who's the best guitarist

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    who's the best guitarist

    It's got to be one of two, the edge for his power chords and gary moore for his exquisit riffs.
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    Pah....

    Stevie Ray Vaughan || Jimi Hendrix

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    Electric Ladyland==best album ever.

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    Cool choice rick,
    but lynard skynard's free bird has to be a cassic,
    unsurpassed by any other 4 minuite solo.

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    disagree?
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    Except for one of Albert Lee's solos (not the blues guy).

    What about good old slow hand?

    Or how about Junior Brown?

    Perhaps Leo Kottke for his 12-string slide work.

    Billy McLaughlin is excellent as well. Pure finger strength. Only uses hammer ons and pull offs in most of his songs. Plays the basslines with his right hand and melody with the left.

    Mark Knopfler's still my favorite to listen to.
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    can't stand mark knopfler clinical approach to the guitar, though i must say that he plays some hard riffs, but there's no feeling in it
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    Have you listened to his latest two albums? Golden Heart and Sailing to Philadelphia, I think they've got tons of feeling. Songs like Local Hero(on greatest hits), Golden Heart, Are We In Trouble Now, Sands of Nevada, or The Last Laugh.

    For feeling, I'd have to go with one of James Taylor's songs or perhaps SRV's version of Little Wing.
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    IMO some of the best...

    Jimmy Page - do I really need to comment? The man is brilliant.

    Jimmi Hendrix - possibly the greatest guitarist of all time.

    Stevie Ray Vaughan - listen to "Love Struck Baby". It's blues, rock, jazz, pop all in 2 minutes. He is like a white Hendrix.

    Dave Gilmour - he's a bit heavy handed, but you can really feel the emotion he puts into his playing (see "Marooned").

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    No question, Hendrix hands down

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    Hendrix...... the best....

    close..... Joe Satriani,Steve Vai,Slash,Angus Young,Dave Gilmour,Ry Cooder and Brian May.
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    Let's give a mention to some other greats, like Randy Rhodes(black sab)

    Trevor Burton (the move), who's still in his element playing today in some back street pubs.

    Chris Rea, the slide king.

    Rory Gallagher (this dude rocks big time).

    & if it's feelin you want T J Hooker's my man.
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    >>Let's give a mention to some other greats, like Randy Rhodes(black sab)

    Huh?....Tony Iaomi (sp?) was guitarist for Black Sabbath......

    Your thinking of Ozzie Ozborne's solo career

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    How's about Page and Townshend?

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    Originally posted by breed
    Cool choice rick,
    but lynard skynard's free bird has to be a cassic,
    unsurpassed by any other 4 minuite solo.

    agrre

    or


    disagree?
    Lynard Skynard==tres cool.

    Love Freebird, 38 Special, That Smell, etc. Love them as much as I love Hendrix, Allmans, and others

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    >>Huh?....Tony Iaomi (sp?) was guitarist for Black Sabbath......

    I stand corrected Fordy!

    but do you agree that black sabbath wasn't the same without ozzy?
    or do you think that dio was as good if not better for the band?

    by the way which where you fav tracks?

    I haven't got one in particular war pigs, mr crowley, iron man, sabbath bloody sabbath, killing yourself to live am i going insane & the wizard to mention a few, goodbye to romance & changes always reduces the wife to tears.
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