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jakebf48
03-20-2008, 12:00 AM
Slash from Velvet revolver would have to mine. :Evil: :Evil: :Evil: :Evil: :Evil:

kkelly122
03-20-2008, 12:51 AM
Slash from Velvet revolver would have to mine.

exactly what i thought when i saw the thread title.

Derek McNelly
03-20-2008, 12:59 AM
I like Slash from Guns 'n' Roses better.

However, my favorite guitarist has to be Prince, by far.

May not be the most technical, but my God, can that man play.

powermacj7
03-20-2008, 04:59 AM
Jerry Garcia or David Gilmoure

dtravis7
03-20-2008, 05:27 AM
So hard for me to pick a Favorite as I like so many in so many different styles of music. There are so many guitarists who although very different from each other, but who are so very talented.

Since I am sure no one else will mention him, I think I will go with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Played with such feeling and emotion.

I like so many, but his work stands out for me and I will never forget the way the man played.

MacHeadCase
03-20-2008, 05:35 AM
I'm hesitating between Jimmy Page and Mick Taylor... Mick Taylor I loved when he had a stint with the Rolling Bones (which I'm not particularly fond of) but I haven't heard anything from him since he left that bunch. I heard he did a solo thing though. I'll have to look and see if there's anything in iTunes.

Kilted1
03-20-2008, 06:16 AM
Django Reinhardt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEzsPGHsi90

NewMacUser5
03-20-2008, 06:21 AM
Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold!!!!

fearlessfreap24
03-20-2008, 07:31 AM
So hard for me to pick a Favorite as I like so many in so many different styles of music. There are so many guitarists who although very different from each other, but who are so very talented.

Since I am sure no one else will mention him, I think I will go with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Played with such feeling and emotion.

I like so many, but his work stands out for me and I will never forget the way the man played.
i would have mentioned him.

i would say Flea, Bootsy Collins, Geddy Lee, John Entwhistle, John Paul Jones, and Les Claypool.

You didnt specify if this was to include Bass Guitar, so i included them.

bryphotoguy
03-20-2008, 08:11 AM
Hendrix- I was told he had only one #1 hit, a cover of Dylan's "Along the Watchtower", he's left a big mark in rock music.
Of course there's always Jimmy Page, SRV, and Clapton.

Leukeh
03-20-2008, 09:17 AM
In no particular order...

Synister Gates - Avenged Sevenfold
Mark Knopfler - Dire Straights
Dan Hawkins - The Darkness
Brian May - Queen

eric
03-20-2008, 09:27 AM
hard to pin down a favorite...

johnny greenwood, brian may, bob mould, emma anderson, george harrison, buddy guy, jimi hendrix, elliott smith, joe walsh, alex lifeson, probably another 30 or more if i thought about it any harder.

the one thing i don't like is noodling - like steve vai. can't stand it.

sanity1082
03-20-2008, 11:05 AM
picking one is hard. so here are a few

SRV, Clapton, Hendrix, Morello, Robert Randolph (steel guitar), Vic Wooten, claypool. I am going to cut the list there because like eric i can keep adding to the list

Derek McNelly
03-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Since everyone is giving a list, I'll go right ahead and name a few then.

Prince, Johnny Ramone, Greg Ginn, Mark Knopfler, **** Dale, Pat Smear, and Jaco Pastorius.

bryphotoguy
03-20-2008, 11:30 AM
How could I have forgotten Tom Morello??

tweak89
03-20-2008, 12:36 PM
Alex Lifeson

NeoGreen
03-20-2008, 01:57 PM
Steve Ray Vaugh

Shannonb
03-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Hendrix- I was told he had only one #1 hit, a cover of Dylan's "Along the Watchtower", he's left a big mark in rock music.
Of course there's always Jimmy Page, SRV, and Clapton.

All Along the Watchtower actually never hit number one.

Jimmy Page or John Frusciante for me.

bryphotoguy
03-20-2008, 06:40 PM
All Along the Watchtower actually never hit number one.

Jimmy Page or John Frusciante for me.

Did he have a # one hit?

dtravis7
03-20-2008, 07:35 PM
Did he have a # one hit?

Been checking around. The Album Electric Ladyland hit #1. This URL below says it was Along The Watchtower that was his only #1 hit.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070504214709AAS6tSN

bryphotoguy
03-20-2008, 07:40 PM
Yea, I visited Wiki for info but it only mentioned album info. I was surprised to read Electric Ladyland hit #1. I like Axis: Bold as Love and Are you Experienced? more so I figured those did better on the charts.
But Along the Watchtower is on Ladyland so that may explain it. It seems like that was one of his biggest hits, if not the biggest.

nMiller92
03-21-2008, 04:54 PM
Alex Lifeson

Amen to that. I'll have to say Eddie Van Halen also.

iApple
03-21-2008, 04:56 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan all the way for me! RIP Stevie!

captaindan
03-21-2008, 05:02 PM
Can not beleive nobody has mentioned the best ever Carlos Santana.

EORI
03-21-2008, 05:02 PM
In no particular order:

Pat Metheny
David Gilmour
Carlos Santana
Al DiMeola

Sennec
03-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
And Karl Sanders (Nile)

captaindan
03-21-2008, 05:15 PM
Probably the best guitar of all time is Stanley Jordan what he can do with a guitar is truly amazing. I have never heard anything like it.

sanity1082
03-21-2008, 06:05 PM
Can not beleive nobody has mentioned the best ever Carlos Santana.

wow good catch. i almost forgot about santana going to listen to him now

Derek McNelly
03-21-2008, 06:56 PM
I'm so glad no one said the Edge yet.

I'd have to unleash one of my corny jokes...

dtravis7
03-21-2008, 08:03 PM
EORI, all excellent players. I almost forgot about Al DiMeola. Outstanding
guitarist.

Derek, I used to hate Edge but got used to him. He is no great player and even he admits it, but he does have a nice sound that fits U2 quite well.

I would love to hear one of your corny jokes about him though! :D

Besides my original choice of SRV I want to also add Hendrix as he did add so much to rock guitar and players even today are copping his licks.

WakeCarver
03-21-2008, 08:16 PM
Well my favorites would have to be Santana, Jeff Healy, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Hendrix.

iApple
03-21-2008, 11:03 PM
So hard for me to pick a Favorite as I like so many in so many different styles of music. There are so many guitarists who although very different from each other, but who are so very talented.

Since I am sure no one else will mention him, I think I will go with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Played with such feeling and emotion.

I like so many, but his work stands out for me and I will never forget the way the man played.

I mentioned him :) and when i put that up i thought id be the only one...SRV still lives on!!!!

Mattlike
03-21-2008, 11:06 PM
Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Alex Lifeson
Joe Satriani
David Gilmour

mac0s9user
03-21-2008, 11:42 PM
Jimmy Page
Jimmy Hendrix
Randy Rhoads (Blizzard of Ozz)
Eric Clapton
Daron Malakian