The greatst gutarist of all time

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I'll start with Jimi

 
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agreed...

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Slash is my fav..............
 
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 Rory Gallagher

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Quote Originally Posted by HockeyTeeth:

agreed...

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Saw Beck one last time 7/22/2016 at Foxwoods Casino,.  He was Touring with Buddy Guy who was age 89 at the time.  Great performance.  They played Mustang Sally.  Buddy sauntered out into the first few rows to fist bump the fans.


 
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Saw Jeff Beck open for SRV in Oakland once. At the end of the SRV show, Beck comes onstage with him, and they jammed. Then, Stevie Ray goes "Hey, we got a local guy to come out here and play with us" and then Carlos Santana walked on stage and the place blew upan_worshipthumbs_upan_clap

 
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Eddie Van Halen was the first guitarist to pick up where Hendrix left off. Doesn't mean he's the best but he was an innovator.

I like tamer talents like Peter Buck of REM. 

 
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 Peter Green " The Green God " should be in the mix.    Duane Allman also 

 
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"Duane Allman also"
Once in half century you MIGHT find somebody special,
Duane was it.


 
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You know, no secret, I've been a life-long fan of Dickie Betts.  Allman Bros were ALWAYS my second best.  How do you not love Rambling Man?????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xb1G97cgD4&list=RDNRE3Bv1goyI&index=2
 
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Sorry covers brothers but i misspoke earlier.  Buddy Guy was 79 years old NOT 89 when I saw him in 2016.  No disrespect intended Mr. Guy. 

Terry Kath was somebody who never got his just dues.  He wowed that Fender like nobody else.  Fukk the Chicago Brass, they dragged Terry down. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uAUoz7jimg
 
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Quote Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:

Sorry covers brothers but i misspoke earlier.  Buddy Guy was 79 years old NOT 89 when I saw him in 2016.  No disrespect intended Mr. Guy. 

Terry Kath was somebody who never got his just dues.  He wowed that Fender like nobody else.  Fukk the Chicago Brass, they dragged Terry down. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uAUoz7jimg
Kath never received his due and if he lived longer i think he would have, Chicago, if i remember put out 1 Chicago style lp after his death then headed straight to pop music.As fer git players if you have not listened to the Roy Buchanan & Danny Gatton i saw the former and still kick myself for not seeing the latter considering he was born and bred not very far from me and often played at a little joint i frequented  Goose, assuming you missed Jimi & Duane the ? is given the chance to be 20 again and having the chance to only catch one whocha choose.I know it would be tough for me, all things being equal and both shows were to be among their best i'd have to check out Jimi 1st, even though i think i would probably enjoy the ABB with Duane more. Kinda weird , huh.
 
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Tough year 2018.  Very tough year

We lost both Gregg and Trucks.

I will still stand at Jimi 1st and Duane 2nd.


 
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About 5 years ago Eric Clapton said the best living guitarist was Buddy Guy.
 
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I don't think he's the "best" but Brian May of queen had/has the most unique guitar sound. My favorite personally. Not sure what amp/guitar/effects combo he uses, but that sound is just heavenly.

No other guitarist has that
 
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Link Wray

Innovator of the power chord

Influence of many of greats

First to have an instrumental banned from radio

 
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Quote Originally Posted by 666LES:

About 5 years ago Eric Clapton said the best living guitarist was Buddy Guy.
He said the same about Duane after the Layla sessions. 
 
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This is the age old question that people have spent countless hours debating.  Page, Hendrix and Clapton - the grandfathers of rock.  Gotta add Stevie Ray to the mix.  Can't forget about Buddy Guy and BB King.  The man in purple and high heels Prince.  And as for the youth movement (aka those under 50), John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Bonamassa.  Add any of their music to your playlist, sit back and enjoy.

 
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Glenn Cambell, Waylon...
 
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Probably not the greatest, but Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode has been on aboard of NASA's Voyager 1 on her way out of the the Solar System and plow into the interstellar space. 

 
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FACT:  Without Chuck Berry... Rock & Roll would not even exist.

Aside from entertaining a generation of music fans, he also influenced growing performers John Lennon and Keith Richards.  Can you even imagine Rock history without the Beatles or Stones???


 
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Not rock (blues) but Robert Johnson. One of the ones that influenced Clapton. Cream did his song Crossroads


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Not rock (blues) but Robert Johnson. One of the ones that influenced Clapton. Cream did his song Crossroads


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The dudes fingers could overlap the entire fret board and then some

 
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I grew up in Burbank, CA. in the mid and late 70's and my neighbor was Drew Forsyth. He was the original drummer for Quiet Riot. He would rehearse in his garage daily with his childhood friend who played the guitar. That guitar player, some say turned out to be one of the greatest ever, at least for the short time he was around.

Anyone know who I am talking about?

 

My all time favorite is Ace Freheley!

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