigiberble ;)
51 - 100. DLR

NoQuarter2
09-18-2005, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by Derigiberble
more like

1 - 49. DLR
50. Derigiberble ;)
51 - 100. DLR
:haha

deadhead313313
09-18-2005, 03:39 PM
Frank Zappa should be higher, and for the guy who posted his list second, Steve Vai was in Frank Zappa's band as well.

zeppelinman03
09-19-2005, 12:56 PM
change hendrix and page and it will be correct.
and david gilmour neads to be in the top 5

Crzyrckgtrst28
09-19-2005, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by NoQuarter2
White and Guy yah are kinda... average... but they are much more sucessful then mike einziger...

Buddy Guy is nowhere near average... and should be higher than that... Go see him in concert, you'll eat your words.:)

EDIT: Clapton has even said that Buddy Guy is the greatest living guitarist. Gilmour and Buddy Guy IMO are the best living guitarists. Tied for #1 because I can't choose between them


And Angus is too high and theres a TON of other stuff I could go on for days about... but I wont

ridcullylives
09-19-2005, 02:22 PM
^^^^ Agreed.

Originally posted by KingBrendan5149
^ ok, i'm really hoping thats a joke.

Don't you know? Derigiberble is our resident tranny Page-hater!

NoQuarter2
09-19-2005, 05:25 PM
The List mark II
still not complete, but still, better
1. Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, The Firm
2. Jimi Hendrix- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Eric Clapton- Cream, solo, Yardbirds, etc. (lol this guy does to much to track :P)
4. Eddie Van Halen- Van Halen
5. Stevie Ray Vaughn- Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. Jeff Beck- The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck
7. David Gilmour- Pink Floyd
8. Duane Allman- the Allman Brothers Band
9. Randy Rhodes- Blizzard of Oz, Ozzy Osbourne
10.Peter Townshend- The Who
11.Tony Iommi- Black Sabbath
12.Slash- Guns N' Rose, Slash Snakepit, Velvet Revolver
13.Brian May- Queen
14.Carlos Santana- Santana
15.Angus Young- AC/DC
16.Joe Perry- Aerosmith
17.Yngwie Malmsteen- Yngwie Malmsteen
18.Alex Lifeson- Rush
19.Mark Knolpfer- The Dire Straits
20.Steve Vai- David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo
21.Joe Satriani- Joe Satriani
22.Zakk Wylde- Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne
23.Martin Barre- Jethro Tull
24.Kirk Hammet- Metallica
25.Buckethead- Guns N' Roses, Solo
26.Dimebag Darrell - Pantera
27.Synyster Gates- Avenged Sevenfold
28.George Harrison- The Beatles
29.John Petrucci- Dream Theatre
30.Steve Gaines- Lynyrd Skynyrd
31.Peter Frampton- Peter Frampton
32.Jerry Garcia- Grateful Dead
33.Mick Taylor- Rolling Stones
34.Tom Morello- Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave
35.Ritchie Blackmore- Deep Purple
36.Phil Keaggy- Phil Keaggy
37.Tom Fogerty- Creedence Clearwater Revival
38.Glen Buxton- Alice Cooper
39.Paul Gilbert- Mr. Big
40.Izzy Stradlin- Guns N' Roses
41.Frank Zappa- Frank Zappa
42.Steve Howe- Yes
43.Dave Navarro- Janes Addiction, The Red Hot Chili Peppers
44.Paul Kossoff- Free, Bad Company
45.Chuck Berry- Chuck Berry
46.Malcom Young- AC/DC
47.Gary Pihl- Boston
48.Ry Cooder- Captain Beefheart's Magic Band
49.Keith Richards- Rolling Stones
50.Les Paul- Les Paul
51.Johnny Ramone- The Ramones
52.John Frusciante- Red Hot Chili Peppers
53.B.B. King- B.B. King
54.Vernon Reid- Living Color
55.Brad Whitford- Aerosmith
56.Robert Johnson- Robert Johnson
57.Buddy Guy- Buddy Guy
58.Kurt Cobain- Nirvana
59.Buck Dharma- Blue Oyster Cult
60.The Edge- U2
61.Neil Young- Neil Young
62.Dave Davies- The Kinks
63.Dave Murray- Iron Maiden
64.Ted Nugent- Ted Nugent
65.Glen Tipton- Judas Priest
66.Dave Mustaine- Megadeth
67.Nigel Tufnel- Spinal Tap
68.Daron Malakian- System of a Down
69.James Hetfield- Metallica
70. Ace Frehley- KISS
71.Kim Thayil- Sound Garden
72.Eddie "Fast" Clarke
73.Robert Fripp- King Crimson
74.Adrian Smith- Iron Maiden
75.Jack White- The White Stripes
76.Vivian Campbell- Def Leppard
77.Adam Jones- Tool
78.John Kay- Steppenwolf
79.Richie Sambora- Bon Jovi
80.Scott Ian- Anthrax
81.Allan Holdsworth- Allan Holdsworth
82.Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
83.Peter Green- Fleetwood Mac
84.Alvin Lee- Ten Years After
85.Mike McCready- Pearl Jam
86.Eddie Cochran- Eddie Cochran
87.Robby Krieger- The Doors
88.Ron Wood- Faces, Rolling Stones
89.Jake E. Lee- Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo
90.Dickie Betts- Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern
91.Prince- Prince & The Revolution
92.Uli Jon Roth- Scorpions
93.Steve Morse- Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Solo
94.Michael Schenker- Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband
95.John Squire- Stone Roses
96.Johnny Winter- Solo
97.Chris DeGarmo- Queensryche
98.K.K. Downing- Judas Priest
99.Michael Romeo- Symphony X
100.Ritchie Kotzen- Poison, Mr Big, Solo




i also have more ideas like moving paul gilbert/ richie Blackmore up! :cheers:

BrainDamage
09-19-2005, 06:03 PM
67.Nigel Tufnel- Spinal Tap :haha


:confused:

55.Brad Whitford- Aerosmith that's a little better :p:

NoQuarter2
09-19-2005, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by BrainDamage
:haha


:confused:

that's a little better :p:
hehe, that guy rocks too hard not to be on the list, even if he's not a real person :)

ando3300
09-19-2005, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by TheMutts
good job bro, heres my list

* = R.I.P.

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

Nice job lifting digitaldreamdoors' list

:no:

Anyways, I'll post a list for you guys sometime in the future.

Jeff Beck should be higher on your list. Where's John McLaughlin, and Ritchie Blackmore?

fenderfreak101
09-19-2005, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Derigiberble
nope he is shite and a theiving bastard

:cheers: to that.

pbnjammer
09-20-2005, 12:23 AM
john and paul should be on there they came up with melodies on the spot, knowing what you're doing on a guitar is important to me, and they had chops, listen to john on all my loving, paul on back in the ussr, taxman, listen to both in the three part solo in golden slumbers among many other things

Derigiberble
09-20-2005, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by ridcullylives
Don't you know? Derigiberble is our resident tranny Page-hater!


theres always got to be one ;)

ridcullylives
09-20-2005, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by pbnjammer
john and paul should be on there they came up with melodies on the spot, knowing what you're doing on a guitar is important to me, and they had chops, listen to john on all my loving, paul on back in the ussr, taxman, listen to both in the three part solo in golden slumbers among many other things


John was a daammmmnnn good guitarist...he just played like two solos in his life because he was so self-conscious. Just listen to the solo in Happiness is a Warm Gun and tell me he isn't good.

Razorray
09-21-2005, 04:49 PM
i like the origional list, alot of people put hendrix over page, and i agree that hendrix was a great guitarist, but lissoning to some of zeppelin's albums and seeing the dvd or the song remains the same, many people may put page over hendrix. i agree with most of your list, maybe i would have put Eddie Van Halen behind Jeff Beck.

1. Jimmy Page-
2. Jimi Hendrix-
3. Eric Clapton-
4. Stevie Ray Vaughn-
5. Jeff Beck-
6. Eddie Van Halen-
7. Angus Young-
8. Peter Townshend-
9. Slash-
10. Tony Iommi-
11. Randy Rhodes-
12. David Gilmour-
13. Slash-
14. Steve Vai -
15. Brian May-

mastershredder4
09-21-2005, 06:56 PM
jack white in front of zappa and buddy guy? not how i see it but everyone has their opinion...
also what about mike einziger?

thats just my input

i say take jack off or put him at they very bottom. ya and randy should be higher

mastershredder4
09-21-2005, 06:59 PM
what about Mark Tremonti - Creed/Alter Bridge?
he should be < 10...

go to ****ing hell

EVH4ever
09-21-2005, 08:39 PM
what about Mark Tremonti - Creed/Alter Bridge?
he should be < 10...

I dont know about 10 but He should be on there
I noticed EVH at 4 thats better then most would rank him
a lot of people dont give him the cred he deserves.
n e ways great list

pbnjammer
09-21-2005, 08:49 PM
john wasnt self concious. he said himself of his playing "i make it howl" or something. its just that george was the lead for the beatles. and he took the solos for his solo stuff. he was very bluesy

ando3300
09-21-2005, 09:05 PM
Alright, I'll give you guys a quick top 20 to drool over ;)

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Jeff Beck
3. Ritchie Blackmore
4. Eddie Van Halen
5. Eric Clapton
6. John McLaughlin
7. Jimmy Page
8. Tommy Iommi
9. Duane Allman
10. David Gilmour
11. Steve Howe
12. Carlos Santana
13. Phil Keaggy
14. Steve Vai
15. Allan Holdsworth
16. Chuck Berry
17. Frank Zappa
18. Joe Satriani
19. Yngwie Malmsteen
20. Brian May

Before you ****ing idiots go on saying : "OMGZ Page at 7?!1" Think about the list logically. My criteria include: Influence, Technical Skill, Creativity, Originality, and overall importance to the world of rock guitar. Beck could even be number 1. I just didn't put him there, to save you guys the frustration. Have a nice day.

BlackoutClassic
09-21-2005, 10:22 PM
Too lazy for anything more than top 10, so here is my personal top 10 based upon Technique, Skill, Touch, Variety and Emotion:

1. Ritchie Blackmore
2. Frank Zappa
3. Roy Buchanan
4. Dicky Betts
5. Steve Howe
6. Robert Fripp
7. Johnny Winter
8. Jerry Garcia
9. David Gilmour
10. John Cale (J.J. Cale)

And yes, you saw right - Hendrix, Page, Beck or Clapton are not on that list. Weep. :gunsfirin

the_white_bunny
09-21-2005, 11:30 PM
I went to the Libert of making a top 100 list, cuz of all the strange ones out there, but before i send it in, i would like some suggestions on it... :)

1. Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds
2. Jimi Hendrix- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Eric Clapton- Cream, solo, Yardbirds, etc. (lol this guy does to much to track :P)
4. Eddie Van Halen- Van Halen
5. Stevie Ray Vaughn- Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. Jeff Beck- The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck
7. Angus Young- AC/DC
8. Duane Allman- the Allman Brothers Band
9. Slash- Gun's N' Roses, Velvet Revolver
10.Peter Townshend- The Who
11.Tony Iommi- Black Sabbath
12.Randy Rhodes- Blizzard of Oz, Ozzy Osbourne
13.Yngwie Malmsteen- Yngwie Malmsteen
14.Carlos Santana- Santana
15.David Gilmour- Pink Floyd
16.Joe Perry- Aerosmith
17.Brian May- Queen
18.Alex Lifeson- Rush
19.Mark Knolpfer- The Dire Straits
20.Kirk Hammett- Metallica
21.Synyster Gates- Avenged Sevenfold
22.George Harrison- The Beatles
23.Martin Barre- Jethro Tull
24.Zakk Wylde- Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne
25.Buckethead- Guns N' Roses, Solo
26.Dimebag Darrell - Pantera
27.Steve Vai- David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo
28.Joe Satriani- Joe Satriani
29.John Petrucci- Dream Theatre
30.Steve Gaines- Lynyrd Skynyrd
31.Peter Frampton- Peter Frampton
32.Jerry Garcia- Grateful Dead
33.Mick Taylor- Rolling Stones
34.Tom Morello- Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave
35.Ritchie Blackmore- Deep Purple
36.The Edge- U2
37.John Fogerty- Creedence Clearwater Revival
38.Glen Buxton- Alice Cooper
39.Paul Gilbert- Mr. Big
40.Izzy Stradlin- Guns N' Roses
41.Kurt Cobain- Nirvana
42.Steve Howe- Yes
43.Dave Navarro- Janes Addiction, The Red Hot Chili Peppers
44.Paul Kossoff- Free, Bad Company
45.Chuck Berry- Chuck Berry
46.Malcom Young- AC/DC
47.Gary Pihl- Boston
48.Ry Cooder- Captain Beefheart's Magic Band
49.Keith Richards- Rolling Stones
50.Les Paul- Les Paul
51.Johnny Ramone- The Ramones
52.John Frusciante- Red Hot Chili Peppers
53.B.B. King- B.B. King
54.Vernon Reid- Living Color
55.Jack White- The White Stripes
56.Robert Johnson- Robert Johnson
57.Buddy Guy- Buddy Guy
58.Frank Zappa- Frank Zappa
59.Buck Dharma- Blue Oyster Cult
60.Phil Keaggy- Phil Keaggy
61.Neil Young- Neil Young
62.Dave Davies- The Kinks
63.Dave Murray- Iron Maiden
64.James Hetfield- Metallica
65.Glen Tipton- Judas Priest
66.Dave Mustaine- Megadeth
67.Nigel Tufnel- Spinal Tap
68.Daron Malakian- System of a Down
69.Ted Nugent- Ted Nugent
70. Ace Frehley- KISS
71.Kim Thayil- Sound Garden
72.Eddie "Fast" Clarke
73.Robert Fripp- King Crimson
74.Adrian Smith- Iron Maiden
75.Brad Whitford- Aerosmith
76.Vivian Campbell- Def Leppard
77.Adam Jones- Tool
78.John Kay- Steppenwolf
79.Richie Sambora- Bon Jovi
80.Scott Ian- Anthrax
81.Allan Holdsworth- Allan Holdsworth
82.Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
83.Peter Green- Fleetwood Mac
84.Alvin Lee- Ten Years After
85.Mike McCready- Pearl Jam
86.Eddie Cochran- Eddie Cochran
87.Robby Krieger- The Doors
88.Ron Wood- Faces, Rolling Stones
89.Jake E. Lee- Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo
90.Dickie Betts- Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern
91.Prince- Prince & The Revolution
92.Uli Jon Roth- Scorpions
93.Steve Morse- Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Solo
94.Michael Schenker- Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband
95.John Squire- Stone Roses
96.Johnny Winter- Solo
97.Chris DeGarmo- Queensryche
98.K.K. Downing- Judas Priest
99.Michael Romeo- Symphony X
100.Ritchie Kotzen- Poison, Mr Big, Solo
well... that it for now, will prolly edit it in near futre, also afterwards...
another 100 guitarists :)
I know there are some non-classic rock guitarists on here but dont bitch bout it lol... :bonk:


i dig it but

lindesy buckingham is one of the top 10 guitar players ever its a shame hes in fleetwood mac a top 40 band

bonnie raitt should be there

Neil shon of journey should be up there, once agein hes in a top 40 band its sad so so so much skill he plays so fast and clean its great

and last

ricky medlock of skynyrd one of the cleanst guitar players ive ever seen

EDIT
13.Yngwie Malmsteen- Yngwie Malmsteen
27.Steve Vai- David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo

WRONG steve puts yngwie to shame

the_white_bunny
09-21-2005, 11:35 PM
change hendrix and page and it will be correct.
and david gilmour neads to be in the top 5


you do know jimi wasnt that good

HE WAS *key word* inovative, he was a great showman
but on pure skill jimmy page is one of the best guitar players of the last 60's early 70's
well id say the best in his prime no one could out play him but.... :( hes gotten old and cant play any more DAMN AGEING!

KeithAngus
09-22-2005, 12:31 AM
Wut About Keef!!!! Keith Richards!!!!!! He Is In My Mind The Best Of The Best

ando3300
09-22-2005, 06:02 PM
Too lazy for anything more than top 10, so here is my personal top 10 based upon Technique, Skill, Touch, Variety and Emotion:

1. Ritchie Blackmore
2. Frank Zappa
3. Roy Buchanan
4. Dicky Betts
5. Steve Howe
6. Robert Fripp
7. Johnny Winter
8. Jerry Garcia
9. David Gilmour
10. John Cale (J.J. Cale)

And yes, you saw right - Hendrix, Page, Beck or Clapton are not on that list. Weep. :gunsfirin

Your criteria consists of Technique, Skill, Touch, Variety, and Emotion, and Beck isn't 1? Not even top 10? Beck's phrasing is second to none, as well as the various techniques he approaches his guitar playing with.

the_white_bunny
09-22-2005, 06:30 PM
Your criteria consists of Technique, Skill, Touch, Variety, and Emotion, and Beck isn't 1? Not even top 10? Beck's phrasing is second to none, as well as the various techniques he approaches his guitar playing with.


lol hell steve via is one of the best players ever

skill touch emotion technally hes of the best ever

canned_peas
09-22-2005, 06:44 PM
Pretty good. It's not in order, is it?
You forgot Lindsay Buckingham. He's the best fingerpicker and one of the best guitarists pickwise, too.

the_white_bunny
09-22-2005, 06:46 PM
Pretty good. It's not in order, is it?
You forgot Lindsay Buckingham. He's the best fingerpicker and one of the best guitarists pickwise, too.


you opnion dosent count

lindsey never NEVER uses a pick to play he only use his fingers

the_white_bunny
09-22-2005, 06:48 PM
94.Michael Schenker- Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband

uhh im prety sure rudolph schenker was in the scorpions
not michael

mastershredder4
09-23-2005, 06:53 PM
^^^wich is why your list sucks....but how can someone from creed make it on the top ten..i just cant belive anyone would be that stupid

rockergirl1122
09-23-2005, 07:15 PM
wtf is jack white doing there? and wheres chuck berry? besides that, great list

Derigiberble
09-24-2005, 03:37 AM
you do know jimi wasnt that good

HE WAS *key word* inovative, he was a great showman
but on pure skill jimmy page is one of the best guitar players of the last 60's early 70's
well id say the best in his prime no one could out play him but.... :( hes gotten old and cant play any more DAMN AGEING!


what are you talking about, hendrix was 10 times the guitarist page ever was. Page was shite and incapable of playing anything other than a stolen lick and a minor pentatonic scale with the odd aeolian note. Hendrix basically changed music in the 60s with his playing, because in the end he was more extreme, and he was doing licks and riffs page couldn't even touch. I'd love to see Page try and play love or confusion at the speed hendrix played it live.

nowadays page is just an ugly fat faced cunt with 18 foot long legs

The UG Squirrel
09-24-2005, 05:06 AM
why is this thread still alive? if you want to argue about some crappy top 100 list, go to digitaldreamdoor.com

and this top 100 rolling stones guitarists is ridiculously old.

thewiserafiki
09-24-2005, 07:31 PM
EDIT
13.Yngwie Malmsteen- Yngwie Malmsteen
27.Steve Vai- David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo

WRONG steve puts yngwie to shame
Yngwie taught Joe, Joe taught Steve, so indirectly Yngwie taught steve.

John Petrucci=Number 1

Skippy_McNutty
09-24-2005, 07:38 PM
for dimebag darrell u forgot to put damageplan too.

the_white_bunny
09-24-2005, 08:21 PM
what are you talking about, hendrix was 10 times the guitarist page ever was. Page was shite and incapable of playing anything other than a stolen lick and a minor pentatonic scale with the odd aeolian note. Hendrix basically changed music in the 60s with his playing, because in the end he was more extreme, and he was doing licks and riffs page couldn't even touch. I'd love to see Page try and play love or confusion at the speed hendrix played it live.

nowadays page is just an ugly fat faced cunt with 18 foot long legs


incorrect page wuld have killed jimi
page was fast clean and was a good player

jimi was sloppy and inovative, he use feed back and a wah

page could play any style at all

pbnjammer
09-24-2005, 09:33 PM
incorrect page wuld have killed jimi
page was fast clean and was a good player

jimi was sloppy and inovative, he use feed back and a wah

page could play any style at all

page says himself that he's a sloppy guitarist, which is ironic because his guitar teacher was known to be clean. but nothing against page or jimi i idolize them both, just an fyi

IronMurph
09-24-2005, 10:51 PM
I'll make up to 20. (Some people are going to bitch at me so bad.)

1. Eddie Van Halen
2. Michael Schenker
3. Joe Satriani
4. Jimmy Page
5. Eric Clapton
6. Jimi Hendrix
7. Alvin Lee
8. Steve Vai
9. Alex Lifeson
10. Carlos Santana
11. Tony Iommi
12. Randy Rhoads
13. Slash
14. Stevie Ray Vaughn
15. Steve Howe
16. David Gilmour
17. Kirk Hammett
18. Dickey Betts/ Duane Allman
19. Joe Walsh
20. Ritchie Blackmore

DownDark
09-24-2005, 10:55 PM
I'm not bitching but at least add Brian May

Mr_Hyde
09-24-2005, 11:11 PM
you have so much time on your hands

Derigiberble
09-25-2005, 09:36 AM
page could play any style at all


:haha:haha:haha

thats the funniest thing i've heard all day

danocaster
09-25-2005, 09:53 AM
what are you talking about, hendrix was 10 times the guitarist page ever was. Page was shite and incapable of playing anything other than a stolen lick and a minor pentatonic scale with the odd aeolian note. Hendrix basically changed music in the 60s with his playing, because in the end he was more extreme, and he was doing licks and riffs page couldn't even touch. I'd love to see Page try and play love or confusion at the speed hendrix played it live.

nowadays page is just an ugly fat faced cunt with 18 foot long legs

Oh man, Derigiberble, you crack me up (not that way) :haha

fr0zt
09-25-2005, 09:55 AM
My Favorite Guitarists

1. Frank Zappa - The Mothers
2. George Harrison - Beatles
3. John Lennon - Beatles
4. Alex Lifeson - Rush
5. Jerry Garcia - Grateful Dead
6. Jimi Hendrix - The Experience
7. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
8. Andy Summers - The Police
9. John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Trey Anastasio - Phish
11. Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow
12. Pete Townshend - The Who
13. Jeff Beck
14. Keith Richards - Rolling Stones
15. Carlos Santana
16. Mike McCready - Pearl Jam
17. Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne
18. Vernon Reid - Living Colour
19. Eddie Van Halen
20. Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits

I agree with the Jimmy Page hating guy, if I could buy riffs from blues musicians for 10 dollars each i'd be a good guitarist too :haha

Derigiberble
09-25-2005, 10:43 AM
Oh man, Derigiberble, you crack me up (not that way) :haha

you know im right ;)

Derigiberble
09-25-2005, 10:43 AM
I agree with the Jimmy Page hating guy, if I could buy riffs from blues musicians for 10 dollars each i'd be a good guitarist too :haha

the difference being page never payed, he just stole ;)

pbnjammer
09-25-2005, 05:07 PM
if you doubt george harrison's chops, listen to roll over bethoven and note that he plays the lead, solos, AND sings. i've seen them play it live too, barely ever looks at his guitar or even shows a hint of struggling--just smiling and singing

zeppelin_2112
09-26-2005, 05:47 PM
good job, but why is angus young so high up? He wasn't amazing but still top 30 material. You have his bro malcom but malcom sucked. And you really underrated keith richerds and Buck Dharma! Good job though. My top 5 would be:


1. Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Eddie Van Halen- Van Halen
4. Alex Lifeson- Rush
5. Pete Townshed - The who

Crzyrckgtrst28
09-26-2005, 06:46 PM
^Malcom was supposedly better than Angus

pumpkins_rule
09-26-2005, 07:06 PM
James Iha > All

He is one crazy ************

Just watch vieuphoria.

Besides Page and Hendrix are wayyyy too boring for my taste.

Fintann
09-26-2005, 07:24 PM
Soo... no Joe Pass? Theyre all pretty good lists on average they'rer pretty good except for the lack of Joe Pass.

NoQuarter2
09-26-2005, 11:17 PM
good job, but why is angus young so high up? He wasn't amazing but still top 30 material. You have his bro malcom but malcom sucked. And you really underrated keith richerds and Buck Dharma! Good job though. My top 5 would be:


1. Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Eddie Van Halen- Van Halen
4. Alex Lifeson- Rush
5. Pete Townshed - The who
You idiot Malcom is the most underated guitarist ever... Or Brian May...
:no: and Keith is a good guitarist but not top 30, he's more cool, and good rythym... Mick Taylor was waaaaaaaaaay better, but he moved to Japan if im not mistaken, random... :idea:

BrainDamage
09-27-2005, 04:50 PM
incorrect page wuld have killed jimi
page was fast clean and was a good player

jimi was sloppy and inovative, he use feed back and a wah you have got to be kidding me. Page and clean used in the same sentence? I mean, I like Jimmy/Led Zeppelin, but come on...Page was sloppy.

oddling8
09-27-2005, 05:35 PM
1. Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. Mike McCready - Pearl Jam
3. Jerry Cantrell - Alice in Chains

That is peremptory. I have found my salvation.

PurpleHazer
09-27-2005, 06:11 PM
Angus Young before Slash and Santana?

zeppelin_2112
09-27-2005, 06:22 PM
no way was malcom better than angus!

ando3300
09-27-2005, 06:33 PM
Soo... no Joe Pass? Theyre all pretty good lists on average they'rer pretty good except for the lack of Joe Pass.

Joe Pass was indeed a fine guitar. He had chops like a mofo (Hell, he was confident enough to name some of his albums "Virtuoso" and "Chops"), but he was strictly a jazz guitarist. One of the greatest of that genre though. Right after Montgomery, Reinhart, and Metheny.

SouthernRoCkGoD
09-28-2005, 05:56 AM
L O ****ING L
you put jack white above Neil Young and Buddy Guy
are you retarted?
someones got their helmet on too tight
LOL

The National D
09-28-2005, 06:05 AM
Frank Zappa should come in at a proud 3rd, not fifty-freakin'-eight. The man had magic fingers, fer chistssake! Knopfler was well placed though.

guitarman1507
09-28-2005, 06:21 AM
You should have Bob Dylan on your list, and move up Randy Rhoads , and take off kurt cobain.

wil
09-28-2005, 07:36 AM
Synyster Gates the 21st best guitarist ever?
Dear oh dear....

Oh, i also knhow heas not classic rock- but then many of the ones in the list arent either- but where the hell is Jimmy bryant?

08lambnj
10-01-2005, 04:27 AM
i didnt see michael angelo, vinnie moore or jason becker,

JimmyPage25
10-01-2005, 07:32 AM
i think the threadstarters list is mine as well

Bmm386
10-01-2005, 12:07 PM
George harrison should be up further, at least further than joe perry.

NoQuarter2
10-01-2005, 07:54 PM
L O ****ING L
you put jack white above Neil Young and Buddy Guy
are you retarted?
someones got their helmet on too tight
LOL
SouthernRoCkGoD lol just your name shows your ignorance... I also said that this a finished list and... to not bitch about non-classic rock guitarists you idiots...
p.s. Synyster Gates is in a ****ty band but he is definantly talented...

maggotbrain
10-02-2005, 02:22 AM
hmmm, my top 20

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Eric Clapton
3. Wes Montgomery
4. Eddie Van Halen
6. Eddie Hazel
7. Frank Zappa
8. Buddy Guy
9. Jeff Beck
10. Peter Townshend
11. Chuck Berry
12, Joe Pass
13. Muddy Waters
14. Jimmy Page
15. Tony Iommi
16. Keith Richards
17. Prince
18. Billy Gibbons
19. George Harrison
20. Joe Satriani

wilty00
10-02-2005, 09:24 AM
I think it looks pretty accurate with the exception of the top 5.

universalrocker
10-02-2005, 04:22 PM
Why do people always forget the great irish guitarists(yes Irish!!)!!We have talent!! Respect to thread starter putting gary moore 25 but where da hell is rory gallagher,most people havnt heard of him but he is deadly!!!

oarjammer116
10-02-2005, 05:15 PM
ok whoever puts kurt cobain or any hair metal band guitarists are noobs!

syyz1
10-02-2005, 05:19 PM
Where was Fred Durst on that list?

IncubusMan999
10-04-2005, 06:39 PM
add einziger, tremonti, matt bellamy of muse, jack johnson, chris cheney of living end, and the guy from the killers, that would be mine.

SwantonV1
10-04-2005, 07:04 PM
man i think u guys give some people to much credit.....the guy from system of a down is not better than madiens....wheres buckethead on the list??? and george harrison is like number 62 not in the top 50

Nobody's Hero
10-04-2005, 07:55 PM
pretty good list, but angus young and slash are too high up, if angus is there malcom should be pretty close behind. also, u really gotta have kurt cobain on there man

NoQuarter2
10-10-2005, 09:33 PM
^^
He is on there...

JimmieRayVai
10-10-2005, 10:06 PM
great you put page at ONE. oh wait...this isnt the most likely to have had 47 different stds during their career list. but he is a damn good guitarist anyway.

SkinnyWhiteBoy
10-10-2005, 10:17 PM
howcome noone ever puts Johnny Thunders in their lists?

NoQuarter2
10-10-2005, 10:27 PM
^^
cuz no ones heard of him, besides you... and I hope he's heard of himself, and his band mates, if he has any... and...and... his mother....

Wankmasterwak
10-10-2005, 11:00 PM
Switch up Duane and Angus, move Zappa and Bo Diddley MUCH higher, and put Cobain lower and it wouldn't be too bad.

SwantonV1
10-11-2005, 01:23 PM
yeah and put buckethead on there

edwardhaine
10-11-2005, 01:29 PM
Ahh what about Pat Metheny and Bill Frisel and Wes Montgomey??? They are all geniouses

ufossuck
10-11-2005, 04:45 PM
I just got off being banned so I couldn't respond to this crap list til now.

Since the whole list is stupid I'm not gonna go over all of it, I'll just point out my favourite part.

37.John Fogerty- Creedence Clearwater Revival

John Fogerty? Is it possible you meant Tom Fogerty, the guitarist from C.C.R.?

Waterboy799
10-11-2005, 04:47 PM
i think Slash should be before Angus Young but other than that i think the list ain't that bad

ando3300
10-11-2005, 05:33 PM
Ahh what about Pat Metheny and Bill Frisel and Wes Montgomey??? They are all geniouses

Yes...they are all amazing guitar players....but they are JAZZ!

ando3300
10-11-2005, 05:34 PM
yeah and put buckethead on there

Buckethead is amazing...best guitarist out of the last decade.

AxeMan88uk
10-11-2005, 05:41 PM
zappa should be higher...

and you really do have way to much time on your hands.
these lists are extremely pointless, everyone has their own opinion so there is no definitve answer, rendering any attempt at a list pointless (sorry for pointing out the now clichéd obviousness).
plus if it was pureley on skill, ull just have all the shredders and jazz and classical guys at top and thats not much fun, plus theres not much of a chance most folk nowadays will be able to name them.
i commend you for taking the time, but it was rather pointless

NoQuarter2
10-11-2005, 05:49 PM
I just got off being banned so I couldn't respond to this crap list til now.

Since the whole list is stupid I'm not gonna go over all of it, I'll just point out my favourite part.

John Fogerty? Is it possible you meant Tom Fogerty, the guitarist from C.C.R.?

O ya sorry, I only have like one CCR album ill fix that

SwantonV1
10-11-2005, 07:42 PM
top 5
jimi
clapton
buckethead
satriani
billy joe armstrong(jk) Vai

Mosaic
10-11-2005, 10:21 PM
My personal list:

1. James Patrick Page
2. Mike Einzinger
3. John Frusciante
4. Jimi Hendrix
5. Wes Montgomery
6. Eric Clapton
7. Kurt Cobain
8. Stevie Ray Vaughn
9. David Gilmour
10. Noel Gallagher

This list is just based off of my personal influences, and has nothing to do with skill/popularity/etc....

KingBrendan5149
10-11-2005, 11:03 PM
^ Kurt Cobain would probably be on my list also. classic rock people don't give him enough credit for what he did for music. IMO. He was so influential and influenced so many people to pick up the guitar. That's my opinion of "The Best".

fr0zt
10-12-2005, 08:29 PM
^ Ughhhh.

The Who 515
10-12-2005, 08:31 PM
why the hell is angus young in the top 50, wtf the top 10?!!?

Gopher636
10-12-2005, 08:40 PM
lol synister gates...lol....

its even funnier how you have him above satch and vai.
..and Dimebag.
and teh dude from the Beatles is above that.

distilledspirit
10-12-2005, 08:48 PM
I'm kinda lazy so i'll just name my top 10

1. Jimmy Page
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Eric Clapton
4. Slash
5. Steve Howe
6. Brian May
7. Keith Richards(Rythymatically)
8. Chcuk Berry
9. Mick Taylor
10. Stevie Ray Vaughn

Shuviduwaax
10-13-2005, 01:45 PM
i have a question.....buckethead is NOW the guitar of GnR?

Shuviduwaax
10-13-2005, 01:48 PM
1.-slash

SkinnyWhiteBoy
10-13-2005, 04:59 PM
^^
cuz no ones heard of him, besides you... and I hope he's heard of himself, and his band mates, if he has any... and...and... his mother....

He ( along with Iggy Pop and The Ramones ) basically invented Punk music....

ufossuck
10-13-2005, 08:47 PM
Here's the maximum number of best guitarists my current level of lazieness will allow me to list.

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Lenny Breau
3. Eric Clapton
4. George Thorogood
5. Joe Walsh
6. Jimmy Page
7. Stevie Ray Vaughn
8. Billy Gibbons
9. Randy Bachman
10. Neil Young
11. Randy Rhodes
12. Pete Townshend
13. Edgar Winter
14. Glen Frey (sp?)
15. Stephen Stills
16. Mark Knopfler
17. Tony Iommi
18. Slash
19. Jerry Reed
20. Angus Young
21. Some guy (Steppenwolf)
22. Some other guy (steel guitar from Juicy Lucy)
23. Tom Fogerty
24. Forget his name (Queen)
25. Peter Frampton
26. Some guy (Iron Butterfly)
27. Tom Petty
28. Robby Kreiger (The Doors)

BrainDamage
10-13-2005, 08:51 PM
24. Forget his name (Queen) that'd be Brian May
27. Tom Petty Mike Campbell > Tom Petty. By a longshot (unless you are talking about songwriting...)

no Gilmour :(

all_for_love
10-18-2005, 02:30 AM
umm i agree with the top three, perhaps in a changed order, plus how bout geoff rectin?

The UG Squirrel
10-18-2005, 02:36 AM
i have a question.....buckethead is NOW the guitar of GnR?


no, he left gnr. to ufossuck, whys there no gilmour? :mad:

les_paul11
10-18-2005, 02:48 AM
i didnt wanna read all 7 pages so sorry if someone already said this... but i say more like...

1. Jimi Hendrix
2.Stevie Ray Vaughn
3. Jimmy Page

Backstabber89
10-18-2005, 07:09 AM
My list:

Nuno (From Extreme)
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Steve Vai
Slash
Micke Rank-Jensen

joshsirjoshules
10-18-2005, 07:17 AM
i wont bitch about where the edge is at cause coming from anyone on these forums, hes lucky to be on the list. i still think tom verlaine or richard lloyd of television should be up there and james honeyman scott of the pretenders should be up there.

HendrixEdge
10-18-2005, 09:08 AM
i wont bitch about where the edge is at cause coming from anyone on these forums, hes lucky to be on the list. i still think tom verlaine or richard lloyd of television should be up there and james honeyman scott of the pretenders should be up there.

Edge and Tom Verlaine should both me noted and make any list imo, there's alot more to guitar playing than the cliched pentatonic soloing that is so often praised, these guys have deliberately went out of their way to innovate new sounds and styles, in a word they're inspired, however in saying that I'd add that there's alot of good non cliched blues playing as well ;)

Also we all have our own preferences when it comes to deciding how and why a guitarist is brilliant, so peace lads, enjoy your day :D

Harmonius
10-18-2005, 09:09 AM
You can't put SRV before BB King.

ufossuck
10-18-2005, 06:12 PM
You can't put SRV before BB King.I'm pretty sure I already did.

ledhed68
10-18-2005, 06:24 PM
Heres my top 20

1. Jimmy Page-The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin
2. Eric Clapton-John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream ect.
3. Jimi Hendrix-The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4.Robert Johnson
5. Stevie Ray Vaughan-Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
6. B.B. King
7. David Glimour-Pink Floyd
8. Buddy Guy
9. Carlos Santana-Santana
10. Slash-GnR, Velvet Revolver
11. Robbie Krieger-The Doors
12. Joe Perry-Aerosmith
13. Angus Young-AC/DC
14. Keith Richards-The Rolling Stones
15. Jeff Beck-The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group
16. Mark Knopfler-Dire Straits
17. Duane Allman-The Allman Brothers
18. Allen Collins-Lynyrd Skynyrd
19. Brian May-Queen
20. Pete Townshend-The Who

Andrew Zara
10-18-2005, 06:27 PM
Oh man,you forgot Mark Tremonti(Creed,Alter Bridge)and Dan Donegan(Disturbed)James Hetfield(Metallica)Stevie Ray Vaughan,Tony Iommi(Black Sabbath),Mick Thompson(Slipknot).Left out a lot of good guitarist.

ufossuck
10-18-2005, 06:31 PM
Most of these lists are comprised of popular mainstream music. I'm the only one who's used any guitarists that you don't hear on the radio every single day.

HendrixEdge
10-18-2005, 07:03 PM
Oh man,you forgot Mark Tremonti(Creed,Alter Bridge)and Dan Donegan(Disturbed)James Hetfield(Metallica)Stevie Ray Vaughan,Tony Iommi(Black Sabbath),Mick Thompson(Slipknot).Left out a lot of good guitarist.

This is the Classic Rock forum. :D

TattooedGirl
10-18-2005, 07:18 PM
Amen to the guy who said Hetfield should be on the list.I know this is classic rock but Hammett was on the original list posted. I have a top 20 but I'm not going to post it because then 100 people will say "why didn't you put ______ on it?? Everyone's list will be different, from who's on it to what order.

Crzyrckgtrst28
10-18-2005, 07:50 PM
John Fogerty? Is it possible you meant Tom Fogerty, the guitarist from C.C.R.?

Wow, your quite a dumbass. John was also the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist... Tom hardly played any of the solos or wrote hardly any songs. :rolleyes:

ledhed68
10-18-2005, 08:04 PM
i did this in a short amount of time, I know i forgot a lot of guitarist but thats the most i could do off the top of my head

IncubusMan999
10-19-2005, 01:09 AM
its agreat list overall, some minor changes however would be adequate for my list

townsendrocks
10-19-2005, 07:33 AM
[B]Pete townshend should be number one

top gun man2
10-19-2005, 12:27 PM
i loved ur top 100 guitarists but 2 mistakes u made was carlos santana and david gilmour are around fourth and fifth eric clapton should be FIRST otherwise its brill

top gun man2
10-19-2005, 12:33 PM
:confused: wat is Richie sambora doing 79th he has to be at least sixth!

November_Rain88
10-19-2005, 12:38 PM
Yeah, I hate Cobain, but even in a NON-biased opinion, I don't see why he'd be that high on the list, if on it at all.

Oh, and CCR's guitarist is JOHN Fogerty, not Tom... just so you know.

Other than those two slips (and Clapton > Hendrix imo) I am in agreement with most of the list ... good job

angusrox
10-19-2005, 01:17 PM
Great list, man. I wa simpressed by most of it.

fenderfreak101
10-19-2005, 02:08 PM
Ok, seeing as i look through these lists and wonder "How in gods name is he not on there" and other stuff, im gonna make my own.

And to everyone in this thread who are saying people like Page and Hendrix should be number one, dig way deeper.

anyways:

1: Doyle Dykes
2: Robert Johnson
3: BB King
4: Joe Pass
5: Steve Vai
6: Buddy Guy
7: Robert Cray
8: John McLaughlin
9: Stevie Ray Vaughn
10: Duane Allman
11: Dickey Betts
12: Jimi Hendrix (not for skill, for innovation)
13: Derek Trucks
14: Eric Johnson
15: JJ Cale
16: Steve Howe
17: Alvin Lee
18: Eric Clapton
19: Carlos Santana
20: Kenny Wayne Shephard.

the end. Crit if youd like.

NoQuarter2
10-19-2005, 05:23 PM
Nice deep list, I think Randy Rhoads should be on there though at least, I mean if that guy live just a year or two longer he would be top 5 on every list in the land...

Geetarplayer765
10-20-2005, 01:55 PM
Page had some nice riffs, but he didnt have the pure skill.

When I think of people who are great guitarists I think of people like Carlos Santana who literally expresses his emotions through his guitar playing while making it sound freaking awesome. I have only seen a few people play a guitar like Santana does, hes the most underrated player ever.

KeithAngus
10-20-2005, 02:54 PM
dude Page was skilled... Anyone who could write and play Heartbreaker's or Stairway To HEaven's solo is incredible...

Derigiberble
10-20-2005, 02:56 PM
those solos are so overated, there not that good

i can play them ;)

KeithAngus
10-20-2005, 03:01 PM
ANyone with a little practise can play them... But you couldn't have written that solo.... Only Page could....... I'm not sayin hes the best guitarist in history.... Cuz I don't think he is... But he is not some kind of joke

Derigiberble
10-20-2005, 03:02 PM
he never WROTE the solo, he improvised it

anyone who writes a solo is not worthy of playing one, real solos are improvised on the spot

Maet
10-20-2005, 05:05 PM
Since this list encompasses guitarists from all era's and styles (for the most part), where's Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead).

TimiHendrix33
10-20-2005, 06:05 PM
this is more my favorite than skill....

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Jimmy Page
3. Eric Clapton
4. B.B King
5. Brian May
6. Eddie Van Halen
7. Joe Satriani
8. Stevie Ray Vaughan
9. Angus Young
10. Steve Vai
11. Buddy Holly
12. Robert Johnson
13. Les Paul
14. Kieth Richards
15. David Gilmour
16. Pete Townshen
17. Joe Perry
18. George Harrison
19. Chuck Berry
20. Buckethead(classic rock???)
21. Slash
22. Frank Zappa
23. Prince
24. Tony Iommi
25. Jerry Garcia
26. Alex Lifeson
27. Noel Gallagher
28. Pete Townshend
29. Robby Krieger
30. Randy Rhoades
31. Dave Murray
32. Ritchie Blackmore
33. Dave Mustaine(classic metal???)
34. Vernnon Ried
35. Myself
36. Derigiberble


-please crit,I only did 36 cuz I'm too lazy,and it's only classic rock so dont tell me someone else(Tom Morello,John Frusciante,etc.)should be on here.

HelpImARock
10-20-2005, 07:02 PM
Wheres Trey Anastasio?

me_and_my_esp
10-20-2005, 07:08 PM
this is more my favorite than skill....
36. Derigiberble

:haha

stand up Derigiberble! take a bow!

KeithAngus
10-20-2005, 09:06 PM
he never WROTE the solo, he improvised it

anyone who writes a solo is not worthy of playing one, real solos are improvised on the spot


dude u no what i mean

NoQuarter2
10-21-2005, 12:10 AM
those solos are so overated, there not that good

i can play them ;)
So... I can to

He still wrote them to perfectly fit the song... who cares if it is easy as hell (not saying they are lol, they're pretty tough :)) , if its catchy and fits well... You can have all the skill in the World but if u can't come up with something that fits well etc. you wont make it... :peace:

frippogenics
10-21-2005, 12:15 AM
^ Exactly, if someone made an impossible solo, tons of people would just practice until they can play it, then claim its easy, thats how it works. There's really no limit to what people can do on a guitar, so anyone can play anyone else's solo. Its not a question of skill really that makes a solo great.

Bmm386
10-21-2005, 12:27 AM
That is, of course, unless you have 6 fingers.

KeithAngus
10-21-2005, 12:59 AM
lol

Derigiberble
10-21-2005, 06:50 AM
:haha

stand up Derigiberble! take a bow!


I think i have a new favourite member

timyhendrix lets make love :p:

MiniMusicMasta
10-27-2005, 09:09 AM
I can't believe the Mutts didn't put the Edge in the top 100. He is awesome.

MiniMusicMasta
10-27-2005, 09:10 AM
Oh and well done to Timi Hendrix 4 puttin Noel Gallagher in his list.

jimiange
10-27-2005, 05:10 PM
glad to see John Mclaughlin and Phil Keagy made some lists.

I think Leo Kottke is very talented and also Stephen Stills should be in the top 100.
Technically speaking he was probably one of the top 10 in the 60's

ando3300
10-27-2005, 05:18 PM
Most of these lists are comprised of popular mainstream music. I'm the only one who's used any guitarists that you don't hear on the radio every single day.


...Too bad you didn't know who half of the guitarists were, and the fact that it sucked ass.

HendrixEdge
10-27-2005, 05:48 PM
The whole thing is these lists are purely personal opinion for example, a brief list of some of my favorite guitarists:

Django Reinhardt
Jimi Hendrix
The Edge
BB King
John Frusciante
John Squire
Johnny Marr
Joe Satriani
Paco De Lucia
Tom Verlaine
Eric Bell
etc. etc.

Therefore there are no "top 100" guitarists, there is however a huge varied pool of inspirational players.

fenderfreak101
10-27-2005, 08:10 PM
Ok, seeing as i look through these lists and wonder "How in gods name is he not on there" and other stuff, im gonna make my own.

And to everyone in this thread who are saying people like Page and Hendrix should be number one, dig way deeper.

anyways:

1: Doyle Dykes
2: Robert Johnson
3: BB King
4: Joe Pass
5: Steve Vai
6: Buddy Guy
7: Robert Cray
8: John McLaughlin
9: Stevie Ray Vaughn
10: Duane Allman
11: Dickey Betts
12: Jimi Hendrix (not for skill, for innovation)
13: Derek Trucks
14: Eric Johnson
15: JJ Cale
16: Steve Howe
17: Alvin Lee
18: Eric Clapton
19: Carlos Santana
20: Kenny Wayne Shephard.

the end. Crit if youd like.

Most of these lists are comprised of popular mainstream music. I'm the only one who's used any guitarists that you don't hear on the radio every single day.

Ya, because my list is all mainstream too :rolleyes:

Doyle Dykes is a houshold name, is he not.

ando3300
10-29-2005, 10:36 AM
It's sad that I'm not seeing Jeff Beck on many of your guys lists....you guys need to go out and get a copy of Blow by Blow and Wired, then you'll see how badly he destroys most of the other guitarists you have before him.

NoQuarter2
10-29-2005, 10:41 PM
^^
I put him like 5 or 6 he's incredible...

JimmyStradlin33
10-30-2005, 09:31 AM
ok i'm going to do top ten guitarists in terms of the way they are rated not wheteher they're the best technically or most influential just in terms of the way they're talked about.
1. Hendrix
2. Page
3. Clapton
4. Slash
5. Van Halen
6. Angus Young
7. SRV
8. Gilmour
9. Malmsteen
10. Vai

That list is in my opinion the 10 most talked about guitarists. Not saying they're the best ten just ten of the most popular and depending on whether you like them or not depends on how well you rate them.

the_white_bunny
10-30-2005, 01:47 PM
Page had some nice riffs, but he didnt have the pure skill.

When I think of people who are great guitarists I think of people like Carlos Santana who literally expresses his emotions through his guitar playing while making it sound freaking awesome. I have only seen a few people play a guitar like Santana does, hes the most underrated player ever.


im goin to say it right now page is one of the most skilled players ever, but the down side is the man cant play any more at all i mean from the yard brieds to the firm the guy was good well great but now he cant play the last 2 brain cells he has are barely sparkin if you dig what im sayin

Maet
10-30-2005, 03:45 PM
im goin to say it right now page is one of the most skilled players ever, but the down side is the man cant play any more at all i mean from the yard brieds to the firm the guy was good well great but now he cant play the last 2 brain cells he has are barely sparkin if you dig what im sayin

What in the holy hell are you on about?

he never WROTE the solo, he improvised it

anyone who writes a solo is not worthy of playing one, real solos are improvised on the spot

I'm not arguing this, I'm just adding a little fact.

Solos by definition are improvised whether they're good or not. That's why recorded solos and live solos never ever are the same, although they convery the same musical theme/idea.

You don't write solos so much as you set up a parameter to work with, and go from there.

Matt-Rocker
10-30-2005, 03:49 PM
Hahahahahaha^^

Jeffthecedar
10-30-2005, 08:18 PM
Slash should be in front of Tony lommi, and John Petrucci should definetly be higher on the list, but other than that i like it.

Tamsin
10-31-2005, 08:20 AM
phew.....for a moment i thought that Dimbag Darrell (RIP) had been left out....
yeah and john frusciante...legend! :)

ando3300
10-31-2005, 05:35 PM
Slash should be in front of Tony lommi, and John Petrucci should definetly be higher on the list, but other than that i like it.

To the first part: Hell No. Tony Iommi was the founder of Metal...not many have anything to match up to that...and to the second part: maybe (I don't know where he is on the list). Petrucci is good, but he isn't top 30 good.

ando3300
10-31-2005, 05:40 PM
^^
I put him like 5 or 6 he's incredible...

Fair enough...even though none of the guitarists above him match up with him that well...

Oh, and Phil Keaggy at like 34? If this list was truly based on skill, then he would top it no doubt...some of the stuff he plays is barely conceivable (as in, HOW THE HELL DOES HE DO THAT?) What he does with an acoustic guitar is much like a drummer...he plays multiple rhythms at once, and then lays a melody over it...ALL AT ONCE.

Gabel
11-02-2005, 06:10 PM
I see alot of Kurt Cobain. I dont think hes bad, no i love Nirvana. Its just that he plays so simple things. Funny isnt it? It shows that you dont need to know much to be good, just be amazing at the small things you know (he played almost 99% powerchords). But there are alot better guitarists out there. my list would be like this:
1. Jimi Hendrix (You cant argue about that, he was just so great)
2. Jimmy Page (Hes just so d**m good. What would Zeppelin had been without him?)
3. Eric Clapton (Hes just a great guitarist)
4.Pete Towshend (Hes a great "rhytm guitarist", not so good lead, but just loisten to his rhymts!)
5. Brian May (He plays so sepcial, but oh so great)
6. Slash (He has influenced me so much and is so versitaile, and great.)
7. Angus Young (The schoolboy, but with his SG he has created a fantastic guotar-playing)
8. Kurt Cobian (Look abowe)
9. Johnny Ramone (Same as Kurt)
10. Jack White (He can just do so much with so little)

crazygluedmybut
11-02-2005, 06:25 PM
I don't think page should be that high up on the list. He's overrated IMO.

fenderfreak101
11-02-2005, 06:46 PM
I see alot of Kurt Cobain. I dont think hes bad, no i love Nirvana. Its just that he plays so simple things. Funny isnt it? It shows that you dont need to know much to be good, just be amazing at the small things you know (he played almost 99% powerchords). But there are alot better guitarists out there. my list would be like this:
1. Jimi Hendrix (You cant argue about that, he was just so great)
2. Jimmy Page (Hes just so d**m good. What would Zeppelin had been without him?)
3. Eric Clapton (Hes just a great guitarist)
4.Pete Towshend (Hes a great "rhytm guitarist", not so good lead, but just loisten to his rhymts!)
5. Brian May (He plays so sepcial, but oh so great)
6. Slash (He has influenced me so much and is so versitaile, and great.)
7. Angus Young (The schoolboy, but with his SG he has created a fantastic guotar-playing)
8. Kurt Cobian (Look abowe)
9. Johnny Ramone (Same as Kurt)
10. Jack White (He can just do so much with so little)

Pete Townshend could shred up and down a neck ten times better than Slash...

beau05
11-03-2005, 04:59 AM
i dont see how malcolm young from acdc and 'the edge' from U2 can be higher than richie sambora, im not a huge sambora fan although he is alot better than those d*cks, i spose it is just YOUR opinion. other than that its looks alright

Timmydaman
11-03-2005, 08:21 AM
i think this is a good list ii kinda liked that you had synster hes a very talented guitarist i mean if u havent heard him i would recomend listening to Avenged Sevenfold

HendrixEdge
11-03-2005, 09:04 AM
i dont see how malcolm young from acdc and 'the edge' from U2 can be higher than richie sambora, im not a huge sambora fan although he is alot better than those d*cks, i spose it is just YOUR opinion. other than that its looks alright


Because Bon Jovi are pointless and although Richie is a technically proficient guitarist he is no where near better than those "dicks" as you so eloquently put it. Malcolm is one of the greatest backing men in rock and Edge is one of the finest and most understated players ever, creating soundscapes for songs to be built on.

Ignorance is not a virtue.

the_white_bunny
11-03-2005, 12:10 PM
Because Bon Jovi are pointless and although Richie is a technically proficient guitarist he is no where near better than those "dicks" as you so eloquently put it. Malcolm is one of the greatest backing men in rock and Edge is one of the finest and most understated players ever, creating soundscapes for songs to be built on.

Ignorance is not a virtue.


the edge blows. sambora is the man, bon jovi isnt that great at all but as a player richie is a mind blowin guitarest

HendrixEdge
11-03-2005, 12:26 PM
the edge blows. sambora is the man, bon jovi isnt that great at all but as a player richie is a mind blowin guitarest

Ok man, you know what you know and I know what I know. :p:

I would never describe Richie as mind blowing although he is a good straightforward rock player. However if you want to know what Edge is really about pick up The Unforgettable Fire, brilliant textures and sounds based around unbelievable minimalism.

imdwalrus
11-03-2005, 12:51 PM
Uhhh number 37-Tom Fogerty

It's John Fogerty

And how come Eddie Van Halen is so high? Wasn't he just a rhythm player???

IncubusMan999
11-05-2005, 02:34 AM
ahhhh no (eruption) (beat it) (panama)
do some research mate

negrowithguitar
11-05-2005, 08:05 AM
were was mick mars on that list ???????????????????????????///

duncang
11-05-2005, 08:21 AM
Well, I can't be bothered to do a full 100, but the 20 to fill up the top 20 would be (in no order, cause im not good at stuff like that)

Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Eddie Van Halen
Kirk Hammet
Eric Clapton
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Tom Morello
Dimebag Darell
Slash
Angus Young
Tony Iommi
Jeff Beck
Pete Townshend
Yngwie Malmsteen
Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
Zakk Wylde
Dave Murray
Brian May
Ace Frehley

Unless I missed it, Corey Beaulieu wasnt in the 100!

JimmyStradlin33
11-05-2005, 09:48 AM
I think thats pretty good apart from a couple don't think that Corey Beaulieu should be in there. No Randy Rhoads who would certainly be in there i should think. Also Gilmour should be in there. Joe perry SRV and Santana have to be considered as well.

imdwalrus
11-05-2005, 10:29 AM
ahhhh no (eruption) (beat it) (panama)
do some research mate

No, what i meant when i said John Fogerty, is that he was much better than Tom.

And I find it kind of hard to believe that someone would think that Steve Vai and Joe Satriani weren't as good as Eddie.

IncubusMan999
11-07-2005, 12:09 AM
No, what i meant when i said John Fogerty, is that he was much better than Tom.

And I find it kind of hard to believe that someone would think that Steve Vai and Joe Satriani weren't as good as Eddie.

ohhhhhh right then, haha that would have been a pretty stupid coment, van halen =rhythm ha

howlieboy69
11-07-2005, 03:16 AM
gary pihl is 47th but the man is still under rated. he needs to be bumped up huge!!

bonjvirocks
11-07-2005, 05:15 AM
1.Jimi Hendrix
2.Eric Clapton
3.Jimmy Page
4.Brian May
5.Stevie Ray Vaughn
6.Chuck Berry
7.Keith Richards
8.Slash
9.Angus Young
10.Eddie Van Halen
11.Joe Perry


and thats the bottom line cos i said so

SydBarretLives
11-07-2005, 02:00 PM
1. Hendrix
2. Clapton
3. Beck
4. Glimour
5. Page
6. BB King
7. Carlos Santana
8. Keith Richards
9. Brian May
10. Duane Allman

I'm tempted to put lapton first. Name one other guitarist whos played with BB King, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Roger Waters, and Duane Allman. And I'm not sure if he was in the Yardbirds at the same time but Jimmy Page too.

frippogenics
11-07-2005, 02:52 PM
I don't think Robert Fripp of King Crimson gets enough credit. He's a great guitarist, and his compositional skills are up there with Zappa.

the_white_bunny
11-07-2005, 04:25 PM
1. Hendrix
2. Clapton
3. Beck
4. Glimour
5. Page
6. BB King
7. Carlos Santana
8. Keith Richards
9. Brian May
10. Duane Allman

I'm tempted to put lapton first. Name one other guitarist whos played with BB King, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Roger Waters, and Duane Allman. And I'm not sure if he was in the Yardbirds at the same time but Jimmy Page too.


considering jimmy page jeff beck and clapton where all friends yea they played togeather

and btw clpaton is good but by no means top 3 in any way

trey-col89
11-07-2005, 05:27 PM
considering jimmy page jeff beck and clapton where all friends yea they played togeather

and btw clpaton is good but by no means top 3 in any way
Dude.... Clapton whipes the floor with Page. Seriously, Clapton could flip Page upside down, and use his head as a mop, and mop up the floor.... thats how uncomparible Page is to Clapton.

alex_haeni
11-07-2005, 08:51 PM
:haha, synester at 27??!?!
More like..2,227..
Other than that, pretty good list.

KingBrendan5149
11-07-2005, 10:34 PM
is there any other classic rock fan out there (besides me) that thinks that Kurt Cobain was a good guitar player? He may not be the most techniqual or anything, but his influence is uncalcuable. His altered tune-down guitar sound was extremely influential and it became more popular in the music after Nirvana.

To me, Influence>>>>>>Techniqual ability. That's the way i've always thought who is considered a good guitar player.


anyway that's just my whole take on that. the reason i brought that up is because lots of people here bash him, so i just wanted to say what i think.

SydBarretLives
11-07-2005, 11:15 PM
Yea hes pretty good. People never take into account influence when deciding how good a guitarist is. Everyone thinks is all aobout skill

the_white_bunny
11-08-2005, 12:00 AM
Dude.... Clapton whipes the floor with Page. Seriously, Clapton could flip Page upside down, and use his head as a mop, and mop up the floor.... thats how uncomparible Page is to Clapton.


no just no

mastershredder4
11-08-2005, 06:21 PM
henrix
page
clapton
bb king
srv
gilmour
beck
tonny iommi
santana
van halen
randy rhoads
duane allman
slash
joe perry
via
angus young

fenderfreak101
11-08-2005, 08:05 PM
no just no

no, just yes.

Clapton owns Page in every aspect of musicianship.

mastershredder4
11-08-2005, 08:09 PM
someone ate bull**** for breakfast, i think there both eaqual and pretty differnt, and i dout eather one of them would say anyhting differnt!

fenderfreak101
11-08-2005, 09:01 PM
actually, i had fruity pebbles for breakfast.

And if you want to be taken seriously, try not typing like Hellen Keller.

Bmm386
11-08-2005, 11:11 PM
^^nice

AdayTripper
11-09-2005, 12:16 AM
actually, i had fruity pebbles for breakfast.

And if you want to be taken seriously, try not typing like Hellen Keller.
:haha

the_white_bunny
11-09-2005, 12:25 AM
no, just yes.

Clapton owns Page in every aspect of musicianship.

clapton isnt close to page in any aspect of playing,writing or for that fact arrangeing

dont get me wrong clapton is pretty ok, but white room and layla aint **** compared to compared to communication break down and stair way

not to mention thw work page has done from

the rain song to fool in the rain witch are 2 compleatly diffrent style of music
made by one great man

Variable
11-09-2005, 03:26 AM
Where are Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Robert Johnson? Also, why is B.B. King #53 when Clapton is #3? In Clapton's own words:
"All I ever did was copy B.B. King."

the_white_bunny
11-09-2005, 01:09 PM
Where are Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Robert Johnson? Also, why is B.B. King #53 when Clapton is #3? In Clapton's own words:
"All I ever did was copy B.B. King."

and buddy guy

Buddy" one time i was playin with eric and he did something and i said hey nice lick, and eric said well it better be i stole it from you"

greysonsmith
11-09-2005, 05:42 PM
Randy should be a little higher like number 6 or 7

deadhead313313
11-09-2005, 05:51 PM
I think I only saw Jerry Garcia on like, 3 of these lists. Am I the only one that thinks he deserves a little more respect here?

And as well, I'm seeing Zappa on here alot, but I think he should be higher. Definately top 3 for me. He was amazing

Messer
11-09-2005, 08:38 PM
They way I look at it is that no guitarist is greater (better) then the other, they are all the greatest in there own way.

Backstabber89
11-10-2005, 07:02 AM
I want to ask BonjviRocks, do you really think that Johnny B. Goode is a guitarist??? mheheh, creeeeepy...

FeatherBreeze
11-10-2005, 11:37 AM
you gotta be ****tin me you ****in noob, cobain shouldnt be any where near anyones list of good guitarists

fenderfreak101
11-10-2005, 11:56 AM
clapton isnt close to page in any aspect of playing,writing or for that fact arrangeing

haha, theres no way youre serious. Clapton is one of the first players to bridge the gap between Blues and Rock N Roll, and between Jazz and Rock, for that matter. He is also one of the only players in history to have a sucessful career with multiple bands and as a solo artist.

dont get me wrong clapton is pretty ok, but white room and layla aint **** compared to compared to communication break down and stair way

ahaha. Seeing as you already made enough a fool out of yourself with that comment, ill say this:

At least Clapton understands what a guitar solo is about. He realizes that its not just a flurry of notes up and down a scale with an occasoinal pull off of bend. This is something Page has yet to discover, or at least put into action.

not to mention thw work page has done from

the rain song to fool in the rain witch are 2 compleatly diffrent style of music
made by one great man

you?re right, because Clapton hasnt had HUGE success with:

multiple Blues Collaboration/Tribute/Solo albums
Multiple Rock N Roll Albums
Multiple Pop Rock Albums
Multiple Solo Albums
Multiple Acoustic Albums

and White Room sounds exactly like Worried Life Blues
and Anyone For Tennis sounds exactly like Layla
and For Your Love sounds exactly like Tears in Heaven.

Clapton is better. Period.

McClean05
11-10-2005, 11:59 AM
Were the **** is Gary Moore?

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 02:26 PM
haha, theres no way youre serious. Clapton is one of the first players to bridge the gap between Blues and Rock N Roll, and between Jazz and Rock, for that matter. He is also one of the only players in history to have a sucessful career with multiple bands and as a solo artist.

Number 1 rock and roll is the blues, he didnt change anything there..... and led zeppelin did more then cream did for the blues thats a fact


ahaha. Seeing as you already made enough a fool out of yourself with that comment, ill say this:

At least Clapton understands what a guitar solo is about. He realizes that its not just a flurry of notes up and down a scale with an occasoinal pull off of bend. This is something Page has yet to discover, or at least put into action.

yes page just shreads all the time, he is so much more complex them clapton its not even funny. he could do what clapton dose becuase clapton isnt that good. page is the better player he always will be.



you?re right, because Clapton hasnt had HUGE success with:

multiple Blues Collaboration/Tribute/Solo albums
Multiple Rock N Roll Albums
Multiple Pop Rock Albums
Multiple Solo Albums
Multiple Acoustic Albums

and White Room sounds exactly like Worried Life Blues
and Anyone For Tennis sounds exactly like Layla
and For Your Love sounds exactly like Tears in Heaven.


and yes

white summer and kashmir are the same
since ive been loveing you and thats the way are so the same
misty mountin hop and and the rain song are so alike
Clapton is better. Period.

u sir are a stupid stupid little boy

BrainDamage
11-10-2005, 03:05 PM
^^you just can't understand you are wrong :haha


and White Room sounds exactly like Worried Life Blues

Clapton is better. Period. well, to me, White Room sounds like Tales of Brave Ulysses... :p:

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 03:51 PM
^^you just can't understand you are wrong :haha

well, to me, White Room sounds like Tales of Brave Ulysses... :p:


im not wrong

thats the point theres 2 kind of people people who know clapton sucks and people who think hes great

i think he sucks just deal with it

fenderfreak101
11-10-2005, 07:39 PM
u sir are a stupid stupid little boy


first off, if you're going to try to argue with me, dont type like a special needs child, or at least use "Spell Check".

Secondly, youre a complete moron. Go look up a tab for White Room, and come back to me when you can play it note for note with the same Tone and feeling that Clapton uses in it.

Then we'll see whos the "stupid stupid little boy" you incompetent fool.

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 07:46 PM
first off, if you're going to try to argue with me, dont type like a special needs child, or at least use "Spell Check".

Secondly, youre a complete moron. Go look up a tab for White Room, and come back to me when you can play it note for note with the same Tone and feeling that Clapton uses in it.

Then we'll see whos the "stupid stupid little boy" you incompetent fool.

why yes yes i can

it was one of the first solos i learnds when i got a wha pedal

no you go and try to play i cant quit you babe with the same passion jimmy uses

me_and_my_esp
11-10-2005, 07:54 PM
hey, white bunny, zip it, or ill break your hip

:grrr:

Clapton is better than Page, face it. Page, like fender said, doesnt understand the guitar like Clapton does. and who is still goin strong?? CLAPTON

fenderfreak101
11-10-2005, 08:10 PM
why yes yes i can

it was one of the first solos i learnds when i got a wha pedal

no you go and try to play i cant quit you babe with the same passion jimmy uses

this isnt a battle about our talent.

The point of my post was stating that Clapton does not suck, as you said earlier, not that im better than you or vice-versa.

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 08:10 PM
hey, white bunny, zip it, or ill break your hip

:grrr:

Clapton is better than Page, face it. Page, like fender said, doesnt understand the guitar like Clapton does. and who is still goin strong?? CLAPTON


this isnt a question of whos still goin its a question of whos better
and no clapton dosent have a better understanding of any thing with strings then page

fenderfreak101
11-10-2005, 08:16 PM
haha. Even if Clapton lacks knowledge in comparison to Page (which he doesnt), at least Clapton knows to give credit where its due. A lot of his songs are covers, true. But at least he knows to credit the original writer.

Page never did that, and got famous because of those songs.

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 08:29 PM
haha. Even if Clapton lacks knowledge in comparison to Page (which he doesnt), at least Clapton knows to give credit where its due. A lot of his songs are covers, true. But at least he knows to credit the original writer.

Page never did that, and got famous because of those songs.


not as if he stole guitar licks like clapton did

at least page could write his own guitar parts to songs they stole, unlike clapton who rips off guys like bb king and buddy guy

me_and_my_esp
11-10-2005, 09:04 PM
once again, like fender said, he GIVES CREDT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!!

many old blues licks sound similar, too.

and Page stole entire songs

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 09:16 PM
once again, like fender said, he GIVES CREDT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!!

many old blues licks sound similar, too.

and Page stole entire songs


but once agein not the guitar licks
proveing that yes jimmy page understand the guitar better then clapton

misfits385
11-10-2005, 09:55 PM
you put kurt cobain in front of dimebag darrell........



edit::haha: i read it to fast and thought kurt cobain was kirk hammett

me_and_my_esp
11-10-2005, 10:07 PM
but once agein not the guitar licks
proveing that yes jimmy page understand the guitar better then clapton

are you retarded or something?!?!

the licks are a part of the song, dip ****!!

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 10:10 PM
are you retarded or something?!?!

the licks are a part of the song, dip ****!!


yes so what you say makes no sence, if he didnt take the licks then he didnt steal all the's songs so wtf are you talking about

me_and_my_esp
11-10-2005, 10:13 PM
??

i am saying that Eric Clapton did use old blues licks, but gave credit where credit was due.

i am also saying that Jimmy Page also used old songs INCLUDING the licks in them, and lyrics, etc, WITHOUT credit to the original artists who made the songs.

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 10:19 PM
??

i am saying that Eric Clapton did use old blues licks, but gave credit where credit was due.

i am also saying that Jimmy Page also used old songs INCLUDING the licks in them, and lyrics, etc, WITHOUT credit to the original artists who made the songs.


and im saying no he didnt, yes becuase page ripped off all the leads to bring it on home, becuase bb king(i know he didnt write it but its and example) plays just like that

AdayTripper
11-10-2005, 10:33 PM
Page stole riffs,put down other bands, was completley full of himself. He was a complete and utter dip****.

the_white_bunny
11-10-2005, 11:10 PM
Page stole riffs,put down other bands, was completley full of himself. He was a complete and utter dip****.


what riff did he steal?
name 3