Jimi Hendrix voted the greatest Guitar Player EVER!!!

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  1. Reginald Trent

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    I think it would be hard to argue that point. Even if you don't think he was the best its hard to argue that his sound has ever been recreated.
     
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    OK, I know this is subjective and hard to argue but Slash at #4? Ahead of Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughn? I'm sorry, but I just don't see that. Personally, Santana and Stevie Ray would round out my top 5 after Hendrix, Clapton and Page in that order.

    Where's Eddie Van Halen on that list?
     
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    I got snubbed in the ballot for the eighth year in a row [​IMG]
     
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    EVH was in the Top 10, as I remember. But Slash ahead of EVH??

    I guess I will remain the Greatest Air Guitar Player of All Time. Geez, it's so lonely at the top....
     
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    Slash at no. 4 is hard to swallow. can't really argue with the top 3 though, bearing in mind this can be quite subjective and YMMV. personally, as Jed said, I would've placed Gilmour higher than 8.

    Kurt Cobain at 14? bleh.

    I wonder where the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai were placed?
     
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    Interesting list. But Jimi's choice for best guitarist ever was Phil Keaggy.
     
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    Glad to see Brian May #5.
     
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    what about ani difranco?
     
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    Interesting list. But Jimi's choice for best guitarist ever was Phil Keaggy.
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    Can this comment be substantiated? Absent proof I consider this just another rumor.

    On the other hand, perhaps Albert Einstein thought one of his contemporaries was more intelligent than he. However, the masses would probably disagree.
     
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    DOn't know about Yngwie (should have been at least in the top 5 if you ask me!) or Coxon but Satriani and Vai both placed in the top 20, and Greenwood was at number 35. Here's the top 20:

    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2. Jimmy Page
    3. Eric Clapton
    4. Slash
    5. Brian May
    6. Joe Satriani
    7. Eddie Van Halen
    8. Dave Gilmour
    9. Kirk Hammett
    10. Steve Vai
    11. Carlos Santana
    12. James Hetfield
    13. Tom Morello
    14. Kurt Cobain
    15. Mark Knopfler
    16. Zakk Wylde
    17. Gary Moore
    18. Jeff Beck
    19. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    20. Angus Young

    Glad to see Gary Moore in the 17th spot, I love his guitar playing.
     
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    I just listened to Jimi's Axis:Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland recently and I will say Jimi at #1 is still is underrated. Jimi Hendrix was just too great.

    If you are/were a big fan of Jimi Hendrix you would know he never said Phil Kaeggy was better, Jimi would inject a word here and there after a riff basically saying "I am the baddest mutha and you guys know it."

    I just can't see Gilmour as far down as #8 and SRV at 19? I don't think so.
     
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    I think EVH and SRV ought to round out the top 5.
     
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    Stevie and Carlos should both be in the top 5. James Hetfield at #12??? LOL! People are voting on name recognition only. I like Metallica but James doesn't play much guitar. Cobain at #14 is also a joke. Great songwriter but not a great guitar player. This list is more of a most popular guitarist, not best guitarist.
     
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    My favorites are Yngwie Malmsteen (self titled), Randy Rhoads (early Ozzy), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Joe Satriani (self titled and G3), Steve Vai (self titled and G3), Michael Angelo (self titled), Michael Romero (Symphony X)
     
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    No Eric Johnson in the top 20 either. I can't believe some of the other people are that high. Namely Slash, Hetfield (I love old Metallica, hate the new stuff), Kurt Cobain, Angus Young.
     
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    No jazz or blues guitarists: [​IMG]
    Wes Montgomery, Albert King, John McLaughlin, B.B. King, Grant Green, Charlie Christian, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Jim Hall, Al DiMeola, T-Bone Walker, Michael Stern, Muddy Waters, Pat Methany...
     
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    Well, these are the readers of that magazine that vote, and I imagine the readers are more interested in heavy-rock oriented well-known guitarists, than any other kind of guitarplayers.

    /Mike
     
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    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2. Jimmy Page
    3. Eric Clapton
    4. Slash
    5. Brian May
    6. Joe Satriani
    7. Eddie Van Halen
    8. Dave Gilmour
    9. Kirk Hammett
    10. Steve Vai
    11. Carlos Santana
    12. James Hetfield
    13. Tom Morello
    14. Kurt Cobain
    15. Mark Knopfler
    16. Zakk Wylde
    17. Gary Moore
    18. Jeff Beck
    19. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    20. Angus Young
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    It would be interesting to see a jam session with all of these guitarist on stage to hear them soloing against each other. It would be even more interesting if no guitarist could use any technique or riff created by any of the other participants.

    BTW where is George Benson? I would put Kurt Cobain in a category along with Bob Dylan. Good songwriter, so so guitar player.
     

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