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Top Metal/Rock guitarist of all times

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by J-Man, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. MysticX9

    MysticX9 Member

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    Actually mitchgx and Bear listed him, and I mentioned him in my second tier, great player...
     
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    I am floored that I am the first to mention one of the most talented ever:

    Stevie Ray Vaughn
     
  3. sccaldwell

    sccaldwell Guitarist Wannabe

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    In no particular order, off the top of my head, here are a few:

    Tore Ostby (Conception, Ark)
    John Petrucci
    Jason Tipton (Zero Hour)
    Mats Haugen (Circus Maximus)
    Steve Vai
    Eric Johnson
    Paul Gilbert
    Rik Emmett (Triumph, though he's done little rock in 15 years)
    Michael Romeo
    Marcel Coenen
    Nuno Bettencourt
    Steve Morse
    The dude from Animals as Leaders
    Joel Gregoire (Stride...he's a Steve Morse//Rik Emmett type that can play any style well))
    Stephan Lill (Vanden Plas)
     
  4. sccaldwell

    sccaldwell Guitarist Wannabe

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    Totally forgot about him. I was a HUGE fan back when he was in White Lion...was always bummed that he totally gave up music and didn't wind up in another brand. Brilliant guitarist.

    Agree with you here...didn't know DGM, either, but not only was Simone mind-bogglingly good, but he was a blast to watch and put on a great *show* as well as playing flawlessly. Seemed like he was having a blast up there.

    I actually considered listing Scholz as well...not the most technical guitarist, but man did he ever know how to string notes together.
     
  5. Fizrider

    Fizrider Quasi-Old Fart

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    Maybe he can do some cameo appearances in Japan with Dragon Guardian.
     
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    Midihell The Fountain Of Lamneth

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    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The guy was just a monster and definitely influenced a bunch of thrash guitarist in the world. And another thing is that the guy was half or fully loaded when playing shows and could still just shred like no tomorrow.
     
  7. nomisofsiman

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    Pantera is pretty much hated on this board from what I recall. Not by me, but the one time I did, it wasn't pretty. :lol:

    And I don't want to sound like a dick because it's horrible the way he died, but I do think had he not died, there's no way he'd be as respected as he is today. So, I sorta think he's a bit overrated. Great player, yeah but not to the extent a lot of people in the metal scene praise him for.
     
  8. modernwizardry

    modernwizardry I want stout!

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    Mick Box
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Tony Iommi
    Mick Ronson
    Alex Lifeson
    Kai Hansen

    I have a tough time distinguishing from most of the prog/power metal guitarists of today.
     
  9. nomisofsiman

    nomisofsiman Member

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    I would have to concur with that statement. Kai is the only power metal guitarist I put on my list...unless you consider Yngwie power metal, though I put him more based on his past material than current material.
     
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    Up&Away A member nonetheless

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    Petrucci, Vai, Satriani, Malmsteen, Romeo, Hendrix, Van Halen, and Rusty Cooley top my list.
     
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    hoodaman Is it live or is it Dave?

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    Steve Lukather
    Clapton
    Jorn Viggo
     
  12. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Actually, that league contains another player... SRV.

    By the way, for all the folks on the board who have never given Stevie Ray Vaughan a serious listen, may I recommend Blues at Sunrise.
     
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    cslebn The Duck of Doom

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    mmm Mick Box such tasty riffs
     

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