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the afro ninja
05-20-2008, 12:46 AM
Awhile back ago I had a poll asking about the "Ultimate Guitarist of all time". Of course everyone complained about choices not on the list. This was my fault as I should have forseen this. Well now I want to broaden the horizon and give it another go. Randomly mixing guitarists from the Rolling Stones article "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". I think I've got a safe limit. You may notice some names not there that i know are popular so I'll add those few in anyways because I know they are popular.

Each round will consist of 15 Guitarists (Poll Max) and the top 3 will be picked into the next round. Even if you don't really like the guitarists I'm encouraging you to pick the best from the choices to get things going. I'll have info on each guitarist which may include an article, video, or audio.

This thread/post will be referred to in the other rounds JSYK.


Duane Allman (http://youtube.com/watch?v=pV8RoNePzfI&feature=related) From the Allman Brothers Band - Random Solo

B.B. King (http://youtube.com/watch?v=4Ny5ajCn0xw) - Blues Boys Tune

Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff Cover (w00t) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=10qLYy6hiFQ&feature=related)

Robert Johnson - (http://youtube.com/watch?v=3MCHI23FTP8&feature=related) - Me and the Devil Blues

Chuck Berry (http://youtube.com/watch?v=R0YUA3yTUss) - Johnny B. Goode

Stevie Ray Vaughan (http://youtube.com/watch?v=YDBIbJKjAZQ) - Texas Flood

Ry Cooder (http://youtube.com/watch?v=aoGkPTjZoBg) - Vigilante Man

Jimmy Page (http://youtube.com/watch?v=kH_zCUkf44c) From Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven Solo and some improv

Les Paul (http://youtube.com/watch?v=foXSXOAfB4U) - Demonstration?

Brian May (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zUqTGZIexn4) - God Save the Queen

Scottie Moore (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n34NHak1aO4) - The '68 Comeback Special

Lou Reed (http://youtube.com/watch?v=q_WEvqxxQiU) - Perfect Day

Mickey Baker (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GPtbvLVyD8k) - Milk Train

Dickey Betts (http://youtube.com/watch?v=icis9vYkZ7w) - Ramblin' Man

Ike Turner (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-koxwlRPqvA) - Rockin' 50's Fest

alive
05-20-2008, 02:17 AM
The Rolling Stone list sucks.

the afro ninja
05-20-2008, 02:40 AM
The Rolling Stone list sucks.

Instead of spamming could you either ignore the topic or simply vote out of the best of choices. I chose the rolling stones list because i can't remember to many good guitarists off the top of my head and there is a lot people like so im using it to broaden choice.

alive
05-20-2008, 03:28 AM
Well, here's the deal: What is it that defines a good guitarist? Is it the ability to play fast? To create beautiful music? Have a flawless technique? And what is a good technique? There is different techniques you use when you play classical music, flamenco or rock. How do you decide which is the best?

Kirk Hammet of Metallica is the 11th on that list. He can play fast, but all of his solos are the same boring shit. He is up there because Metallica got big. Kurt Cobain is also on the list. He's not that great technically, bu the is an amazing songwriter. Paco De Lucía is not on the list, yet he is one of the most skilled flamenco guitarists of all time.

rx00worth
05-20-2008, 07:25 AM
eh >_>
so many people i dont know >.<

whats the point of this gay poll?
ahhhh

the_hero
05-20-2008, 07:33 AM
Well, here's the deal: What is it that defines a good guitarist? Is it the ability to play fast? To create beautiful music? Have a flawless technique? And what is a good technique? There is different techniques you use when you play classical music, flamenco or rock. How do you decide which is the best?

Kirk Hammet of Metallica is the 11th on that list. He can play fast, but all of his solos are the same boring shit. He is up there because Metallica got big. Kurt Cobain is also on the list. He's not that great technically, bu the is an amazing songwriter. Paco De Lucía is not on the list, yet he is one of the most skilled flamenco guitarists of all time.

/thread .

the afro ninja
05-20-2008, 11:03 PM
Well, here's the deal: What is it that defines a good guitarist? Is it the ability to play fast? To create beautiful music? Have a flawless technique? And what is a good technique? There is different techniques you use when you play classical music, flamenco or rock. How do you decide which is the best?

Kirk Hammet of Metallica is the 11th on that list. He can play fast, but all of his solos are the same boring shit. He is up there because Metallica got big. Kurt Cobain is also on the list. He's not that great technically, bu the is an amazing songwriter. Paco De Lucía is not on the list, yet he is one of the most skilled flamenco guitarists of all time.

The title obviously says "Popularity Contest"

rx00worth
05-21-2008, 01:53 AM
lol, duh :P
(random letters: fnan)

alive
05-21-2008, 03:42 PM
The title obviously says "Popularity Contest"

Yeah, and then "greatest guitarist."

Shanto
05-21-2008, 03:50 PM
Slash/Eric Johnson.

Kitsune
05-21-2008, 03:51 PM
Yeah, and then "greatest guitarist."

lol, duh :P
(random letters: btsx)

Exile
05-23-2008, 07:11 PM
Where the **** is Buckethead?

the afro ninja
05-24-2008, 02:40 AM
this is only round one...there will be a ton of rounds, i thought i made that clear.

Chunky
05-24-2008, 06:27 AM
When your talking popularity, where the **** is Slash?

alive
05-24-2008, 08:34 AM
When your talking popularity, where the **** is Slash?

Way to go. It's not like he has mentioned twice already that this is only round one.

Gavel
05-24-2008, 03:40 PM
The title obviously says "Popularity Contest"
Then how is this something we're supposed to vote on? I mean, if we're determining who's the most popular out of that list, we can't exactly supply an opinion. It's like asking a bunch of people "Which one is redder: a firetruck, or Mayor Buddy Dyer?".

Mantiscore2
05-24-2008, 05:37 PM
I like the idea but there are so many guitarists that could be considered as greatest guitarist ever. Yngvie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Slash, Matt Bellamy.
All terrific guitar players.

the afro ninja
05-26-2008, 04:08 AM
Then how is this something we're supposed to vote on? I mean, if we're determining who's the most popular out of that list, we can't exactly supply an opinion. It's like asking a bunch of people "Which one is redder: a firetruck, or Mayor Buddy Dyer?".

Lol, i see your point spazz and i plan to redo this in an easier format, but the popularity is supposed to be through the forums.