Top 10 guitarists and favorite performance

Billm57Billm57 Posts: 689
edited May 2002 in Music & Movies
OK list your top ten best guitarists in your opinion:

Duane Allman(nuff said-its ABB)
Dickey Betts(nuff said-its ABB )
Alvin Lee(Ten Years After-check out the Woodstock performance)
Robin Trower(Twice Removed & Bridge Of Sighs)
SRV(El Mocambo )
Carlos Santana (old Carlos)
John McLaughlin (his old Mahavishnu stuff ruled)
Ritchie Blackmore(Any Deep Purple thats MKII)
Jeff Beck( Blow By Blow and Wired)
Clapton (anything pre 461 Blvd)

oops..forgot Henrix (Band Of Gypsys) ..so thats 11 ..oh well
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  • Strong BadStrong Bad Posts: 4,221
    edited May 2002
    Eddie Van Halen.

    Who could ever forget the first time they heard "Eruption" from Van Halen's first album. That album burst a style of playing that was unsuccessfully copied by many guitarists.

    Truly landmark!

    Don't forget Jimmy Hendrix. Gotta love the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock.

    Yep, SRV, Blackmore and Santana are favorites.


    John
    No excuses!
  • wangotango68wangotango68 Guest Posts: 1,056
    edited May 2002
    eddie van halen, steve vai, john petrucci (dream theater)
    jimmy page

    scott:cool:
  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited May 2002
    Britney Spears

    Aaron
  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited May 2002
    Don't forget dimebag Darrel, and Adam Jones.
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2002
    I (try to) play bass....so I'll change it up a bit...

    Bass players?
    Bela Fleck (and the Fleckstones)
    Les Claypool (primus)
    Flea (red hot c peppers)
    Chris Burton (old metallica)
    Roger Waters (old floyd)
    Can't remember her name right now, but the 'chic' that was in Talking Heads....

    Guitarists?
    Joe Satriani
    Steve Vai
    Eddie VH (not so much during the Van Hagar era)
    SRV (on and off drugs)
    Alex Lifeson (Rush)
    BB King
    George Thorogood
    Eric Johnson

    Cheers,
    Russ

    Good call on Dimebag, Pantera has a definate amount of 'greatness' for what it is......
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited May 2002
    Stevie Ray Vaughn, Les Claypool, Geddy Lee, BB King, and so on.
  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited May 2002
    Oh yeah and no matter how much Limp Bizkit sucks, the lead guitarist (I forgot his name) is awesome. I knew he wouldn't put up with Durst for long.
  • -justin--justin- Posts: 939
    edited May 2002
    Bass player
    Bela Fleck (GOOD GOD HE'S AWESOME)
    David Hartley (a friend of mine, he's good, oh yes, he's good)

    Guitarists
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Joe Satriani
    Eddie Van Halen
    Eric Clapton
    Justin Bright

    I have a hard time deciding because some of those guys are really talented (fast) and some write really good songs.

    ~JB
  • etriganetrigan Posts: 160
    edited May 2002
    Great thread ! :cool:

    In no particular order:

    1) Alex Lifeson
    2) Tony Iommi
    3) Randy Rhoads
    4) Martin Barre
    5) Jimi Hendrix
    6) Steve Howe
    7) Frank Marino
    cheating :p --
    8) Adrian Belew/Robert Fripp
    9) K.K. Downing/Glenn Tipton
    10) Paco Delucia/John Mcglaughlin/Al Dimeola "Friday night in San Francisco" :D

    Some bass for Russ:

    again I.n.p.o.:

    1) Tony Levin
    2) Geddy Lee
    3) Geezer Butler
    4) Jaco Pastorius
    5) Sting
    6) Jack Bruce
    7) Jeff Berlin
    8) Greg Lake
    9) Paul McCartney
    10) Chris Squire

    CHEERS! jefff
    Art as expression-Not as market campaigns-Will still capture our imaginations.
  • joe logstonjoe logston Posts: 882
    edited May 2002
    hey russ, the talking heads girl bass player is tina weymouth, she is the best women bass player i think
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  • OrangeToupeeOrangeToupee Posts: 488
    edited May 2002
    Can only seem to come up with 7 at the moment, and although I think I am likely one of the top ten, I'll take the humble road out of town on this list....

    Leo Kottke
    Paco DeLucia
    Jimmy Page
    Al DiMeola
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Johnny Marr
    Greg Brady
  • etriganetrigan Posts: 160
    edited May 2002
    there are so,so many more-

    Vai,Satch,Johnson,Beck,Page,Young,Wylde--(some already mentioned)
    personal favorites: Rhino - (Captain Beyond) :D

    "The unknown John Clark" (Bruford)

    Plz keep 'um coming - I love 2 hear sugg's and new music!

    CHEERS! jefff
    Art as expression-Not as market campaigns-Will still capture our imaginations.
  • scottvampscottvamp Posts: 3,297
    edited May 2002
    Who is Eddie Van Halen? Must be new.

    The babe in Coal Chamber! OOhhh Yaaaa!!!!!

    I think Ozzy had a few guys that know what they were doing!:rolleyes:
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,490
    edited May 2002
    Al Dimeloa
    George lynch
    Warren D'matini
    Eric Clapton
    Steve Vai
    Eddie VanHalen
    Randy Rhodes
    Zack Wild
    Reb Beach
    Jake E Lee
    Dan
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  • jeberhartjeberhart Posts: 69
    edited May 2002
    Guitar players in no particular order:

    Michael Hedges
    Pete Townshend
    Jimmy Page
    Duane Allman
    Eric Clapton
    Jeff Beck
    Leo Kottke
    Adrian Legg
    Robert Fripp
    Bonnie Raitt
    David Gilmour

    OK, that's eleven. So sue me.

    Bass players in no particular order:

    Chris Squire
    John Entwistle
    Michael Manring
    John Paul Jones
    Duck Dunn
    Trey Gunn
    Tony Levin
    Tina Weymouth
    Jaco Pastorius
    Stanley Clarke

    OK, that's eleven, too. Sue me again.

    By the way, Russman, you might be interested to know that a lot of the bass stuff on Pink Floyd albums is actually David Gilmour. See the book "Saucerful of Secrets," by Nicholas Schaffner. Gilmour could get it done faster in the studio. Waters, according to the book, used to come to Gilmour and say, "Thank you for winning me another bass player award." And I gotta say, as someone who's heard Waters play live, it wasn't hard for me to believe the book.

    But come on, folks! Can't leave out DRUMMERS! I'll start:

    John Bonham
    Keith Moon
    Simon Phillips
    Zak Starkey
    Steve Gadd
    Bill Bruford
    Buddy Rich
    Bill Kreutzman
    Maureen Tucker
    Ringo Starr (I kid you not -- go back and listen to him)
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  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,404
    edited May 2002
    Tons of good guitar players listed

    I will add Mark Knopfler
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  • pensacolapensacola Posts: 269
    edited May 2002
    Garth (from Wayne's World)

    Give War A Chance
  • Billm57Billm57 Posts: 689
    edited May 2002
    Originally posted by etrigan
    there are so,so many more-

    Vai,Satch,Johnson,Beck,Page,Young,Wylde--(some already mentioned)
    personal favorites: Rhino - (Captain Beyond) :D

    "The unknown John Clark" (Bruford)

    Plz keep 'um coming - I love 2 hear sugg's and new music!

    CHEERS! jefff

    Captian Beyond!!!! Great stuff!
  • etriganetrigan Posts: 160
    edited May 2002
    Love this thread!

    Let's not forget Mark Farner,Steve Stevens,Trevor Rabin,Pat Simmons etc.

    Help me out folks,
    I'm old-memory fails me! ;)

    Great to see a Captain beyond fan is around :D

    CHEERS! jefff
    Art as expression-Not as market campaigns-Will still capture our imaginations.
  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited May 2002
    How could you forget Neil Pert and the OTHER Van Halen on the drummers list? Sheesh... :P I'll add Danny Carey onto that drummers list as well.
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited May 2002
    Jimi Hendrix - Redhouse @ Isle of Wight
    :D
    Jeff Beck
    Jimmy Page
    Carlos Santana
    Andre Segovia
    Robert Johnson
    Frank Zappa
    Duane Allman
    SRV
    Eddie VH
    Make it Funky! :)
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2002
    Drummers? (adding to your list)

    Niel Peart
    Phil Collins
    Carter Beauford

    Didn't know that about Floyd...much-**** grassy-**** jb....

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,404
    edited May 2002
    Drummers

    Kenny Aronoff
    Stan Lynch
    Carter Beauford
    Stewart Copeland
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • jgido759jgido759 Posts: 579
    edited May 2002
    Can't believe nobody mentioned Johnny Winter & Rick Derringer. The album "Live Johnny Winter And" with Winter/Derringer on guitar, Randy Jo Hobbs on bass, and Bobby Caldwell on drums kicks a$$ as a rock/blues recording of cover tunes. Sound quality is not the greatest (it was released in 1971), but still kicks.
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  • wodom1wodom1 Posts: 1,072
    edited May 2002
    the bassist in Bela Fleck is actually Victor Wooten. Bela Fleck is the banjo player.
    "I got into the music business thinking it was really radical, that it wasn't really a business at all, that it was a lot of people being artistic and creative. Not true, and it made me very depressed."

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  • -justin--justin- Posts: 939
    edited May 2002
    the bassist in Bela Fleck is actually Victor Wooten. Bela Fleck is the banjo player.

    Duh, I have no idea why I didn't write Victor Wooten in the first place. I guess I just saw the band's name and didn't think twice about it :)

    ~JB
  • nascarmannnascarmann Posts: 1,464
    edited May 2002
    Looks like most are already covered in this thread? But I can think of one that I think should be there, but hell what do I know? So here it is: PETER FRAMPTON

    KING WANNABE
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  • woodyjacobswoodyjacobs Posts: 706
    edited May 2002
    guitarists-
    Mark Knopfler
    Jonny Lang (Don't laugh, the kid can friggin' play)
    Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick - what a showman)
    David Gilmour
    Robert Fripp
    Brian Setzer
    Johnny Marr
    Eddie Van Halen
    SRV
    Edge (even though U2 sucks)
    Michael Hedges

    bass-
    Chris Squire
    Les Claypool
    Flea
    Geddy Lee

    drummers-
    Neil Peart
    Bill Bruford (who I saw play with "Earthworks" last week...unreal)
    Omar Hakim (Weather Report & early solo Sting)
    Stewart Copeland
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    system 2:
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  • goingganzogoingganzo Posts: 2,797
    edited May 2002
    i would have to say the guy off of type o negetive
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited May 2002
    Yngwie Malmsteen - It's just sad he has no rhythm or songwriting to back him.
    Make it Funky! :)
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