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The Top 100 Guitarists (as voted for by Total Guitar readers)

Discussion in 'Chat' started by Slash Freeman, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Slash Freeman

    Slash Freeman Iron Maiden obsessive

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    100. Nile Rodgers
    99. Steve Cropper
    98. Jeff Hanneman
    97. Deryck Whimbley
    96. Kelly jones (WTF?!?!?!?!?!)
    95. Tom Verlaine
    94. Paul Simon
    93. Richard Thompson
    92. Rivers Cuomo
    91. Marty Friedman
    90. Peter Buck
    89. Walter Trout
    88. Johnny Ramone
    87. Munky
    86. Robbie Krieger
    85. Lee Gaze
    84. Steve Howe
    83. Lindsey Buckingham
    82. Neil Young
    81. Dave Mustaine
    80. Janick Gers
    79. Tommy Emmanuel
    78. Steve Morse
    77. John McLaughlin
    76. Stuart Adamson
    75. Chet Atkins
    74. John Squire
    73. Django Reinhardt
    72. John Petrucci
    71. Eric Johnson
    70. Paul Gilbert
    69. Robert Fripp
    68. Graham Coxon
    67. Nuno Bettencourt
    66. Paul Weller
    65. John 5
    64. Mike McCready
    63. Head
    62. Frank Zappa
    61. Mick Ronson
    60. Paul Kossoff
    59. Robert Johnson
    58. Nick Drake
    57. Alex Lifeson
    56. Peter Green
    55. Kerry King
    54. Adrian Smith
    53. Daron Malakian
    52. Dave Grohl
    51. Dave Baksh
    50. Noel Gallagher
    49. Mike Einziger
    48. Billie Joe Armstrong
    47. Johnny Marr
    46. James Dean Bradfield
    45. Billy Corgan
    44. Steve Jones
    43. Tom Delonge
    42. Rory Gallagher
    41. BB King
    40. Dimebag Darell
    39. Joe Perry
    38. Hank Marvin
    37. Wes Borland
    36. Chuck Berry
    35. Jonny Greenwood
    34. Yngwie Malmsteen
    33. Pete Townshend
    32. Mick Thomson
    31. The Edge
    30. Noodles
    29. Matt Bellamy
    28. Richie Sambora
    27. Keith Richards
    26. John Frusciante
    25. Dave Murray
    24. George Harrison
    23. Ritchie Blackmore
    22. Tony Iommi
    21. Randy Rhoads
    20. Angus Young
    19. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    18. Jeff Beck
    17. Gary Moore
    16. Zakk Wylde
    15. Mark Knopfler
    14. Kurt Cobaini
    13. Tom Morello
    12. James Hetfield
    11. Carlos Santana
    10. Steve Vai
    9. Kirk Hammet
    8. Dave Gilmour
    7. Eddie Van Halen
    6. Joe Satriani
    5. Brain May
    4. Slash
    3. Eric Clapton
    2. Jimmy Page
    1. Jimi Hendrix


    All i can say is, WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Tom Delonge from Blink 182 voted BETTER than Adrian Smith? and Kerry King? And where the FUCK was Dave Edmunds? The Top 5 is okay, but the rest are pretty full of crap. I mean, Kelly Jones (the guy who said "I've done all the Van Halen shit, i'm better than that now") made it in there at 96, while Dave Edmunds (who recorded Saber Dance) didn't even make it in there. Is it only me who thinks this poll was utter bollocks?!?!?!
     
  2. Sargoth

    Sargoth Dimmans följeslagare

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    must have been many retards who voted, can't find much right on that list...
     
  3. xenophobe

    xenophobe Active Member

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    Obviously it's based on popularity, not talent....
     
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    Agreed
     
  5. HarmonyDies....

    HarmonyDies.... Semi-True

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    Who is Kelly Jones?
     
  6. WarHead

    WarHead Handful of Nothing

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    WHY IS MALMSTEEN 34!??!?!?!??!:mad: :mad: :mad:


    and how did James Hetfield beat Randy Roads,.,,.and where is Jason Becker? ANND WHYYY IS KORNS GUITARISTS EVEN ON THERE? arrg! :yuk:


    As of now the majority of Total Guitar readers should never vote on any Top 100 surveys and should have their guitars taken away from them right after i personally kick them in the testicles.:cool:
     
  7. sands of the seas

    sands of the seas Of Another World

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    72. John Petrucci
    *faints*

    10. Steve Vai
    9. Kirk Hammet
    *faints again*

    87. Munky
    *faints for a third time*

    14. Kurt Cobaini (i'm assumeing that's Kurt Cobain, unless it's some guitarist i've never heard of before)
    *faints yet again*

    I could go on like this for quite some time :eek:
     
  8. nevershine

    nevershine Hengität. Et hengitä enää

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    THAT LIST SUCKS MY MEDIUM HAIRED ASS!!! :mad:
     
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    It is certainly a useful list for people at the magazine :lol:
     
  10. ~UlvedaL~

    ~UlvedaL~ Where Lost Souls Travel

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    That list is complete bullshit!!!
     
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    I can't believe you people still believe mass media understands anything about actual music.
     
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    "best guitarist" has got to be one of the most subjective topics on the planet. If the list doesn't provide any basis for the choices made (ie technical aspects, songwriting abilty, etc) its nothing but a pile of names. I mean Wes Borland (37) John Petrucci (72).... :puke:
     
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    I will have to say We Borland was the only thing talented about Lip Bizquick, but in no way should Petrucci be 72 and Borland 37...

    That's why I'm saying it's a popularity contest, and not an actual one based on talent... otherwise Borland wouldn't even be in the top 500, IMO.

    I didn't see Frank Gambale or Buckethead on there... and James hetfield at #12? Yeah, right. That guy can't play a lead to save his life, and I doubt he can still play his old stuff, which was never technical or complex anyways.
     
  14. Slash Freeman

    Slash Freeman Iron Maiden obsessive

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    Yeah, my thoughts exactly. If it had been called something like "TG readers favourite 100 guitarists" then it might be okay.

    And 1 spelling mistake ain't bad. it is meant to be Kurt Cobain.

    So many amazing guitarists were missed out. the poll is utter bullshit.
     
  15. Slash Freeman

    Slash Freeman Iron Maiden obsessive

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    Harmony Dies: Kelly Jones was the guitarist and vocalist for Stereophonics, a band which was okay until they sold out. Kelly Jones was a mediocre guitarist who thought he was god and too good to play guitar anymore. he actually said "I've done all that Van Halen shit, i'm better than that now".
     
  16. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer Sid Vicious Reincarnation

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    who the fuck voted steve jones into the top 100???? i love pistols but jones cant play anything but chords - have you ever listened to a pistols solo?? :lol:

    and pete townshend 33??? the who were great but... :rolleyes:

    blackmore only 23? blackmore kicks major ass, and was defo one of the best and most creative and influencial guitarists ever.

    and why does jimi hendrix ALWAYS win all these top guitarists ratings??

    i once read an interesting, scientific article by bo diddley about guitar playing, which said that already back in the late 50s technique wise everything was discovered on guitar that was discovered. only hendrix, page and blackmore invented some new stuff.
     
  17. Downfall

    Downfall Damage Driven Creep

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    For those lists, people always vote every member of the band they favour. Like said, you can check out that list if you want to see how popular they are...
     
  18. Opus(sy)2

    Opus(sy)2 Dead and dripping

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    i actually find that list fucking hilarious.........its a complete load of bullshit. Everybody who voted for that list deserves to be beaten to death.
     
  19. chileanmetal

    chileanmetal Tear Your Soul Apart

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    87. Munky (!!!!!!!!!!!)
    72. John Petrucci
    71. Eric Johnson
    70. Paul Gilbert
    65. John 5: Who the fuck is he? Are you kidding me if he's from Slipknot!
    63. Head (!!!!!!!!!!)
    50. Noel Gallagher
    48. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day better than Gilbert?)
    45. Billy Corgan
    43. Tom Delonge
    40. Dimebag Darell
    37. Wes Borland (!!!!!!!!!!)
    34. Yngwie Malmsteen
    30. Noodles (Offspring! WTF!?)
    21. Randy Rhoads
    19. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    16. Zakk Wylde
     
  20. parimal2k29

    parimal2k29 Living Atlantis

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    Do i care? :D hehe
     

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