best classic rock guitarist


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06-28-2006, 06:44 PM
who do you think is the best classic rock guitarist. id have to say its a tie between jimi hendrix and jimmy page

06-28-2006, 06:50 PM
Hendrix is overrated. Page all the way. Hendrix is still great but used way too much feedback and distortion.

06-28-2006, 06:55 PM
I agree 100%. Both Hendrix and Page are legends. Eddie Van Halen is probably in the top 5 but not a personal favorite of mine.

06-28-2006, 07:50 PM
You can't really do this type of comparison, mainly because of the word "best".

Most classic rock guitarists all good in their own way and have their own strong points and faults.

06-28-2006, 07:50 PM
Brian May, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Tommy Bolin

Scratch & Dent
06-28-2006, 07:54 PM
David Glimour, Angus Young, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Paige, Duane Allman, And Jimi Hendrix.

06-28-2006, 08:15 PM
Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, or John Lennon. If i can qoute Bill Graham "They're not the best at what they do, they're the only ones who do what they do." I love these 3 guys playing styles and they appeal the most to me out of all classic rock guitarist, and in my book that makes them the best.

06-28-2006, 08:16 PM
Hmmm, what an original thread.....


06-28-2006, 09:28 PM
Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Frank Zappa, Alvin Lee, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, etc.

There is no "best", those are just some I like a lot.

06-28-2006, 10:14 PM
Hendrix, Clapton, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Alex Lifeson..etc

06-28-2006, 10:21 PM
Hendrix and Page pwn but are overrated IMO

1. Slowhand (no one touches clapton, he is god)
2. Joe Walsh
3. David Gilmour
4. EVH
5. George Harrison (yeah, that's right)
6. Alex Lifeson
7. Page
8. Hendrix
9. Tony Iommi
10. Angus Young

06-28-2006, 10:22 PM
just stop everyones gona start freaking out at each other

even tho eddie van halen is the best :D

06-28-2006, 10:37 PM
Brian May, bitches

06-28-2006, 10:43 PM
It's really only until you see all the names in a consecutive line that you begin to understand how terrible classic rock guitarists are compared to those in other genres. But that's just me anyway.

The best Classic Rock guitarist is either Clapton, Lifeson or Harrison, but it really doesn't matter as this thread will likely be closed in about ten minutes.

06-28-2006, 10:45 PM
brian may

06-28-2006, 10:54 PM
It's all about preference. Hendrix, Clapton, and Page have to be mentioned because they were great blues guitarists. Page was the best riffwriter out of the 3 I have to say.

Then you have Gilmour, who's solos were just amazing. Two words. Comfortably. Numb.

Eddie Van Halen. That guy gives shredding a good name. One word. Eruption.

And then three guitarists who I feel are rather underrated.

George Harrison
Alex Lifeson
Brain May