#1
When i got home i turned on my computer and went onto UG to see that there was an article on fall out boy.

I felt obliged to read it before i started my coursework and i finished it and looked at the comments.

One comment said that Slash was the best guitarist ever and there was a comment in response to this saying that it was that persons opinion.

Then i got thinking. Most things are peoples opinions in the case of guitarists i find Larry Lalonde to be an amazing guitarist this is my opinion.

This lead me to conclude that there is in fact a guitarist in the world which is technically the best guitarist who exceeds every other guitarist in technique etc.

This therefore makes the opinion of the best guitarist void as there will always be someone who is the best.

Am i onto something here or does this just not make sense?
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When i got home i turned on my computer and went onto UG to see that there was an article on fall out boy.

I felt obliged to read it before i started my coursework and i finished it and looked at the comments.



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+1

Technical skills alone don't make someone the best.

Emotion or "soul", and creativity also play a factor.

Who has the best of all of these?

Well that my friend, is a matter of opinion.
#8
The only objective judge of it would be someone who knew the ins and outs of every guitarists' in the world playing.

In my own personal experience and opinion, the guitarist that I would think of as most capable to play most music is Steve Vai.
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The only objective judge of it would be someone who knew the ins and outs of every guitarists' in the world playing.

In my own personal experience and opinion, the guitarist that I would think of as most capable to play most music is Steve Vai.

I really quite like Vai. He is way up there on my list but i also think there is someone who is better than anybody but just isn't discovered. thats why no. 1 will never be filled
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+1

Technical skills alone don't make someone the best.

Emotion or "soul", and creativity also play a factor.

Who has the best of all of these?

Well that my friend, is a matter of opinion.


1. I said etc. i was not listing all the points which make a guitarist good.

2. That isn't an opinion there is someone in the world for a fact who is the best at all those things i don't know who but there is there has to be there is no opinion about it.

Its like for example if everyone in the world took a test there would have to be someone who passed them all with the top grades who is the top in the world. There just has to be someone.
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For some reason that word is funnier than any curse word Pinky could exclaim if the writers let him. It's so random and sound hilarious.


......NARF!


Kind of like Shaggy saying "Zoinks" or Velma saying "Jenkis" on Scooby Doo.

Sure, it would be funnier if was more like:

Shaggy- Like **** man, there's the Green Ghost!
Velma- Holy ****!
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#14
there is no one person who is better then everyone else at everything. sure there may be someone who better than everyone else at one or two things, but everything is too much to factor in.
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Kind of like Shaggy saying "Zoinks" or Velma saying "Jenkis" on Scooby Doo.

Sure, it would be funnier if was more like:

Shaggy- Like **** man, there's the Green Ghost!
Velma- Holy ****!


Yea but Zoinks doesnt top Narf.

I mean come on.....NARF!
#16
the only way to really know for sure, is to gather every single guitarist (dead or alive)
and hold a vote.
but then again, whats to stop them all for voting for themselves, hence the vote being tied in some undescribable number.
i think it a matter of opinion.
#17
there's no best guitarist.
Quit the competetive stuff, and enjoy the music instead :p
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#20
to be a "guitarist" you need more than just technique; with only technique, all you can do is operate a machine.

i would say that the successful guitarists all possess at least a certain level of technique, but what makes people differ in opinion is musical preference; i dont listen to a lot of Vai or Satriani, because their particular styles dont appeal to me.

however, i would rather listen to them than the "best guitarist in the world" as determined solely by technique. and even with technique there are differences of opinion on what is right and what is wrong.
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#21
There is no best. As seen in this thread, Steve Vai is a common choice as the "best" guitar player, if a "best" had to be named. However, I prefer Kurt Cobain 10x over anything I've heard from Vai.

So therefore, there will always be differing opinions, and since the "best" guitar player is simply a matter of opinion, there will never be a single "best" guitarist.
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I made a thread about "What Makes A Good Guitarist" 2 days ago, I don't think you can have a "best" guitarist though

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