PDA

View Full Version : Your Top 3 guitarists ever



maw2007
08-22-2007, 02:44 AM
1.Angus Young
2.Farin Urlaub
3.Malcom Young http://www.dinosandiemacht.de.tl
on this Link are the best 20 guitar heros ever

Wouli
08-22-2007, 03:13 AM
Hard to choice 3 of my fav' guitarists ...

Well :

1) John Petrucci
2) Steve Vai
3) Emppu Vuorinen

H1T_That
08-22-2007, 05:12 AM
1. Mr Coneman
2. Mr Coneman
3. Mr Coneman

That_Guy91
08-22-2007, 05:56 AM
1. Mike.
2. Mike.
3. Mike.

Seriously, though-

1. Ian D'Sa.
2. Warren Fitzgerald.
3. Buckethead.

Honorable mention goes to Tom Morello and Thomas Erak.

0r4ng3
08-22-2007, 06:02 AM
1. Noodles
2. Noodles
3. Dexter

tru punx!

Forza
08-22-2007, 06:05 AM
1: John Frusciante
2: Joe Satriani
3: David Gilmour

mrconeman
08-22-2007, 06:18 AM
1. Mr Coneman
2. Mr Coneman
3. Mr Coneman
haha! wasn't expecting that to happen.

I wish this was more than a top 3 list, but I do have a top three, in no particular order.

1. Randy Rhoads.
2. David Gilmour.
3. Slash.

Honorable mentions to Gary Moore, Dave Murray, Rory Gallagher, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Bell. And several after that.

Meg
08-22-2007, 06:34 AM
1. Daron Malakian
2. Dimebag Darrell
3. JackBlack/ KG

nieh
08-22-2007, 06:35 AM
2. Warren Fitzgerald.
3. Buckethead.

Truth. Now for me to think of a third.

T-6005
08-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Hrm, it's hard to really think about this. I don't really put much stock in guitarists per se - the uses of the guitar are far more important in context, but anyway.

1. Eric Clapton
2. Tim Wheeler from Ash
3. John Butler

mrconeman
08-22-2007, 09:36 AM
2. Tim Wheeler from Ash


I didn't see that coming, but I'm glad it did.

Jakebert
08-22-2007, 09:43 AM
1.) Thurston Moore
2.) Lee Ronaldo
3.) David Gilmour

Iamstupid
08-22-2007, 09:59 AM
Humm...I'm going like this

1. Angus Young
2. Kirk Hammett
3. Dimebag Darrell/Slash (can't choose between them)

Come out and smash'em up!
08-22-2007, 10:42 AM
1.dimebag
2.kurt cobain
3.james hetfield/kirk hammet

ruroken
08-22-2007, 10:46 AM
1. Billy Corgan (the SNL performance of Cherub Rock is sekz)
2. Buckethead
3. Steve, Righ?

BREAK
08-22-2007, 10:50 AM
This question is a trap. Anyone who doesn't automatically say "Hendrix" first is going to look ignorant. It doesn't matter whether you like his music or not, if you're a fan of rock guitar music at all, you have to acknowledge the debt.

That said, here's my uninformed favorites:

Paul Leary
Greg Sage
Kurt Ballou

Are any female rock guitarists* worth a damn? I like Joni Mitchell's stuff, but most of her songs don't have any guitar in it at all and she could hardly qualify as "rock".

*(besides Sleater-Kinney I mean)

Marco
08-22-2007, 11:07 AM
1- Brian May
2- John Frusciante
3- Steve Vai

Blackball_
08-22-2007, 11:08 AM
robert fripp, because he really isnt human
east bay ray, too many fuckin tops guitar parts to count
dick dale, ANY of his songs equal instant energy.

[chris cheyney isnt too shabby either]


no particular order.

0r4ng3
08-22-2007, 11:56 AM
This question is a trap. Anyone who doesn't automatically say "Hendrix" first is going to look ignorant. It doesn't matter whether you like his music or not, if you're a fan of rock guitar music at all, you have to acknowledge the debt.
Well, it's implied that he would be first, in some cases. Also I think this is a list of favorites, regardless of skill or influence.

Now for my real list.

1. Ian D'sa
2. Thomas Erak
3. Jade Puget

mrconeman
08-22-2007, 12:28 PM
This question is a trap. Anyone who doesn't automatically say "Hendrix" first is going to look ignorant. It doesn't matter whether you like his music or not, if you're a fan of rock guitar music at all, you have to acknowledge the debt.

ugh. Anyone who automatically says Hendrix are the ones who look ignorant, especially if they don't like his music. If you like his music and he's in your top 3 players, go right ahead, but people putting him on top of lists for years because he had a great influence is ridiculous. I also hate the cliche that he invented modern rock guitar, he had a huge influence, thats just not debatable, but there were guys doing the same thing at the same time. I mean, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, these guys were all around at the exact same time as Hendrix, and I severely doubt they reinvented themselves completely after hearing Jimi Hendrix play.

To clarify, yes, Hendrix was a great guitar player, yes Hendrix popularized alot of 'new' things to people, and he is probably the reason that about 60% of the guitarists in his wake picked up the instrument, but the only 'debt' people owe him is that he made some great tunes, he didn't invent guitar playing and I hate that mindset with a passion. A guitarists influence over people shouldn't be why he tops "great guitar player" (I realize this thread is favorites, not best, so anything goes.) lists, it should be his guitar playing, and in the years after, and hell even during Hendrix's reign, there have been far more skilled technical players and musical composers.



Are any female rock guitarists* worth a damn? I like Joni Mitchell's stuff, but most of her songs don't have any guitar in it at all and she could hardly qualify as "rock".

Check out Kelly Johnson of the all girl band Girlschool. They're an 80's metal band, which I think probably isn't your taste, but she's a fucking awesome guitar player, as good as any of the guys, and easily the best female player I've heard, in the general rock genre anyway.

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=keO6yo253XY
Here she is keeping up fine and well with the guitarist from Motorhead.

ZagmenO
08-22-2007, 02:16 PM
Noodles
Slash
Elvis Presley LOL OMFG WTF LMFAO!!!

jacknife737
08-22-2007, 02:23 PM
1) Nate Albert
2)Tom Morello
3) Mick Jones

F@ BANKZ
08-22-2007, 02:29 PM
Elvis Presley LOL OMFG WTF LMFAO!!!


I don't get it...:mad:

ZagmenO
08-22-2007, 02:46 PM
Me neither. :o

opivy21
08-22-2007, 03:10 PM
1. D. Boon
2. Greg Cartwright
3. Robert Quine

All About Eve
08-22-2007, 03:21 PM
1. Steve Vai
2. Joe Satriani
3. Mike_a_Holic

Ninty Man
08-22-2007, 04:12 PM
Well... my favorites, withou any order:

Eddie Van Halen
Jimi Hendrix
Carlos Santana

German Andres
08-22-2007, 04:49 PM
Mmmm only 3???

Slash
Mike McReady
Billy Corgan

Those are the ones I consider the best players around. Notice that all of them were autodidactic...which I consider is very valuable.

Then the ones I think are great, not nos as good as the previous ones: Kurt Cobain (awesome, still), Noodles, Eric Clapton, Angus Young, Tery Langer (from Carajo, argentinian rock band), Kirk Hammet/James Hetfield (the most dinamic guitar duo ever) and lot more that I don`t remember now.

coke_a_holic
08-22-2007, 04:54 PM
1. Mike.
2. Mike.
3. Mike.
hahaha, I think I need a song with more than sloppy blues scales. Y'know to show my kilr chopz and sweet lickz.


Thomas Erak.

2. Thomas Erak

Fucking word.

My top 3 are:

1. Thomas Erak
2. Larry LaLonde
3. David Gilmour

What, they all sound exactly the same, right?

mrconeman
08-22-2007, 04:56 PM
I forgot to give honorable mentions to Mark Knopfler, John Butler, Janick Gers, Adrian Smith, Joe Satriani and Scot Gorham. I'll probably add more as the thread progresses.

BREAK
08-22-2007, 06:00 PM
I mean, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, these guys were all around at the exact same time as Hendrix, and I severely doubt they reinvented themselves completely after hearing Jimi Hendrix play.

Maybe, but when you factor in an early death and the fact that Jimi, unlike any of those mentioned, was American, his legacy simply towers over them. But yeah, it sucks that rock history has to be written, doesn't it?

I'd like to put in an honorable mention for Syd Barrett. I can't think of anyone before who made amateurism sound so cool.

maw2007
08-23-2007, 12:16 AM
1.Angus Young
2.Farin Urlaub
3.Malcom Young

Johnny Ramone is auch gut

SyLeS
08-23-2007, 12:55 AM
1. Dimebag Darrell
2. Zakk Wylde
3. Steve Vai

Forza
08-23-2007, 01:49 AM
I'd like to put in an honorable mention for Syd Barrett. I can't think of anyone before who made amateurism sound so cool.

Glad you mentioned him. Syd's awesome.

Autonomist
08-23-2007, 07:18 AM
An obvious choice. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQ_ZhC-1CU)

That_Guy91
08-23-2007, 08:14 AM
That was fucking amazing.

mrconeman
08-23-2007, 09:00 AM
Maybe, but when you factor in an early death and the fact that Jimi, unlike any of those mentioned, was American, his legacy simply towers over them.
Truth, and I'm saying that this shouldn't be reason enough to top lists of favorite or best guitarists.

Fred Shred is amazing.

Stranger With Candy
08-23-2007, 09:16 AM
1. Joe Satriani
2. Tom Morello
3. Noodles

Yeah, fuck you! They are my favorites.

Jakebert
08-23-2007, 09:13 PM
The bottom line on the Jimi thing is that this is favorite, not best. If it was best, I'd have Jimi on my list for sure, and so would most of the people here. But in terms of personal preference, his style really isn't my favorite to listen to. I agree that he's technically better than the 3 I listed, but I still personally prefer them over Jimi. Not to say that I don't like Jimi, though. In fact I've been listening to him a lot for the past week.

coke_a_holic
08-24-2007, 12:06 AM
Hendrix is one of my favorites, but I feel lame listing him. If you say he's one of your favorites, you're automatically roped into that 13-year-old-I-can-kinda-play-Smoke-On-The-Water-on-guitar group, which I'm not that into. I haven't listened to Hendrix in so long, though; Are You Experienced? got really old after the bazillionth play. Electric Ladyland is pretty great, though.

mrconeman
08-24-2007, 08:45 AM
To confirm, I'm actually a big Hendrix fan. I didn't really discover him until after I started playing guitar myself though, which is what I think spared me that "omg jimmy hendricks is gawd" stage. It just bugs me when he tops 'best' lists all the time, for two reasons really.
1. There is no such thing, and thus I generally hate the lists.
2. There is no best, but there certainly exists a "better than", and to Hendrix there are many.

Forza
08-24-2007, 10:05 AM
2. There is no best, but there certainly exists a "better than", and to Hendrix there are many.

If you think a bit about that you see you contradict yourself here. When you keep doing the "better than" test you eventually come out at the best guitarist. If you somehow cannot, you're choices are not transitive.

mrconeman
08-24-2007, 10:19 AM
There are many, many categories in which you can say someone is better than someone else, in relation to guitar playing. So when weighing up everyones strengths and weaknesses it's impossible to come out with someone who is better at everything, than anyone else.

That and no one in the world is ever going to hear every single guitarist in the world play. It's just obvious there isn't a "best", and that some are better than others anyway, I mean, did I really have to explain this?

Forza
08-24-2007, 01:38 PM
did I really have to explain this?

No, but thanks for your time.

Harnum
08-27-2007, 08:38 AM
1. Tom Morello
2. Slash
3. Jack White

Ok, the thing with Jack White is that I just really like his blues style and his sliding solos as seen here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6WVD3PqeNY&eurl=) Also, his attitude and feeling he puts into his music is great. Disagree with me if you like, but I think he is a damn good guitarist.

mrconeman
08-27-2007, 08:42 AM
I think Jack is better than most give him credit for actually. Especially live.

Harnum
08-27-2007, 08:46 AM
Oh yes. That's the other point I forgot. He's insane live.

BREAK
08-28-2007, 06:42 PM
Check out Kelly Johnson of the all girl band Girlschool. They're an 80's metal band, which I think probably isn't your taste, but she's a fucking awesome guitar player, as good as any of the guys, and easily the best female player I've heard, in the general rock genre anyway.

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=keO6yo253XY
Here she is keeping up fine and well with the guitarist from Motorhead.

Way too many people up on stage, I couldn't possibly tell who was playing that solo (it looked like all the guitarists were taking turns)...or maybe I was just too distracted by Lemmy's presence. He should be my dad.

It was ok, but not even as good as the chick from Nashville Pussy.

barangatang
08-30-2007, 12:21 AM
1. David Gilmour
2. Johnny Greenwood
3. Bruce cockburn

and an honouable mention to the guy from ratatat.

Great Mike
08-30-2007, 09:04 AM
1. Dave Murray
2. Michael Weikath
3. Doug Aldrich

Forza
08-30-2007, 01:24 PM
Ritchie Blackmore anyone?

mrconeman
08-30-2007, 01:29 PM
Way too many people up on stage, I couldn't possibly tell who was playing that solo (it looked like all the guitarists were taking turns)...or maybe I was just too distracted by Lemmy's presence. He should be my dad.

She is better in other clips. But yeah, Lemmy stole that performance.


Ritchie Blackmore anyone?
Very yes. I have tonnes more worthy mentions, but people want to read them all as much as I want to bother posting them all - not very much.

coke_a_holic
09-06-2007, 07:40 PM
I changed my mind.

1. Stanley Jordan
2. Stanley Jordan
3. Stanley Jordan

http://youtube.com/watch?v=baDM3_6w8-E

HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT THE FUCK THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

DirtyYeso
09-06-2007, 08:02 PM
2. Michael Weikath


Haha, I really see that one coming. I didn't knew there where any Helloween Fans around here..

1. Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
2. James Hetfield/Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
2. Dave Mustaine/Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
3. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

after those guys.. hmm maybe Dexter and Kai Hansen..

0r4ng3
09-06-2007, 08:26 PM
I changed my mind.

1. Stanley Jordan
2. Stanley Jordan
3. Stanley Jordan

http://youtube.com/watch?v=baDM3_6w8-E

HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT THE FUCK THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
That bass solo was pretty fuckin' impressive too.

i_am_the_bishop
09-11-2007, 04:24 AM
i'm gonna leave out noodles coz that's an obvious one, so my top 3 are:

stan lee (the dickies)
captain sensible (the damned)
olga (the toy dolls)

Ninty Man
09-12-2007, 06:51 PM
Why nobody mention Eddie Van HAlen? :confused: , besides me

Jakebert
09-12-2007, 08:19 PM
1. Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)

RIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOAR DIMEBAG PLZ!!!

mrconeman
09-13-2007, 09:30 AM
Why nobody mention Eddie Van HAlen? :confused: , besides me

, Eddie Van Halen



*cough* *cough*

Ninty Man
09-18-2007, 01:06 PM
*cough* *cough*

Well, why nobody mentions eddie Van halen besides you and me?

monkzee
09-19-2007, 04:16 PM
1. John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)
2. Noodles (The Offspring)
3. James Root (SlipKnoT, Stone Sour) & =3. Mick Thompson (SlipKnoT)

rodney mullen
10-18-2007, 02:52 AM
jimi hendrix
kirk hammet
slash

offspringer24
10-18-2007, 05:40 AM
fuckin hell there's been some weird nominations! kirk? wheeler? why not the guitarist from presidents of the united states of america? lol

anyway my fave (not best, as thats an impossible question)

1)satriani
2)slash
3)noodles/dexter :D

BREAK
10-18-2007, 09:24 AM
My top 3 guitarists are the guy from www.myspace.com/dtoxrockers (http://www.myspace.com/dtoxrockers)

offspringer24
10-18-2007, 09:33 AM
My top 3 guitarists are the guy from www.myspace.com/dtoxrockers (http://www.myspace.com/dtoxrockers)

hahahahaha dude thats 2or3 yrs old now, oh and we only have one yer plank :D

zsk
10-18-2007, 10:35 AM
1. angus young
2. kuddel
3. and noodles!

Sinister
10-18-2007, 11:14 AM
1. John Petrucci of Dream Theater.
2. Jani Liimatainen of Sonata Arctica.
3. Kirk Hammet.

Kropek13
10-18-2007, 11:34 AM
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Daron Malakian (awesome solos live!!)
3. Kurt Cobain

Altough The Offspring's my favourite band, neither Noodles nor Dexter are uber-alles guitarists. They are awesome, but not legend.

Jakebert
10-18-2007, 12:39 PM
hahahahaha dude thats 2or3 yrs old now, oh and we only have one yer plank :D

Hence the word "guy" instead of "guys". Learn to read at http://www.myspace.com/dtoxrockers.