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    My personal opinion is that James Hetfield and Tom Morello shouldn't have even been included, but that's just me. And, SRV should've been listed in a higher position.

    Cut n' pasted from Yahoo! News:

    Hendrix Named Greatest Guitarist
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    LONDON (AP) - Psychedelic guitarist Jimi Hendrix has been voted the instrument's greatest player in a poll conducted by Total Guitar magazine.

    Hendrix, who died in 1970 at the age of 27, beat Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to the top spot in the poll of the magazine's readers.

    Hendrix made his name in the late 1960s, with classics like "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe" and "Voodoo Chile."

    Blues veteran Eric Clapton came in third, followed by Slash from Guns N' Roses and Brian May of Queen.

    Younger talents also made the top 100, including Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead at 35 and Noel Gallagher from Oasis at 50.

    Johnny Ramone of The Ramones who built a long career on rudimentary three-chord rock was 88th.

    "What's nice about it is that it's not some music critic's opinion of the best guitarists these guys might not be `cool' by any music critic's viewpoint, but they genuinely are the fastest, loudest, most exciting players in rock 'n' roll," said the magazine's editor, Scott Rowley.

    No woman made the top 100. Only one Tracy Chapman was among 440 guitarists nominated by the magazine.

    "Personally I don't know if it's a bad thing," Rowley said. "Women just aren't as geeky or competitive about it as guys. Instead of showing off, they're trying to write a good song. Which is probably smarter."

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    The Top 20:

    1. Jimi Hendrix

    2. Jimmy Page

    3. Eric Clapton

    4. Slash

    5. Brian May

    6. Joe Satriani (soloist)

    7. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

    8. Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

    9. Kirk Hammett (Metallica ( news - web sites))

    10. Steve Vai (soloist)

    11. Carlos Santana (Santana)

    12. James Hetfield (Metallica)

    13. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine ( news - web sites))

    14. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

    15. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)

    16. Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)

    17. Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, others)

    18. Jeff Beck (Cream, Yardbirds, others)

    19. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble)

    20. Angus Young
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    This is my list:

    1. EVH
    2. Jimmy Page
    3. Jeff Beck
    4. Hendrix
    5. Pete Townshend
    6. Neil Schon
    7. Billy Gibbons
    8. Warren De Martini
    9. Alex Lifeson
    10. Brian Young

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    Cobain is a great guitar player? Please!

    Now songwriter and artist, he's ok... he was a visionary, I'll give you that; But a guitar player he was not.
    Your favorite band sucks.

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    Slash and Satch above Ed? Slash?!?!?? You gotta be kidding me. I like Slash but give me a break!
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    Originally posted by Brett:
    Slash and Satch above Ed? Slash?!?!?? You gotta be kidding me. I like Slash but give me a break!
    I agree... and I love Satch but he's no EVH either. I think it's equally lame to place Brian May above EVH. [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

    I can't really argue too much with the other picks above Ed. While I would personally put Ed #1, I can understand how influential the other guitarists are and why they made the top of the list.

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    Umm... what the hell is the criteria here? That is an odd mixture. To have Satch that high as a soloist makes me go "hmm..." when I ponder how they picked these guys.

    And... to have Zakk(Ozzy guitarist) and not Randy(Ozzy guitarist) just makes this this list fucking garbage!!!

    Plus, Hetfield??? He is a great rhythme player but then why isn't IOMMI up there? This list sucks ass!!!

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    Yeah, Slash and Brian May?!?!?! [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    I guess you could make a technical argument in favor of Satch, but....nahhh.

    I've always personally held EVH #1, but to be realistic, I always put him at #3, behind Clapton and Hendrix, with Page and Beck rounding out the top 5. Now, to think of it, I'd say SRV has got to be up there too, but I don't know enough about the guitar to say who is where. I'll leave it as a top 3, with EVH, Clapton, and Hendrix, any order you'd like.

    [ August 06, 2002, 09:22 AM: Message edited by: Incredible Edible Dude ]

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    Cobain ahead of SRV???? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

    what the hell is Cobain doing on the list anyway???

    good songwriter, YES, good guitar player??? hell no!

    [ August 06, 2002, 09:35 AM: Message edited by: hain23x ]
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    Originally posted by Incredible Edible Dude:
    Yeah, Slash and Brian May?!?!?! [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    I guess you could make a technical argument in favor of Satch, but....nahhh.

    I've always personally held EVH #1, but to be realistic, I always put him at #3, behind Clapton and Hendrix, with Page and Beck rounding out the top 5. Now, to think of it, I'd say SRV has got to be up there too, but I don't know enough about the guitar to say who is where. I'll leave it as a top 3, with EVH, Clapton, and Hendrix, any order you'd like.
    Yes, my friend, I agree with you 100%!

    Hendrix, Clapton, Page ,Beck, SRV, Van Halen, in any arguable order. END OR STORY.

    Nobody else should even come close. What a joke.
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    it's an opinion poll....alot of people have differing opinions on things I guess.....

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    Cobain has no place on that list. I knew guys in high school that could play better than him.

    Slash has no place on that list, at least not in the top 50.

    Brian May? I like him, but who has he influenced?

    Tom Morello? Please.

    Gary Moore?

    Where is Randy Rhoads?

    Just another popularity poll, it seems.
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    I only have a couple of comments about the list. First, Slash over Eddie??? No way. Even though Slash is very talented, he never changed the face of guitar playing. Second, Kurt Cobain is WAY, WAY, to high on the list. He has always been very overrated in my opinion.
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    The second I saw Zakk Wylde and NO Randy Rhoads, I knew this list was shit. Oh yea, and Cobain being up there. And do they need TWO Metallica guys up there??? Sheeesh!

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    This list is silly I tell ya, silly.
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    i have a theory that most people who actually vote in things like this aren't the most musically educated people. most of them tend to be die hard fans of a group who listen to next to no other bands and therefore just vote for the guitarist in their favourite band. sorry for that long sentence [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]

 

 

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