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Steve Vai 112 32.46%
Slash 4 1.16%
Tom Morello 1 0.29%
Joe Satriani 61 17.68%
John Frusciante 2 0.58%
Jonny Greenwood 1 0.29%
Peter Buck 0 0%
The Edge 0 0%
Kurt Cobain 1 0.29%
Edward Van Halen 57 16.52%
Prince 4 1.16%
Charlie Hunter 2 0.58%
Buckethead 13 3.77%
Derek Trucks 1 0.29%
Other Please post 86 24.93%
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post #1 of 293 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

So this is in the chat forum and I thought lets get a vote here!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8611997.stm

What makes the best guitarist of the last 30 years? Most records sold? Fastest? Most innovative? Most marketable? Biggest badass? Kinda seems like John Frusicante at one time or another has been all of those things...

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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

I hope this who's the best poll settles this once and for all so this will be the last who's the best poll.
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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

Its just the last 30 years, not all time. Maybe we should have a poll for which best guitarist poll is the best?

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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

Taylor Swift probably.
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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

There is no such thing as "the best" guitarist.

However, you can have your "favorite" guitarist.
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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

Best, probably Vai, my favorites tied for first are Vai/Gilbert/Vaughan. =P
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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

Don't think polls like these are worth anything, but for the heck of it I will nominate Ron Thal.
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Don't think polls like these are worth anything.
+1 for me then to be silly I will nominate Reb Beach, tied with Al Pitrelli...
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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

steve vai is my favorite along with paul gilbert, yngwie malmsteen, john petrucci.

I like Steve the best cause of his quirky playing, and sounds completly different to everyone else

Paul gilbert for really good rhythms, especially with triplets and sixlets and of course string skipping

Yngwie Malmsteen for his use of diminished minor and harmonic minor runs and the heavily based classical themes make him sounds different from the others

And John for being in dream theater, just one of the greatest bands ever, and how John can play along with those extremely syncopated tunes that rudess throws at him.

But yer, i'd say the best guitar players are those that sound different.
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Re: Best Guitarist of the last 30 years.

I chose Vai, but anyone who played an Ibanez wins my vote
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steve vai for me.must mention jon sykes his work on whitesnake 1987 album is still one of the best guitar albums ive ever heard,also oddessy by yngwie malmsteen,absolute master peice that album is.
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