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#1
The main comp. im between, Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Dimebag Darrel, Tom Morello, and Slash.

Take your pick!
#4
dude dont report it.


Urmm i woulda said Dave Mustain or James Hetfield or Hank Marvin.
#5
morello is awesome but i wouldnt put him in the same book as hendrix, let alone the same sentence
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#6
Your missing one. Sure, thise are the classic guitar "heroes", but as for technicality and plain talent, I'd have to go with Synyster Gates.
#7
Lol Zakk Wylde, Eric Clapton, Alexi Laiho... neither of them made the cut?

This post is ridiculous, there is no such thing as a best guitarist due to vast differences in playing styles, nub.
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dude dont report it.


Urmm i woulda said Dave Mustain or James Hetfield or Hank Marvin.
There's been hundreds of these threads.

This is pointless, therefore I reported it.
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There's been hundreds of these threads.

This is pointless, therefore I reported it.


True!
#12
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Your missing one. Sure, thise are the classic guitar "heroes", but as for technicality and plain talent, I'd have to go with Synyster Gates.


I think you mean John Petrucci....
#13
Quote by Shirate
Your missing one. Sure, thise are the classic guitar "heroes", but as for technicality and plain talent, I'd have to go with Synyster Gates.


That's an 100% correct statement.

I nominate Lita Ford.
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Eric Johnson, Alexi Laiho.
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The main comp. im between, Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Dimebag Darrel, Tom Morello, and Slash.

Take your pick!


Has to be either dimebag or page
#19
How bout Clapton, Stevie Ray Vauhn. and for newer stuff....Joe Satriani is definately at the top of the list
#22
I would have to say there is no such thing so my answer would be no one!

There is not 1 guitarist out there who is so distinct and diverse and technical that he separates himself from all the other players.

I see a lot of ppl naming Satch for example. There are tons of ppl out there doin the exact same thing as Satch except they dont have the mainstream recognition that he does.

What im basically saying is there is not 1 guitarist out there who i consider the best ever...
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#23
John Frusciante and Jimi Hendrix
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#24
This doesn't really work cause if you've got one person saying Dimebag is number one but someone else doesn't like Pantera, then that person will disagree. The only way it would work is if every single person had the exact same style and then all it came down to was technical stuff and speed. Personally my list would be
1. Eric Clapton
2. Jimmy Page
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Stevie Ray Vaughn
5. Joe Perry
6. John Frusciante
7. Zakk Wylde
8. Dimebag Darrell
9. Slash
10. Eric Johnson
#26
Tom Morello.
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Your missing one. Sure, thise are the classic guitar "heroes", but as for technicality and plain talent, I'd have to go with Synyster Gates.

COUGH COUGH COUGH!!!! Technicality?!?!?!? You are SEVERELY misguided.
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#30
^ Some one was right when he said that no one will ever agree on this. It's just true. We all have our own preferences and music is subjective. There's no way we could say 'best'. These guitarists are in my top 'teir' - meaning I love the music they create and feel as if they have all completely mastered the instrument. In no particular order:

David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Warren Haynes
Duane Allman
Buddy Guy
Santana
Eric Johnson
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
BB King
John Frusciante
Jack White
Joe Bonamassa
Jerry Garcia
Derek Trucks

Obviously some people will disagree, but that is my top tier.
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01. Buckethead
02. John Petrucci
03. Joe Satriani
04. Steve Vai
05. Jeff Beck
06. Stevie Ray Vaughan
07. Eric Johnson
08. Jason Becker
09. David Gilmour
10. Duane Allman or Randy Rhoads 0r Frank Zappa or Jimi Hendrix
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#32
David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Warren Haynes
Duane Allman
Buddy Guy
Santana
Eric Johnson
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
BB King
John Frusciante
Jack White
Joe Bonamassa
Jerry Garcia
Derek Trucks


Some people i'd add like Vai, Petrucci, Satriani, Buckethead. A few i'd take out, but overall, not bad.

Edit - no Jeff Beck????? ....................................................
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#34
John Frusciante!
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man this is what keeps me away from UG sometimes. I wish ppl would stop using there fav guitarist for best guitarist ever.

But again there is no such thing as best guitarist ever so if he wants to say JF so be it i guess,,,
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#36
Well he is my favourite guitarist because he is the best guitarist
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#37
I would add Jeff Beck and Roy Buchanan to my above list. Both great guitarists who I think are severely underrated.
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#38
1. Jimmy Page
2. John Frusciante
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Lindsay Buckingham
5. Eric Clapton
6. Mark Knopfler
7. Josh Homme
8. Matt Bellamy
9. Jack White
10. Yngwie Malmsteen
#39
An overrated guitarists thread would be better. Eric Clapton springs to mind, as do Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, who are all great, but overrated imo.

Underrated guitarists - Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Frank Zappa, Marty Friedman (who was just as good as Jason Becker in Cacophony and was awesome in Megadeth) and if I were to choose one more, Buckethead, who is my all-time fave guitarist. I also think that Michael Romeo never gets enough regocnition,and he could easily wipe the floor with most guitarists *cough Yngwie *cough.
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1. Jimmy Page
2. John Frusciante
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Lindsay Buckingham
5. Eric Clapton
6. Mark Knopfler
7. Josh Homme
8. Matt Bellamy
9. Jack White
10. Yngwie Malmsteen


best guitarists ever? I hope u r kidding..

looks more like an opinion of ur favs
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