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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,
I'm left with only one nom (and no seconds). But in the spirit of expansion:

Third Nom
Chet Atkins
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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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