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    check out the Ritchie Blackmore video.....classic.

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    I guess its all subjective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    The only one on the list that I don't get: Tom Morello. Dude knows how to use a whammy pedal, but otherwise, I don't really see him as a major talent or innovator. Maybe it's just me.
    I kinda lump Morello in with the likes of The Edge. Both of them changed the way folks heard the guitar. Sure, neither may be on the level of a Hendrix or even Prince in terms of shredding technique, but both The Edge and Morello knew a lot about texture and nuance.

    With The Edge it was all about harmonics during a period when excessive shredding was the norm. The Edge's chiming, ringing notes were a breath of fresh air in the early-to-mid-'80s.

    As for Morello, when he emerged with RATM it was at the tail-end of the shredding movement and the beginning of the whole drop-D tuning movement (i.e. the Nu Metal sound of Korn, Limp Bizkit, etc). Morello's sound was unlike anybody else at the time. I still remember when I saw Rage at Gathering of the Tribes in 1992. I spent almost their entire set searching the stage for the DJ who was so obviously f@#king up the turntables until I finally realized that all of the scratching and wiki-wiki noises were coming from the guitarist. Sure, it's all effects driven, but up until that point nobody was making those kinds of sounds with their guitar. So in that respect he was an innovator (one could even argue that Morello had a positive effect on DJing as around the same time the likes of DJ Q-Bert and the Skratch Piklz started using guitar effects on their turntables).

    Additionally, a few years back at SXSW I caught Morello on his inaugural Nightwatchman solo jaunt. Dude knows how to wreck havoc on an acoustic guitar, that's for damn sure. Hearing him play in a church in downtown Austin with nothing more than a battered six-string was pretty amazing (sadly the album he did under the Nightwatchman moniker was terribly over-produced and way too slick; it didn't nearly capture the grit, grind, and pure driven emotion of his acoustic set).
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    shows you how difficult it is to narrow it down to 50. Maybe it should have been the best 100 guitar players. Don't think I saw Neil Young, Stephen Stills, John Frusciante or Phil Manzanera on that list either. Might not be top 50 but would definitely be in the top 100.
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    To all you knuckleheads out there, and I mean that in a friendly way....the list was ALPHABETICAL. That's why Hendix was #21. There was A through G before him.

    What really cracked me up were all the people ib in the LA Times comment section wondering why Roy Clark was so far above Jimmi Hendix!

    They did it alphabetically so they wouldn't have constant negative feedback on who is "the best". I guess it backfired on them. heh heh.

    Personally I think that list was a pain in the ass to navigate!!

    My own favorite guitarists are ALL acoustic with the exception of SRV. They are:

    Tommy Emmanuel
    Michael Hedges
    Don Ross
    Paco de Luca
    SRV
    Erik Clapton
    Kaki King
    John Williams
    Antoine Dufour
    A youtube guitarist known simply as Naudo.

    And one up and coming extremely gifted young guitarist: Sungha Jung.

    My #1 most HATED acoustic "guitard": Andy McKee. HTF does this frickin' guy get 30,000,000 hits on his youtube videos when a guy like Michael Hedges (RIP) can play circles around him, and only get like 50,000 hits??? WTF??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Rover View Post
    To all you knuckleheads out there, and I mean that in a friendly way....the list was ALPHABETICAL. That's why Hendix was #21. There was A through G before him.
    way to be late to the party, dude (this was revealed way back on Page 1 in Post #13 by Dumpy)

    My own favorite guitarists are ALL acoustic with the exception of SRV. They are:

    Tommy Emmanuel
    Michael Hedges
    Don Ross
    Paco de Luca
    SRV
    Erik Clapton
    Kaki King
    John Williams
    Antoine Dufour
    A youtube guitarist known simply as Naudo.
    Interesting, since last time I checked Eric Clapton was best known for being an electric guitarist...

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    howsa bout this guy? anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Rover View Post
    My #1 most HATED acoustic "guitard": Andy McKee. HTF does this frickin' guy get 30,000,000 hits on his youtube videos when a guy like Michael Hedges (RIP) can play circles around him, and only get like 50,000 hits??? WTF??
    I was pleased to see your list did not include McKee. Every time a great guitarist list comes up on a forum some fucking noob posts that fucking Mckee video. I'm not sure why the video annoys me so much.

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    I don't understand the hate for Jack White.. He should not be in the top ten or twenty, but he is the (IMO) best guitarist of his generation
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    howsa bout this guy? anyone?

    One of my favorites acoustic or electric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Knopfler didn't crack the top 50... am I alone on this one?
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    Definitely an ommission. Knopfler is someone I would drive many miles to see.
    Quote Originally Posted by TNKen View Post
    Knopfler obvious miss
    Dickie Betts ditto
    Love Knoffler. He made #17 on this list

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    My top 5:
    Rory Gallagher
    Duane Allman
    Jimi Hendrix
    Steve Gaines would be here, if he didn't die so young
    Jeff Beck
    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Rounding out the top 10 would be Zappa and Clapton
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Love Knoffler. He made #17 on this list

    Slash is the 9th-best guitarist ever. Apparently.

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    Not saying he’s the greatest. But this video showing his mind and theory and tuning is wild.
    Not to mention the five string custom.
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    link is no mas.

    did steve morse make the list?

    i'm certain moris tepper not included.
    he was the guitarist who brought beefheart back to glory after his mid-70's, ill-fated attempt at commercial viability.

    likely no sonny sharrock in there either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckethead View Post
    did steve morse make the list?
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    No idea. But he is the greatest guitarist I have ever seen play, and I've seen some good ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckethead View Post
    did steve morse make the list?
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    No idea. But he is the greatest guitarist I have ever seen play, and I've seen some good ones.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    No idea. But he is the greatest guitarist I have ever seen play, and I've seen some good ones.
    You going to catch one of these Dregs shows coming up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Love Knoffler. He made #17 on this list
    I like Knoffler too, but that list is, um, well there's no accounting for taste........John Mc Loughlin #49, Slash #8, I suppose if popularity was skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    You going to catch one of these Dregs shows coming up?


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    I had no idea they were touring. Saw them play the Beacon Theater in NYC a couple of times way back in the day. But they aren't coming my way this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    You going to catch one of these Dregs shows coming up?


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    I had no idea they were touring. Saw them play the Beacon Theater in NYC a couple of times way back in the day. But they aren't coming my way this year.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I had no idea they were touring. Saw them play the Beacon Theater in NYC a couple of times way back in the day. But they aren't coming my way this year.
    Steve's band opening which seems a bit over indulgent!

    I saw them a few times back in the day, also saw Steve with Kansas. Dude is an unbelievable player

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