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The Greatest Guitar Players: The Official Poll


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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted August 07 2002 - 01:31 PM

Ok folks, let's get it on. This is a 64 slot tourney, with one matchup running at a time. I've never run a tourney before, so I don't know much about it, but with this one I'll try to match up players from the same genre (as long as that's possible). In the tournament: Alden, Howard Atkins, Chet Beck, Jeff Berry, Chuck Bream, Julian Brown, Junior Cantrell, Jerry Christian, Charlie Clapton, Eric Cooder, Ry DeGarmo, Chris Diddley, Bo Edge, The Gilmour, David Greenwood, Johnny Hackett, Steve Hammett, Kirk Harrison, George Hendrix, Jimi Hetfield, James Howe, Steve Iommi, Tony James, Elmore Johnson, Eric Johnson, Robert Jones, Adam King, Albert King, B.B. Knopfler, Mark Lang, Eddie Leadbelly Lee, Jake E. Lifeson, Alex Malmsteen, Yngwie Marr, Johnny May, Brian Metheny, Pat Montgomery, Wes Moore, Gary Moore, Vinnie Morello, Tom Page, Jimmy Perkins, Carl Petrucci, John Reinhardt, Django Richards, Keith Rhoads, Randy Rothery, Steve Santana, Carlos Satriani, Joe Schenker, Michael Scofield, John Segovia, Andrés Slash Summers, Andy Thayil, Kim Townshend, Pete Vai, Steve Van Eps, George Van Halen, Eddie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Wylde, Zakk Young, Angus Young, Neil

#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted August 07 2002 - 01:34 PM

I myself am going to second Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page and David Gilmour. edit: realized I had seconded my own nominee, and that's a no-no

#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Andy Olivera

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Posted August 07 2002 - 02:12 PM

Nominations: John Petrucci (Dream Theater) Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche) Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) Second: Zakk Wylde
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#4 of 37 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 07 2002 - 03:09 PM

I'll second Jimi Hendrix
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#5 of 37 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 07 2002 - 03:28 PM

I'll 2nd George Harrison
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#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Rich Romero

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Posted August 07 2002 - 05:37 PM

I'll second: John Petrucci and I'll nominate: Joe Satriani Adam Jones (Tool)
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#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Ryan Satriani

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Posted August 07 2002 - 05:39 PM

I Second Satriani Jones and nominate Steve Vai

#8 of 37 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted August 07 2002 - 07:10 PM

I used all my noms already, but hoping we can expand the musical spectrum, I'd like to suggest a few others. Roy Clarke Mark Knopfler Ry Cooder Chet Atkins Robert Johnson George VanEps I'm tempted to post some mp3 excerpts from these guys.

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#9 of 37 OFFLINE   MichaelAW

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Posted August 07 2002 - 08:57 PM

I'll nominate Steve Howe (of Yes) and Steve Rothery (of Marillion). I'll second Mark Knopfler and Robert Johnson. I'll save my other nom and second until later.
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#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted August 08 2002 - 01:41 AM

[quote] I used all my noms already, but hoping we can expand the musical spectrum, [quote] I'm left with only one nom (and no seconds). But in the spirit of expansion:

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#11 of 37 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted August 08 2002 - 02:16 AM

I'll second Steve Howe. I'll nominate the highly underrated and influential Alex Lifeson.

#12 of 37 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted August 08 2002 - 02:44 AM

Second: Randy Rhoads Steve Vai I will save my other one.

#13 of 37 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted August 08 2002 - 02:50 AM

I'll second Jimi Hendrix Michael Schenker George Harrison
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#14 of 37 OFFLINE   Gabe D

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Posted August 08 2002 - 03:06 AM

I'll nominate Neil Young, Junior Brown and Bo Diddley. I'll second Leadbelly.

#15 of 37 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 08 2002 - 04:16 AM

Michael and Jan, Steve Howe was already in the tournament. He was one of my nominee's. I kind of wish I'd nom'd Willie Nelson. I saw him live a several months ago, he was very impressive.
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#16 of 37 OFFLINE   MichaelAW

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Posted August 08 2002 - 04:41 AM

I'll nominate Steve Hackett and second Alex Lifeson.
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#17 of 37 OFFLINE   Trevor H

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Posted August 08 2002 - 05:05 AM

I'll second: Tom Morello and save my other two for later. (Slash ..hint hint)
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#18 of 37 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted August 08 2002 - 09:02 AM

I'll nominate Pat Metheny and Andy Summers

#19 of 37 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted August 08 2002 - 09:06 AM

Ok folks I've updated the list of tourney contenders and nominations. All noms and seconds for already selected/nominated axemen were disregarded.

#20 of 37 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted August 08 2002 - 02:31 PM

Nominate Eric Johnson. Second Gary Moore.
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