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Best Guitar Players Ever....

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Knopfler, Clapton and Buckingham. Anything that sounds clean.

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I'll name a bunch that you've probably never heard of to start off with...

Paul Waggoner

Trey Azagthoth

Chuck Schuldiner

Francesco Artusato

Jeff Loomis

Here's one that not many know of, unfortunately...

Alan Holdsworth

...and of course you have the classics

Hendrix

Vaughan

Clapton

Santana

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btw I listed Waggoner first because he's obviously awesome... check the shirt...

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not a ton of name recognition and arguably not on any "best of all time" short lists but this guy has one of the most odd and unique styles i've ever heard:

he's best known for having played on megadeth's "peace sells...but who's buying?" album. smooth vibrato and extremely fluid legato technique.

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jimi not even close.

i like satarini a bit lol whatever his name is.

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jimi not even close.

i like satarini a bit lol whatever his name is.

I'm as big of a jimi fan as you'll ever find and I think that Stevie ray Vaughn is better. So yeah it is close.

And it's Joe Satriani.

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oh yeah joe satriani...he does nice riffs.

umm stevie is nice but he admits that he is not better than jimi lol jimi was his idol so of course he would never anything bad about him...

i feel like stevie copied jimi style.....i know he is great but its just feel like he is someone covering another guys style when i listen to him. almost like a good karaoke singer

some say jimi and stevie got their style from albert king. so its just all an opinion man.

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The point was that the term "not even close" is being used wrong.

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Wow, no mention of Steve Vai, Robin Trower, Johnny Winter or Jon Butcher Axis (Holy War, If Wishes Were Horses...)

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The point was that the term "not even close" is being used wrong.

ohh alright it all good.

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the difference between jimi and stevie is that jimi could play a wider range of "noises" on guitar. They both have amazing tones, tons of feel, and tons of soul. Jimi just has a wider landscape then stevie did. But i couldn't ever say who was better.

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how do you guys like rolling stones top 100 list from 2011?

1 Jimi Hendrix

2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band

3 B.B. King

4 Eric Clapton

5 Robert Johnson

6 Chuck Berry

7 Stevie Ray Vaughan

8 Ry Cooder

9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones

11Kirk Hammett of Metallica

12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead

14 Jeff Beck

15 Carlos Santana

16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones

17 Jack White of the White Stripes

18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

19 Richard Thompson

20 James Burton

21 George Harrison

22 Mike Bloomfield

23 Warren Haynes

24 The Edge of U2

25 Freddy King

26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave

27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits

28 Stephen Stills

29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges

30 Buddy Guy

31 Dick Dale

32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service

33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth

35 John Fahey

36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's

37 Bod Diddley

38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac

39 Brian May of Qeen

40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival

41 Clarence White of the Byrds

42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson

43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic

44 Scotty Moore

45 Frank Zappa

46 Les Paul

47 T-Bone Walker

48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith

49 John McLaughlin

50 Pete Townshend

51 Paul Kossoff of Free

52 Lou Reed

53 Mickey Baker

54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane

55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple

56 Tom Verlaine of Television

57 Roy Buchanan

58 Dickey Betts

59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead

61 Ike Turner

62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band

63 Danny Gatton

64 Mick Ronson

65 Hubert Sumlin

66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour

67 Link Wray

68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape

69 Steve Howe of Yes

70 Eddie Van Halen

71 Lightnin' Hopkins

72 Joni Mitchell

73 Trey Anastasio of Phish

74 Johnny Winter

75 Adam Jones of Tool

76 Ali Farka Toure

77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat

78 Robbie Robertson of the Band

79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)

80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids

81 Derek Trucks

82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd

83 Neil Young

84 Eddie Cochran

85 Randy Rhoads

86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

87 Joan Jett

88 Dave Davies of the Kinks

89 D. Boon of the Minutemen

90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper

91 Robby Krieger of the Doors

92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5

94 Bert Jansch

95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine

96 Angus Young of AC/DC

97 Robert Randolph

98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer

99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag

100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

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