This week's traditional Wednesday Question saw the lovely people of UG community discussing the matter of the best band with three or more guitarists.
As noted, basses count as a separate groups of instrument to guitars.
We received a nice chunk of just under 300 comments and plenty of votes, all of which were summed up into a Top 25 rundown.
Before kicking things off, we'll note that honorable mentions include Caspian, April Wine, Whitechapel, America, Slowdive, Red Sparowes, Drive-By Truckers, Outlaws, Crippled Black Phoenix, and the post-reunion incarnation of Swans.
With that out of the way, the list awaits below.
Kicking things off, you folks voted the funk collective known as Parliament-Funkadelic at No. 25.
24. Cult of Luna
Up next is the three-guitar attack of Swedish post-metal gang Cult of Luna. In their touring lineup, the band utilizes two vocalists and three guitar players - Johannes Persson, Fredrik Kihlberg, and David Johansson.
No introduction needed.
ISIS the not terrorist group occasionally utilized three guitars, securing the boys a No. 22 spot.
21. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
So the recent UG votes and lists saw you folks giving Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor some love, and the trend continues on this week's rundown as well. The gang features 9 members, three of which play guitar - David Bryant, Efrim Menuck, and Mike Moya.
20. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
At No. 20, you folks voted rock legend Tom Petty and his band, which also features Scott Thurston and Mike Campbell on guitars.
Up next are the mighty Oceansize! These boys play a distinctive mixture of post-rock, math rock, psychedelic rock, space rock, and post-hardcore, and utilize three guitarists in their lineup - Mike Vennart, Steve Durose, and Richard "Gambler" Ingram.
18. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Representing bonafide legends, Mr. Bruce Springsteen is up next with his E Street Band. Apart from Bruce, guitar players in the band also include Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt. Did you know these guys still rock 3+ hour concerts despite Bruce being 66?
17. The League of Crafty Guitarists
Hey, it's Bob from King Crimson!
16. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Up next, give it up for David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young!
15. Traveling Wilburys
Another spot, another supergroup! This time around we have Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne of ELO, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, also known as the Traveling Wilburys.
Switching to more modern times, Norwegian metal six-piece known as Kvelertak takes the spot No. 14. The band features three guitar players - Bjarte Lund Rolland, Maciek Ofstad, and Vidar Landa.
13. Explosions in the Sky
Spreading some good ole post-rock love, Explosions in the Sky from Texas are this week's Lucky 13! On guitars, Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith, and Michael James.
12. Bad Religion
With Brett Gurewitz, Brian Baker, and Mike Dimkich, punk rock legends Bad Religion take the No. 12.
11. Gipsy Kings
Taking a strong turn from the punk realm, the seven-headed guitar beast of Gipsy Kings is up next!
10. Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder plays guitar, securing Pearl Jam a No. 10 spot! As estabon37 explained, "I think a LOT of people don't realize that Eddie Vedder plays guitar on at least half their songs. The first album was really the only one that promoted the band visually, and it's also the only one that features very little guitar from Eddie. I guess the people that really only know them from the super early stuff don't realize how prominent Eddie's playing and writing became during and after 'Vitalogy.'"
9. Snarky Puppy
Spicing things up with some jazz, the Snarky Puppy gang is up next. This is a collective of almost 40 musicians, this gang landed on UG community's list of Top 15 Best Albums of 2015 with "Sylvia."
8. Blue Öyster Cult
Maybe 3 cowbells would have been a better approach...
Jake Bowen, Mark Holcomb, and the almighty Misha - Periphery at No. 7!
Shotgunmerc noted: "Mark in particular is one of the most unique guitarists out there in terms of his writing; his chord voicings are strange but they always work. Misha's rhythmic style is also phenomenal; hell it helped pioneer a genre (for better or for worse). Jake's lead playing is also always on point; I was disappointed to hear that he wouldn't have many solos on the new record."
6. Queens of the Stone Age
Since the "Era Vulgaris" album, Queens of the Stone Age have been utilizing a three-guitar attack of Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, and Josh Homme.
Thom Yorke is no a constant guitar in the band and we're on iffy grounds here, but we'll let it slide - Radiohead at No. 5!
4. Foo Fighters
Bringing us a step closer to the Big 3, the Foo Fighters are up next with Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Chris Shiflett. You folks praised the "Wasting Light" album as an effort where the three-guitar approach was utilized particularly well.
At No. 3, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, and late great Glenn Frey - the Eagles!
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd
The silver medal this week goes to one of the originators of the three-guitar attack and one of the first notable acts to utilize it in a highly effective manner - the Lynyrd Skynyrd gang!
ShredderMan1 noted: "I'm a huge metal fan and Iron Maiden's a close second but this is my first choice as well. Steve Gaines was a killer player and writer. I know they are not underrated by any means but for some reason I feel that way. Same with the Allman Brothers."
1. Iron Maiden
At the throne of UG this week - Mr. Dave Murray, Mr. Adrian Smith, and Mr. Janick Gers - Iron Maiden! \m/