for me its

Dimebag darrel- pantera, damage plan
Slash- GnR, VR
Herman Li- Dragon Force
Kerry King- Slayer
Joel Stroetzel - Killswitch Engage
It has to be,

Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
Robby Krieger - The Doors
Andy McCoy - Hanoi Rocks
Slash - GNR/VR
Dave Murray - Iron Maiden
Amocracy over democracy.
Dave Murray-Iron Maiden
James Hetfield-Metallica
Mike Akerfield-Opeth
Steve Vai-Steve Vai
Brian Haner-Avenged Sevenfold

i don't particulary know a great deal of guitarists...but these are just the people who make music I like and that I respect,

Herman Li - Dragonforce
Kirk Hammet - metallica
Adam Jones - tool
Tom Morello - RATM/audioslave
Dimebag Darrel - Pantera
Paul Gilbert - Racer X/Mr. Big/Paul Gilbert etc...
Steve Vai - Steve Vai
John Petrucci - Dream Theater
Eric Johnson - Eric Johnson
Jimi Hendrix - JHX, Gypsies of Suns and etc.
Bob Mould - Husker Du, Sugar, Solo
Angus Young - AC/DC
Johnny Ramone - Ramones
Ace Frehley - Kiss
Stephen Egerton - All / Descendents

honorable mention:
Billy Duffy - The Cult
Mike Ness - Social Distortion
Jimi Hendrix- Jimi Hendrix Experience
Randy Rhoades- Black Sabbath
Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin
David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
Carlos Santana
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Jimi Hendrix- Jimi Hendrix Experience
Randy Rhoades- Black Sabbath
Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin
David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
Carlos Santana

black sabbath????......fool
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"If you think you've got it, shove it out, run it up the flagpole, and see who salutes it."
Kirk Hammet - metallica
Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
Gary Moore - Gary Moore
Slash - Guns'N'Roses
David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
Eddie Hazel - Parliament, Funkadelic
John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits
1) DIMEBAG (his genius-shredding and technique)
2) Steve Vai (his virtuoso-guitar playing)
3) Slash (Sweet Child O' Mine...)
4) Hendrix (His style of playing)
5) James Hetfield (Impressive Riffs and he still sings without loosing the feeling)
Hold my breath
as I wish for death
Oh please god wake me
Alexi Laiho-Children Of Bodom
Randy Rhaods-Ozzy
Jimmy page-zeppelin
Dave Mustaine-metallica,megadeth
David Gilmore-pink floyd
1.John (GOD) Frusciante - RHCP
2 Jimi Hendrix
3 Eric Clapton
4 Omar Rodriguez - Mars Volta
5 Dave Gilmour - Pink Floyd
Going by my likings sound wise, not neccessarily talent...

#1) Janick Gers [Iron Maiden]
#2) Synyster Gates/Brian Haner Jnr. [Avenged Sevenfold]
#3) Adrian Smith [Iron Maiden]
#4) Paul Allender [Cradle of Filth]
#5) ...Uhm, me I suppose [Can't think of anyone]
1) Joe Satriani(can't believed he's not here yet)
2)John Mayer(i think he's quite under rated)
4)can't think of anymore
5)same as above

yes, I'm an incredibly predictable person. But some guys just ooze class. Honorable mentions also go to Vai, Jimi, Laiho, Ritchie Blackmore, Sam Totman ETC
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ahh yes SRV. i got the intro on texas flood (easy) and then he's like twangledoodleblopdebloo dun dun dun dun DA dun DA and im like *dead*.

The Unholy plays a Jackson Warrior X through a Metal Muff

1) Slash
2) Eric Clapton
3) Janick Gers
4) John Frusciante
5) jimmy Page
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Epiphone EDS-1275
Epiphone Les Paul
Schecter C-1+
Peavey Delta Blues
Not really in any particular order...

John 5
Adam Jones
Paul Gilbert
Matt Bellamy
1. Tom morello
2. Slash
3. james hetfeild
4. joe satriani - (seen live!)
5. dave murray
Yeah, now you're gonna die wearing that stupid little hat. How does it feel?

Help me to live.

I make custom guitar wiring harnesses and I'm pretty damn good at it!
1, jonny greenwood
2, jimmy page
3, jimmy hendrix
4, eric clapton
5, matt bellamy
Chuck Norris has two speeds, walk and kill
heres my picks, in no particular order:

Synyster Gates/ Zacky Vengeance - Avenged Sevenfold (you cant split them up, they feed off each other so well)
Herman Li - Dragonforce (the technicality of his masterpieces are a joy to listen too).
Eric Clapton - Cream/Solo (surprised he hasnt come up more times)
Slash - GNR/VR (u gotta love the top hat, viva VR)
Hendrix - A household name among guitar legends, another early casualty sadly
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That could be the single most logical, helpful response ive ever gotten from UG.
Thank you very much.

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wow. i don't give these out much, but...an e-cookie to GruntFuttock for being an EPIC good friend and a genius beside. bravo.
1. Brian Haner/Synyster Gates - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Josh Mackenzie - Straight Reads The Line
3. Dan (Last Name?) - Atreyu
4. JB - August Burns Red
5. Kirk Hammett - Metallica

They're all guitarists leaning towards heavier music. I picked Synyster and Hammett as my soloists, they just write and perform incredible solos, I envy that. Josh Mackenzie was just an overall great guitarist, and he was my age, and was just incredible for three years of playing. JB and Dan came in there as riff writers, they make up good hardcore/metalcore riffs, thats about it.

hrm. seeing as it's all genres...


also dig santana, the edge, charlie christian, jimmy page, and a whole lot more.
"I see my light come shining from the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now I shall be released"

Know any good teachers in NY, especially skilled in teaching ear training? Tell me
1. Steve Vai
2. Adam Jones
3. Michael Akerfeldt (Spl?)
4. Slash (Just because of November Rain)
5. Eddie Van Halen
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